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2009-07-23 Kenya Tour Schedule Confirmed
After falling agonizingly short of a victory in two tries in Europe, Canada returns home to take on Kenya in the third and final Intercontinental Cup match of the calendar year. The match will take place August 7-10 at Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City Ontario.

 

Canadian Coach Pubudu Dassanayake looks forward to Kenya?s visit saying "...we feel confident after a decent performance in Europe and are disappointed that we did not come back with full points?the players will be keen to change that this time around..."

 

Following the 4-Day match, Canada and Kenya will square off in a 3 ODI series with matches on August 12, 14, and 16th also at Maple Leaf Cricket Club.

 

Canada and Kenya last squared off in limited overs cricket earlier this year when Canada handed the Kenyan?s a heavy defeat at the world cup qualification tournament in South Africa. That match did not however have ODI status.

 

Form Guide: (Last 5 Matches - last match listed first) 
ICUP: Canada: DLDLL, Kenya: DLWAW 
ODI: Canada : LLWLW, Kenya : LLLLL
2009-07-22 Cricket Canada Seeks Individuals to Fill Various Positions
Business Manager - Cricket Canada

 

Cricket Canada is seeking a Business Manager to assist in managing the day to day operation of the organization reporting directly to the CEO. See link below for more details.

 

Advisory Council - Cricket Canada

 

Cricket Canada is looking for volunteers who have a keen desire to participate in development activities in Canada. Cricket Canada is seeking help in two different categories of skills as follows:

 

Cricket Development:

 

The cricket development advisory council will participate in developing a long term cricket strategy for Cricket Canada. This strategy will encompass all of Canada's provinces and regions building towards specific goals.

 

Business Development and Public Relations:

 

The Business Development and Public Relations advisory council will participate in developing strategy to direct the commercial interests of Cricket Canada. The committee will have special focus on the public grants system and sponsorship. The council will help to build a management and communication strategy to create efficiencies and build a positive Cricket Canada brand.

 

See the following link for more details.
 [Business Manager][Advisory Council]
2009-07-19 Umar Bhatti praises van Bunge after bad weather denies Canada victory in ICC Intercontinental Cup in Rotterdam
ICC Release - Canada was all praise for the Netherlands all-rounder Daan van Bunge after weather denied it a certain victory in the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 match in Rotterdam.

 

Almost three hours of play was lost on the final day as the Dutch, resuming the day at 112-5 while chasing 368 runs for victory, escaped with a highly respectable draw. Only 59 overs of play was possible on the last day in which the Netherlands added 121 runs to its overnight score and lost three wickets to finish at 233-8.

 

The Dutch collected nine points (six for a 52-run first innings lead and three for a draw) from the match while the North Americans, who were sighting 13 victory points, had to settle with just three points for a draw.

 

Canada captain Umar Bhatti praised van Bunge's match-saving effort, saying: "It was an excellent batting performance by (van) Bunge as he put the team first and batted with tremendous responsibility. Even the sight of a maiden first-class century couldn?t distract him. I think his knock has been an example and a lesson for many batsmen."
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2009-07-18 Rain Assists the Netherlands to a Draw
Canada 177 and 419/9 (S Dhaniram 144, Qaiser Ali 61, BA Westdijk 4/85) 
The Netherlands 229 and 233/8 (103 ov, van Bunge 98*, Bhatti 4/32, Chohan 2/55)
Match Drawn

 

ESPN/CricInfo - Daan van Bunge fell two short of a deserved maiden first-class hundred, but nevertheless helped Netherlands pull off a fine result to draw against Canada on the final day at Rotterdam.

 

Play was delayed by rain on what was a blustery day, and only 59 overs were possible - all of which played into Netherlands hands, as they resumed in the perilous position of 120 for 5. he lost his overnight partner, Jeroen Brand, in the second over of the day when he was trapped lbw by Umar Bhatti, but found good support from Netherlands' dogged lower-order.

