Canada November 13, 2006

Salim Akbar win British Columbia Championship 2006

Eddie Norfolk reviews Salim Akbar winning the British Columbia Championship

Tomalin Cup 2006
The Tomalin Cup is played annually between the champions of the British Columbia Mainland League (BCML) and the winners of the Victoria and District Cricket Association. In 2006, the Cup was played at Beacon Hill, Victoria. Salim Akbar (BCML) had a comfortable eight-wicket win over Incogs.

Andrew Maxwell provided the main resistance when a depleted Incogs side batted. Vilal took 2 for 3 and Imran finished with figures of 2 for 15. Salim Akbar reached the winning target for the loss of just two wickets.

Salim Akbar included Haninder Dhillon, the Canadian international, and players such as Manoj David and Shazad Afzul, who both played for a Canada XI against MCC in 2005. David was recently named winner of the 2006 Cliff Cox Medal, a prestigious award given to the 'best and fairest player' in the BC Mainland Cricket League. The award is decided by the votes of the umpires.
Eddie Norfolk

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo