The Inverhaugh Cricket Club is a privately owned club based in the Hamlet of Inverhaugh. The club was formed by Bart Singh and associates in 1995 with the motto Propter ludi amorem which translates as 'For the love of the game'
The Club is owned by Bart and Jan Singh, and plays on the turf wicket within their grounds. Membership of the club is achieved by personal interview with Bart and Jan. The members are expected to assist with the maintenance of the facilities, which require 60 hours per week of intensive work. Tractors used on the field are supplied by MTD
Inverhaugh is located on the banks of the Grand River between Elora and Kitchener in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Read Bart and Jan’s story in The Kitchener Record
Read The Singhs of Inverhaugh on ESPN Cricinfo
Directions from Guelph:
From the 401, follow signs for Highway 6 North (Exit 295)
Follow Highway 6 North to the T intersection,
Right turn on to Woodlawn Road,
First Left turn onto Silvercreek Parkway (Regional Road 39)
Left at the T intersection( Regional Road 51)
Take the second Right (Sixth Line E).
Turn Right at the Stop sign County Road 21 (South River Rd for some GPS)
The cricket field is on the left.
Turn in the driveway marked "Cricket Parking" which has the Fire Number 7250
GPS Coordinates: 43° 38.385’ North; 80° 26.429’ West
Matches at Inverhaugh
On 18th July 2015, Inverhaugh hosted the Cricketers' Club of New South Wales who were touring North America. It was a slendid game, resulting in a Tie as the last CCNSW wicket fell with the scores level. Below is a photograph of both teams taken before the match along with Kelly Linton, the Mayor of Centre Wellington
The club plays a number of friendly matches a year, fielding a 1st team and a social team. Visiting teams have included:
Australian tourists "Colonials Behaving Badly" and Bowral
The club also competes in external tournaments (Philadelphia and Sarasota in recent years) as well as touring (St Lucia in 2004, Jamaica in 2005, Sint Maarten in 2009, Dominica in 2011 and Guyana in 2012, Trinidad in 2013 and Barbados in 2014).
The social schedule includes annual matches against the Shaw Festival Cricket Team, and the Stratford Festival Team, as a 'warm up' act to the annual Shaw vs Stratford Match,, and in both 2004 and 2008 an additional match was played at Inverhaugh between the two sides, as a Fundraiser for the Groves Memorial Hospital in Fergus. The matches have raised, through sales of tickets, draws and silent action, a figure in excess of $135,000 for the hospital. Photographs of the 2004 day may be seen here and in 2008 here or http://www.flickr.com/photos/ph-stop/sets/72157605780402616/
Inquiries should be directed to: Enquiries@inverhaugh.com Bart and Jan are always interested in meeting followers of cricket.
Extract on Inverhaugh CC from Canadian Cricket Online
Specialist Bat Maker
Caribbean Business Network
On 17th August 2014, Inverhaugh hosted RSI Invitational and were pleasantly surprised to see former West Indies batsman Alvin Kallicharan lining up against them. His appearance was a highlight of the year and his after game speech brought back great memories of the West Indian heyday
Back Row: Harold Naidu, David Allamby, Suraj Patel, Paul Cheesemond, David Dennis, Ian Singh, Terry Boodhoo, Manish Walia, Hector Duncan
Front Row: Nigel Cockwell, Virgil Gossai, Alvin Kallicharan, Bart Singh, Roy Singh, Barry Singh
The last match of the 2015 season was held agains Gossai's XI on 29th August.
Back Row: David Allamby, Sri Huruli, Ian Singh, Nigel Cockwell, Vince Correia, Neil La Fontaine, Graham Allamby, Jayson Samuda
Front Row: Pawan Sutrala, Subhani Syed, Bart Singh, Barry Singh, Samuel Singh, John Metcalf, Raj Walia
Black armbands were worn as a mark of respect for Jan Singh's mother, Marion Ruddy, who had died that morning