Postcards From Canada


Cricket's glory days in Nova Scotia
Cricket's glory days in Nova Scotia

The sport has been played for over two centuries in the Atlantic Canada province, but is only now getting national recognition

How to seduce Newfoundlanders into liking cricket
How to seduce Newfoundlanders into liking cricket

You can start by getting a Hollywood movie about the game shot there

Northern uproar
Northern uproar

Cricket in Newfoundland & Labrador is coming along in leaps and bounds. Ask Quebec if you doubt it

The Canadian batman
The Canadian batman

You may not get many homegrown cricketers in Canada but you can get a homegrown bat

It's all coming up roses
It's all coming up roses

The first full Newfoundland summer of hardball cricket in decades has just finished, and the successes on and off the field have been impressive

Égalité, fraternité, pirate
Égalité, fraternité, pirate

A team in Quebec makes the United Nations look like an exclusive club

We've got airmail
We've got airmail

Cricket has repeatedly played cameos in Newfoundland history. This time it's via the lives of an Italian aviator and an English stamp collector

Cricket in the land of murderous flies
Cricket in the land of murderous flies

Can the game be played in cold Labrador? Our palaeontologist reporter investigates

A plan of green fables
A plan of green fables

In their quest to find a new cricket venue, Newfoundland could learn a few lessons from Prince Edward Island, which got community support to develop their ground and now hope to use it to promote the region's heritage and cross-cultural integration

Hoping for a warmer future in icy climes
Hoping for a warmer future in icy climes

Cricket is currently an immigrant sport in New Brunswick, but its caretakers hope that with local kids taking up the sport, it will slowly turn mainstream

Two inches off Mr Burbridge's nose
Two inches off Mr Burbridge's nose

In which we go back over a century to the fiendish excitements of Newfoundland cricket in its heyday

The 187-year wait
The 187-year wait

Nearly two centuries worth of emptiness was reversed in a weekend for Newfoundland and Labrador. World Cup in another four years?

Return to the rock
Return to the rock

Summer's here. Time to take up the story of cricket in Newfoundland again

The sky's the limit (weather permitting)
The sky's the limit (weather permitting)

Cricket in Newfoundland may well have reached its tipping point. The future's bright

The Maritime of our lives
The Maritime of our lives

An epochal weekend, on which Newfoundland & Labrador lost both their games but took a hat-trick and picked up a Man-of-the-Match prize

Seven men against a real ball
Seven men against a real ball

Presenting the starting line-up (minus four) of the Newfoundland & Labrador team for the Maritimes Twenty20

Bowled through the Twillingate
Bowled through the Twillingate

If you take a trip across Newfoundland, you could play cricket on rocky beaches, clover-covered grounds, and at a famous geological site

The Duke of Duckworth-Lewis Method
The Duke of Duckworth-Lewis Method

Don't fret if you can't find cricket-themed music in Newfoundland. Watch a Canadian movie on the sport instead

The Feild of dreams
The Feild of dreams

Can the St John's club manage to reclaim a century-old cricket ground lost to football? Fingers crossed

How to build a team in Newfoundland
How to build a team in Newfoundland

Or in any other far-flung place you may live in, where cricket isn't even a stepchild. You may have to carry your bat at all times but this nine-point programme will get you your XI eventually