Wed, 07/17/2013

As Cricket Canada prepares to host the 71st edition of the K.A. Auty Cup, its a perfect opportunity to catchup on some facts and figures for this historic cricket series.

K.A. AUTY CUP FACTS & FIGURES

  • It is the world's first and longest running international sporting fixture.
     
  • As of 2012, 70 matches have been played since 1844 with results as follows:
    • US winning 32
    • Canada winning 26.
    • 12 matches have been drawn.
       
  • The Auty Cup was dedicated by K.A. Auty, a Chicago supporter of Cricket, to commemorate the winner of a 2-day cricket match played between Canada and the United States of America.
     
  • The first match was played 3 decades after the US / CANADA war of 1812 from September 25th- 27th, 1844 and marked the first time two nations competed internationally in a sporting fixture. Over $100,000 USD (or $3,000,000 in today's terms) were waged on the match that took place at St. George’s Cricket Club in New York. 
     
  • Largely as a result of this match in 1867, the first Canadian Prime Minister John A Macdonald, declared cricket, Canada’s first official sport.
  • The original trophy was retired in 1963 to honour the memory of the late K.A. Auty and re-dedicated 20 years later in Calgary on November 19, 1983, by Jack Kyle (President, Canadian Cricket Association), and Naseeruddin Khan (President, United States of America Cricket Association).
     

  • The re-dedicated Auty Cup trophy resides at at the Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club.
     
  • Cricket Canada and the United States Cricket Assocation alternate hosting of the series on an annual basis.
     
  • Prior to its revival in 2011, the 2 day match experienced a 16 year hiatus as it was haulted in 1995 due to financial struggles of both boards.

 

CLICK TO VISIT THE AUTY CUP HOME PAGE

 

 

Sat, 07/13/2013

Canada are through to the 2014 ICC u19 Cricket World Cup after a convincing win over Bermuda Saturday at Maple Leaf Cricket Club.  The win ensured Canada's perfect 2-0 record and another ICC America's u19 title for the trophy case.

Batting first, Canada ammassed a total of 245-6 from 50 overs led by Arman Kapoor (64) and skipper Nitesh Kumar (35). In reply, Bermuda struggled to negotiate Nikil Dutta (3-19) as they reached their 50 overs at 154-8.

SCORECARD

Thu, 07/11/2013

An all-round all-star performance from national team member Nikhil Dutta, 5-21 and 55*, has seen Canada U19 past the USA in the opening match of the revised format Americas U19 Regional Qualifier.

Canada will need to beat Bermuda on Sunday to ensure a place on points in the 2014 U19 Cricket World Cup.

SCORECARD | SCHEDULE

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CANADA ANNOUNCES U19 REGIONAL QUALIFIER SQUAD

 

 

Wed, 07/10/2013

After a difficult few days at Maple Leaf CC, sopping up remnants of southern ontario's torrential rain fall, play is set to resume in the America's Regional U19 Qualifier.

A reduced format round robin will kick off today with Canada U19 taking on arch rivals US U19 starting at 10:30am.

Visit CricHQ for complete SCHEDULE and LIVE SCORECARDS during the tournament.

Sat, 07/06/2013

The CIBC National Cricket League All-Stars have defeated the Canada Selects by 70 runs to win the CIBC NCL All-Star Series by two matches to one. 

FINAL SCORECARD

Fri, 07/05/2013

Regretably, rain has called of play in the CIBC National Cricket League T20 All-Star Series for Friday.  Check back for updates on a revised schedule Saturday that will include two matches starting at 11:00am and 3:30pm respectively.

 

Fri, 07/05/2013

Cricket Canada is pleased to announce the U19 squad to take part in the ICC U19 Regional Qualifier (July 8th - 13th) from Maple Leaf CC in King City, ON.  Canada will be joined by the USA and Bermuda in a double round robin format.  The winner will advance to the 2014 U19 Cricket World Cup in Dubai, UAE.

CANADA U19
 
1.   Nitish Kumar – Ontario (Captain)
2.   Sudeepta Aurka - Alberta
3.   Armaan Kapoor – Ontario (Vice Captain)
4.   Nikhil Dutta – Ontario
5.   Stephan Joseph – Ontario
6.   Talha Sheikh – Ontario
7.   Abrash Khan – Ontario
8.   Anikit Joshi – Ontario
9.  Trevor Manoosingh – Manitoba
10. Gurkaran Dhillon – British Columbia
11. Farhan Malik – Alberta
12. Vasu Shah – Manitoba
13. Stephan Rajasingam – Ontario
14. Amanpal Gillar – British Columbia
 
