Cricket is a sport similar to baseball or softball but predates both those sports. It started in England in the 18th century and is the most popular sport in many countries including India.
Edina is starting tape ball cricket, which is a variation on the traditional game. Invented so the game could be played in the streets of Karachi, Pakistan, tape ball cricket gets its name from the practice of wrapping a tennis ball in electrical tape to create the game ball.
Video: This is a good intro to cricket in general, though note that this full game uses 11 players per side and an official cricket pitch. The Edina games will be a variation with fewer players per side.
Learn to Play
Edina is running a series of drop-in events to learn and/or play the game. The Strykers Cricket Club is teaching people.
No equipment is needed. Just show up and we will teach you the basics. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Clinics are for ages 8 through adult.
1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Braemar Field or the Backyard Rink (depending on weather/availability)
1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, on the turf field at Pamela Park