As a player,What is the most important difference you would like to see in BCMCL 2014 season?
Better Ground maintenance.
Better Umpiring
Better Administration
Dec 19, 2014
The Australian. Article by: Simon King- November 28, 2014   Unthinkable tragedy has played out this way before Garrett, a Sydney first-grade pace bowler, dropped one short, the South African batsman played and missed and was hit on the back of the head. Greg Hobson, 21, died on the field. “It was just a short ball, he tried to play a pull shot, missed, turned his head and he got hit in the worst possible spot,” Garrett told The Australian. “I knew he was in trouble as soon as he got hit, because he fell to his knees straight away. I raced down the pitch, but by the time we got to him to support him, his eyes had rolled back into his head and he was struggling to breathe.” In the mid-90s, the British Colum­bia Cricket Association league featured several international first-class players, former Test players, some solid grade cricketers and even Malcolm Nash, the Welsh legend who had been famously hit for six sixes in six balls by Garfield Sobers in 1968. On that sunny June day in 1995, Hobson — whose twin brother, Wayne, was also playing in the game — had decided to take his helmet off due to the heat. Bowling at the other end and fielding in close when the ball struck was Solomons, now director of coaching at Sydney’s Kingsgrove Cricket Academy. “It was a very similar reaction to Phillip ­Hughes, where he didn’t collapse straight away, he went down on his hands and knees: but the one thing that will never leave me is the sound he made,” Solomons said. “He made this groan and then he went down completely.” Garrett said he had not been able to watch the tragic moments unfold at the SCG but reading the reports brought back all the memories of Canada. “I just remember how helpless we all felt in the field, desperately yelling for people to call an ambulance and how I wish I had just bowled a f ... king yorker instead,” he said. For all the players involved, getting back onto the field and bowling that first ball was a giant step — and, for Garrett, one that felt like moving into a surreal haze. “I can’t even remember bowling in the next game,” he said. “The rest of that season, it was quite bizarr­e. Probably the most bizarre, the strangest game to play again, was the following season at the same ground, where it all happened.” The players were offered counselling, but ultimately it was the support of the cricket community that got them through. “Everyone realised just how unfortunate a situation it was — the chances of it happening are just ridiculously low,” Garrett said. “The cricketers understand the chance scenario. That was important to us as a team, and me and the Hobson family.” Solomons, who shared an attic room with Garrett at the time, saw first-hand the ­effect on his mate. “I think Phil handled it amazingly,” he said. “But he was having nightmares. Our beds were at opposite ends of the attic; I was being constantly woken up with him in all sorts of distress in the middle of the night. “The cricket community, the whole competition, got in behind him. Greg’s parents and his twin brother, everyone from the club he was playing against, said: ‘No, it’s not your fault, it’s part of the game … it could have happened to anyone — it was an accident’. “I think that probably made the process a lot easier for Phil.” For Garrett, bowling was never the same. “When I came back to Australia I almost gave up bowling,” he said. “You are really conscious about it — and you definitely think twice about short-pitched bowling ever again. I can only imagine what it’s doing for someone like Sean Abbott … He’s going to be pretty reluctant to ever bowl that again I reckon.”
Dec 10, 2014
The VCU&SA on November 16, 2014 held their Annual General Meeting (AGM).  The new 2014-2015 elected Executives Members are: President: Hassan Keshvani (2yrs)Vice President: Paresh Tailor (1Yrs)Treasurer: Dilip Pachchigar (2yrs) Member currently serving: Jim Peters - Secretary 
Dec 09, 2014
The BCMCL held its first Club Delegates' Meeting of the 2015 Season on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the Guildford Recreation Centre in Surrey. The following Members at Large were elected to the BCMCL Committee to serve a one year term: Riaz Dawood - Re-elected Harjinder Dhillon - Re-elected Ateeq Kahn - Newly elected Inamul Desai - Newly elected Malkit Sidhu - Newly elected Trideep Chakraborty - Newly elected Yatish Dabholkar - Newly elected The BCMCL congratulates the members to the BCMCL Management Committee and wish them the best for a successful 2015 Season. Thank you to the Club Delegates who attended the meeting. Alex Turko BCMCL 778 229 7858
Nov 28, 2014
It is much sadness that we announce the passing of Mr. Terry Fester (father to Wayne Fester - playing member of Richmond Cricket Club).  The Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 28th at 12:30 P.M. It will be at the Mountain View Cemetery. Address : 5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC
2015 Club Registration Form
Nov 23, 2014
2015 Club Registration Form can be downloaded from the Forms Link. Deadline for the Club registration is 1st Dec 2014. Registration Fees must be Deposited directly to the BCMCL Bank Account (Details sent to all the club delegates). For any new team/club registration, to get the Bank details, you may contact the League Secretary. An email MUST be sent to the BCMCL (both Secretary  and Treasurer) indicating the Amount, Date and Where the registration fees were deposited in the BCMCL account.
