A year ago, shortly after the revival had begun, I predicted a bright new future for cricket in Newfoundland. I have to confess that I didn’t fully believe my own predictions. This was the land of bogs and fog and moose and hockey; what chance did cricket really have of taking off?
That enthusiasm for the game existed wasn’t in question. Tape-ball cricket was already in full swing, and India played Bangladesh on a basketball court pretty much every weekend. Enthusiasm is one thing, however, and organised cricket quite another. I moved back to the UK wondering quietly to myself what would happen next.
I’m delighted to say, therefore, that 2011 has been an annus mirabilis. The first full Newfoundland summer of hardball cricket in decades has just finished, and the successes on and off the field were impressive. Not quite wildest-dream-exceeding, perhaps, but close. And anyway, it’s best to have a few wild dreams left over for next season.
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