Showing posts from August, 2006

Canadian National Cricket

Canadian National Cricket Squad 2006

Saturday 2-Sep-06
Beacon Hill Park

Monday 4-Sep-06
Beacon Hill Park

Friday 8-Sep-06
Beacon Hill Park

Canadian National Cricket 2006 Events Schedule

Game time is 10:OO AM on 2,4 and 8th.

Victoria Cricket

Vagabonds Tour

Good fun was had by all at the Oak Bay Croquet Festival
Cowichan C.C. defeated Oak Bay in the Quarter Final of the Knock-out Cup by 9 wickets. The game was played at Shawnigan on Sun. 27th. Aug. Cowichan now meets Incogs in the semi-final at SMUS on Sat. 2nd. Sept.

Oak Bay 180 all out
Cowichan 184 for 1
(Richard Downs 97 not out Adam Benning 56 not out.)

Richard and Rick Fletcher put on 46 in an opening stand of just

over half an hour. Richard and Adam then pasted the O.B. attack!

Good fielding and some steady bowling at times forced Oak Bay

into cautious batting. They used 40 overs to make 180 while Cowichan reached the target in the 27 over.

It is worth noting that Steve

Jesperson and Vikram Kulkarni were not in the team today.

They are back for next weekend's games.

Cowichan are also in the League play-offs (top four teams): Cowichan vs. Colts at Shawnigan
on Sunday, 3rd. Sept. .......a busy weekend.

Oak Bay Croquet Festival

Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival.

Please remember to wear white shirts and inform your team members of the following:

Location: Windsor Park - Oak Bay (both Friday and Saturday)
Welcoming - Friday, August 25th - 5:00 pm to 8:00

- wine and cheese social with band

- 2 free beverages per player

- croquet demonstration and Rules of Play

Saturday, August 26th - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (approximately)

- play begins at 9:30 am

- a small breakfast of coffee, baked goods and fruit will be provided until 10:30 am

- lunch will be available to purchase

- final games at approximately 5:00

Reminder that all players should wear white. If you still wish to purchase souvenir golf shirts with event logo (limited supply), please contact David Billingham (DB) by Thursday, August 17th at 12:00 noon. Also, please ensure that your registration form has been completed and forwarded to Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing 300 - 1627 Fort St.


CW News: U 19 and U17 free Rugby Camp this Sunday August 27th at 12 noon

U 19 Coach Roger Robinson and the CW U 19 and U 17 program are conducting an open to all players' Boot Camp this Sunday 12 noon at Windsor Park. Please let others know, all players and talent levels are welcome. Come out and enjoy a bit of a run about, toss the ball, and in general have a fun hour or two.
Email Manager Kevin Poole with questions.

Oak Bay Croquet Festival

Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival August 26, 2006

This event is being held as a fundraiser for the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, as well as part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the municipality of Oak Bay.
A wine and cheese mixer is scheduled on the Friday evening from 5:00 until 9:00 at the Windsor Park pavilion to introduce the rules of play as well as to pick up your team package. The tournament will begin at 9:30 on Saturday which promises to be a day filled with fun for all.
Plan to wear your "croquet whites" and celebrate this memorable event in support of your community.
For information on sponsorship or if you have any questions please click on the link or contact the event committee.



CW is seeking someone to take on this role. It will be a remunerated position. ( At this time we are not sure of wage as we are applying to BCRU for grant money to go 50/50 with club for the position.) It will entail being responsible for the technical development of players aged U10, U12 and U14. The position will commence on Sunday 24th Sept and continue every Sunday for two months during the Fall and re-commence in February for another eight weeks. Weekly time commitment will be from 9:30 (preparing materials for the day) until noon (cleanup). The program will have approx 120 kids involved.

It will not involve recruiting players for the program, registration nor purchase, prepping of post practise cookies and juice, simply the skill devt and drills and organisation of games.

