All invited to cricket festival

A cricket batter.
A batter from St. Bede’s takes a swing.
 on April 29, 2024

Church teams and individuals are invited to the Anglican Church Cricket Festival (ACCF), held on July 13 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Creditview Sandalwood Sports Complex, 10530 Creditview Rd., Brampton.

“At ACCF 2024, you’ll witness fun-filled cricket and have the opportunity to learn about this fascinating sport,” says Ranil Mendis, ODT, one of the organizers and a member of St. Thomas a Becket in Mississauga. “It’s an experience where people come together, united by their love for cricket.”

The organizing committee is happy to announce that all preparations for the festival are in full swing. The Rev. Canon Dr. Stephen Fields of St. James Cathedral has put together a team, Clergy & Friends XI, to play in this year’s event for the first time. Brampton mayor Patrick Brown will also be at the event.

The ACCF was established with the aim of creating opportunities for Anglican parishes and individuals community from across the GTA to come together and build connections. “It’s about fostering relationships, sharing meals, having fun, and enjoying Christian fellowship,” says Mr. Mendis. “There are opportunities for women, men, children of all ages, seasoned cricket players as well as absolute beginners.” The festival uses modified rules with the objective of giving all players a chance to bowl, bat and field.

Whether you’re interested in playing in a combined church team, being part of your own church team or just attending as a spectator, you are welcome at the festival. For more information, contact Mr. Mendis at [email protected].


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