Davy Jacobs- Blog #3 "What it is"

Davy Jacobs- Blog #3 "What it is"

What it is”

This blog entry is slightly different from others I’ve done. The only thing that made me hesitant to do it, is the fact that this piece would make the guy I’m going to tell you about feel extremely uncomfortable. This is by no means his thing, he is a “behind-the-scenes” guy, managing and creating, growing and producing, but never one for the spotlight, or there to take credit. I’ll tell you about him, because you should all know this.

Young Canadians going to Sri Lanka in "Cricket for a Cause"

Young Canadians going to Sri Lanka in "Cricket for a Cause"

Cricket tour with a cause

14 young Ontarians will set off in March 2017 and embark on a 10 day cricket tour to Sri Lanka. As part of our youth cricket development program, we have undertaken yearly tours to cricket playing countries. This yearly initiative has helped give our Canadian youngsters an opportunity of playing against the best opposition in the world and thereby helping to elevate our local standards.

Davy Jacobs - Blog #2 “From Potch to Toronto, and back”

Davy Jacobs - Blog #2 “From Potch to Toronto, and back”

“From Potch to Toronto, and back”

For some reason, I woke up this morning more excited than usual. I am, most definitely, a morning person, but today, everything just felt, amplified. It then dawned on me that our three Ontario Cricket Academy boys; Rohan, Shlok and Mamik, are flying to South Africa this coming weekend, for the start of the High Performance Exchange Program in Potchefstroom. The next hour or so was just like any other morning, chatting to Liz, cooking a high-protein breakfast, breaking up the fight between Lilly and Lexi over some teddy bear or iPad. But through it all, I was transported back in time, and I found myself in Potchefstroom, my hometown…

Q&A with Emanuel Khokhar - National U19 player and honours student

Q&A with Emanuel Khokhar - National U19 player and honours student

Q: Tell us about how you got started in cricket?

A: I was about 3-4 years old when my father had introduced me to the game of cricket. I still remember that moment quite vividly; I had just met Coach Derek and he asked me if I knew what cricket is or if i knew how to bat or bowl. Since i was at such a tender age, I wasn't exposed to cricket as of yet and the only sport I related the bat and ball to was baseball. After the moment where Coach Derek cleared the fog, I fell instantly in love with the sport and never looked back.

Ali Irfan training hard at the NCA in Pakistan

Ali Irfan training hard at the NCA in Pakistan

18 year old pacer Ali Irfan who recently represented our provincial side at the Visitors Coverage Cup in California, is coming to the end of a month long trip to Pakistan. Ali, who is part of the Ontario Cricket Academy High Performance program has been going for sessions at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Pakistan working with national squad coaches and meeting some famous names such as Mohammad Irfan (the tallest bowler in the world). 

Davy Jacobs- Blog #4 "Parallel Universe"

Davy Jacobs- Blog #4 "Parallel Universe"

I’m on the 400 North, cottage country bound. My in-laws are visiting from South Africa, and we had booked a lake cottage for the week. I have wanted to do this since the day I landed in Canada, but the last two summers have been really busy, and it takes a while to settle into a new place, never mind a foreign country. “Cottaging” is where it’s at, it is the “Canadian way”.