“In 10 years, cricket in St. John’s has gone from a thrown-together match to a thriving year-round community keeping players in the province.
The sport was once the most popular in Newfoundland and Labrador, but that was nearly 200 years ago. Cricket had all but been forgotten in St. John’s when two international students met at Memorial University.
They started playing pickup games around campus. They didn’t have the proper equipment, or a pitch, but they’d take a tennis ball and find a spot around student residences or nearby, at Kelly’s Brook Park. ”