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The-First-Established-Clubs

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Cricket in Canada first developed in isolation. Inter-provincial tours would not take place until the end of the nineteenth century. This chapter will refer to the first clubs in different areas of Canada and how cricket developed in each province. Please note that for ease of reference provinces are defined by the modern boundaries and not by the boundaries that existed at the time.

 

Alberta

This chapter will detail:

1. A brief history of the earliest Albertan clubs, including the Edmonton Cricket Club and the Strathcona Cricket Club.

2. The Edmonton League.

3. Cricket in Lloydminster.

Albertan Cricket 

 

British Columbia

This chapter will also detail:

1. The cricket that was played by the early settlers, including Captain William Colquhoun.

2. The boon to local cricket provided by the naval teams which regualrly visited the Vancouver and Victoria ports.

3. The establishment of the Victorian Cricket League.

British Columbian Cricket

 

Manitoba

This chapter will also detail:

1. The earliest references to cricket in Assiniboia and the Red River Settlement.

2. The establishment of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Cricket Club in 1870.

3. The popularity of cricket in Winnipeg and the surrounding area in the late 19th century.

Manitoban Cricket

 

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island

This chapter will also detail:

1. Possible evidence of cricketers coming from Yorkshire following the explulsion of the Acadians

2. Evidence of cricketers coming from America following the War of Independence.

3. Cricket in Halifax, Nova Scotia, both military and civilian.

Maritime Cricket

 

Newfoundland

This chapter will also detail:

1. The establishment of the St Johns Cricket Club in 1828.

2. The cricket played against visiting naval teams.

3. The decline of cricket after the First World War.

4. The tragic case of JS Munn.

Newfoundland Cricket

 

Ontario

This chapter will also detail:

1. The early history of the Upper Canada College and the Toronto Cricket Club and the links between the two.

2. The history of other early clubs, such as Coburg, Guelph and Hamilton.

3. How Toronto and its surrounding area became the centre of cricket in Canada.

Ontarian Cricket

 

Quebec

This chapter will also detail:

1. Cricket in Montreal.

2. Rivalry with Toronto.

Quebec Cricket

 

Saskatchewan

This chapter will also detail:

1. The establishment of the Regina Cricket Club in 1883 and the North West Mounted Police team at around the same time.

2. Cricket played at Cannington Manor a settlement formed by eccentric British aristocrats.

Saskatchewan Cricket

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