Game on for cricket in Clinton

The Blue Sky Cricket Club is ready to go, and plays its first match on July 20.

The Blue Sky Cricket Club is now ready to bring cricket to our area. Matches were scheduled to begin in early July, but a delay saw the original start date pushed back. Steve Rice, the man behind the BSCC, explains:

“First and foremost, let me apologize to those who turned out to see the cricket match in Clinton. Word was late in coming that the uniforms would not be here on time, as they were coming from Toronto and were delayed (they arrived two days later on Monday). Mayor Rivet had little time to get the word out, so this one was on me. Once again I apologize.

“We are still waiting on some of the flags and markers to arrive, but we will have a cricket match in Clinton this Sunday, July 20. The teams will be in full white dress and have all the essentials needed to play the match. We are playing the first cricket match ever in Blue Sky Country—heck, in the entire TNRD—this Sunday in Clinton, come hell or high water!

“I would like to extend a great thanks to Mayor Rivet and Clinton Council, who have worked hard in making all the preparations to host the first Blue Sky Cricket Club match. Let the match begin!”

The match starts at Elliot Park in Clinton at 2:00 pm on July 20, with a pre-match greeting and an introduction to the game and its rules at 1:45. Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to attend—no experience is necessary—and spectators are encouraged. There will be matches in other TNRD communities throughout the summer.

Barbara Roden