Introduction to the Game of Cricket
Have you ever wandered by Hennessey Field in Westborough, and thought to yourself, “what kind of game are those people playing?” Well, if you didn’t know this already, the game is called Cricket and many of the teams you’ve seen playing below to the Westborough Cricket Club.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game that started in England around the sixteenth century and then spread throughout the world along with the expansion of the British Empire in the nineteenth century. Today, the sport is mainly played in the Indian subcontinent, Australia, Asia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Southern Africa and the West Indies. Recently, cricket leagues, both amateur and professional, have been forming in New England and other parts of the United States.
To learn about the history, worldwide appeal, and rules of cricket from members of the Westborough Cricket Club Click Here to watch a recording of their event, or Here to view their post online.