St. John’s, the charming capital city of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently became the epicenter of cricketing fervor with the Celebrate NL Presents Eastern T20 Cricket Tournament held from June 28 to June 30, 2024. This thrilling event, staged at the picturesque Flyers Field, drew enthusiasts and players alike from across Eastern Canada, showcasing their talent and passion amidst stunning natural beauty.

The Venue

Flyers Field, renowned for its scenic backdrop and excellent cricketing facilities, played a fitting host to the tournament. Gurdeep Klair, Vice President of Cricket Canada, lauded the venue, underscoring its significance in promoting cricket in Canada.

The Teams

Five provincial teams vied for glory in this fiercely contested tournament:

  • New Brunswick (NB)
  • Prince Edward Island (PEI)
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
  • Quebec (QC) (the defending champions)










Rain-Interrupted Day 1

The tournament encountered an early hiccup as rain marred the opening day, forcing the cancellation of all scheduled matches. Despite the weather dampening spirits, anticipation remained palpable among participants and spectators alike for the battles that lay ahead.

Exciting Encounters on Day 2

Day 2 witnessed a resurgence of cricketing action with several intense matches:

  • Quebec vs Prince Edward Island saw Quebec emerging victorious by 42 runs.
  • Nova Scotia secured a thrilling 4-wicket win over New Brunswick.
  • Quebec edged out Newfoundland and Labrador by 11 runs in a closely fought encounter.
  • Prince Edward Island posted the first 200+ total of the tournament, defeating New Brunswick by 88 runs.

Final Day Showdown

As the tournament entered its final phase, the stakes were raised:

  • Prince Edward Island continued their impressive form, defeating Newfoundland and Labrador by 18 runs.
  • Quebec narrowly edged out New Brunswick by 4 runs in a tense match.
  • Prince Edward Island secured a convincing 48-run victory over Nova Scotia.

Grand Finale: Quebec vs Prince Edward Island

The culmination of the tournament saw defending champions Quebec locking horns with a formidable Prince Edward Island in a gripping finale:

  • Quebec set a target of 141 runs, ultimately restricting Prince Edward Island to 112 all out, securing victory by 29 runs and retaining their title as Eastern Canada champions.


The Celebrate NL Presents Eastern T20 2024 not only celebrated the spirit of cricket but also showcased Eastern Canada’s rich cricketing talent. Despite weather challenges, the tournament unfolded with memorable moments, intense competition, and standout performances, making it a resounding success. As the sun set on Flyers Field, it was clear that cricket in Eastern Canada continues to thrive, fueled by passion, skill, and the sheer love for the game. Here’s to many more such exhilarating tournaments in the future! 🏏