 

Bart Schilperoord helped put on 53 for the seventh wicket as van Bunge passed fifty, and there was a turgid but vitally defensive stand of 37 in 27.1 dead-panning overs with Mark Jonkman, as Netherlands ground the game to a virtual halt.

 

Jonkman fell, handing Qaiser Ali a wicket to record remarkable figures of 8-7-1-1, but van Bunge was defiant and remained heroically unbeaten on 98, an innings that spanned 294 balls, as the match was drawn.
 [Scorecard] [ICC - Rain and Van Bunge deny Canada victory in Rotterdam]
2009-07-17 Dhaniram's career-best 144 puts Canada on the verge of victory
Canada 177 and 419/9 (S Dhaniram 144, Qaiser Ali 61, BA Westdijk 4/85) 
The Netherlands 229 and 120/5 (44 ov, van Bunge 47*, Bhatti 3/25, Chohan 2/31)
Netherlands require another 248 runs with 5 wickets remaining

 

A career-best knock by Sunil Dhaniram put Canada on course for a comprehensive victory over the Netherlands at the close of play on the third day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 match in Rotterdam on Friday.

 

Dhaniram scored a superlative 144, his second first-class century, to propel the tourists to 419-9 declared. Umar Bhatti then picked up three quick wickets and Khurram Chohan bagged two as the hosts slumped to 77-5 before finishing the day at 120-5 while chasing 368 runs for an unlikely victory.

 

The Dutch require another 248 runs to collect maximum points from the match and all the hopes, after the weather, rest on the shoulders of Daan van Bunge who was batting on 47. With him was debutant Jeroen Brand on 10 not out as the two batsmen survived 12 overs without being separated.

 

The day, however, belonged to Guyana-born 40-year-old Dhaniram who was playing in his 29th first-class match. The left-hander had resumed on the third morning at his overnight score of 68 along with Qaiser Ali (60) with the North Americans on 215-3 and leading the Dutch by 163 runs.

 

After Dhaniram lost Ali in the second over of the day with the addition of only two runs and then Shaheed Keshvani at the score of 229, he took control of the proceedings and did bulk of the scoring with some clean and crisp hitting.

 

His 144 came off 178 balls and included 17 fours and two sixes before he became the eighth Canadian batsman to be dismissed at the score of 342, falling to debutant Berand Westdijk who finished as the pick of the Netherlands bowlers with 4-85.

 

Dhaniram added 92 priceless runs for the sixth wicket with wicket-keeper Ashif Mulla who followed up his first innings contribution of 28 with a valuable 40 off 67 balls with five balls.

 

After the departure of Dhaniram, captain Umar Bhatti (36) and Khurram Chohan (36 not out) added a quickfire 52 for the ninth wicket to take the score from 342 to 394.

 

The partnership, which came off 51 balls, ended when Bhatti fell to Bunge who finished with 3-109.
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2009-07-16 Intercontinental Cup: Canada vs. The Netherlands - Day 2
Canada 177 and 215/3 (50.0 ov, S Dhaniram 68*, Qaiser Ali 60*, BA Westdijk 1/31) 
The Netherlands 229 (de Grooth 36, Nick Statham 57; Sandeep Jyoti 3-59, Cheema 2-20)

 

ESPN/CricInfo - An unbeaten partnership of 131 between Sunil Dhaniram (63) and Qaiser Ali (60) restored Canada's hopes at Rotterdam, leaving the visitors on 206 for 3 at the end of the second day.

 

Netherlands' bowling attack struggled to find a decent length and any sort of consistency, allowing Canada to recover from their shaky start of 84 for 3. They finished with a lead of 163 and still have seven wickets in hand.

 

Ali brought up his 50 in style with a hefty slog sweep for six, clearing the boundary with ease off Daan van Bunge. In an equally impressive manner, Dhaniram cracked a cover drive for four to produce his half century off Pieter Seelaar.