At this point in time we have many people in place to implement/support a program/syllabus supplied to them. e.g. U10's - Mike Danskin, Dave Jawl, Stephanie W…

Canadian National Cricket Squad 2006

Congratulations for having been selected to the Canadian National Cricket Squad 2006

Players List:

Claire Abbott
Chelsea Baker
Kim Coulter
Meara Crawford
Anne Davis
Lenore Davis
Julia Fathers
Shelly Fathers
Helene Gaffney
Maree Wilson
Ave Morgan - Captain
Ramdai (Janet) John-Dorie
Muneshri (Mona) Persaud

Alternate - Michelle Hobby

Games will be on Sept 2, 4 and 8 at Beacon Hill.

Visas 2006

VISAS 2006

VISAS final day results
1st plate Semi-Final (played Friday)

Dallas County defeated Los Angeles by 4 wickets
Los Angeles 88 Gurmit Sandhu 31
Dallas County 91 Carl Thompson 45*, Arun Vitalla 29

2nd Plate Semi-Final
Victoria defeated Air New Zealand by 2 runs
Victoria 116 Jigs Patel 42, Karin Kumar 26
Air New Zealend 114 Paul Baldock 48*, Cam Alford 44

1st Cup Semi-Final
Lesbos Islanders defeated Dapto by 4 wickets
Dapto 140 Richard Marsh 87, Chris
Georgiou 26
Lesbos Islanders 142 Darren Spier 76*, Jeremy Cordle 42

2nd Cup Semi-Final
Sticky Wicket defeated Wanderers by 6 wickets
Wanderers 109 Murray Reed 28, Chip Brambley 21*,
Mark Briers 20
Sticky Wicket 110 Adam Benning 51*, Steve Jespersen 51*

Plate Final
Dallas County defeated Victoria by 37 runs
Dallas County 128 Hitesh Patel 38
Victoria 91 Tanzil Rehman 23



Double Header

Crimson Tide vs Dungannon F.C.,

Canada U21 vs U23 USA Collegiate

Coming to the Island on Saturday August 26th is a feast of rugby that all you rugby folk will not want to miss. Please mark the date in your calendar and kindly circulate all the rugby folk in your orb of influence.

The stalwarts at the Cowichan RFC are going “hog wild” and producing an extravaganza of rugby, which features a VIP marquee and apparently a golf cart, the use of which one can only speculate!! There will also be a “Presidents Luncheon” … guess who is arranging that… and two games of international quality rugby.

All this is taking place at Herd Road, Duncan, on Saturday August 26th. Gates open 12 noon and games commence at 2pm, when Canada U21 take on the U23 USA Collegiate. This international game will be followed at 5pm. by the Crimson Tide playing Dungannon F.C., a Club in the top Irish division, for those who might be in the dark about such a famous Irish FC.

Tickets to the President’s Lunche…

Visas 2006


Oak Bay Croquet Festival

Oak Bay Classic Croquet Festival
This event is being held as a fundraiser for the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, as well as part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the municipality of Oak Bay.
A wine and cheese mixer is scheduled on the Friday evening from 7:00 until 9:00 at the Windsor Park pavilion to introduce the rules of play as well as to pick up your team package. The tournament will begin at 9:30 on Saturday which promises to be a day filled with fun for all.
Plan to wear your croquet whites and celebrate this memorable event in support of your community.

Visas 2006




Castaway Wanderers Rugby Club are very pleased to announce exciting plans for Jr rugby for the 2006 Fall Season. Coaches Roger Robinson, Josh Dunning and former National team player, Denny Sinnott will head up a re-invigorated U19 program. This crew will be capably assisted by the management of Kevin Poole. It is great to have Kevin connected with CW rugby. "Old hands" will remember the tireless work that Kevin's dad, John, did for VIRU.

