Annual CIMA Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament launched

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Mayor John Tory with school cricket champions. (CIMA photo)

Mayor John Tory with school cricket champions. (CIMA photo)

Earlier this month CIMA Canada launched the 5th annual CIMA Mayor’s School Cricket Tournament at the Toronto City Hall.

Top performers of the previous season were also recognized according to a press release.

Among the awards, was the School Cricketer of the year, Best Bowler and Best Batsman of the 2014 tournament and the CIBC Trophy was presented to the 2014 school cricket champions North Albion Collegiate Institute.

The CIBC Spirit of Cricket Awards was presented to the teams that displayed true sporting spirit on and off the field and to recognize the support extended by the coaches and volunteers to introduce cricket as a locally responsive sport, the statement added.

CIMA first introduced the annual school cricket tournament for the CIBC Trophy in 2011, inviting 10 Toronto School cricket teams for the pilot project, The tournament has grown exponentially over the last four years with 82 school teams from Toronto, Markham, Brampton and Mississauga taking part in the tournament in 2014. CIMA Canada expects the tournament to attract over 100 teams with schools from Hamilton, Halton and Durham Regions joining the tournament.

The champion teams from individual cities will play in the “Battle of the Cities” T20 tournament to determine the GTA champs. The “Battle of the Cities” will take place on May 30th, 2015 at the Sunnybrook Park in Toronto for the CIBC Trophy.