 

Earlier in the day, Netherlands were bowled out for 229 - an advantage of 52 - with Nick Statham being the only man to produce a significant innings with 57, before being run out by Rizwan Cheema. Tom de Grooth was looking solid, but his innings was cut short at 36 by a handy stumping from Ashif Mulla off Umar Bhatti.

 

The pick of the bowlers were Sandeep Jyoti, taking 3 for 59 with some impressive offspin, and Zameer Zahir who took 2 for 31 from 17 overs. 
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2009-07-15 Netherlands grabs first day's honours after bowling out Canada for 177
Canada 177 all out, 65.4 overs (Sandeep Jyoti 37, Ashif Mulla 28; Daan van Bunge 3-11, Peter Borren 3-37, Peter Seelaar 3-54)
The Netherlands 74-3 (Wesley Barresi 31, Nick Statham 24 not out; Sandeep Jyoti 2-12, Zameer Zahir 1-13)

 

The Netherlands grabbed an early initiative when it dismissed Canada for a modest 177 on the opening day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup in Rotterdam on Wednesday.

 

Most of the Canadian batsmen got starts but were not able to translate those starts into big scores as Daan van Bunge, Peter Borren and Peter Seelaar equally shared nine wickets between them to dismiss the tourists inside 66 overs after they had elected to bat first.

 

Bunge, the wrist spinner, picked up 3-11, fast bowler Borren bagged 3-37 and left-arm spinner Seelaar finished with 3-54 as only two Canadian batsmen reached the 20 mark.

 

One-down batsman Sandeep Jyoti was the top scorer with 37 before he was caught by Seelaar off his own bowling. He hit five fours in his 70-ball knock. Wicket-keeper Ashif Mulla was the other notable run-getter with 28 before becoming the eighth batsman to be caught by Borren off Bunge.

 

When stumps were drawn for the first day, the Netherlands had reached 74-3 and trails Canada by 103 runs. Opener Nick Statham (24) and Tom de Grooth (5) will resume the home team's first innings on Thursday morning.
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2009-07-13 Canada wins U19 America's Regional Championship
Canada is through to the ICC Global Under - 19 qualification tournament in September in Toronto after completing a win over Bermuda on Saturday. The win over Bermuda ensured that Canada completed the tournament unbeaten and finished a top the table.

 

After disappointing finishes in the last two America's events, Canada was well prepared for the event dominating both the bat and the ball. Hiral Patel as named best batsman of the tournament as well as most valuable player while skipper Rustam Bhatti was named best wicket keeper.

 

Canada will be joined by the United States, who finished second in the tournament, in representing the America?s region at the Global Tournament which runs September 1 - 13 in Toronto.

 

Ranjit Saini, Canada's 1st Vice President and Acting President was pleased with the result saying "?this is a great result for us and something we have been preparing for the last two years?we will now refocus on the upcoming tournament in September where we will be looking for a similar result?" 
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2009-07-12 Canadian hopes to level series washed away by rain
The second ODI between Netherlands and Canada in Amstelveen was washed out with the hosts winning the series 1-0 after a 50-run victory in the first ODI - despite a brilliant 94 from Canada's Rizwan Cheema.

 

The two teams will next meet for an ICC Intercontinental Cup match from 15-18 July in Rotterdam.
2009-07-11 Americas U19 - Day 4
Canada now looks certain to take one of the two spots in the Global WC U19 Qualifier in September by defeating their North American rivals USA on Day 4 of the U19 Americas Championship. The game was a lot closer than the margin of victory (62 runs) would indicate. In the final analysis Canada's front line batsmen were slightly better on the day as both teams got little contribution from their middle order and tail enders. On both sides the middle and lower order batsmen were completely sub duded by the opposition spinners. On the day spin bowling accounted for 13 wickets and it had nothing to do with the pitch but rather a lack of foot work and the batsmen inability to read the bowlers. Of the 15 bowlers used in today's match, nine were spinners and one must ask the question was it the right mix or was the batting strength compromised?