On Sunday 27th August ,CW invites all players in Victoria who wish to play U19 rugby with CW, to come out to our Boot Camp Day at Windsor Park, starting at 12:00 noon. We also invite those interested U17 and U16 players to attend this day. If you are not able to attend Boot Camp Day but are interested in playing for CW, please notify Kevin Poole at

Players are reminded that there are two upcoming exciting matches. Firstly, in Victoria, on Thursday 24th August, kickoff 6:30 p.m…



2006 – 07 SEASON
The start of the 2006-07 rugby season is a few short weeks away. We are now preparing
the Official Game Program and would like to provide you with the opportunity to support
the team by placing an advertisement with us. Last year was another great season for the
Club and we are excited about the prospects for CW teams in 2006-07. We look forward
to the opening of the new pavilion at Windsor Park which will attract more people and
make for an enjoyable atmosphere to both play and watch the rugby. When you advertise
with us, you not only support our club but your advertisement is also circulated to a large
number of people in the local and rugby community.
For your information Castaway Wanderers RFC fields two Senior men’s teams, an Under
19 team, two Under 16 teams and two mixed gender, Under 14 teams. We also have a
number of mini rugby teams starting as young as 8 years. During the last four years, our
Mini Rugby Program has grown to …

Visas 2006

Sticky Wicket Wins the Cup and Dallas wins the plate.

Visas 2006


Visas 2006

VISAS 2006

Cricket finals today Saturday August 12th at 10:00AM
All games today at Beacon Hill Park
Food and beverages until 6:00

Playoff results Friday August 11th.
Match 1
Wanderers Defeated Air New Zealand by 4 wickets
Air New Zealand 106 for 2 Cam Alford 58, Paul Baldock 35
Wanderers 107 for 2 Mark Briers 70*, Nick
Grant 23

Match 2
Sticky Wicket defeated Victoria by 41 runs
Victoria 88 for 5 K Kumar 38*
Sticky Wicket 129 for 2 Steve Jespersen 73, Adam Benning 26

Match 3
Islanders defeated Dallas by 5 wickets
Dallas 91 for 4 Hitish Patel 28
Islanders 93 for 1 Matt Brooks 38*,
Darren Spier 30

Match 4
Dapto defeated Los Angeles by 5 wickets
Los Angeles 106 for 6 Gurmit Sandhu 33, Raj Saini 24
Dapto 107 for 1 Richard Marsh 58*,
Chris Georgiou 24*

Match 5
Air New Zealand defeated Milan by 6 wickets
Milan …

Visas 2006

Standings after Round Robin August 10th. VISAS 2006

Dallas 7

Dapto 3

Sticky Wicket 4

Victoria 5

Wanderers 1

Islanders 2

Milan 9

Air New Zealand 8

Los Angeles 6

Congratulations go to Wanders for 1st place after Round Robin

Visas 2006

VISAS 2006

Cricket playoffs starts today Friday August 11th at 10:00AM
All games today at Beacon Hill Park
Food and beverages until 6:00

Thursday results August 9th.
Match 1
Dallas County defeated Mailan by 6 wickets
Milan 61for 6 Guido Draco 15
Rick Fletcher 3 for 11
Dallas 67 Carl Thompson 56*
Ross Gower 1 for 22

Match 2
Wanderers defeated Victoria by 5 wickets
Victoria 110 for 3 Narinder Cheema 32, Jatinder Gill 42*
Mark Brier 2 for 23
Wanderers 116 for 1 Andrew Downs 60 N.O., Mark Brier 26
U. Kistan 1 for 20

Match 3
Los Angeles defeated Air New Zealand by16 runs
Los Angeles 142 for 2 Neil Lashkari 32, Raj Saini 26*, Gurmit Sandhu 24
Luke Williams 1 for 23
Air New Zealand 126 for 2 Paul Baldock 68, Cameron Alford 20
Raj Saini 1 for 13 Peter machin 1 for 30

Match 4
Wanderers defeated Sticky Wicket by 5 wickets
Sticky Wicket 70 for 6 Paul Wilson 17
Nick Grant 2 for 3, Mark Briers 2 for 9
Wanderers 71 for 1 Mark Brier 27*, Andrew Downs 22*
Stephan Fletcher 1 for 17

Match 5
Lesbos Islanders defeated …
All games today at Beacon Hill Park 10:00 Thursday August 10.


Followers of CW Rugby;
A great afternoon of rugby is planned for Saturday, August 26th at the Herd Road (Cowichan), Duncan Field. The first of two matches kicks off at 2:00p.m. when Canada U21 takes on the USA U23 All Star Collegiate side. The second match will be between Mens Premier Crimson Tide, All Stars (featuring some CW players) against a very strong Premier Team from DUNGANNON, Ireland. Take in all this quality rugby for the nominal fee of $10, I believe kids U16 free (??). See you on the sidelines.

