Canada fought back from 77 for 6 as Gurkaran Dhillon combined with Trevor Manoosingh and Abrash Khan for two vital partnerships that helped their side chase down a target of 199 in 47 overs to defeat Bermuda by two wickets on Monday at the 2012 ICC Americas U-18 Match Play Camp in Lauderhill, Florida. Dhillon top scored with 63 not out off 100 balls to take Canada across the line in a match that Bermuda seemed destined to win only for Canada to make a great fightback in the last 13 overs.
After the original ground, The Citylets Grange, was declared unplayable after the ground was flooded when the Water of Leith burst its banks following recent heavy rainfall.
A formal request to move the fixture was made by the host Cricket Scotland to ICC today (Sunday 8 June). The final decision to switch venues was made after consultation with the ICC, an investigation of the conditions at Ayr and discussing the options with both team managements, who both agreed to the change of venue because of the exceptional circumstances.
The first match day, scheduled for Monday 9 July, has already been abandoned. It is hoped that with the benefit of a full day of preparation that the first WCL Championship game will now utilise the reserve day and be played at Ayr on Tuesday 10 July. The second ODI will be played as scheduled on Wednesday 11 July with the ability to use the reserve day on Thursday 12th July if required.
The top two teams from the WCL Championship will automatically join ICC’s 10 Full Members in the ICC CWC 2015, while the bottom six teams in the WCL Championship will receive a second qualifying opportunity when they will lock horns for the remaining two places in the ICC CWC 2015 by competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) in early 2014.
Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith stated, ‘’Every effort is being made by the ICC, Cricket Scotland and the teams to play these vital games. The weather that has hit Scotland in recent weeks is unprecedented and has given all our clubs major problems. We are very grateful to Ayr CC for both agreeing to host the matches at a couple of days’ notice and now working so hard to get their ground ready for Tuesday. We just have to hope that the weather improves and we can play some cricket”.
Canada's much anticipated ICUP match with Scotland was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to the monsoon like deluge that hammered the UK during the past week. The barrage of wet weather instigated flooding to the outfield at Uddingston Cricket Club in Titwood near Glasgow where the match was to be played. Further to this, damage to a flood wall at the Grange in Edinburgh has forced a late shift of ODI venue to Ayr Cricket Club.
Each team will receive 10 points for the ICUP match and shift focus to the ODI series that holds valuable World Cricket League Championship points. Coverage of both ODI's to be provided by QuipuTV and streamed LIVE on Sportsnet.ca.
ODI #1 | Tuesday July 10th, 2012 | 5:45am ET
ODI #2 | Wednesday July 11th, 2012 | 5:45am ET
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Augustine “Gus” Logie as the new head coach of Canada’s Men’s national team.
The diminutive Trinidadian made 52 test appearances and played in 158 ODI’s for a star-studded and dominant West Indies team of the 1980’s as a batsmen and equally strong fielder.
This will be Logie’s second tenure with Cricket Canada having previously coached the national team during the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa where Canada registered its first World Cup win with a crushing 60 run margin of victory over Bangladesh at Durban.
Since that time, Gus has held head coaching positions with the West Indies winning the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy in England, with Bermuda from 2007-2009 including an appearance in the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup, and since 2010 with the Jamaican Cricket Association.
Gus was appreciative of the opportunity to again coach Canada and had the following comments:
"Many thanks to Cricket Canada for giving me the opportunity to work with the many talentedplayers within the Canadian system. Our vision is to produce in Canada a "Championship Team" with technical skill and the mental and tactical awareness to compete at the highest level by developing the mind to win, the will to succeed, and the confidence to make it happen”.
Cricket Canada Vice President and High Performance Manager, Vimal Hardat was optimistic about the appointment and provided the following comments:
“Gus is a true champion, who has a habit of winning as a member of the champion West Indies team in 80s and as a coach, by leading West Indies to the 2004 Champions Trophy.
We have huge confidence in Gus and his coaching capabilities. He comes in with great knowledge and we will give him time to settle in with his ideas to help us achieve the target of being a leading associate country.”
Logie will assume his role for Canada’s upcoming ICC Intercontinental Cup and Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Championship series versus Scotland from July 4th – 11th near Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Cricket Canada is very pleased to announce the hiring of Marcia Barrett as the new Part-Time Office Manager/Bookkeeper, effective June 26th. She comes to us from the Ontario Equestrian Federation where she was Executive Director for 10 years. We are fortunate to have someone with her skills and background.
She will be working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
She can be reached at 416-426-7493
Her email is marciabarrett@cricketcanada.
Please join me in welcoming Marcia to Cricket Canada.
With the change in age restrictions from U17 to U18 for the ICC Americas Regional tournament in Florida from July 8th - 15th, Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its revised representative national U18 squad.
