May 15, 2013
The 2013 Canadian National Schools Twenty20 Cricket Tournament will take place over the May 31‑June 02 weekend, with fifteen fast and furious matches at three grounds over three days.
The schedule and playing details are available here. We wish all our junior players good luck, and invite all VDCA members and cricket fans to come out and support the future of cricket.
Update: Results and Awards
Tournament Winners - St Michaels University SchoolSMUS remained unbeaten, 5-0, throughout the competition to claim the first Jack Kyle Trophy.
Best Bowler - Jamison Schulz-Franco (SMUS)
Jamison, a 13-year-old wrist-spinner, took 14 wickets to lead all tournament bowlers and claim the Rob Wilson Award, named for the former Oxford Blues player and SMUS teacher.
Best Bowling Performance - Jamison Schulz-Franco (SMUS)
Jamison's 4/12 against L.A. Matheson were the best figures for any single match, earning him the Kortwright Richards Award, named for the former Canadian opening bowler from Victoria.
Best Batsman - Trenton Schulz-Franco (SMUS)
Trenton's 402 just edged Umar Choudhary with 397 for the most runs scored in the tournament, earning him the Reg Wenman Award, named for an icon of Canadian Cricket who was also a SMUS student and teacher in his day.
Best Batting Performance - Trenton Schulz-Franco (SMUS)
Trenton's 109no again just edged out Umar Choudhary, who hit the only other century of the tournament at 106, with Jogpaul Dilgar at 97 a close in the running for the Sirish Patel Award, named for local cricketing player and administrator.
Best Captain - Jogpaul Dilgar (Surrey A)Jogpaul's leadership throughout the tournament earned the Jan Aten Award.
Best Wicketkeeper - Jayan Dissanayake (Surrey B)
Jayan, who is also the BC U19 'keeper, claimed the Robert Snowden Award.
Best Fielder - Suliman Khan (SMUS)
Suliman's agility and determination claimed the Major Stephen Petzing Award.
Most Promising Junior - Suliman Khan (SMUS)
Suliman is already, at 14 years old, one of the quickest bowlers in the country, and was the most economical bowler of the tournament, allowing only 68 runs from his 20 overs over 5 matches, so was truly deserving of the Patrick Ely Award.
Spirit of Cricket - St George's School
The St George's program emphasises fair play and sportsmanship, a philosophy embodied by all players and worthy of the David Billingham Award, named for the legend who has devoted over 40 years of service to cricket in Canada.
Most Valuable Player - Trenton Schulz-Franco (SMUS)
Trenton's contributions with the bat, his leadership as captain, and his positive attitude earned him the Tony Cordle Award, named for the Canadian and Glamorgan cricketer, also a local coach who has dedicated years of service to junior cricket.