Fri, 07/08/2011


The 2011 T20 league wraps up this Sunday, July 10, with a Playoff Day for all 3 divisions. Division 1 sees 2009 champions United (8-1) play first-time semi-finalists Cavaliers (5-4) in the first semi-final, to be followed by the second semi-final between 2010 champions Crown (5-2), and 2009 & 2010 runner-up St Johns (6-2). Cavaliers beat Canasia last Saturday to move one win ahead of Knight Riders, Canasia and Stallions.

In Division 2, Crescent Star, Patriots, Ahmadiyya and Glenmore all make their first ever T20 playoff appearances. Glenmore and Ahmadiyya have bounced back well after being relegated from Division 1 after the 2010 season, while Crescent Star and Patriots have moved up the standings in 2011 to 1st and 2nd respectively. 

In the brand new Division 3, KIngs XI finished with a perfect 10-0 record, and will be up against the C&DCL U19 Colts, made up mostly of 15-17 year olds, who have surpised many this year. The second semi final will be played by new T20 teams Kanata Panathers and Crown 3 Eagles. 

Division 1

July 10 Inland Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Cavaliers (4th) v United (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown (3rd) v St Johns (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 2

July 10 Westwinds

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Glenmore (4th) v Crescent Star (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Ahmadiyya (3rd) v Patriots (2nd)

05:00pm - Final

Division 3

July 10 Riley Large

10.00am - Semi Final 1 - Colts (4th) v Kings XI (1st)

01.30pm - Semi Final 2 - Crown 3 (3rd) v Kanata Panthers (2nd)

Thu, 07/07/2011

The media accreditation process for the 2011 Cricket Canada home season is now open. Accreditation will cover the home Afghan series, the summer festival as well as any other event that may be held by Cricket Canada this summer.

Accreditation will also cover media events as well as access to selected training sessions throughout the year.

As part of the application process you will need to send a jpeg photograph, and a letter of approval/assignment from your editor.

The closing date for accreditation is 31July 2011.

Important notes:

For members of the traveling media requiring visas to Canada, Cricket Canada does not guarantee issuance of a visa.

Broadcast rights-holders for specific events may have specific requirements for events which will be communicated by Cricket Canada to the accredited media at the time of the event.

Wed, 07/06/2011

Canada's eastern most province, Newfoundland and Labrador has taken the first steps towards joining Cricket Canada.

The province has filed paperwork with Cricket Canada this week that will make the provincial association the 10th member of Cricket Canada.

The provincial directors will make a final determination on the membership application at the next annual general meeting.

Sun, 07/03/2011

Jonathan Snow produced a gusty half-century pulling his club from the brink of disaster to deliver a John Ross Robertson championship for Meraloma's Cricket Club.

Set to chase 204 by Crown Cricket Club (Calgary), Meraloma's were reduced to 100-6 and on the ropes. Snow shared partnerships with the tail, batting sensibly and farming the strike for his 90* as Meraloma's got over the line in dramatic fashion in the penultimate ball of the match.

Also in Calgary, the Wicket Maiden's from BC won the Western Canadian Women's Championship putting up comfortable wins in both matches in the tournament . Edmonton were the runners up with hosts Calgary coming in third place. 


Sat, 07/02/2011

Women's Interprovincial and John Ross Roberston Final

Alberta and British Columbia registered big wins in the semi-final's of the John Ross Robertson Competition on Friday in Calgary.

At Inland Park, Crown Cricket Club (Alberta) put up a massive 394 runs led by an exciting century from Praveen Saroye. In reply, Saskatchewan (Saskatoon Cricket Club) were all our for 130.

At Martindale Cricket Ground, Meraloma's scored 232 from their 50 overs before bowling out Manitoba (India XI) for 58.

Crown and Meraloma's meet Saturday for the John Ross Robertson Competition Championship at Inland Park starting at 10am.

Friday saw the first ever interprovincial women's game in Calgary's history held when BC took on Alberta at Riley Park. Alberta batted first and scored 77 which BC chased for the loss of 3 wickets. The young Alberta ladies were buoyed by a morning camp put on by BC based national team players and national team women's coach George Codrington.

The interprovincial continues on Saturday at Riley Park.

Fri, 07/01/2011

Canada turns 144 today and Canada's oldest sport has much on the go as Cricket Canada presents two major events this weekend.

In Calgary, four teams headline the field at the annual John Ross Robertson Competition. The tournament which features the top clubs from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba in a two day knock our competition.

Also in Calgary, Women's cricket takes centre stage as British Columbia visits Alberta for an interprovincial clash between the provinces.

Sun, 06/26/2011

The CIMA Mayor's XI Tournament concluded on Saturday as large crowds turned out at Sunnybrooke Park to watch the event.

Cricket Canada honoured the City of Toronto and thanked Mayor Rob Ford for the City's unwavering support for the game and contributions to cricket in Canada.

Fri, 06/24/2011

City councillors Adam Vaughan and Doug Ford put their political differences aside to host a city hall event Friday for the 12 youth chosen to represent Toronto in the fourth annual Cricket Across the Pond program.

"This is a program about building leadership in our communities and using cricket as a vehicle to do just that," said Mr. Vaughan, calling cricket one of the great character-building sports.

Cricket Canada will participate in Saturday's event.

Thu, 06/23/2011

The Cricket Council of Ontario would like to share the following exciting development with the Cricket Fraternity of Ontario.

We will be hosting an U-13 team from the California Cricket Academy who will play 5 games against U-13 Teams in the Toronto area, including a CCO Select U-13 Team. They are expected to play one 20/20 and four 40-over games.

The 13 boys from the CCA team will be accompanied by their Coach, Mr.Sukalpa Biswas and a Team Manager Dr. Srikantan Nagarajan, as well as some relatives. They are expected to arrive in Toronto June 24 and remain until June 30.

The Cricket Council of Ontario?s President, Mr. Leslie Soobrian and his Executive are extremely enthused about the coming tour, and have declared that ?It presents an opportunity to forge cross-border and coast-to-coast links at the earliest competitive levels of the sport.?

Further information can be found on the CCO website as well as in the following link.

Wed, 06/22/2011

The annual CIMA Mayor's trophy concludes on Saturday at Sunnybrooke Park in Toronto. The Mayor of Toronto Rob Ford will be joined by federal finance minister Jim Flaherty and MPP Christine Elliot at the annual event.

Cricket Canada will be well represented as members of the TDCA Ladies league will play in a match showcasing women's cricket.