British Columbia Mainland Cricket League

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The British Columbia Mainland Cricket League (BCMCL) was founded in 1914 by seven founding member clubs.[1] It is a competitive cricket league and is known for its scenic cricket grounds, most notably Stanley Park. According to the league's president, Inamul Desai, the BCMCL is the second-largest cricket league in North America.[2]

Organization[edit]

In 2016, the league hosted 81 teams (including junior teams), which played 1100 games in the regular season, which lasts from the end of April to mid-September.[2] The teams are organized into nine divisions.[2] At the end of the season, playoffs against the top two teams in each division are held, in which teams compete to move up in the division. Teams that end the season at the bottom of their division are relegated to the lower level.

Teams[edit]

The current list of regular season teams, organized by division, as of 2017. A total of 29 cricket clubs representing local cities and organizations compete in the league.[3] Many of these clubs field multiple teams, denoted by a Roman numeral suffix.[4]

Elite Division
  • Abbotsford I
  • Cosmos I
  • Richmond I
  • Centurions
  • Pakcan I
  • Salim Akbar I
  • Meraloma I
Premier Division
  • Surrey United I
  • Newton Surrey I
  • West Vancouver I
  • North Shore I
  • Abbotsford II
  • Windies I
  • West Coast Tamils I
Division 1
  • West Vancouver II
  • Kelowna Kamloops I
  • Richmond II
  • Surrey Hawks I
  • West Vancouver III
  • Lions I
  • Newton Surrey II
  • Pakcan II
  • Cosmos II
  • Meraloma II
Division 2
  • Abbotsford III
  • Langley I
  • Surrey United II
  • Langley II
  • Surrey Warriors I
  • Surrey Stars I
  • Burrard I
  • Abbotsford V
  • ACC 1
  • North Shore II
Division 3
  • Bengal Tigers
  • Ind-Can I
  • Cosmos III
  • Pakcan III
  • Abbotsford IV
  • West Coast Tamils II
  • Lankan Kings
  • Newton Surrey III
  • Richmond III
  • Salim Akbar II
Division 4
  • Kelowna Kamloops II
  • Newton Surrey IV
  • Fraser Valley I
  • Okanagan Royals I
  • Meraloma III
  • Surrey Hawks II
  • West Vancouver IV
  • Surrey Stars III
  • Surrey Stars II
  • King I
Division 5
  • West Vancouver V
  • Surrey Hawks III
  • West Coast Tamils III
  • Salim Akbar III
  • Master Blaster I
  • Windies II
  • North Shore III
  • Surrey Stars IV
  • Surrey Stars V
  • West Coast Tamils IV
Division 6
  • Ind-Can II
  • Surrey United III
  • Richmond IV
  • Surrey Warriors II
  • Bengal Tigers II
  • West Vancouver VI
  • Cosmos IV
  • ACC II
  • Burnaby Windies I
  • Meraloma IV
Division 7
  • Newton Surrey V
  • Cosmos V
  • Surrey Stars VI
  • Lions II
  • North Shore IV
  • Ind-Can III
  • Surrey United IV
  • West Vancouver VII
  • Master Blaster II
  • West Coast Tamils V

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brockton Oval Clubhouse - History
  2. ^ a b c "Daily Hive". dailyhive.com. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  3. ^ "British Columbia Mainland Cricket League: Club Listing". bcmcl.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  4. ^ "British Columbia Mainland Cricket League: Competition Structure 2017 Regular Season". bcmcl.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-04.