April 4, 2008

USA

New York schools swap baseball for cricket

Will Luke

An excellent piece in today's Daily Telegraph highlights the growing interest of cricket among schoolchildren in New York:

Impressed by numbers of white-clad young players in the city's parks at weekends, New York's Department of Education has set up a league, with about 600 state secondary school students playing. Announcing its decision, the department said New York was the first and only state school system in America to offer competitive cricket.

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Posted by Adam Scholem on (April 8, 2008, 19:23 GMT)

The local authorities in Florida keep talking about an international fixture for their new park, but so far no one has heard from anyone else. I would take the announcement with a grain of salt.

Posted by Marcus on (April 5, 2008, 10:10 GMT)

Does anyone know the details of the planned international game? Namely, who it will be between, and what format it'll be in?

Posted by raj on (April 5, 2008, 0:49 GMT)

NY and USACA cricket should have done this 10 years ago. go to Kansas...There is an Aussie guy by name Fox. He has been promoting Cricket in school for over 5 years that too among American born kids.

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Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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