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CANADA XI GRAB WARM-UP WIN

vs LEPRECHAUN CC
THE IRISH TOUR
ICUP & ODI SERIES
Rathan Moorthy | Cricket Canada
September 11, 2011

SCORECARD

Canada's touring side kicked off the Irish tour with a dominating 40 over warm up performance on Saturday vs Leprechauns CC at North Kildare in Kilcock, County Kildare.  This was the only scheduled warm-up fixture for the tour.

Played under prodominately overcast, wet, and windy conditions, Canadian XI Skipper Jimmy Hansra was buoyant on the positive start to the team's tour.  

"It was a well fought contest and a good experience for us playing in overcast and wet conditions. Everybody chipped in on the batting side with Gunasekera's knock being the stand out contribution."  

Hansra was equally positive about his side's seamer's who grabbed the lion's share of the Leprechaun wickets.

"The bowlers bowled positively and used the conditions well. It's a good start to the tour and we will take this winning attitude and momentum into our series against Ireland"

The match was covered live with special thanks to Railway CC's Derek Caroll via a live Google Docs scorecard and regular updates on Cricket Canada's FACEBOOK and TWITTER feeds.

MATCH UPDATES

09.10.11 | 10:15am EDT | Canada have set the home side a target of 197 from 40 overs.  Hiral Patel (36) and Ruvindu Gunasekera (59) were the noteable Canadian contributions with the bat. 

09.10.11 | 11:15am EDT | Khurram Chohan has ripped through the Leprechaun top order claiming 3 wickets in his first 4 overs.  Leprechaun CC are 39 for 3 after 9 overs.

09.10.11 | 12:00pm EDT | 4 strikes from Harvir Baidwan has Canada XI in control. Leprechaun CC is 62-7 from 14 overs.

09.10.11 | 12:45pm EDT | Zahid Hussain claims his first.  Leprechaun CC are 103 for 8 in 27 overs.  Play has been suspended due to rain.

09.10.11 | 1:20pm EDT | Match awarded to CANADA XI on D/L

TOUR NOTEABLES

09.09.11 | 1:00pm EDT Canadian paceman Henry Osinde was unable to depart with the team from Toronto on Thursday evening due to an unspecified travel document issue.

TOUR SCHEDULE

Warm-Up Match - SCORECARD
Canada XI vs Leprechauns CC
September 10th, 2011 | 12:00pm Local | 07:00am EDT
North Kildare CC, Kilcock

Intercontinental Cup Fixture
September 13th – 16th, 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Observatory Lane, Rathmines, Dublin

Associate ODI League (STREAMED LIVE)
September 19th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

September 20th. 2011 | 10:30am Local | 05:30am EDT
Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin

TOURING SQUAD

Amarbir Hansra (Captain) BC, Rizwan Cheema (Vice Captain) ON, Harvir Baidwan ON, Usman Limbada ON, Hamza Tariq AB, Henry Osinde ON, Hiral Patel ON, Junaid Siddiqui ON, Zeeshan Siddiqui MB, Ruvindu Gunasekera ON, Khurram Chohan AB, Maninder Aulakh BC, Nitish Kumar ON, Zahid Hussain ON.

Interim Coach: Ingleton Liburd
Manager: Johnny Bujan
Physio: Jason Israelski