The domestic cricket season has begun for two of the leagues in the Greater Toronto area. Premier Divisions of both the Etobicoke and District League and the Canadian Commonwealth Cricket Association of Toronto started on Saturday (May 12).

Play begins on Saturday May 19th in The Toronto and District Cricket Association, Canada's largest cricket league, and on May 26th for the Scarborough Cricket Association.

Canada's national team leaves for England on Tuesday (May 15) to prepare for the International Cricket Council's (ICC's) 2006 Intercontinental Cup Final against Ireland. This match is at Grace Road, Leicester from May 22 to May 25.

The City of Toronto's exhibition "A view from the Pavilion: South Asian Contributions to the World of Cricket" is at Toronto City Hall this week. Later it will move to Etobicoke Civic Centre (June 4-6), North York Civic Centre (June 11-13) and finally Scarborough Civic Centre (June 18-22).

Some Etobicoke & District League Highlights

There were two Premier matches at Centennial Park, Etobicoke, on Sunday in the EDCL: York Central beat KVSCC thanks to Anthony Collins' 7 wickets for 32 runs in 10 overs. Calypso beat Bramalea as John Stephen made 54 runs not out. Harvir Baidwan, who attended indoor practices with the Canadian National team this winter, top-scored with 49 runs for Bramalea.

  • KVSC 122 (P Patel 38, A Collins 7-32) lost to York Central 123-7 (C Neptune 24*, T Patel 3-10) by 3 wickets
  • Bramalea 152-8 (H Baidwan 49, B Budhoo 3-32) lost to Calypso 154-4 (J Stephen 54*) by 6 wickets.