Nov 22, 2014
Attention: ALL CLUB DELEGATES   We would like to invite Club Delegates to attend the 1st BCMCL Delegates' Meeting for the season 2014-15.    The meeting will be held as follows:  Venue: Guildford Recreation Centre              Craft Room #2               15105 152 Street              Surrey, BC V3R 7G8 Map: http://goo.gl/maps/3YHB7 Date: Saturday 29 November 2014 Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nov 19, 2014
The Funeral Service for Sydney Aguiton will be held on Saturday November 22, 2014 at: St. Paul's Catholic Church 424 Esplanade West North Vancouver BC V7M 1A7 The service starts at 11:00 am and will be followed by a Celebration of Life at West Vancouver Cricket Clubhouse at 3 pm. Address: 1290 Third Street West Vancouver BC V7S 2Y2 Tel: 604-926-0820   From:  Gerry Maingot   Dear All, It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Sydney Aguiton died yesterday morning at Evergreen care facility of the the Lions Gate Hospital  For the past few weeks he was having trouble speaking (Parkinson's is relentless) and then with his breathing.  We have lost a good friend, cricketer and one of the best scorers in the NSCC long history.  Sydney, in so many ways, was an example to all who knew him, especially in his faith life, his kindness and generosity and great concern for all of us and others.  We will miss him dearly.  Sydney, who in his youth was an opening fast bowler for his Fatima College in Trinidad, was in his mid-eighties.  He has been struggling with his illness for over ten years...and never complained...When I learn of the prayer and funeral Mass arrangements, I will advise all...Please keep him in your prayers...   May God have mercy on this his faithful servant.   Gerry Maingot
Nov 12, 2014
The BCMCL held their Annual General Meeting on November 4, 2014 at the Brockton Pavilion, Stanley Park and following Executive members were elected. 1st Vice President - Harjit Sandhu  (Re-Elected by acclamation - 2 years) 2nd Vice President - Sarbjit Gill (Elected by acclamation - 1 year) Secretary - Dushyant Singh (Elected by acclamation - 2 years) Treasurer - Deean Jamal (Elected by acclamation - 2 years)   On behalf of the BCMCL, we want to thank all members who attended the AGM.   Alex Turko President - BCMCL
2014 BCMCL AGM
Oct 26, 2014
  The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League (BCMCL) will be held on Tuesday, 6th November 2012 at Brockton Pavilion, Stanley Park at 7:00pm. Registration will commence at 6:00pm.  The positions that are coming for elections are: 1st Vice President - 2 year term  2nd Vice President - 1 year term  Secretary - 2 year term  Treasurer - 2 year term    The Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League (BCMCL) will be held as follows:   Date: Tuesday, 4th November 2014 Place: Brockton Pavilion, Stanley Park Time: 7:00pm Registration will commence at 6:00pm.   To register, photo identification in the form of a current driver's license, passport, school ID card, or other official document must be presented.  Each BCMCL playing member will be eligible to vote.   The following positions are coming up for election:   1st Vice President - 2 year term 2nd Vice President - 1 year term Secretary - 2 year term Treasurer - 2 year term 
2014 Cricket BC AGM
Oct 24, 2014
The Annual Gereral Meeting of Cricket BC (West Coast Cricket Organization) for the year 2014-15 will be held on Saturday, 1st Nov'14 at 11:00am, Brockton Clubhouse, Vancouver, BC.    The positions that are coming for elections are: President - 2 year term 2nd Vice President - 2 year term Treasurer - 2 Year term Member-at-large - 1 year term - 3 positions, one being Junior Co-ordinator    Looking forward to see each of the club's representative in the meeting.  