 

Canada won the toss and made the bold decision to bat. While the start saw Canada keep their wickets intact the run rate was a concern for the Canadians. At 117-3 ( 30 overs) there was still hope for a total of 250 but at this point the spinners completely took control and the remaining batsmen could only add 78 in the final 20 overs. A target of 193 was certainly possible judging the USA batting performance to date but Canadian opening bowler Maninder Auklah sent both openers back to the Pavilion for 28 runs. The USA continued to score at a rate of four runs per over but could not keep the wickets from falling. The turning point of the game was a brilliant run out when Usman Limbada's throw plugged the stumps from twenty yards out and ended a promising comeback by Greg Sewdial who top scored with 41 runs. For Canada R.Gunasekjera (42),N.Kumar (36) , R.Bhatti (31) and H.Patel (31) lead the batting while H.Patel with 3/28, R.Gunasekera 2/18 and M.Aulakh 2/24 were the top bowlers. The USA got fine innings from Greg Sewdial (41) and Regis Burton (21).Their bowling attack was lead by Captain Shiva Vashiat who took 3/40.
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2009-07-11 Canada fall to Holland in 1st ODI
Netherlands 237/7 (50 ov, Kervezee 75, Borren 50)
Canada 187 (39.5 ov, Cheema 94, Schiferli 4-44)
Netherlands win by 50 runs

 

ESPN-CricInfo - Edgar Schiferli prompted a dramatic Canada collapse as Netherlands romped to a 50-run win in the first ODI at Amstelveen, despite a brilliant 94 from Rizwan Cheema.

 

Chasing 238 Canada lost the early wicket of Geoff Barnett for 16, but Cheema powered their response with a thrilling innings. He and Sandeep Jyoti were out of the blocks quickly, Cheema pulling Schiferli for two consecutive fours and going to his fifty with a magnificent blow over the top off Pieter Seelaar. Jyoti was less explosive, relying on rotating the strike with ones and twos, and he fell for 14 trying to loft over long-on.

 

Cheema continued to put Canada in a strong position with fours square of the wicket off Seelaar, and two more crunching blows off Peter Borren, but six short of his hundred he mistimed a pull off Mudassar Bukhari and his wicket prompted a dramatic collapse, in which Canada lost 7 for 50. Bowling full and straight, Schiferli - named Man of the Tournament in this year's ICC World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa - trapped Zubin Surkari and Ashish Bagai leg-before, while bowling Shaheed Keshvani and Khurram Chohan cheaply, before Borren and Seelar returned to mop up the tail and record a thrilling win for Netherlands.

 

Borren was one of the stars with the bat for Netherlands, too, with 50 from 45 while Alexei Kervezee top-scored with 75 from 111. Ryan ten Doeschate chipped in with 35. 
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2009-07-09 Scotland level series with five-wicket win
Canada 250/9 (50 ov, Dhaniram 92, Drummond 4-41)
Scotland 253/5 (50 ov, G. Hamilton 59, Watson 74)
Scotland win by five wickets

 

ESPN/CricInfo - Half-centuries from three Scotland batsmen helped the hosts beat Canada by five wickets at Mannofield Park in Aberdeen. Chasing a target of 250, Gavin Hamilton, Ryan Watson and Neil McCallum guided the chase superbly to secure victory in the 48th over and level the series 1-1.

 

Canada's batsmen had chased down a large total on Tuesday but they were unable to reproduce a powerful performance after winning the toss. Their top-order batsmen struggled and Gordon Drummond struck thrice with the new ball to reduce the visitors to 28 for 3.

 

The middle-order batsmen rallied around Sunil Dhaniram and revived the innings. Dhaniram was the rock, scoring 92 before he was caught of Alasdair Evans, and he received support from Ashish Bagai and Khurram Chohan who made 31 and 35 respectively. Canada eventually recovered to finish on 250 for 9 with Drummond being the stand-out bowler, having taken 4 for 41.

