Edina, Minn., March 20, 2019 –The Edina Parks & Recreation Department is launching its first-ever cricket league this spring.
The adult tape ball cricket league will be recreational and co-ed, with games played Friday and Saturday evenings May 4-June 1 under the lights at Braemar Field, 7509 Ikola Way.
Tape ball cricket is a shorter, more relaxed version of the sport. It’s played with a tennis ball wrapped in electrical tape, making the ball easier to hit, and doesn’t need an official cricket pitch. Games will be one hour, with each team having eight players.
“People are already playing the sport, so we wanted to be able to offer it to them,” said Recreation Supervisor Tiffany Bushland. “For other people, it’s a new sport to try.”
The league is open to current cricket players and newcomers alike. No uniforms are required. Equipment will be provided at the games.
Registration closes April 24. Players can be added to rosters through May 10.
Learn more, including the rules, at EdinaMN.gov/AdultAthletics. Register at EdinaMN.gov/parks.
If you’d like to play but don’t have a full team, contact Bushland at tbushland@EdinaMN.gov or 952-826-0432 or fill out the Edina Adult Athletics Free Agent Form. The link is at the bottom of EdinaMN.gov/AdultAthletics.