July 26, 2012
After many years of playing what's known as "friendly" cricket here in upstate NY, Schenectady based Tr-City Cricket Club has made the leap to the big time by joining the Commonwealth Cricket League out of New York City.
For those who don't know, Tri-City Cricket Club has been plying the willow and leather (cricket parlance for hitting a leather cricket ball with a bat made of willow) since the mid 1980's. They started out playing in Cook's Park in Colonie, but over the years, migrated to Schenectady and have been here since the 1990's.
Cricket is a cousin to baseball, and, like baseball is a bat and ball sport. Batsmen score runs, bowlers (the equivalent of a pitcher in baseball) try to get them out. Whoever scores the most runs wins. And no, it doesn't go on for five days (well, the highest level of the game - Test cricket, can have matches that stretch over five days, but only ten countries play at that level, and the USA is NOT one of them! Our matches are MUCH shorter, and in another blog, I'll explain exactly how that works. For now, though, I just wanted to create my first blog entry about cricket celebrating our inaugural season in the Commonwealth League.
If you want more information about the Capital District's premier hardball cricket club, check us out at www.tricitycricket.com