With the succesful completion of the Cricket Canada/ICC level 1 coaching course in Toronto, Cricket Canada is pleased to annouce the undertaking of another vital iniative outlined in the 2011-2013 strategic plan. The Cricket Canada Umpiring benchmarking program commences this week with Canada's top umpires assembling in Toronto. With the active support of the West Indies Cricket Board, this project will be completed during the 2011 National League T20 Championship Final being contested between Ontario and BC.
Cricket Canada’s domestic season is coming to and end across the country as league and provincial finals continue to be played in many leagues.
On Saturday, Meraloma’s Cricket Club defeated United Victoria Cricket Club by seven wickets. United CC batted first and made 156, which Meraloma’s chased down for the loss of 3 wickets. Jon Snow (38*) and Dave McGowan (43) led the way for the BCMCL Champions. Meraloma’s are the Cricket BC champions and will represent BC in the 2012 John Ross Robertson Competition. <SCORECARD>
On Sunday, in a match webcast live across the country, PCB Stallion’s defeated Centurions Cricket Club by 19 runs to with the TDCA Elite division compeition. Batting first, the Stallions were led by Usman Limbada who helped carry them to 208 from 50 overs. In reply, Centurion’s kept the chase close before running out of steam in the final overs to come up just short.
Cricket Canada is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic CEO to lead the organization in accordance with the 2011-2013 Cricket Canada Strategic plan. The posting closes October 17th for this exciting position.
Please see below for more details.
Calling all coaches...
Cricket Canada is looking for motivated, passionate and skilled cricketers with a keen interest in coaching to puruse the goals laid out in the 2011 Strategic plan.
Cricket Canada, in association wtih ICC America's will be offering the ICC Level 1 Cricket Coaching Certification Course in Toronto September 23-25th, 2011.
The offering is the first in a series of initiatives to support Cricket Canada's strategic plan that was released earlier this year. Cricket Canada will be looking to certify as many coaches across Canada on an annual basis. In 2012, the Level 2 course will be offered in conjunction with the West Indies Cricket Board benchmarking Cricket Canada's courses against a top FM international standard.
Positions are being offered in the first course to provinces on the basis of georgraphic and demographic criteria. In accordance with Cricket Canada's goal's laid out in the strategic plan, 6 regional and 20 area coaches will be certified to support and train regional squads in all of our programs.
In 2012 Cricket Canada's selectors will also be certfied to level 2 in accordance wtih the strategic plans selection criteria and the entire senior selection panel will also partake in this course.
Cricket Canada is currently in the process of engaging an expert to develop Cricket Canada coaching system that will achieve NCCP and ICC approval. A common curriculum will be developed for Cricket Canada coaches to follow and a process for approved academy certification will also be introduced. Persons participating in the current course would need to take required NCCP courses thru their local coaching association in the Province of their residence.
Candidates with proven cricket credentials and a keen interest in pursuing cricket coaching are encouraged to apply. Should positions not be available for the upcoming course, candidates will be wait-listed for the next set of courses to be offered in the coming months.
The International Cricket Council has confirmed the dates and format for the ICC World T20 Qualifier in 2012 that will be held in UAE.
The tournament will be held 13-24 March 2012 utilizing five grounds in the country. (Dubai International Cricket Stadium, ICC Global Cricket Academy Ovals 1 and 2, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium)
The tournament format will be as follows :
- Two groups of eight, each team playing each team in their group once
- The top 3 teams in each group will progress to the second round
- The group winners will play each other in a group final which will see the winner of that match qualify for the 2012 T20 CWC. The loser moves into the qualifying final
- The second and third teams in each group cross over wiht the winners meeting in a Preliminary Final.
- The winner for the preliminary final plays the loser of the qualifying final with that match winner moving through to the 2012 T20 CWC
With sadness, Cricket Canada regrets to inform that former Canadian Captain Cecil Marshall passed away this week.
Below is the announcement as posted in the local newspaper.