 

Scotland's chase began badly with Fraser Watts being run out in the first over without facing a ball. Hamilton, however, help up one end, even after Navdeep Poonia fell for 10, and added 96 for the third wicket with Watson. Hamilton eventually fell for 59 but Watson found a steady partner in McCallum and the pair's 86-run partnership sealed the game for Scotland. Watson was eventually stumped for 74 but McCallum was unbeaten on 79 when the winning runs were scored. 
[Scorecard]
2009-07-09 Americas U19 - Day 3
Both Canada and the USA won their games on Day 3 to remain unbeaten at the U19 Americas Championship. The two teams are scheduled to play each other on Friday which now shapes up as the biggest game of the tournament.

 

Canada as expected won easily over Argentina by a margin of 269 runs. The home squad won the toss and elected to bat no doubt to give their middle order some practice as the first two games resulted in nine and eight wicket victories with the top order getting the job done. Again today it was Hiral Patel with his tournament leading 3rd half century that set the pace. His innings of 55 puts him on top of all batsmen with 179 scored in three games. Canada's skipper Rustum Bhatti was top scorer with 65, all rounder Nitesh Kumar the youngest player on the squad contributed 61 and opening bowler A.Qadir made a nifty 51. Canada's innings closed at 344/9 in 50 overs. Argentina in reply could only score 76.
 [More][Results and Scorecards] [Home ground will be an advantage for Canada U/19s: Bhatti]
2009-07-08 Canada versus Scotland, 1st ODI
Scotland 286/4 (50 ov, G. Hamilton 119, D. Watts 101)
Canada 287/4 (48.4 ov, S. Jyoti 117, A. Bagai 92*) 
Canada wins by 6 wickets - Lead 2 match series 1-0

 

Scotland's batting innings got off to a flying start with both openers, Gavin Hamilton 119 and Fraser Watts 101 scoring centuries. Canada managed to take only four Scottish wickets, before they reached a total of 286/4 from 50 overs. Khurram Chohan took 2 wickets for 56 runs.

 

Canada's reply was steady, despite losing Ashif Mulla and Zubin Surkari to LBW decisions on 0 and 1 respectively. Rizwan Cheema 47* and Sandeep Jyoti continued the chase with an 83 run partnership. However, the crucial partnership came between Jyoti and skipper Ashish Bagai, who put on 146 runs to bring the target within reach. After Jyoti was dismissed for 117, Bagai 92* carried on with Sunil Dhaniram 13* to reach the target with 8 balls to spare.

 

The series continues tomorrow with the second and final ODI. Canada then travels to the Netherlands for another two ODIs and an Intercontinental Cup match.
 [Scorecard] [CricInfo Report]
2009-07-08 Americas U19 - Day 2
Bermuda, Canada and USA maintained its winning streak on Day Two of the ICC Americas U/19 Regional Qualifier in Toronto on Tuesday. With only two places available to progress to the ICC Global Qualifier, the three teams will soon begin to feel the pressure and that could come as early as Wednesday when Bermuda tangles with USA.

 

Electing to bat first, Bahamas found the Canadian bowling difficult to get away with and even though they defended well they were unable to force the bowlers off the line and were all out for 118. Orlando Stuart scored an impressive 31 for his team. Canada?s Nitesh Kumar captured 3-18 while Riayzhan Pathan took 2-19 and Hiral Patel finished with 2-27.

 

Canada was once again impressive in the chase as its top order ensured a good opening. Patel (79) posted another half century, his second in two matches to help his side post the required runs in 16.3 overs. He was the obvious pick for Man of the Match as Canada coasted to a nine-wicket victory.
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2009-07-07 Americas U19 - Day 1
The three top ranked countries overpowered their opposition on the opening day of the Americas Region U19 Championship.

 

A long wet summer in Toronto made conditions very difficult for the grounds crew at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, but once again under the supervision of grounds manager Austin Ward , three excellent pitches were provided for day one of this very important tournament.

