Cricket NL returning to roots, taking part in Canada Day celebrations
Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador has been invited by Provincial Historic Sights to provide a cricket demonstration as part of Canada Day celebrations in Trinity Bight.
Members of Cricket NL will be on hand to teach and demonstrate the world’s second most popular sport to anyone interested. No experience or equipment necessary and all ages welcome.
The demonstration runs from 1-3 p.m. immediately following Trinity Bight Canada Day Celebrations at Trinity Bight Memorial Park, Bishop White School, Port Rexton.
The event marks the return of cricket to the area after 100 years. Trinity had an active cricket team in the 19th and early 20th century, regularly playing matches against teams from Bonavista, Catalina, Hearts Content, Harbour Grace and St. John’s.
The Trinity Museum features a photograph of the 1896 team and old cricket bats including one used in a match against St. John’s in 1910, which Trinity won.
Cricket is undergoing a revival in Newfoundland and Labrador, following the formation of Cricket Newfoundland and Labrador in 2010. There are over 100 players involved in winter and summer leagues in the St. John's area.
The sport is featured in the movie “The Grand Seduction,” filmed in the Trinity area.