Died peacefully at his home, after a prolonged illness, on Saturday 10th in the care and comfort of his family. He is survived by his 3 children Kathleen Callender, Lisa Marshall and Dr. Peter Marshall, sons in law Andrew Callender and John Bedward, daughter in law Tia Marshall and grand children Matthew Callender, Makenna Marshall and Alyssa and Aliyah Moore and former wife Helen Prince. Cecil's brothers Lennard and Desmond Marshall, sisters Ena Griffith, Yvonne West, Mavis Marshall-Adedeji and Bernice Marshall including several treasured nieces and nephews also mourn his passing.The family is eternally grateful to the many caring friends who contributed to keeping Cecil comfortable,offered kinds words and support, during what was a very difficult time, these include Merle Solomon (Mother of Dr. Peter Marshall) and Pascale Gareau. Cecil is best remembered for his love, passion and dedication to cricket, a game that brought him immense joy and one he had a mastery of and could recall key cricketing milestones and achievements with ease. His fondest memories include representing Canada at the Prudential Cup in 1979, captaining the Canadian team at ICC tournament in England seeing Brian Lara achieve his world test record and anticipating the summer cricket season at the Governor Generals ground in Ottawa for his club. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday September 14th at 11:00am at the Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Road, Gloucester. Immediately followed by an internment in Montreal at the Mount Royal Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.heritagefh.ca
Cricket Alberta and the Manitoba Cricket Association hosted the 2011 Western Canada u19 Intercity Series in Red Deer, AB this past weekend. . Representative squads from Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg competed for the regional T20 title.
The tournament was played at the Collicut Centre on Lockwood Avenue & 32nd ST.
MATCH 4 | Calgary u19 defeat Edmonton u19
MATCH 5 | Winnipeg u19 defeat Edmonton u19
MATCH 6 | Calgary u19 defeat Winnipeg u19
DAY 1 SUMMARY (SAT SEP 10th, 2011
MATCH 1 | Calgary u19 defeat Edmonton u19 (by 7 wickets)
Edmonton 73. Azhar Afridi (4) and Veenu Goswami (3)
Calgary. Inderpaul Sidhu (20*), Sudeepta Aurka (19)
MATCH 2 | Winnipeg u19 defeat Edmonton u19 (by 9 wickets - Details to Follow)
MATCH 3 | Calgary u19 defeat Winnipeg u19
Calgary 153. Inderpaul Sidhu (58*), Sudeepta Aurka (32), Veenu Goswami (25).
Manitoba 53. Randhiv (4). Veenu Goswami (3)
09.11.11 | 11:00am EDT | Calgary's Veenu Goswami won the tournament MVP.
09.09.11 | 1:00pm EDT | The tournament will feature three Canadian u19's players who competed in the recent Global u19 Qualifiers in Ireland. (Sudeepta Aurka - Calgary, Akhlas Umar - Winnipeg, & Trevor Manoosingh - Winnipeg)
09.07.11 | 10:00am EDT | Former Pakistan bowler Saleem Jaffar conducted training sessions in Calgary (Thursday) and Red Deer (Friday) as preparation for the teams ahead of the tournament.
SATURDAY September 10th, 2011
Match#1 Calgary vs Edmonton | 9:00am --- 12:00pm
Match#2 Edmonton vs Winnipeg | 12:30pm --- 03:30pm
Match#3 Calgary vs Winnipeg | 4:30pm --- 7:30pm
SUNDAY September 11th, 2011
Match#4 Calgary vs Edmonton | 9:00am --- 12:00pm
Match#5 Edmonton vs Winnipeg |12:30pm --- 03:30pm
Match#6 Calgary vs Winnipeg | 4:30pm --- 7:30pm
Closing Ceremony & Trophies | 7:30pm --- 8:00
Ryerson have claimed the 2011 Canadian University Championship in a hard fought contest vs the perenial finalists York University.
In the Semi Final between Group B Champions Ryerson University and Group A Runner up University of Waterloo, U Waterloo batted first and scored 134/9 in 20 overs. Waleed Cheema scored 67 while Rahat Mirza took 2-36 for Ryerson. In the chase, Ryerson scored 135/4, getting to the target in the final over. Farhan Khan was not out on 44 and Hassan Mirza scored 31. Kumar Erramilli took 3 wickets for Waterloo.
In the second Semi Final between Sheridan College and York University, the crowd saw the most exciting match to date in the tournaments young history. Batting first Sheridan College scored 140. Muzammil Ali scored 47 not out while Mudassir Ali scored 40. Arsalan Qadir took 2-27 for York U.
