April 03, 2008

A Breakthrough for Cricket in NYC High Schools: The first competitive high school cricket league in the country - or at least the first one that anyone remembers - started up on Wednesday in New York City, with 14 teams beginning a 12-game season. Response was more positive than league organizers expected.

posted by spira to other at 07:58 PM - 10 comments

Cool post, spira, thank you. "Spit balls'? I assume they're talking about the bowler being allowed to polish the ball. I think I need to come over and find me a game - according to the article there's 650 adult players every weekend. Surely there's room for an ageing medium pacer and specialist Number 11 batsman?

posted by owlhouse at 10:37 PM on April 03, 2008

medium pacer and specialist Number 11 batsman? I don't know what any of that means, but this was a cool article, and I'd be interested to see how this progresses. I'd also like to learn how cricket works someday. (I looked up the rules once, but without being able to see it in action, I was at a bit of a loss.)

posted by bender at 07:52 AM on April 04, 2008

Ooh, it looks like my local cricket clubs are back in action right now. I've always wanted to check out a game or two.

posted by NoMich at 09:32 AM on April 04, 2008

I saw a cricket game on TV once. I didn't know what they were doing. I need someone to tell me what is going on the next time.

posted by BBoopBBoop at 02:11 PM on April 04, 2008

I was at an Indian/Pakistani (all meats hilal!) restuarant for lunch the other day and all of the workers were completely glued to a cricket match on the TV.

posted by NoMich at 06:04 PM on April 04, 2008

This is cool. Thanks for the post, spira.

posted by Ufez Jones at 07:28 PM on April 04, 2008

"specialist Number 11 batsman?" I'm going to have to remember that one. Nicely done Owl.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 07:59 PM on April 04, 2008

My old cricket club used to call me a "ferret", because I went in after the rabbits.

posted by owlhouse at 07:23 AM on April 05, 2008

Cricket for baseball people.

posted by tieguy at 04:16 PM on April 05, 2008

“To get kids moving and out there playing in an era of obesity and diabetes is really important,” he said. “A lot of these kids would not otherwise be involved in sports.” The Department of Education is financing the teams through its marketing contract with Snapple. Oh, the irony.

posted by dave2007 at 01:10 AM on April 06, 2008

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