THE APTLY-NAMED BLUE SKY CRICKETERS met for the first time in Clinton on July 20. The next match is in Merritt on July 27.

Cricket matches get underway

The Blue Sky Cricketers played their first match in Clinton on July 20.

The Blue Sky Cricket circuit officially threw its first pitch at Elliot Park in Clinton this past Sunday, July 20.

With a small gathering of spectators joining Mayor Rivett and Vice-Chair of the TNRD Willow MacDonald, a very vocal group of experienced cricket players entertained with pitching and hitting . . . cricket style!

Sabob,  a young man who grew up with the sport and holds a great passion for the game,  gave a brief history and also explained the basic rules. The spectators were able to ask question as the match was being played with a cricket player stationed next to them.

Our team lost 72 to 71 runs, but a good time was had by all. A special thanks to the boys and girls of cricket, to Mayor Rivett and the Clinton crew for making us most welcome, and to the Lodge for the great meal after the match. A shout out to Pamela Ainge and her 97-year-old mother. Pamela, a first time player, scored four runs and pitched an “over”, with Mom on the sidelines. Well done!

The next match is in Merritt, on July 27. All matches played will start at 1:45 pm.

Steve Rice

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