Coach: Ingleton Liburd
 
ALTERNATES
 
1. Bakshpreet Gill – British Columbia
2. Avneet  Virdi – British Columbia
3. Prushoth Wijayaraj - Ontario
4. Wardan Haq - Alberta
5. Miraj Patel - Alberta
6. Burhan Barbar - Alberta
 
SCHEDULE
 
Monday July 8th | USA vs BERMUDA | ABANDONED
Tuesday July 9th | BERMUDA vs CANADA | ABANDONED
Wednesday | July 10th | CANADA vs USA | ABANDONED
 
Thursday | July 11th | CANADA vs USA | 10:30AM ET | MAPLE LEAF CC | LIVE SCORECARD 
 
Friday | July 12th | USA vs BERMUDA
Saturday | July 13th | BERMUDA vs CANADA 
Sunday | July 14th | RESERVE DAY 
 
 
Fri, 07/05/2013
CANADA SELECT vs the CIBC NCL ALL-STARS are back in action today after play yesterday was called off due to rain.  
 
Join us at Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club (141 Wilson Avenue) for two matches today starting at 10:30am & 3:30pm respectively. 
 
TV coverage will commence at 3:30PM ET on Rogers TV (GTA), Rogers Sports Plus (ONTARIO) and Sportsnet.ca/cricket (NATIONAL).
 
REVISED MATCH SCHEDULE
 
Thursday July 4th | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 1 | 3:30PM ET | CANADA WIN BY 6 WICKETS
Saturday July 6th | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 2 | 10:30AM ET | NO TV
Saturday July 6th | 3:30PM | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 3 | 3:30AM ET | ROGERS TV & SPORTSNET.CA
 
Click HERE for Cricket Canada's full summer broadcast schedule with Rogers.

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT TCSCC.  VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARK ACROSS THE ROAD AT AMOUR HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL.

Thu, 07/04/2013

A quickfire 48 from Hiral Patel and some steady batting from Ruvindu Gunasekera allowed Canada to make quick work of the 134-8 set by the CIBC NCL All-Stars in the first match of the CIBC NCL All Star Series at Toronto Cricket Skating and Club.

Winning the toss and electing to batt, All-Star Captain Rizwan Cheema was unable to get his troops going as Patel (4-19) was stellar with the ball pegging the All-Stars back to 86-6 before a late flourish from Jimmy Hansra brought them to a respectable total of 134.

A solid start from Canada was all that was needed before Patel's fireworks sealed the match with an over to spare.

The teams are back at it tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm ET from TCSCC and broadcast LIVE on Rogers TV and Sportsnet.ca

Scorecard

REVISED MATCH SCHEDULE
 
Thursday July 4th | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 1 | 3:30PM ET | CANADA WIN BY 6 WICKETS
Saturday July 6th | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 2 | 10:30AM ET | NO TV
Saturday July 6th | 3:30PM | CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS | Match 3 3:30AM ET | ROGERS TV & SPORTSNET.CA
 
Click HERE for Cricket Canada's full summer broadcast schedule with Rogers.

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT TCSCC.  VISITORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARK ACROSS THE ROAD AT AMOUR HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL.

Wed, 07/03/2013

National team head coach Gus Logie offered his thoughts on the recently conluded CIBC National Cricket League 50 over and T20 Championship and looks forward to the CIBC NCL All-Star Series which starts Thursday July 4th at Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club.

This years NCL was a great success both on and off the field with many new initiatives introduced in the 2nd year of the tournament..

Firstly, the introduction of foreign players from Trinidad & Tobago plus joining the continued distribution of HP players and two u19 players into each regional side made for a much more competitive tournament.

The advent of television coverage of the T20 format and the introduction of the NCL All Star series provide more incentive for players to make a name for themselves and address the National selectors.

We had our first century and two five wicket hauls of this tournament, we had scores in excess of 270 in the 50 overs, scores of 170 plus in the T20 games and a tie game which was decided on a super over. 

The Western Stallions were crowned champions in both formats.  They won the 50 overs format by net run rate over Central Shield (both teams finished with the same points), and added to their 50 over title with a one run, last ball victory over the Central Shield in T20 final.

Also of note: Most of the individual awards were won by High Performance players. Though others made a name for themselves during the tournament, most have been rewarded with selection to the Canada Select and CIBC NCL All-Star Teams.

My congratulations to all for making the 2013 CIBC National Cricket League a great success and we look forward to the future with much anticipation and expectation for bigger, better and  brighter cricket.

- GUS LOGIE

Watch CANADA SELECT vs CIBC NCL ALL-STARS LIVE and in STUNNING HIGH DEFINITION July 4th - 6th at 3:30PM ET on Rogers TV (GTA Cable 10/63), Rogers Sports Plus (Ontario SD 368/HD 369) and online at Sportsnet.ca/cricket!  Nightly replays are broadcast on Sportsnet World at 8:00PM ET.