University of Minnesota cricket club gets ready for 2011 Nationals

UMN at the 2010 American College Cricket Championship -Charles Peterson in yellow pants

Desire to participate in the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship is spurring the growth of cricket all over the USA & Canada. Though the University of Minnesota has had a Credit Course in Cricket for 5 years, the new Cricket Club was only founded in January.

“I think there’s an interest in cricket,” Minnesota Team Cricket’s student adviser and coach Charles Peterson said. “We’ve had so many requests to join the club in the last few months it’s unreal.”

Minnesota Team Cricket must prove to have longevity if it is to count itself among teams officially recognized by the University. Last winter the team found itself sporadically practicing on a basketball court. In fact, the first time the team ever played on an outdoor field was when it went to the American College Cricket Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in March.

The University of Minnesota Media, the Minnesota Daily wrote about the Cricket Club in a Front Page story – READ MORE

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