Calling all bowlers and batsmen, the North Peace Cricket Foundation's 2018 season, and third overall, begins with two league matches on May 27. Last year's league tournament had four teams competing for the title, which the Chances Roadrunners won by beating the Roadrunners 117-116 in the final. This year, both teams will be back, as will two others. A fifth team will join the mix this year, from Dawson Creek.
Games will take place each Sunday from May 27 until August 12, and will run from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Although the foundation leased a piece of land by Charlie Lake for five years in December, NPCF president Joel David said they haven’t been able to renovate the field in time for the start of the season, due to a lack of funding.
“We’re low funded, and need help, but it takes some time. Hopefully we can have the field ready to go by August,” said David.
The games will be played at Dr. Kearney Middle School until June 10, and move to the lower NPSS field on June 17.
In addition to league play this year, the NPCF will hold an Inter-City Tournament, beginning August 19. Teams from Grande Prairie, Prince George and possible Dawson Creek will travel to Fort St. John to decide which Peace Region city is the best, at least in terms of playing cricket.
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