From Soo Today:-
For Jessica Barbet, Sault College International Student Relations specialist, Saturday’s First Annual Cricket Showdown at the Northern Community Centre was her second exposure to the sport, wildly popular in other countries and gaining popularity here in Sault Ste. Marie and across Canada.
The Showdown marked the first time the Sault Ste. Marie Cricket Club offered free learn to play cricket workshops, organized by the club in partnership with the Sault’s Local Immigration Partnership (LIP), including players from the club and cricket-loving members of Sault College and Algoma University’s international student community.
“Last Saturday we played at the college in the old gym. It was my first time playing cricket. It was fascinating. It’s fun to learn a new sport. I didn’t throw the ball but I batted. It’s like baseball but it’s a different type of bat (using a leather ball) and you swing the bat differently, underneath and up. It was lots of fun,” said Barbet, speaking to SooToday.