Canadian Grounds

 

 

Please send us your pictures of Canadian grounds and details of why they are significant (history, importance, beauty).

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR
Feildian Grounds
St. John’s

not available
(image © Cricket N&L)
  • Inaugurated in 1920s
  • Cricket played on site from 1920s to 1940s
  • Re-opened for cricket 2011
RCAF field
St. John’s

(image © Cricket N&L)

  • Used since 2012
  • Concrete/ Nottsport pitch installed 2017
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Tea Hill Park
Stratford

not available
(image © ?)
  • Home of PEI Cricket Association
  • Features pavilion
  • Opened 2011
QUEBEC
The Candy Fields
Mont-Saint-Hilaire


  • built in 2008
  • shale wicket
  • Privately owned
  • Home of Pirates of the St. Lawrence CC
ONTARIO
Maple Leaf Cricket Club
King City


(image linked from Wikipedia)
  • established 1950s
  • 4 turf wickets
  • approved for ODIs in 2006
  • Cricket Canada’s main facility for international matches
  • site of 2018 Global T20 Canada tournament
Toronto Cricket, Skating &
Curling Club

Toronto


(image © Jon Harris)
  • created in 1950s
  • turf wicket
  • first Canadian ground to meet ODI requirements
  • hosted Sahara Cup ODI series between India & Pakistan (1996-98)
Rideau Hall
Ottawa


(image © Jason Lamarmotte)
  • 2 cricket pitches on grounds of
    Canadian Governor General’s residence
  • cricket historically played on site since 1865
  • current pavilion dates to 1893
  • Ottawa Valley Cricket Council’s flagship ground

(Thanks to Rideau Hall CA for providing details)

Niagara Cricket Center
Thorold


  • Opened 2012
  • Slated to have 6 turf wickets in place for 2015
  • Largest cricket facility in Canada (6 wickets, 16 acres)
  • Site of Niagara Cricket Festival,
    only Canadian stop on Cricket Council USA T20 series
Iceland Oval
Mississauga


(image © P. Gupta)


(credit: unknown)
  • Opened 2005
  • 5 turf wickets (initially added 2012),
    1 artificial
  • Home of Mississauga Ramblers CC – one of largest clubs in Canada
** no longer used for cricket **
Inverhaugh Cricket Club
Inverhaugh

not available
(image © Mark Heine. Linked from existing website)
  • in use 1995-2018
  • privately-owned turf wicket facility
  • Closed permanently in 2018
** no longer used for cricket **
Ridley College
St. Catharines


(images linked from Niagara Falls Public Library website)


  • Located on site of Ridley College private school
  • Major center of cricket in Niagara region from 1890 to 2008
  • Home of Ridley College school team and St. Catharines CC until 2008
  • Hosted MCC, teams from Australia, Bermuda,
    Canadian Junior & Senior Interprovincials,
    Canada vs. USA match (1971)
** no longer used for cricket **
University of Guelph
Guelph


(image credited to R.P. Brimmell,
linked from archeion.ca website)


(image © R. Lachmansingh)
  • picturesque field on campus of University of Guelph
  • cricket played on site from 1950s to mid-1980s
  • initially grass wicket,
    shale wicket (1980-) now removed
  • one-time home of now-defunct U of G.C.C.
    of Hamilton & District Cricket League
  • hosted MCC vs Western Ontario, 1959
MANITOBA
Assiniboine Park
Winnipeg


(image © Ray Ramrattan)
  • Manitoba Cricket League’s premier facility
  • 3 cricket pitches and pavilion on site
ALBERTA
Riley Park
Calgary


(image © “OldDogNewTrick”, linked from existing flickr® repository)
  • Cricket played on site since early 1900s
  • Calgary & District Cricket League’s flagship ground
  • 2 artificial wickets
Victoria Park
Edmonton

not available
(image ownership unknown. Linked from existing repository.)
  • Edmonton & District Cricket League’s premier ground
  • turf wicket completed 2011 – first turf wicket in Alberta
  • Hosted 2014 Western Canada T20
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Brockton Point
Vancouver


(image © Jon Harris)
  • scenic location in Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • 2 artificial wickets
  • has hosted major foreign tours to BC since early 1900s,
    most notably Donald Bradman’s 1932 Australians
Beacon Hill Park
Victoria

not available
(image linked from BC Archives repository)


(image © BlueAndWhiteArmy, linked from existing flickr® repository)
  • located in Beacon Hill Park, Victoria
  • field dates back to 1800s
  • clubhouse
  • Victoria & District Cricket League’s main ground
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(image ©)
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