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PLAYOFF DAY AT WINDSOR PARK.
CW hosted both the First Div. Quarter Final and the Barnard Cup at Windsor Park, Saturday past. In the 'curtain-raiser', the Nanaimo Hornets, slight underdogs after trailing CW in the league table, were quietly confident of their chances owing to a prior close game between the two teams. Nanaimo started out, by using their forwards to take the game to CW. After an early Hornets' penalty, League scoring leader, James Carson, strutted his stuff with a magical chip and chase for the opening try. At the half it was Carson 10, Nanaimo 3.

Nanaimo were not to be discarded. After sustained pressure, at the fifteen minute mark, they forced the ball over by the sticks with a good forward drive. CW's forwards, revelling in the worsening conditions, quickly responded with a try of their own. Carson converted the tally and added a late penalty to put an exclamation point on his award with fifteen individual points. Final score CW 20 d. Nanaimo 10. For …

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The week that was...............
James Bay proved to be CW's nemesis on two occasions last weekend. The first, being a seven point victory over the Premiers. The margin was such that CW was able to earn a bonus point, sufficient to launch them into the Barnard Cup Final this coming Saturday. The second was a very convincing victory in the U19 semi-final. CW, with five regular players on duty with the Canadian U17 team in England, played gamely but were no match for the larger, more experienced JBAA team. The U19's finished third in the league, a very creditiable return after being unable to field a team last season. We congratulate the players and thank coach, Roggie and manager, Kevin Poole for a job well done.

U16's: CW, Club-Man-of-the-Week award goes to interim U16 coach, Dallas Down. Dallas stepped into the breach when Gary Bryan was unable to continue with the job. He has held vigorous, well-run practises for the team and the boys won their first exhibition game …
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Victoria Cricket

ICC MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dubai, 23 November 2006
African teams to begin countdown to 2009 ICC Women's World Cup

Four-day regional qualifying tournament starts in Kenya from 8 December.
The countdown to 2009 ICC Women's World Cup begins next month when four African countries assemble in Kenya for the Women's World Cup Regional.
Qualifying Cricket Tournament between 8 and 11 December.
Besides the host nation, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Uganda will contest the one-day competition which will be played in a simple round-robin format.
It will be a special and historic time for the Zimbabwe team as it
makes its international debut.
The winner of this African regional competition will progress through to the ICC Women's World Cup Cricket Qualifying Tournament (WWCQT), to be staged in Pakistan late next year where eight qualifiers will vie for two available slots in the 2009 World Cup line-up.
Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Bermuda, Ireland and South Africa are
already through t…

Castaways

A DAY OF OPPORTUNITY

After a week of rain - a rarity in the Banana Belt, Saturday was overcast and fields heavy. This was an opportunity for both clubs - for James Bay, minus the likes of Dunkley, Forsythe, Belanger, Mack, DTH, Williams and Barker to really dig deep and respond to the challenge; for CW an opportunity to complete an away win at McDonald and wind up in second place in convincing fashion. JBA took the bit between the teeth, CW didn't exactly surrender but failed to gain any supremacy! The adage; "one man, doth not a team make", was blown out of the water on this day when Rob Robson, suitably sutured, just changing locations from Bermuda to James Bay, led the charge.

Confidence was not present in the early going in the CW work and supporters, expecting attacking kicks to enable forwards to go forward, such as was the pattern in the previous matchup were stunned to see, very early in the contest, kicks being taken to scramble out of tight defensive situation…

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Tomorrow at 2:45, CW's Premier team takes on James Bay at McDonald Park. There is only one game, as The Firsts have finished their league play schedule in fourth place and will play Nanaimo at home next weekend. We congratulate James Carson, leader of the points table. The Prems need a victory tomorrow to ensure their place in the Barnard Cup Final and it is considered a good thing when a team has its destiny in its own control. A bonus win by Velox and a loss to James Bay would result in CW looking from the sidelines!

James Bay have not been their old self of late.....(whatever that is!!) but the result between these two clubs over recent seasons, has always been in doubt until the final whistle. It will require considerable discipline by CW tomorrow as they face players such as Robinson, Ramsay and Forsythe on their familiar home pitch. CW has been coming on and is developing a style of play that is emphasising their strengths.....so it will be ful on, with everything on the…

Victoria Cricket

SHERRATT, S. Robert A., CD 1930 - 2006 Bob passed away suddenly Saturday, November 11, 2006 at the Royal Jubliee Hospital. His long dedication to Cricket will be sorely missed.

Castaways

SAT NOV 18TH:DOUBLE HEADER Rugby at the Strathcona

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SAT 18 NOV ENGLAND V SOUTH AFRICA 10.30am

Doors @ 10:25am

SAT 18 NOV FRANCE V NEW ZEALAND 12.00 noon

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With every paper in the UK screaming for Robinson’s head, what would you do to muster the troops against the Boks - whose only resemblance to their famous, formidable predecessors, is the kit that they are wearing?


