Fri, 09/21/2012

Abbotsford Cricket Club and PakCan Cricket Club do battle in the BCMCL Finals on Saturday. A live stream is available on punjabisports.com. 

In Toronto, the TDCA semi-finals and finals with Centurions, TCSCC, Vikings and Brampton Masters vying for positions in Sunday's final. 

 

Thu, 09/20/2012

 

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka -- Jacques Kallis produced the best bowling performance by a South African in the 20-over format with 4-15 as the Proteas hammered Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the World Twenty20 on Thursday.

The latest defeat eliminated Zimbabwe from the tournament, after it lost the team's first match in Group C by 82 runs against Sri Lanka.

Kallis led the seam attack as Zimbabwe was restricted to 93-8 and South Africa openers Richard Levi (50) and Hashim Amla (32) eased to 94-0 in only 12.4 overs at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium.

South Africa will meet Sri Lanka in the last Group C match on Saturday with both teams already qualified for the Super Eights.

Levis and Amla were untroubled by the Zimbabwean bowlers. Levi hit six fours off 43 balls while Amla rotated the strike well, facing 33 balls and hitting three boundaries.

"(I'm) very happy with the start. I back our pace bowlers to do well on this kind of deck. Hopefully it's the same for the next game," South African captain AB de Villiers said.

 

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Tue, 09/18/2012

 

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka -- Finger spinner Ajantha Mendis broke his own record for the best bowling figures in cricket's shortest format Tuesday, taking 6-8 to lead Sri Lanka to an 82-run win over Zimbabwe in the World Twenty20 opening match.

Mendis surpassed his previous mark of 6-16 against Australia last year with his miserly four-over spell, helping bowl out Zimbabwe for 100 in 17.3 overs after Sri Lanka had totalled 182-4.

The performance by Mendis was particularly remarkable for being his first international after an eight-month layoff because of a back injury.

Namesake Jeevan Mendis claimed 3-24 to add to his 43 not out. Kumar Sangakkara top-scored for Sri Lanka with 44 while Tillakaratne Dilshan hit 39.

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Mon, 09/17/2012

After years of waiting, Canadian cricket supporters can finally watch a world cup on mainstream television. Cricket Canada has partnered with Rogers Sportsnet to bring fans the 2012 T20 Cricket World Cup from Sri Lanka. 

Beginning Tuesday, every match will be shown live on the Sportsnet Network, as well Cricket Central will provide insight and analysis during the tournament as well as highlighting Cricket Canada and its impact across the country. 

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Thu, 09/06/2012

 

After a hard fought and a very competitive group stage matches we have come to the business end of the Tournament – the playoffs.
 
Semi Final 1(9am-12pm EST): University of Ontario Information & Technology vs University of Toronto (Scarborough)
 
Semi Final 2 (12.15pm-3.15pm EST): Ryerson University v University of Waterloo
 
Winner will move on to play the finals at 3.30 PM
 
All playoff games are going to be played atMaple Leafs Cricket Ground at King City, ON
Catch it all live at Sorkkam TV
 
Follow the Live scores at www.CricHQ.com
 
Standing of the Group stages can be found at https://canucric.wordpress.com/scores/standing/
 
Sun, 09/02/2012

 

Nova Scotia has won the Maritime 40 over championship defeating New Brunswick handily in Halifax on Saturday. Batting first, the hosts were led by skipper Hari Raghuraman (84) and Tyson Joyce (72*) setting New Brunswick 300 to win. New Brunswick were led by Aditya Aggarwal (13) but had no match for Amit Joshi (4-27) as they were bundled out for 84. 
 
 
NS 299/4 (40.0 overs): Harikrishnan Raghuraman 84, Tyson Joyce 72*, Shiv Sadhu 50, Akram Khan 2/41, Dunu Eliaba 1/29
NB 84 all out (26.4 overs): Aditya Aggarwal 13, Naveed Javed 12*, Amit Joshi 4/27, Shreyas Dhond 2/11
Result: Nova Scotia won by 215 runs
Man of the Match: Harikrishnan Raghuraman
Fri, 08/31/2012

The return of the Canada Cup produced one of the most thrilling finishes in recent memory as Alberta and Ontario fought down to the wire in the tournament finale. 

Batting first, the favoured team from Ontario struggled to make any headway as Wardan Ul-Haq (2-33) and Ankit Karwal (2-18) restricted them to 125 from 50 overs. Arman Kamal (33) top scored for Ontario.  In reply Alberta was quick off the mark as Canada's u18 skipper Suddepta Aurka (37) carried them to 58-2 before he perished leading to a total collapse. The Ontario team was quick to pounce as Manula Adithetty (4-30) and Druvh Patel (3-26) wrestled the advantage away as Alberta were all out for 114. 