Chasing 141, York University fell agonizingly short getting to 140, and taking the match to a super over. Khushroo Wadia Scored 23 while Hassan Chogtai Scored 20 for York. Harman Kahlon took 2-27 for Sheridan. In the Super over, York U Batted first and scored 15 runs with Hassan Chogtai scoring 12 runs. In reply Sheridan College could only manage 12 runs.
In the Final Match, York University batted first. They were cruising on 80/1 powered by Khushroo Wadia’s 41. Parth Raval came into bowl and with a magical spell of 4-9, started a collapse where York U ended up scoring only 110. In the chase for 112, Ryerson cruised losing only 5 wickets. Noman Aslam scored 34.
Hassan Mirza from Ryerson was adjudged the Best Batsman and M.V.P (Best All rounder) of the Tournament with 210 Runs and 9 wickets.
Parth Raval (Ryerson) was adjusted the man of the match of the finals (9/4) as well as the Best Bowler for the tournament taking 11 wickets giving away only 53 runs.
In the Plate championship McGill University beat Concordia University by 4 wickets.
DAY 3 was the last chance for teams to book a place in the semi finals of the Canadian University Cricket Championship at King City.
York U 196 (Saif Rahman 34, Hasan Adil 32) Defeated Concordia U (76) by 120 Runs
McMaster 156 Defeated Ryerson 149 by 7 runs.
Brock U 81 Lost to McGill U 82/5 By 5 wickets
Ryerson Became the group B Champions with 15 Points (NRR +1.78) and York U the group Runners UP with 15 points (NRR +1.62). McMaster University also finished at 15 points (NRR +1.06) but fell short on the Net Run Rate.
Sheridan is the group champion in group A with 20 points while U Waterloo 10 Points (NRR +0.31) is the group runner up. Brock U were 3rd in the group with 10 points (NRR +0.11).
Friday Sheridan College faces York U in King City 1A and Ryerson takes on last years Champions U Waterloo at King city 1B. Semi Finals starts at 11AM and Final commencing at 2.30 PM.
Ryerson U 187/1 (Rahat Mirza 100*, Hassan mirza 65*, Tarun D 14/3, Sufian C 20/3) Def. Concordia 133/8 (Raheel Malik 21) by 54 Runs
UOIT 163/6 (Yug Rao 51, Hardik Kotak 39 & 14/3, Parth Desai 15/3) Def. McGill 101/9 (Mohit Kulkrni 22, Omaid Tanoli 26/3, Mohammed Ali 30/3) by 62 Runs
UOIT 108/all out (Parth Desai 26 & 16/2) Lost to Brock U 72/4 (Umair Srwar 39 &18/3) by 7 Runs D/L
Sheridan College 212 (Mudassar 64, Harman Dhindsa 52*) Def. McGill 106 By 106 runs
University of Toronto forfeited both their games against McMaster University and Concordia University
Sheridan College is going to the Semi Finals with 4 wins and 0 loses as the Group A champion.
The National Championship 2011 of Canadian University and College Cricket Association got underway yesterday Sept 6, 2011. 10 teams are participating for the tournament held at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, Ontario.
The Cricket Council of Ontario and Cricket Canada are proud partners in this event.
Results of Day 1:
Brock U 134/all out (Faraz S 43, Saadat Puran 21/4) Def. U Waterloo 113/all out (Monty P 29/4) by 21 Runs
Brock U 145/5 (Zeeshan A 41, Faraz S 41 & 21/3) Lost to Sheridan C 146/6 (Harman Singh 56) by 4 wickets
Concordia U 74 /all out lost to McMaster U 78/3 (Krishna P 8/5) by 7 wickets
McMaster U 106/all out (Kaleel R) Lost to York U 109/5 (Aqeel 29/4) by 5 wickets
UOIT 101 / all out Lost to Sheridan C 103/6 (Simranjit Singh 12/2) by 4 wickets
McGill U 114/all out Lost to U Waterloo 119/2 (Zehair M 36) by 8 wickets
Ryerson U 135/all out (Hasan Mirza 40 & 20/4) Def. U of Toronto 90/all out (Aun M 33/3) by 45 Runs...
York U 170/3 (Rustam Bhatti 82 & Hassan Choghtai 3/18) Def. U of Toronto 142/7 (Marlon Samaratunga 51) by 29 Runs. (17 overs per side)