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Canada’s 31st Joe-Pete encounter brings out many cricket stars of yesteryear

Posted on 07 September 2015 by admin

31st Josephian-Peterite Cricket Encounter (Canada Series) was played over the Labour Day statutory holiday on Monday, September 7, 2015, at the picturesque Ajax Cricket Club in Toronto. Weather turned out to be fantastic and ideal conditions for the Canadian "Big Match". A large crowd turned out to witness stars of yesteryear take the field in honour of their alma mater in faraway Toronto, Canada. The event is conducted in two segments, 1) Masters T20 game Over-40 and 2) Main Game. Following are the scores.



Old Peterites XI won by 4-wickets.

SJC 109 for 06 in 20 overs (Mario Steinwall 25, J. De <el 13) Crofton Joseph 2/19, Michael jayatillake 2/24, J. Lewis 2/21

SPC 110 for 6 wickets in 16.5 overs. (Dane Joseph 45 n.o., Chanaka De Mel 25, (Dyan Trenchel 3/29)

Trophy 1Trophy 2AWARDS:

  • Best batsman – Mario Steinwall (25 runs –SJC) ,
  • Best Fielder – Philip Navaratne (SPC) ,
  • Best Bowler – Dyan Trenchell ( 3 wkts. – SJC)
  • Man of the match – Dane Joseph (45 not out – SPC)
  • Championship Trophy: Old Peterites


MAIN GAME: (Reduced to 35 Over’s from 40 due to late start)

SJC won by 8 wickets.

SPC – 153 all out in 33 overs. (Senthuren Sooriakumar 34, Srimantha Wijeyeratne 24, Roshan Wignarajah 20, P. Wijayaraj 20, Shawn Corera 14, H. Joseph 14) Rajive Benedict 2/21, Thasan 2/35, Brian Rajadurai 2/40, Trevin Bastiampillai 2/11

SJC – 159 for 2 in 21 Over’s. (Brian Rajadurai 64, Trevin Bastiampillai 69)


  • Best Batsman & MVP – Trevin Bastiampillai,
  • Best Bowler – R. Benedict,
  • Best Fielder J. De Mel,
  • MAN OF THE MATCH – B. RAJADURAI (All award winners from SJC)

** Zubin Surkari, former Canada Captain and current Toronto CC player was the Match Referee and Adjudicator and all awards nominated by him.

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