Keep in touch with all matters CW-wise at We hope that you are considering joining the Supporters Assocaiation for the coming season.
In rugby - Macca

Visas 2006

VISAS 2006

Cricket starts today Thursday August 10th at 10:00AM
All games today at Beacon Hill Park

Wednesday results August 9th.

Air New Zealand 94 for 4 vs Victoria 95 for 3

Milan 116 for 2 vs Victoria 120 for 0

Los Angeles 105 for 3 vs Islanders 99 for 5

Air New Zealand 99 for 6 vs Sticky Wicket 101 for 2

Islanders 107 for 4 vs Wanderers 110 for 2

Los Angeles 103 for 1 vs Dapto 104 for 1

Sticky Wicket 112 for 3 vs Dapto 105 for 6

Wins to date August 9th
Dallas 2

Dapto 5

Sticky Wicket 6

Victoria 6

Wanderers 6

Islanders 5

Milan 0

Air New Zealand 2

Los Angeles 3

Victoria Cricket

Good Day

I wrote to you in May about a documentary film we were broadcasting on CBC Newsworld's The Lens, entitled Cricket and the Meaning of Life. This is just a note to say that the film was so popular that it will be rebroadcast at 10pm on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. I hope you tune in and enjoy the film as much as I did.

Filmed in Toronto, Trinidad and India, this touching documentary airs on CBC NEWSWORLD's: THE LENS on Tuesday, August 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

This documentary deals with the most common immigrant experience: balancing the culture and society one comes from and the culture and society one comes to. Some of you are aware of this film and many would find it interesting.

The main appeal of this film will be for those of the Canadian South Asian communities, the Canadian West Indian communities and all cricketers and cricket lovers like myself because it deals with the great game of cricket and its imp…


This season we are offering an exciting new opportunity to go along with the opening of the Windsor Park Pavilion. Outlined is the information concerning the CW Supporters Association and we hope you will avail yourself of the opportunity to become a member and partake of some of the associated benefits. You can complete the Membership Application, (cheque made payable to CWRFC) and return it to; Allan Oliver, 540 Beach Drive, Victoria. V8S 2M5.

On behalf of the Board of CWRFC, I would like to pass on personal thanks to Allan Oliver and Peter Gallagher for establishing this initiative. This season we will not be holding our Annual Fun(d)raising Banquet and other projects have to be considered in lieu of this event. This membership drive is the first of such projects. We believe it will give you a unique opportunity to view the games from a select and marvellous vantage point, as well as providing good value for its cost.


Visas 2006

No Cricket today but starts Wednesday at 10:00AM
Monday results August 7th
Dallas 72 for 6 vs Sticky Wicket 96 for 3

Dapto 151 for 1 vs Victoria 152 for 3

Sticky Wicket 157 for 1 vs Islanders 161 for 3

Victoria 77 for 0 vs Milan 72 for 2

Dapto 126 for 1 vs Wanderers 123 for 3

Air New Zealand 94 for 1 vs Milan 90 for 5

Los Angeles 116 for 1 vs Wanderers 120 for 2

Dallas 117 for 2 vs Air New Zealand 66 for 6

VISAS 2006


Victoria International Six a Side

Visas Agenda 2006

Thursday, August 10th 10:00 am – 3:30 pm: Cricket matches at Beacon Hill Park.
Refreshments at Beacon Hill Park until 8:00 pm

Friday, August 11th 9:30 am – 6:30 pm: Main and Plate Competition Playoffs at Beacon Hill Park.
Refreshments at Beacon Hill Park until 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 12th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Semi-finals and final of Main competition. Final of Plate competition.

Closing Banquet and Dance at the Union Club of
British Columbia (
(Ticket only - $55)
7:00 pm: Drinks
7:30 pm: Dinner
9:00: Live Dance Band
Dress: Jacket and Tie

Sunday, August 13th Teams depart.
Some great cricket being played too!
No cup required!