The Local Immigration Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Sault Ste. Marie, will be hosting its First Annual Cricket Showdown on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Northern Community Centre. This event is free to attend and open to the public.
The Cricket Showdown, held in collaboration with Algoma University, Sault College, and the Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club, will feature three cricket matches throughout the day:
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Sault College student team versus Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Algoma University student team versus Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Algoma University student team versus Sault College student team
In between matches, the Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club will be offering free Learn to Play Cricket Workshops from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. During the workshops, all-star athletes from the Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club will teach participants about the rules of the game, how to bat and bowl, and how to use cricket’s colourful slang like a professional. No experience is required to participate in the workshops.