Friday, September 21, 2007

Castaways

Castaways Season

Tune your tv's on News 6 or Chan. 12 news, sports Friday night...both were at training tonight doing shots of players and interviews..... some time between 5pm and 6pm Friday.

CW Premiers take the field at 3pm vs Uvic Vikings, Windsor Park.
Preceded by the CW Firsts vs Norsemen at 1:30 KO Windsor Park.

Show up for a great start to the season for CW.....

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Victoria Cricket

The Tomalin Cup game: Cowichan v Meralomas will NOT be played this season.
No date could be found that suited both clubs. The game will therefore be played in mid-May, 2008 at Beacon Hill.
Cowichan will now go ahead with its 20/20 game against Albion on Sat. 22 at Beacon Hill, start 3.30.

Regards, Howard

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Victoria Cricket



Canada clinch the first-ever ICC Americas Women’s Championship after a resounding 5 wicCanada beat Bermuda by 5 wickets in an enthralling contest at Maple Leaf CC, and thereby won the first-ever ICC Americas Women’s Championship. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Bermuda made 169 for 7 in their allotted 40 overs. In reply, Canada marched to an emphatic victory, and the Americas crown, reaching 173 for 5 in 35 overs. Canada got off to a nervous start in reply, and in search of the Americas title, but a 123 run 3rd partnership, between Kim Coulter, 37 off 81 balls, with 3 fours, and a brilliant undefeated 50, off 78 balls with 4 fours, for player of the match Joanna White, effectively signed and sealed the outcome.ket victory over Bermuda.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Castaway and Wanderer

Castaway and Wanderer

As we head into the new season, we wish to remind you of the need for your financial support in the coming months. As many of you know, the budget for CW Rugby last season was a staggering $186,000, and shows no signs of receding this year. This was the main reason for launching the CW Supporters Club in 2006, and we successfully signed up 130 members, providing a much- needed cash infusion to Rugby and to Discovery Sports. Our target this year is 200 members, and we know there are many Castaway and Wanderer veterans out there who just need a small prompt to jump on board. Please visit our Supporters Club section and view the benefits of membership. We are aware of concerns re; the exclusivity of the Members Balcony, and realize this not only turned some prospective members away, but was impossible to enforce, so we will continue to display our Supporters club banner and hope that many of you will congregate there to enjoy the banter and hospitality of your old team-mates, while others prefer to be nearer to the heat of the battle on the touch-line!

Again we must remind our supporters that running Senior, Junior and Mini rugby with all the inherent costs of equipment, insurance, travel, referee expenses etc. is a costly business, so dropping $5 in the box the odd time at Windsor is a drop-in-the-bucket, so please, please go to the Supporters Club section, download a membership form and put it in the mail with a much-appreciated cheque for $150 to CW Rugby and mail it to Allan Oliver, 540 Beach Dr. V8S 2M5 to receive your laminated membership card for 2007-8. We will also have a table in the Pavilion for Saturday’s home opener, so bring your chequebook and visit us there.

Many thanks,

Allan Oliver, Peter Gallagher, Stephen Petzing and Jim Wenman, Committee.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Victoria Cricket

V.D.C.A. Cricket Play-off Final on Sunday, 16th. Sept. at Beacon Hill, Victoria

COWICHAN defeated Albion by 8 wickets:

Albion 191 all out (35 overs) Gareth Sanders 2 for 30, Dan Vann 3 for 49, Lucien Nel 2 for 18,
Adam Benning 2 for 32, Rick Fletcher 1 for 0

Cowichan 193 for 2 (19.5 overs) Dan Vann 127 not out, Lucien Nel 42 not out

Cowichan won the toss and elected to field first despite the steady drizzle. At 65 for 6 Albion were in serious trouble, but their middle order batsmen rescued their innings. The 7th wicket fell at 149. And their last three batsmen were able to run the total up to 191. It might have been higher were it not for two superb catches taken by Mike Andrews, the wicketkeeper. Once again Cowichan's fielding was excellent given that the ball resembled a bar of soap! Such a total appeared a difficult target considering the miserable weather that Cowichan were having to bat in.
Rick Fletcher and Dan Vann opened the batting for Cowichan and immediately attacked the bowling. 50 was on the board after only 6 overs. Then Rick and Dave Norrish were out in quick succession, leaving the score at 62 for 2.
Lucien Nel, a very promising and talented cricketer who is a grade 10 student at Shawnigan Lake School, then joined Dan and the two made the task look so easy. Dan scored 127 not out with 14 boundaries and 8 "sixes".
Lucien drove and pulled the ball with the strength and confidence of a player twice his age and produced a chanceless innings of 42 not out. To score nearly 200 runs in only 20 overs was an amazing performance. It was a pity that the rain kept many spectators away. Many would be surprised that the game was played.
Cowichan will now play the Vancouver Mainland champions at Beacon Hill next weekend. Whether it will be Saturday or Sunday has yet to be settled. It will be a 50 over game starting at 11.30 a.m.

Howard Martin

Monday, September 10, 2007

Victoria Cricket

Hi Everyone,
I have been somewhat tardy in forwarding Cowichan cricket news over the last few weeks. I'll bring the club's progress up-to-date. At the midway mark of the season Cowichan was top of the VDCA table. We then lost FOUR straight games and finished with a win and loss. Finally our record was won 7, lost 7. Unlike all the other clubs, we were not involved in any rain-outs. This reflects our determination to play cricket rather than weather conditions. (Shawnigan Lake has more rain than Victoria anyway!).
Our record would normally have left us out of the play-offs, but because of penalty points deducted from some clubs we finished in fourth place. Thus, last Saturday (Sept. 8) we played a semi-final against the first place team, Colts. Here is the outcome:

Cowichan WON by 7 wickets.
Colts 107 all out Adam Benning 3 for 33, Adam Price 3 for 46, Benjy Brooks 2 for 1,
Dan Vann 2 for 12 (Gareth Sanders 0 for 9 in 7 overs!)
Cowichan's fielding was excellent as were two or three of the catches that removed useful batsmen.

Cowichan 110 for 3 Dan Vann 79 not out.

Two quick wickets fell, but Dan put the Colts' bowlers to the sword. The match was won in only the
18th. over, with more than 22 overs remaining!!

The next stage is the VDCA final to be played on Sunday, 16th. Sept. at Beacon Hill. The opposition will be
either Albion or Carico. They are playing their semi-final as I write.

Cheers, Howard

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


The 11th Annual Vancouver Island Easter Seals Regatta will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2007!
This unique fundraising event hosted by the Royal Victoria Yacht Club supports children with disabilities on Vancouver Island.

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