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Notable feats in Canadian Cricket

Most Centuries in A Canadian Season: 15 - By Don Bradman (later Sir Donald) during the Australian tour of Canada in 1932.

Most Double Centuries in A Canadian Season:

  • 2: Sir Donald Bradman for Australia in Canada 1932.
  • 2: Don Maxwell for York University Cricket Club (Toronto) during 1990.
  • 2 :Garvin Budhoo for Lions Cricket Club (Winnipeg) during 1991.

A Century and All Ten Wickets in A Match: Bill Hendy scored 125 not out and then captured 10 for 12 while playing for the Rowing Club C.C. against the Vancouver Cricket Club in 1945.

Most Runs in A Canadian Cricket Match: 1,142 - Marylebone Cricket Club 336/2 & 330/3 versus Canada 337/6 & 169/4 at Toronto 1985.

Highest Innings in Canadian Cricket: Don Maxwell scored 280 not out for the York University Cricket Club against the Commonwealth Cricket Club during a 3rd Division match in the Toronto & District Cricket Association during the 1990 season.

Longest Throw in Canadian Cricket: Ross McKenzie of Toronto hurled a cricket ball for a distance of 140 yards 9 inches during the 1872 season.

Highest Team Innings Total in Canadian Cricket: The Australian XI scored 633 runs for the loss of 8 wickets against a Vancouver XV in 1913.

Century in Each Innings of a Canadian Cricket Match: Dr. Bruce Lang scored 111 and 107 for the Ottawa Valley Cricket Club against the Niagara Peninsula XI during the 1953 season. Dr. Lang repeated the feat during the summer of 1955 when he scored 109 and 119 for the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council against the Hamilton & District Cricket League.

First Century Recorded in Canadian Cricket: MB Daly scored 106 at Halifax, Nova Scotia during the 1858 season. He later became Lt. Governor of Nova Scotia.

First Double Century Recorded in Canadian Cricket: R.K. Leisk scored 202 for the Hamilton Cricket Club against the Montreal Cricket Association at Hamilton during the 1877 season.

Lowest Innings Total in Canadian Cricket: The Winnipeg Cricket Association XI was dismissed for a total of 6 runs against the touring Australian XI in 1913.

July 8, 1967, the Toronto CS&CC C team was dismissed for 5 in a League game, and the opposition Commonwealth CC scored 6 on their first ball.

Most Sixes Hit During An Innings in Canadian Cricket: Don Maxwell hit 34 sixes during his record breaking innings of 280 not out for the York University Cricket Club against the Commonwealth Cricket Club during the 1990 Toronto season.

Three Brothers Playing for Canada: Lloyd and Gordon Percivil toured England with the 1936 Canadian XI and in 1954 a third brother, Alan, also toured England with the Canadian national team.

Most Wickets Taken in A Canadian Season: E Attewell captured 190 wickets for the East Toronto Cricket Club at a cost of 615 runs for an average of 3.39 runs during the summer of 1894.

Most Wickets Taken With Consecutive Balls in Canadian Cricket: FM Pellatt captured six wickets with six consecutive deliveries while playing in a match at Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario during the summer of 1890.

Best Bowling Analysis Recorded in Canadian Cricket: C.A. Forbes returned figures of 10 wickets for 4 runs while playing for Trinity College against Upper Canada College during the 1940 season.

Best All-Round Performance Recorded During A Canadian Season: HBO (Basil) Robinson scored 1,533 runs and captured 182 wickets for the Vancouver Junior Cricket Club during the 1936 season.

Most Runs Scored During A Canadian Season: Arthur Salt scored 2,004 runs for the Brockton Point Cricket Club and Spencer's Cricket Club at an average of 52.73 during the 1936 Vancouver season. Mr. Salt lost his life while serving with the R.C.A.F. during operations over Libya in 1942.

Most Runs Scored Off One Over in Canadian Cricket: Dr. Bruce Lang scored 6,6,4,6,6,6 (34 runs) for the Ottawa Valley Cricket Council off the bowling of Canadian International leg-break bowler Mel Rilstone in a match against the Montreal Cricket Association in 1953.

In the preceding over, Dr. Lang scored 4,4,6,-,4,1 to record a total of 53 runs off 12 balls. Bowler Rilstone turned in figures of 5.4/0/81/3.

Most Centuries Scored by A Batsman in Canadian Cricket: WRG (Reg) Wenman, a hard hitting right-hand batsman with the University School Incogs Cricket Club of British Columbia scored a total of 37 centuries on the west coast of Canada.

The Only Occasion When Four Brothers Have Appeared in An International Cricket Match: In the International fixture between Canada and the United States of America, played at Nicetown, Philadelphia on September 13/14, 1880 - four brothers appeared for the United States:

  • George M. Newhall
  • Daniel S. Newhall
  • Robert S. Newhall
  • Charles A. Newhall

The Occasion of A Tie Match in Canada (4 Completed Innings): Saskatchewan 84 & 95 played a tie with Manitoba 41 & 138 at Kinsmen Park, Saskatoon during the summer of 1968.

Fastest Century Scored in Canadian Cricket: Gordon Percivil scored a century in 42 minutes while playing for the Yorkshire Cricket Club against the Rosedale Cricket Club in Toronto during the summer of 1931.

His first 50 runs came in 17 minutes and his total score was 177 runs in 80 minutes.