It is with deep sadness and regret that Cricket Canada announces the passing of former Canadian Cricket Association President Jack Kyle on Thursday June 21st, 2012 in Vancouver.
Jack was a tireless supporter of Junior cricket in Western Canada over his 60 years of involvement with the sport.
Generations of young cricketers benefitted from their experiences in his annual camps and programs as he shaped the basis of Canada's junior development pathway.
For his efforts, Jack received the ICC Americas Region Lifetime Award from the late Bob Woolmer in 2004.
He possessed a rapier wit and endless energy that was rivaled only by the late Cliff Cox. Details regarding funeral arrangements will be made available as released.
Tributes to Jack have poured in from across the region:
"We lost a true champion of Cricket in Canada. RIP Jack Kyle. His legacy in Canadian cricket is unmatched, Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." - Keith Deonarine (National Team Analyst & Prairie Selector)
"I am saddened with a second legendary loss of the year. First Cliff and now Mr. Jack Kyle. RIP Jack and thank you for all that you have taught me about junior cricket and development of the sport. You will be missed." - VImal Hardat (Cricket Canada - 1st Vice President)
"RIP Jack Kyle - you will be missed. 'If you can't catch a tennis ball, you can't catch a cricket ball. Reach out, suck in!'" - Joe Lovelace (Former Canadian U19 cricketer)
"It was an absolute pleasure to have grown up and participated in the Canadian junior cricket system that Jack built. He was a shining example of what positive cricket administration can accomplish and his legacy and contribution to cricket will be unmatched." - Ravin Moorthty (Cricket Canada - President)
Eddie Norfolk of canadacricket.com has supplied the following notes:
Mr. Jack Kyle became President of the Canadian Cricket Association at the November 1978 Annual General Meeting. This followed the resignation of the previous President, John Cole, after “eleven years of excellent service to our Association”.
Writing as the new President in the “Kyle’s Innings” column of the March 1979 edition of “The Canadian Cricketer”, Mr. Kyle mentioned his introduction to the game:
“My (Jack Kyle’s) involvement with cricket stems from one day in 1939 when our class in Vancouver’s Maple Grove Elementary School was visited by Basil Robinson who announced the formation of a neightbourhood junior cricket team. From that beginning it was not long before I began playing senior cricket as well, including several years with the Vancouver Juniors C.C. before moving on to 1st Division Cricket. British Columbia has a long record of junior development and their 1978 senior Interprovincial side included 7 former B.C. junior players.”
“It was only natural that 12 years ago I felt the need to put something back into the game which had been so good to me, by organizing a junior team in an area of Vancouver close to my original starting place. Encouraged by Peter Molyneux, the dean of Vancouver junior cricket, I moved along to Provincial and then National junior organizing and coaching.
“Many of you, I am sure, feel the same love for cricket and have the same wish to put something back into the game. There are many ways this can be done, from financial support to unpiring. I can assure you that there is no more satisfying way than junior development, whether it be recruiting, organizing, managing, or coaching juniors.”
He then made specific mention of Martin Stead, a member of Canada’s 1979 squad for the World Cup qualification event. A squad that then became Canada’s squad for the 1979 Cricket World Cup due to success on the field in the qualifiers.
“When I look at Martin Stead, selected for Canada’s World Cup team, and remember watching him at age 4 playing with a very small bat outside (and inside!) the boundary at Brockton Point I know that junior development is possible. See what you can do to develop juniors in your area.”
A quick look at Jack Kyle’s playing record, as known through scorecards on “Cricket Archive”, shows he represented British Columbia in the inter-provincial Hiram Walker Cup in 1950, 1952 and 1955. He scored 93 before being run out in a B.C. score of 221 for eight wickets (68 overs) against Manitoba on August 2nd, 1955. He also played for Western Canada against Eastern Canada in 1958. He may well have appeared in other representative matches for which some records may exist at other sources.
ATTENTION CANADIAN CLUB CRICKETERS!
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming tour of Scotland July 4th - 11th from Uddingston CC near Glasgow and the Grange in Edinburgh which includes an ICUP fixture and 2 ODI's as part of the ICC World Cricket League Championship.
Cricket Canada is pleased to announce Canada's u17 team to compete in the Americas Regional u18 tournament from July 8th - 15th, 2012 in Florida.
Armann Kapoor (ON) Captain
Nikhil Dutta (ON)
Thursaanth Anatharajah (ON)
Stephan Joseph (ON)
Siddhanth Shekhar (ON)
Arjun Parikh (ON)
Abraash Khan (ON)
Dhanya Mihir Dave (ON)
Prushoth Wijayaraj (ON)
Aniket Joshi (ON)
Bakshpreet Singh Gill (BC)
Miraj Rajeshkumar Patel (AB)
Farhan Malik Muhammad (AB)
Babar Barhan (AB)