The College of Wooster is featuring the Original American game – cricket, in its Homecoming Celebrations ! The very first college sports team formed in the USA was a cricket team in 1834, and the game was the first major American sport in college or outside, so this is of huge significance in the return of cricket to its American roots.
At 5-10, 225 lbs, Ian Carlin looks like the running back he was, now he is the President of the College of Wooster Cricket club and the former Fighting Scot running back will play an important role when the cricket team takes on a group of players from the Wooster area on Saturday, Oct. 9, at John P. Papp Stadium (weather permitting).
The match, which is free and open to the public, begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be one of the main attractions on Homecoming weekend
“We’re looking forward to raising the profile of the sport in our community,” says Nicola Kille, assistant director of Global Engagement and adviser to the cricket club. “It will also be a perfect tie in with the Wooster Forum, which is focusing on South Asian perspectives this fall.”
“It’s a great sport, and it’s really not all that hard to learn,” says Carlin, a senior who serves as club president and is one of two American-born players on the Fighting Scots’ roster. “I love the passion and enthusiasm of the players.” He also appreciates the guidance of Graham Ford, British-born head men’s soccer coach, who has been serving as the club’s volunteer coach.
Be prepared for an extra-large dose of Scot Spirit and bring your best black, gold, and tartan memories and memorabilia for another fantastic Homecoming Weekend at The College of Wooster.
Homecoming Parade and Late Night Bonfire
Join us on Friday evening as we bring back one of Wooster’s storied traditions – the Homecoming Parade! Cow Cut-Outs, Scot Marching Band, and the pipers will lead fellow, students, alumni, and friends down Beall Ave to the annual Late Night Bonfire in the Knarden Quad to kick off Homecoming 2010.
CRICKET GAME – Saturday Oct 9- 4.30pm at Joseph P. Papp Stadium
Come watch and learn about The College of Wooster’s nationally recognized cricket team. The Cricket club team participated in the American College Cricket Spring Championship in Florida last March, and the Midwest Championship last month.
Join President Grant Cornwell as he throw’s out the ceremonial “first” ball !
All Campus Celebrations
In the afternoon there will be an all-campus tailgate- all are welcome! In the evening, stick around for a Homecoming Celebration in Lowry. There will be something for everyone- be sure to stop by!
For more info & full schedule
American College Cricket’s President Lloyd Jodah, and VP Nino DiLoreto have been invited.