Maple High School beat Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School, last year’s champion, in the final of the York Regional Athletic Association’s (YRAA) Boys Varsity Cricket Championship on Wednesday (October 19, 2016) at McCowan Reservoir, Markham, Ontario. Maple HS bowled out P.E. Trudeau for 92, then scored a winning 94/2.
Maple HS, the West group winner, began the day with a semi-final win against Bur Oak Secondary School. P.E. Trudeau, the East group winner, beat Richmond Hill High School in the other semi-final.
This year’s YRAA cricket championship drew a record entry 13 schools.
Summary scores for the YRAA Playoffs (based on photos of scorecards)
Richmond Hill HS 68/6 (15 overs)
Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS 69/0 (6 overs)
Result: P.E. Trudeau HS won by 10 wickets
Bur Oak SS 86/5 (15 overs)
Maple HS 87/6 (14 overs)
Result: Maple HS won by 4 wickets
Pierre Elliott Trudeau HS 92 (14.5 overs; Bashar Ashfaq 29, Mohammad Shah 27*)
Maple HS 94/2 (13.1 overs; Ibitsam Ahmad 40*, Muaaz Nadeem 28*)