Mariners host Cards and Pirates

Victoria Mariners Premier squad plays Saturday at Layritz Park and Sunday at Henderson

The Oak Bay-based Victoria Mariners Premier squad hosts both the Nanaimo Pirates and the Abbotsford Cardinals this weekend, with games starting at noon Saturday (at Layritz Park) and 11 a.m. Sunday at Henderson Park.

The Mariners’ cross-town rivals, the Victoria Premier Eagles, will host the Abbotsford Cardinals Saturday at Lambrick Park beginning at noon. The Premier boys then head up-Island on Sunday to take on the Nanaimo Pirates.

On the Junior Premier side, the JP Mariners are off at a tournament in Seattle, while the JP Eagles enjoy a weekend off before heading to the North Shore next Saturday.

At Oak Bay’s Carnarvon Park, the Bantam AAA Black Eagles team are away this weekend, facing Okanagan and Kamloops in Ladner, while the Bantam AAA Red Eagles host Cloverdale for a Sunday double-headers starting at 10 a.m.

It’s a big weekend for Oak Bay runners, who will be lacing up for Sunday’s 107.3 KOOL FM Oak Bay Half Marathon (May 24). Walkers and others needing an early start for the half-marathon will begin at 7 a.m. with the regular half-marathon and relay beginning an hour later. For the children, there’s a one-kilometre run starting at 10:30 a.m. During race weekend, register at the Frontrunners on Shelbourne Street. Visit oakbayhalf.com for details.

The Victoria and District Cricket League has two games on the calendar this weekend at Beacon Hill Park. On Saturday, the Islanders Cricket Club faces the Incogs. The following day will see the United take on Oak Bay. Both games will begin at 12:30 p.m.

This Saturday brings the first Fairway Gorge Paddling Club Dragon Boat Super Race of the year. The race will be held at the Fairway Gorge Paddling Club on Jutland Road May 23.

 

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