Showing posts from January, 2007


The CDI Premier League opened for CW at Jericho last Saturday. The League is bereft of twenty five of Canada's best domestic players. These players will be undergoing extensive training during February and supposedly were to tour to Ireland in March. The Ireland Tour has collapsed, with the potential window of win/win for Rugby Canada to view the qualitative progress of players by allowing them to play for their clubs, against each other in the Premier League, with something on the line. There is another proposal in the works and it will be interesting to see how this unfolds.

Back to Jericho, with sun on the snow capped mountains of the North Shore and the city, it was an idyllic backdrop for the contests. The First Div game was a rather lack-lustre struggle, with signs of rust predominating! In all, somewhat uninspiring but good to see the players back at it and a W for the visitors by a score of 5 - 3, the try being scored by Matt James.

The main game saw CW off to a lively start…


Just a brief note to most of you who knew Ed Bryans and who were aware of his condition. Ed passed away early this morning whilst in Pallative Care. Arrangements have not been made for a service but I know that you would like to provide a good show for Irene and the family, if it is a public affair. I will let you know as soon as we hear about arrangements. I am sure a card sent would be a great tribute to this fine rugby man. His earthly pain has ended and he can now partake of the game they play in heaven. Address; Mrs I. Bryans #303 - 360 Dallas Rd., Victoria. V8V - 1A8

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Cricket365 - Cricket With Attitude!

To read more of todays stories on Cricket365 or have your say on this story why not click back to the website.

Watson Shines In Mombasa
Scotland produced a stunning display to beat Canada by three wickets in the second match of the triangular series in Mombasa on Thursday.

Canada won the toss and chose to bat first on what looked like a batsmen friendly wicket.

This decision would later prove to be the correct call as Canadian opener John Davison scored a quickfire 41 off just 32 deliveries - which included six boundaries and one six.

Right-handed batsman Ashish Bagai continued the impetus with an impressive 64 off 66 deliveries but it was top-scorer Qaiser Ali who did the most damage, scoring 70 from 82 balls.

The final assault came from Sunil Dhaniram at number seven. The veteran all-rounder scored 51 off 49 deliveries as Canada posted a remarkable 292 for five in their 50 overs.

Scotland struggled in the field. Their best bowler was D…
Supporters and friends;
The above match, scheduled to kick off the Premier Season this Saturday at Windsor Park, has been cancelled. CW will open its campaign on the road, against UBC Old Boys on Saturday week. Our first home game will be against UVic on February 10th, followed by The fundraiser me at 721-1527 for tickets or any member on the mailout advertisement. Bring along a friends for what is promising to be a super night, tickets are moving nicely for this event. We are hoping for a sell-out.


Supporters of CW Rugby;

On behalf of the organising committee, it is with excitement that I bring to your attention the following items that will be up for bidding at our Annual Fundraiser on February 10th.

1. Langara Fishing Lodge Package.

2. Commemorative painting - Opening of Windsor Park Pavilion, October 2006. CW 36-JBAA 19.

3.Two tickets to Canucks vs Minnesota (March 4th), Helijet to Vancouver, overnight in Yaletown condo.

4. Adam Noonan painting.

5. Concert of your choice with ten friends - private box at Save On Foods Memorial Arena, (food and libations included).

6. Assorted Golf/Dinner packages. (e,g. Golf for Four at The Bear).

7. Night at Brentwood Bay Inn and Spa including visit to Butchart Gardens.

8. Framed Wayne Gretzky Olympic Hockey - Gold Medal jersey.

Other items, still to be confirmed this week - Whistler/Fairmont Hotel package; Middle Beach Lodge package; Wickaninish Inn/Suburban Motors package; Boat trip/fishing package for four - B.C.'s Inside Passage, return fligh…

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The rebirth of cricket: - the cycle of sporting life -- Posted Saturday, January 13 2007

Cricket – it's not just a chirp in the grass anymore.

Two years ago the Pakistani Student's Association requested the sport of cricket be re-instated at the intramural level, (at the University of Western Ontario), since it had long ago crumbled from lack of funding. This was a new beginning to a sport with a glorious past.

Saleh Zaidi, president of the Western Cricket Club, said he hopes to have at least 8 to 10 teams this year, improving on last year's league of six.

"This year we have a large inflow of Pakistani, Indian and West Indian students into the university who are interested in the sport. What I would really like to see is a lot of caucasian students coming out for the club," Zaidi said.

Although cricket is not as popular as other sports at Western, Zaidi said it is popular in Ontario and even more so in British Columbia. "There is a lot of British ancestry in B.C.…

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ICC World Cricket League Division 1 2007 in Kenya

20-Jan-07 Kenya v Scotland
20-Jan-07 Bermuda v Canada

21-Jan-07 Kenya v Canada
21-Jan-07 Ireland v The Netherlands

22-Jan-07 Ireland v Scotland
22-Jan-07 Bermuda v The Netherlands

23-Jan-07 Kenya v Bermuda
23-Jan-07 Canada v Scotland

24-Jan-07 Kenya v Ireland
24-Jan-07 Canada v The Netherlands

25-Jan-07 The Netherlands v Scotland
25-Jan-07 Bermuda v Ireland

27-Jan-07 Kenya v The Netherlands
27-Jan-07 Bermuda v Scotland
27-Jan-07 Canada v Ireland

28-Jan-07 Final (only 1 v 2)


Dear CW Supporters, Members, Players and Parents:

We are writing to invite you to join us for the annual CWRFC fund-raising event for the 2006-07 season. The Penny Farthing Pub is the venue for our dinner and auction evening, on Saturday, Feb 10th, starting at 7.00 pm. There will fabulous food and drink for the evening, all included in the ticket price of $100, (dress - business casual). All funds raised go towards the yearly operation of the Club, (seniors to minis), including medical supplies, insurance, travel costs, equipment costs, rental fees and league registration costs.

We have an impressive list of auction items, as diverse as weekends at Whistler and Long Beach; Vancouver Canucks home game on March 4th, including Helijet to and from Vancouver and two nights in a condo at Yaletown; Concert of Your Choice at Save-on-Foods Arena, private booth for twelve - food and refreshments included; artwork by established local artists and much more. Previous evenings hosted by the 'Pe…

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Happy New Year one and all


Hope everyone is safe, happy, and starting the New Year with only a slight head ache!

The 07 schedule is up on the web site
You'll see our first game is Jan 20th at home vs the Meralomas....this will be a great match up for both CW teams to get things going again. We'll also get the Junior games schedule up once it is set.

Coach Robinson has called the players to gather this Thursday 6:45 pm at the Oak Bay Rec Indoor training field to get things up and running.

A few players who missed the first half.....Joseph Atelefo and Jonny Inoke...will be joined by a few new players of note Brennan Marcoux from Regina, played in the backs for Cowichan but has since been released by them over Christmas....Will Shaw and Nigel Thompson, two young players coming from back East to see what the West Coast rugby is like...home town boy Kevin Larson is traveling to Wales to see what the rugby is like in those parts!

Also, if you want your Xmas tree dropped off today Jan 1st....C…