 

Team

Played

Won

Lost

Tie

Points

Ontario

4

4

0

0

8

Alberta

4

2

2

0

4

Combined

4

1

3

0

2

BC

4

1

3

0

0

Ontario defeats Alberta in the Final 

BC defeats Combined in third place match

Final Stats

 

Player

Runs

 

Player

Wickets

 

Sudeepta

Aurka(AB)

146

 

 Ankit Karwak(AB)

 8 wkts

 

 Armaan

Kapoor(ON)

123

 

 

   Manula (ON)

 7 wkts

 

 

Avneet

Virdi(BC)

122

 

 Wardan Ul Haq(AB)

 6 wkts

 

 Anikit

Joshi(ON)

 114

 

  Avneet

Virdhi(BC)

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

  Farhan Malik(AB)

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

    Trevor Manoosingh

  6 wkts

 

 

 

 

    Kunal Bhatt(ON)

  6 wkts

 

 

Tue, 08/28/2012

Alberta and Ontario struck early blows at the u18 Canada Cup in Vancouver to both move to 1-0 as the tournament got underway Monday at Hugo Ray Park in West Vancouver.

On Hugo Ray 1, Alberta sucessfully chased down 183 runs set by the hosts made on the back of a century (104) from Avneet Virdi. Virdi's innings helped BC recover from 21-5 to get to a fighting score. Wardaan Ul Haq (4-25). Alberta got off to the chase in good nick as Ishant Sharma (65) and Parin Modi (39) put on 85 runs for the first wicket. Virdi (2-41) continued his good day but it was not enough as the visitors got over the line in the 46th over.

BC vs. Alberta

In the second match of the day, Ontario got contributions from all their batsmen including 51 from Siddant Sherar to pace them to 252-6 from 50 overs. Rakesh Ramoutar 3-53 was the pick of the bowlers. In reply, the rest of Canada team had no reply for Kunal Bhatt (5-17) as they were bundled out for 92.

Tuesday's games see Alberta take on Ontario while BC takes on the Rest of Canada.

Mon, 08/27/2012

After a 4 year absence, Cricket Canada's flagship youth event the Canada Cup returns. The tournament starts today in Vancouver and runs through the end of the week.  The 50 over tournament includes a round robin portion with the top two teams clashing in the final on August 30th. 

 

Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and a combined rest of Canada side make up the teams in the tournament. 
 
August 27th Ontario v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #1)
British Columbia v Alberta (Hugo Ray #2)
August 28th Ontario v Alberta (Hugo Ray #1)
British Columbia v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #2)
August 29th British Columbia v Ontario (Hugo Ray #1)
Alberta v Combined Provinces (Hugo Ray #2)
August 30th RR1 vs. RR2 (Championship match), RR3 vs. RR4 (third place match)
 
Declared Squads
 
Alberta
Playing squad: Sudeepta Aurka (captain), Wardan-ul-Haq, Ankit Karwal, Parin Modi, Adil Mehmood, Arjun Karwal, Kapil Kirkire, Miraj Patel, Firhan Malik, Ishant Sharma, Azar Khan, Syed Hassan, Furqan Kureshi, Kanwar Mann.
Support: Manager – Christie Marthingam ; Coach: Hamza Tariq.
 
British Columbia
Playing squad: Gurkaran Dhillon (Captain), Amanpal Gillar , Avneet Virdi , Lovejeet Brar , Bakshpreet Singh Gill, Jogpal Diligir , Soubhan Choudhry , Raghubeer Sidhu , Herman Sidhu , Rohan Devraj , Ummar Chaudhry , Suliman Khan , Jayan Dissanayake , Jitesh Kumar , Vatsal Shah , Trenton Schulz.
Support: Navdeep Manju and Nigel James (coaches)
 
Ontario
Playing squad: Armaan Kapoor; Nikhil Dutta; Aniket Joshi; Talha Shaikh; Kamar Sing-Debidayal; Thurshan Anatharajah; Stephan Joseph; Arjun Parik; Yug Rao; Stephan Rajasingham; Dhanya Dave; Kunal Bhatt; Dhruv Patel; Pushkar Bettadour; Manula Adithetty.
Support: Farouk Kirmani (coach); Philip Navaratne and Muhamad Haroon.
Sun, 08/12/2012

Cricket Canada has filled the vacant executive position of 1st Vice President with British Columbia's Vimal Hardat.  Vimal, who has served for three years as the organization's 2nd VP, was the chosen by Cricket Canada's board of directors to fill the position following April's 2012 AGM in Vancouver.

As his replacement, Cricket Canada is pleased to announce that Mohammed Shaikh has accepted the nomination to serve as 2nd Vice President.

Shaikh, the long term president of the Toronto and District Cricket Association, brings a wealth and experience to the position. 

“ I am truly excited to be given this opportunity, I would like to thank the Executive and Directors for having faith in me.  I look forward to working with a progressive and forward thinking organization.”
 
Shaikh's appointment is effective immediately and he has already immersed himself in his new role. 
 
Vimal Hardat, Cricket Canada's new First Vice President was enthusiastic to get the new role underway
 
"It has been an honor and pleasure to work with such competent and vibrant executive and board members for many years and take this new role with great sense of pride. I would also like to welcome Mohammed Shaikh as the 2nd VP for Cricket Canada and look forward to working with him"
 
Ravin Moorthy, Cricket Canada's president was thrilled to have Mohammed on board.
 
"I would like to congratulate Vimal and Mohammed in their new roles and wish them both the best of luck. I am thrilled to have Mohammed join our team as we continue to showcase our dynamic and vibrant organization"