The Eastern T20 Championships were concluded over the Labour Day long weekend (August 31 – September 2, 2018) amongst six teams, two from Quebec, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland & Labrador. The championship format was round robin with a total of 16 T20 games. Quebec Blue topped the overall round robin standings with winning all but one tie game against Quebec Red (D/L), and in virtue of higher standings (and also in event of no finals with NS) QC Blue were deemed champions!
Unexpectedly, what appeared to be against the principles of any sport, the pitches were vandalized on Friday night, in an effort to disrupt the tournament. However, with sheer determination and support of the hosts, the pitches were repaired, and play resumed with a an hour delay on match day.
The weather played spoilsport for the finals, and a huge downpour for the final match between Quebec Blue and NS team meant two top teams did not get a chance to compete for Championships. Raheem Gilani & Tony Ramkissoon from QCF were awarded the MVP & Best Batsman of the tournament. Leggie and NS Skipper, Daksh Talwar was the leading wicket taker and best bowler in the championship.
There was great coverage for the tournament, with live scoring, professional photography and live You-Tube streaming. All the games have been recorded and archived at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG4rIxvfCNPDzaqz1LBwV0A/videos courtesy cric-clubs.
The 2018 Eastern Championships had its ups and downs, but with support of all Volunteers from Eastern provinces mainly from QCF, this turned out to be a very successful event.