 

Game 3 was also an easy victory for one of the favourites of the tournament the host country Canada. Cayman Islands won the toss and elected to bat . The Canadians wasted no time in sending back two key batsmen , skipper Ramon Sealy and Darren Cato with only 16 runs on the board. Pace bowler Arsalan Qadir took three wickets for 26 runs while Zain Mahmood kept the slide going capturing three wickets for fours. Top scorers for Cayman were Zachary McLaughlin (20) and Sacha DeAlwis (28). Canada had no difficulty chasing the modest score of 84 with the openers Hiral Patel (53) and Ruvindu Gunasekera (20) sharing an unbeaten opening partnership of 85 runs in just 8.4 overs. Zain Mahmood was named player of the game for his fine bowling spell of 7.2-4-team innings to top score with 32 not out. For his brilliant innings of 73 Henry Wardley was named Player of the Match. 
[Results and Scorecards]
2009-07-06 Six Americas sides aim for global qualifier
Six countries of the ICC Americas Region will play in the Pepsi ICC Americas U19 Championship which takes place at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club from Monday July 6th to Saturday July 11th.

 

Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and the USA make up Division One of the Americas U19 Development Programme.

 

The top two teams in the round robin standings will advance to the newly formed Global qualifier to be played September 1st-13th, hosted by Cricket Canada. From this 10 team tournament the top six will advance to the U19 2010 World Cup.

 

Bermuda (2008) the USA (2006) and Canada (2002, 2004) have all represented the region with modest success in previous World Cups. The 2002 World Cup in New Zealand saw current Canadian senior captain Ashish Bagai smashed a boundary on the last ball of the innings to secure a tie against full member Bangladesh. In 2006 the USA defeated Namibia and in the last WC, Bermuda's Chris Douglas was a one man wrecking crew against the Irish. For the first time ever two teams from the Americas could actually qualify to play in the World Cup under the new pathway designed by the ICC, but first, one step at a time.
 [More] [Canada U/19 hopes to learn from past mistakes]
2009-07-05 Scotland defeat Canada at Intercontinental Cup
Scotland 185 and 199 (Stander 64, Cheema 3-39) beat 
Canada 142 and 213 (Jyoti 47, Keshvani 34, Barnett 31) by 29 runs

 

ESPN/CricInfo - Sandeep Jyoti's 47 and a stalwart's innings from Geoff Barnett nearly took Canada to an impressive and unlikely win on the third day against Scotland at Aberdeen, but Callum MacLeod and the rest of his side held their nerve to record a 29-run win in the first match of the 2009-10 ICC Intercontinental Cup.

 

Canada were set 243 to win after Scotland's innings ended on 199 yesterday evening, and the home side continued their dominance of the match by picking up four early wickets. Jan Stander, whose 64 yesterday was so crucial, had Trevor Bastiampillai caught in the slips, as was Qaiser Ali who edged Callum MacLeod for just 3. When Sunil Dhaniram offered a simple return catch to the economical Richie Berrington, Canada had stumbled to 60 for 4.
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2009-07-04 Scotland sets Canada 243 runs target in Aberdeen
Scotland 185 (Gordon Drummond 52, Ryan Watson 37, Simon Smith 29 not out, Fraser Watts 21; Khurram Chohan 6-37, Kenry Osinde 2-63) and 199 (Jan Stander 64, Gordon Drummond 34; Rizwan Cheema 3-39, Khurram Chohan 3-50, Shaheed Keshvani 2-20)
Canada 142 (Rizwan Cheema 24, Khurram Chohan 23 not out; Calum MacLeod 4-66, Jan Stander 3-43, Drummond 2-22)

 

A gutsy rearguard action for the second time in the match gave former champion Scotland an upper hand over Canada after two days of the non-stop entertainment in the opening match of the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 at Mannofield Park, Aberdeen on Friday.

 

Scotland, in its second innings, was bowled out just before the close of play on the second day at 199 with wicketkeeper Simon Smith unable to bat after dislocating his shoulder while playing football as warm-up just before the start of the second day's proceedings. He will take no further part in the match and his participation in the ODIs against Canada on 7 and 8 July in Aberdeen is also doubtful.

