The inaugural Upper Canada College Cricket Week (May 14th-17th) was a huge success. Four Toronto high schools brought teams to play against UCC in four closely-contested exhibition games.
For the UCC squad, the games provided experience for a number of younger players often denied opportunities in the must-win CISAA games. The visiting schools were strong and provided challenging situations for both the less-experienced players and for our veterans to test themselves against some seasoned opponents.
Played in the popular 20-over format (T20), with visiting teams wearing coloured clothing (rather than the traditional white), the games were a refreshing change for our athletes and the boys rose to the challenge to register some strong team performances and go head-to-head with some talented players. In the spirit of exhibition games, the captains used the breadth of their talent rather than maximising the impact of their strongest players; ultimately, the games yielded 2 wins and 2 losses for UCC, but the results were of limited importance compared to the experiences enjoyed by the players.
May 14: York Memorial Collegiate Institute 90 for 9, UCC 67. York Memorial won by 21 runs
May 15: UCC 117 for 8, East York Collegiate Institute 88 for 9. UCC won by 29 runs
May 16: UCC 119 for 8, David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute 120 for 8. Thomson CI won by 2 wickets
May 17: UCC 89 for 5, Earl Haig Secondary School 69. UCC won by 20 runs