Tony McWatt

Aaron Johnson: Desert Cup Player Of The Tournament!

51, 84, 109*,0, 1, 89, 68. Those were Aaron Johnson’s recorded scores for his seven crease appearances during the recently concluded four-nation Desert Cup 2022 T20I Championship that was played in Oman from November 14-21. Johnson’s seven innings aggregate for the tournament was an impressive 402 runs. His average at 67.00 was simply staggering in …

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Canadian Team’s Excellent Oman Showing To Be Hopefully Replicated In Malaysia!

By Tony McWatt The results produced by the Canadian National Men’s cricket team during its warm-up tour to Oman in preparation for its participation the December Malaysia-hosted ICC Challenge League Final Round were almost near perfect and as good as anyone could have asked for. The Canadians played seven T20I and three ODI matches in …

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Canada Malaysia Bound Seeking ICC Challenge LeagueGlory!

With warm-up Desert Cup ODI and T20 wins under its belt, the Canadian National Men’s cricket team is now in Malaysia for its participation in the third and final round of the ICC 2023 World Cup Challenge League. The winner of which will progress to the Zimbabwe-hosted final 2023 World Cup Qualifier next March. Having …

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Canada Secures Desert Cup ODi Seroes With 9Wckets Victory Over Oman!

After four-wicket hauls from Jeremy Gordon and Captain Saad Bin Zafar had sufficiently undermined Oman’s batting by restricting them to an inadequate 166 all out, Canada’s top-order batsmen made light work of the challenge, comfortably reaching 167/1 in just 23 overs to secure a Series-clinching victory in the November 27 third and deciding ODI played …

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David Patterson: Once A Coach! Always A Coach!

David Patterson has recently watched the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, not just as an outside observer. He has worked with Australian Cricket for the longest part of his career with a longstanding connection and interest in the Australian game. Currently associated with the Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, Patterson has been in the …

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SCA’s Growth Being Stymied By Lack Of Availabe Cricket Fields!

ALTHOUGH buoyed by the success of the 2022 season, executives of the Scarborough Cricket Association (SCA), led by dynamic President Shiv Persaud, feel strongly that the growth of the association over the years has been stymied by the lack of available cricket fields to accommodate the demand of the game in Scarborough. An obviously disillusioned …

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Monali’s Musings: One On One With Divya Saxena!

While the men’s team has been busy dominating the Desert Cup in Oman, here at home, it was time to catch up with the captain of the Canadian women’s team, the one and only Divya Saxena! After a successful stint as Captain at the South American Championships, Saxena has been quietly training away while keeping …

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Ontario Cricket Academy’s Siddh Lad: One To Watch!

Born in India on September 10, 2003, Siddh Lad came to Canada in 2007 with his parents. Five years after his family’s arrival on Canadian shores he started playing with OCA at the age of 9. Siddh’s initial involvement with cricket had started a couple of years earlier at age 7, but at that time …

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Well Done Ladies!

By Tony McWatt Kudos of the highest order must now be extended to the players on the Canadian National team for their outstanding performances during the recently held Brazil-hosted 2022 South American Women’s Championships. Canada’s ladies swept all that was placed before them, playing unbeaten to emerge as most deserving tournament champions. The Canadians almost …

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