 

Earlier, Canada resumed its first innings at 108-7 in reply to Scotland's 185, and was dismissed for 142 to concede a 43-run first innings. Canada will start its second innings on Saturday, requiring 243 runs for victory with two complete days at its disposal. 
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2009-07-03 Scotland fights back on Khurram Chohan's heroics in ICC Intercontinental Cup
Scotland (1st innings) 185 (Gordon Drummond 52, Ryan Watson 37, Simon Smith 29 not out, Fraser Watts 21; Khurram Chohan 6-37, Henry Osinde 2-63)
Canada (1st innings) 108-7 (Rizwan Cheema 21 not out; Calum MacLeod 2-49, debutant Jan Stander 2-27, Gordon Drummond 2-22)

 

Canada fast bowler Khurram Chohan took 6-37 as Scotland was bowled out for 185 as 17 wickets fell on the opening day of the four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup 2009-10 match at the Mannofield Park, Aberdeen on Thursday.

 

The 29-year-old paceman bowled with fire and venom to destroy Scotland's middle and lower middle-order which had collapsed to 102-8 after electing to bat first. At this stage, newly-appointed captain Gordon Drummond and wicketkeeper Simon Smith put on 83 runs for the ninth wicket to save Scotland's blushes. 
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2009-07-03 Saini Assume's Presidential Duties
With the acceptance of Ben Sennik's retirement effective July 1st, 2009 Cricket Canada is pleased to confirm today that first vice president Ranjit Saini will assume the duties of President.

 

In accordance with the constitutional requirements of Cricket Canada, Saini will assume the duties of President until the Annual General meeting or sooner should the Board of Directors take steps to elect a new President.

 

Saini was upbeat about taking on the new responsibility saying "I am excited to take on the new challenges and we have a lot of work to do in the coming weeks and months?Mr. Sennik has left us a good platform from which to build on and we must do our utmost to ensure Cricket Canada continues to forge ahead"
2009-07-03 Canadians Honoured in London
Six Canadian's have been honoured for their outstanding contributions to Cricket in Canada by the International Cricket Council at the recently concluded Centenary week in London, England.

 

The Canadian recipients of the ICC Centenary Medals are Calvin Clarke, Clifford Cox, John Davison, Geoff Edwards, Jack Kyle and Martin Vieira.

 

Clarke and Cox have both served the Cricket Canada for over 30 years in various capacities and have been instrumental in building the game at both the regional and national levels. They are both current members of the Cricket Canada executive and instrumental in the workings of the organization.

 

Edwards and Kyle are both past presidents of Cricket Canada. Edwards presided over Canada's 2001 World Cup qualification run and saw the team into the 2003 Cricket World Cup where Canada achieved its first and only win against a full member country. Kyle has been a stalwart of British Columbia Cricket for a half century and his work especially with junior cricket has been an unparalleled success. Arguably Canada's greatest player on the field, John Davison vaulted to international stardom with a century in the 2003 Cricket World Cup against the West Indies and has continued to play strongly for Canada since. He took 17 wickets in a first class match against the United States in 2004 and has the second fastest century and third fastest half century in the history of the Cricket World Cup.

 

Martin Vieira is the current Regional Development Manager for the ICC America's region but was a long time member of the Cricket Canada executive as well as holding various positions in Ontario and Toronto.

 

Cricket Canada is extremely proud of these Canadians and is grateful for their contributions.
2009-07-03 ICC Americas U/19 Regional Qualifier schedule announced
The fixture list for the ICC Americas U/19 Regional Qualifier has now been announced with matches being held from 6-11 July, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.

 

The event will be contested between six teams - Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United States of America. The top two teams from the tournament will go through to the ICC Global Qualifier to be played later this year in Canada; from which the top six teams will go through to the ICC U/19 Cricket World Cup 2010. 
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