Cricket: A Case Study in Alberta’s Sporting History

Ambrose Research Conference presentation

The game of cricket is widely perceived in Canada today as something foreign; after all, the game was invented in England, and clubs in Canada today seem to consist mostly of expatriates from various parts of the world where the sport is popular. English cricket, however, boasts a rich history in this former British Dominion. It was played widely across the country and many current clubs can trace their origins at least back to the nineteenth century. By the start of the twentieth century, leagues and associations had formed nationwide.

40 pages