The Labour Day weekend see the continuation of regular season matches in some Canadian cricket Leagues, but others have some special competitions and finals. This weekend sees the Senior Knock-out competition finals in Montreal for the Quebec league, junior finals for the Toronto and District Cricket Association and a special six-a-side event in Stanley Park, Vancouver for the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League.
The Quebec Cricket Federation (La Federation Quebecoise du Cricket) hosts the finals of the three senior divisional Knock-out Cup competitions this weekend in Montreal. The Quebec KO Cup has had a 3-day, two innings per side final in past years, but switches to a best of three one-day matches format this year. This years three divisional finals are:
The first match in each series is set for Saturday Sept 1, going through to a third match, if necessary, on Monday Sept 3.
The finals of the Toronto and District Cricket Association junior competitions at Under-13, Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 are scheduled for Sunnybrook Park, Toronto, on Monday September 3. Quarter-final and Semi-final matches are also set for Saturday (Sept 1) and Sunday (Sept 2), except in the Under-13 category. North Star CC and the Ontario Cricket Academy have already qualified for the Under-13 final. Play is due to commence at 9am each day.
The British Columbia Mainland Cricket League hosts its international six-a-side competition on Monday September 3 in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Play is due to commence at 10.30 am, with matches on the fields of Upper and Lower Brockton. Players from the league play for under the banner of their country of origin, such as West Indies, Pakistan, India and Australia.
Across on Vancouver Island, the Victoria and District Cricket Association stages a West Indies v The Rest match on Monday at Beacon Hill Park, also drawing on resources from within the local league.