VCU&SA - Level I Umpires Course
Oct 14, 2014
VCU&SA will be conducting a Cricket Canada Level 1 Umpires Course on November 22nd, 29th, Dec 6th, Dec 13th on Saturdays between 9:30am - 12:30pm. Full Details from VCU&SA      VANCOUVER CRICKET UMPIRES & SCORERS ASSOCIATION We are planning to have a Cricket Canada Level I Umpires course on November 22nd, 29th, December 6th & 13th. All are Saturdays from 9:30am – 12:30pm. We have videos & Power point presentations & discussions on many of the laws. Presenter – Harry Grewal, Assisted by me Angus Melder & also Dennis Rego when and where possible.  If you are interested or know someone who is interested and capable of a written exam in English on the last day, please sign up by email ASAP to melderang@hotmail.com or phone me for more information at 604-637-2678. Details of location may depend on cost & availability in Surrey. Harry has kindly volunteered his office in Richmond.  The fee for this great course is only $25, paid on the first day. You can return this sheet with your sign up now -- or sign up by email. ASAP.  As a BCMCL League umpire you also get a fee of $80 for umpiring in Div 1 or higher & $75 for 45 over matches. You will usually be teamed up with senior umpires. Name: Print First & Last name    Club:                                      Email/Tel (print) 1) ________________________  ______________ _______________ __________   2)________________________ _______________ _______________ __________   3)________________________ _______________ _______________ __________   Fun ? Is the boundary a part of a circle, or a straight line between cones or flags, when the boundary is only marked by cones or flags?? Answer:   Download the Form
2014 BCMCL Award Winners
Oct 08, 2014
Congratulations to all the Award Winners !! Click HERE for the Full List
2014 Inter-City Game - BCMCL Vs VDCA
Sep 19, 2014
Inter-City Game between BCMCL XI and VDCA XI will be played on Sunday, 21st Sept'14 at Upper Brockton, BC. BCMCL will be the host and VDCA team will be visiting.  Please come and watch this high profile game with all the top players in action.     BCMCL XI 1] Amarbir Hansra (C) 2] Sanjeet Sadana (VC) 3] Jawad Dawood 4] Sada Kaleem 5] Awais Ahmed 6] Atul Nagpal 7] Rash Kumar Sharma 8] Harmandeep Singh 9] Partheepan Yogarajah 10]Rajbir Singh Sohal 11]Jayan Dissanayake 12]Dushyant Singh (Team Manager) VDCA XI 1] Matt Baldwin 2] Paramdeep 3] Love Ablish 4] Kulvir Sidhu 5] Rahim Hassaan 6] Siam 7] Dushyant Kohli 8] Vatsal  9] Tejwant Mann 10]Nagy Thomas 11]Sweetpal Singh 12]Ravi Bachhal Kuljit Nagra (Team Manager)   BCMCL XI1] Amarbir Hansra (C) 2] Sanjeet Sadana (VC) 3] Jawad Dawood 4] Sana Kaleem 5] Awais Ahmed 6] Atul Nagpal 7] Rash Kumar Sharma 8] Harmandeep Singh 9] Partheepan Yogarajah 10]Rajbir Singh Sohal 11]Jayan Dissanayake12]Dushyant Singh (Team Manager) VDCA XI1] Matt Baldwin 2] Paramdeep 3] Love Ablish 4] Kulvir Sidhu 5] Rahim Hassaan 6] Siam 7] Dushyant Kohli 8] Vatsal 9] Tejwant Mann 10]Nagy Thomas 11]Sweetpal Singh 12]Ravi BachhalKuljit Nagra (Team Manager)
Sep 18, 2014
VDCA Winners - Saanich CC (Host)BCMCL Winners - Meraloma CC (Guest)Date : Saturday, 20th Sept 14 @ 12:00pmVenue : Beacon Hill Park, Victoria (Map)Format : 45 OversTeam List From Saanich CC1. Dushyant Kohli (C)2. Paramdeep Singh (VC)3. Vatsal Shah4. Gaurav Kumar5. Love Ablish6. Vikram Bawa7. Dabeer Ahmed8. Harris Ahmed9. Buhran Khan10. Samad Khan11. Raj Saini12. Punnet Puri13. Dhwani Mistry14. Hummair AhmedTeam List from Meraloma CC1. Anthony Holloway2. Daniel Brennan3. Teece Camporeale4. Jason Sandher5. Ben Hastie6. David McGowan7. Lee Edwards8. Nathan Owen9. Worrin Williams10.Cavan Ditchmen (C)11.Iain DixonCome and Enjoy !!
2014 BCMCL Awards Night
Sep 14, 2014
2014 BCMCL Awards Night - Saturday, 11th Oct'14 Crystal At YorkFun starts at 6:30pm.. Get your tickets now from your club executives or from Harjit / Sarbjit. All are Welcome !!
 
Level: BCMCL, Tournament: 2014 Regular Season, Round: Preliminary,