“Elementary, my dear Watson. You pick an England side from only the most experienced players available in the present squad. You bring back Jonny Wilkinson. You train this squad all week long. You name the most experienced team in which every player plays in his usual position. You then gather them in the changing room on match day and employ…. the Nelson manoeuvre. You simply say. "the game plan is, “England expects every man to do his du…

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WEST COAST WINTER HITS WINDSOR.

A sunny Remembrance Day morning turned to a drenching afternoon and whether/weather CW could handle the spread for this match (18), was truly put to the test in the first minute after kickoff when Cowichan exploited a huge gap down the blindside, resulting in a try by Kursewell! Ten minutes of response by CW was finally rewarded when good lineout possession enabled a smart, short-side decision by Weingart which resulted in a 'Bus' Franklin try. Molia converted from near the sideline (7 - 5).

Marcoux and Goodmunseth made good bursts before a missed clearing kick put pressure on the home side. Cowichan kept up the pressure and eventually, after a quick tap penalty and two or three charges at the line, they carried Kursewell over for his brace. The visitors were buoyed by this success and after a glut of possession and ten phases of play, Kursewell was again in on the act! In his excitement, he was penalised for a "double-move". In hind…

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ENGLAND vs ARGENTINA; FRANCE vs NZ ...........AND CW vs COWICHAN!! We hope that all of you planning to watch the preview of RWC 2007 FINAL at the Strath and will then wend your way to The Park to cheer on the Chaps, as they seek to keep their record at Windsor intact. At this stage, the game will definitely be held at Windsor. If we hear any different, owing to waether (Carnarvon), we will let you know. Once again, CW will be depleted with both injury and the departure of Tony LaCarte whom we wish well, as he leaves with the 7's for overseas duty.

CW will also be missing Nik Reganavanu who most unfortunately, after probably his best start to a season since being in CW colours, Nik has had to resign due to work pressures. We also need to recognise Gerald Steenkamp who had to give up his rugby after the first round match against Velox when he suffered a serious concussion. Both of these men have learned their trade elsewheres but have embraced the CW spirit whole-heartedly and…
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This day brought on spectres of 'Old School' - the nightmare of a marauding All Black footrush, led by 'Pinetree', Whinneray, Hill and Lochore. Perhaps it was just nostalgia but none of the four teams on show on this day used the old "Screaming Banshee" ploy, yet surely under such deplorable conditions, this tactic would have rendered a suitable reward!

The Velox First Div squad were a confident, if somewhat depleted bunch, having knocked off league - leaders, UVic Norseman and sporting an undefeated record. After an early exchange of penalty goals, the visitors efforts failed to amount to any great threat and CW, led by Man-of-the-Match, James Carson and ably supported by good games from Alexander, Carr and a 'blinder' from Middleton who capped his performance with a late tally, achieved their goal with a 23 - 3 victory. This was a significant turnaround from a lack lustre performance of two week's ago and tightens the race for top dog. Scorers…

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SUNDAY 5 NOV

ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND

12 noon

(“High Noon at the OK Corral”…“Do not forsake me oh! my darlin’…….”)

Doors @ 11:45am

Season pass holders’, show passes at the door.

“Walk-ins” will be charged $20 on game day, when two matches are being shown, As there is only one match this opening Sunday “Walk-ins” will be charged $10.

Castaways

Dear Friends of CW Rugby,

It would appear that the events of Saturday, Oct 21 could not have worked out better for the club. We had great weather, a great crowd and, above all a solid win over our cross-town rivals JBAA. The supporters Club members who congregated on the upstairs deck all felt the day was a great success, and look forward to many similar events. Since day one, the creation of the Supporters Club has been built around ongoing financial support for CW Rugby, which, with over four hundred registered players all the way from Minis to Premier, now has a whopping operating budget. We have, so far 105 signed up members, but we know there are many out there who have played for and supported the Wanderers, Castaways and CW over the years and we would love to hear from you!!
We must emphasize that this is all about supporting the players and not about creating a privileged ‘old boys’ club. We are working hard to get the organization up and running and see in the near future pro…

Castaways

WEEKEND MATCHES AT WINDSOR PARK.........CW vs VELOX, SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

..............and so the 'Second Half' begins. CW Firsts find themselves in fifth place (with a game in hand), trailing League leaders, UVic and undefeated, Velox, in the Fist Division. In the Ellite Division, CW are tied with Velox in second position, both teams having a game in hand. CW players, Derek Daypuck and James Carson find themselves atop their respective scoring tables and thus the scene is set for a couple of epic weekend encounters. The Firsts will be out to redeem themselves after a somewhat pedestrian performance against JBAA, last start and the Premier game promises to most interesting.

Both teams will be without a number of players who were on the pitch the last time they faced each other. For Velox, most notably, Lawson, Atkinson and Van Camp, along with one or two Canada U21 players will be missing. For the Home club it looks like the vacuum has visited the new change rooms at Win…