Cricket returns to Windsor Park

The Islanders will host Oak Bay at Beacon Hill Saturday, while Oak Bay plays again Sunday, hosting Cowichan at Windsor Park

The Victoria and District Cricket League season is under way in the Capital Region, with a handful of local games this weekend. The Islanders will host Oak Bay at Beacon Hill at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, while Oak Bay plays again Sunday, hosting Cowichan at Windsor Park. The first bowl is at 12:30 p.m.

This is the final week of high school senior boys and girls rugby league play. The senior boys have five games on the ledger this coming week, all on May 7. Glenlyon Norfolk School hosts Stelly’s, Oak Bay visits Claremont and St. Michaels visits Belmont.

The senior girls will have their final games on Friday, with three mini-tournaments. Oak Bay hosts Esquimalt, Spectrum and Stelly’s at Windsor Park, while GNS joins Edward Milne at Belmont and Mt. Doug and Reynolds visit Claremont. All games will begin at 3:45. The season’s final jamboree is next Friday, May 8, with the top six teams playing at Westhills and the bottom five teams at Goudy field. Games start at 10:20 a.m. with the cup final starting at 2 p.m.

On the diamond, Oak Bay’s Victoria Mariners Premier Baseball club spends Saturday in Vancouver before returning home to host the Coquitlam Reds on Sunday, May 3. First pitch of the doubleheader is at 11 a.m.

The Victoria Eagles Premier Baseball team is at home this Saturday, when they host the Coquitlam Reds at Lambrick Park. First pitch will be at noon, with the second game of the doubleheader at 2:30 p.m.

At the Bantam AAA level, the Carnarvon Park-hosted Victoria Eagles play four games at home this weekend. Bob Mabee’s Bantam AAA Red Eagles host Vancouver for a doubleheader Saturday, with White Rock visiting Sunday. Games begin at noon and 3 p.m. both days.

The Victoria HarbourCats Baseball Club is seeking to complete its roster of 2015 summer host families. The season is approximately 10 weeks long with the players on the road for five of those weeks. Host families will be provided with two season tickets per player hosted. For more information, contact Brittany French at 250-889-3754 or brittany@harbourcats.com.

The Pacific Institute of Sports Excellence will host the sixth annual Family Sport Recreation Festival this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will include more than 30 mini-sport activities for kids of all ages to try. Also a great way to introduce kids and parents to sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities in Greater Victoria, activities include Adrenaline Zipline (by donation), numerous physical literacy and sport fundamental activities, outdoor rock climbing with experts from Boulders Academy, tennis, orienteering, karate and taekwondo, motocross, and adapted sports including wheelchair basketball, and bocce.

This weekend brings the sixth annual KidsRun Victoria, Sunday, May 3. Along with the Saanich Fire Fighters Charitable Foundation, KidsRun aims to raise awareness of childhood cancers plus $20,000 for Pediatric Oncology for Vancouver Islands’ Kids. In addition to the 1K and 5K walk/run, enjoy a morning full of fun family activities, entertainment, fire trucks, mascots, on-site barbecue by donation provided by Montana’s Cookhouse and silent auction. Visit www.solesistersvictoria.com/kidsrun-victoria for details.

 

Devon Gall is an avid sports fan and former Carnarvon baseball player. Send your sports events news to jocktalk@telus.net.