Cricket comes back to Windsor

Soccer, rugby and tennis all on the field this week

Cricket returns to Windsor Park this weekend. In Div. 1 league action, Oak Bay opens play at noon Saturday, April 22 against United at Beacon Hill Park, while University faces the Incogs at Oak Bay’s Windsor Park, also at noon.

On Sunday, April 23, the Div. 1 Alcos host the Metchosin men at Windsor Park, with play starting at noon.

The senior high school girls’ soccer league has Oak Bay hosting Reynolds at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, April 27 on the Oak Bay turf, while St. Michaels University School hosts Royal Bay, also at 3:45 p.m.

In high school tennis, AAA Oak Bay takes on Mt. Doug at Carnarvon Park, while Glenlyn Norfolk School travels to Claremont for exhibition play. In AA competition, SMUS challenges Lambrick at Henderson Park.

Senior girls rugby has Oak Bay hosting Mt. Doug, GNS, Claremont and Reynolds Friday, April 28, while SMUS A and B teams visit Belmont to take on the hosts and Esquimalt.

On the boys’ side, league play has Tier 2 GNS visiting Royal Bay Thursday, April 27 for a 3:45 p.m. start while on Saturday, April 29, Oak Bay is at SMUS.

Senior rugby has embarked on playoffs, and this Saturday has the Castaway Wanderers Premier Women visiting Cowichan for an 11:30 a.m. kick-off, while the Div. 2 CW3 men visit Comox.

Here at home, the Men’s Reserve league has the Castaway Wanderers 2 hosting the UBC Old Boys Ravens 2 Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

In regional high-performance baseball, the Victoria Premier Mariners host the North Delta Blue Jays in a doubleheader at Henderson Park at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22.

The Premier Eagles host their home opener Saturday, April 22 when they take on the Langley Blaze in a doubleheader starting at 12:05 p.m. at Lambrick Park.

Register by for the eighth annual KidsRun Victoria (May 7) by Tuesday, April 25 to be guaranteed a shirt commemorating this year’s event in support of paediatric oncology. Donations are also welcome in person and online – visit solesistersvictoria.com/kidsrun-victoria.

Looking ahead to the golf event of the summer, tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, Sept. 11 to 17. Visit bearmountain.ca for details.

Colin Gall is a local athlete and Grade 12 student at Mt. Doug Secondary School.