It was a landmark moment for the Grande Prairie Cricket Association in Fort Mac last weekend, as they won their first major tournament in club history by claiming the Fort McMurray Cup.
Grande Prairie lost in the finals of the same tournament last year, making this year’s win that much better.
“Last year, we lost by a very narrow margin. So, this year we were really prepared. We planned really well,” said Digvijay Singh Parmar, President of the Grande Prairie Cricket Association. “It was a sweet victory. It was sweet revenge.”
As Parmar went on the explain, it wasn’t an easy path to victory.
“Defeating teams like Saskatchewan, Calgary and Fort McMurray. They’re very good teams. For our players and our supporters here, it was a very big achievement. Everyone is so happy.”
Grande Prairie captain Jeremy Lane was named the Man of the Tournament, while Sandeep Singh was Best Batsman.
Parmar adds they are encouraging young people in the Peace to come out and give cricket a try.
This weekend features the annual Challengers Cup in Grande Prairie, where local cricket teams will compete for the title.