Location of play every Sunday from late Spring to early Fall: Littel People's Park, behind Livingston High School
Many of us over the years have felt one missing piece in our lives in the US over number of years, and that is Cricket. The Cricket Club was setup to fill-in that gap and in return it expects you to have fun and get some exercise! During our inaugural 2010 season, many of us played cricket for the first time in years. And if that experience is of any indication you are in for a very pleasant surprise of how quickly you can get back in the game if you plan to join the team this season. In words of Sunil Gavasker, your first shot may not be a “Cricketing shot" but the cricketer inside you will not wait for too long to come out, you may start playing Cricketing shots by the end of that first over!!!
Active participation in playing Cricket has been consistent since the last 8 years. This year we saw a tremendous uptick in the number of players on the field, as evident by intense cricket being played on both days most of the weekends! The team is now over 30+ active players strong and growing with young talent joining the team at regular intervals.
We play every Saturday or Sunday (or both) from late April to mid-November every year in Livingston, and take part in tournaments across NJ to measure our skills against the best of tri-state area group of players. This year also we played in SEWA’s Charity tournament in Jersey City as well as hosted games against teams from other areas.
Our form of play uses ICC regulation hard tennis ball. The team is fully funded by its own members and has all necessary equipment. We play at the field next to Littell People’s Park next to the community Swimming Pool at Livingston High School.We play hard and enjoy competing, winning every game we participate in, whether it’s a friendly limited overs game or playing in a pre-set tournament format.
All new players are welcome, no matter your skill at the game. Come join us if you would like to get a morning workout and have some fun doing it. All we need is your commitment to play regularly on one day a week from 7 am to 10 am!
So Here is your chance to join the party … get on to the field on Sunday mornings this Spring, Summer and Early Fall to play Cricket!!
Some details below regarding Cricket Club:
About Cricket Club and its maiden year in existence
With efforts from couple of us Working Committee members and a group of dedicated Members, we founded the cricket club. We played every weekend during the 2010 season and constantly looked to improve our game. In the process we played the fun version of Cricket eg on Father’s day we had more than 30 Kids and Fathers on the field, as well as competitive Cricket by taking part in a tournament in South Jersey and reaching the Semi-Finals stage (refer to the AILIV Cricket Club in News attachment for pics and details). We plan to further our game using the tremendous experience we gathered from these events.
In 2011, Cricket Club worked with Livingston Township's Sports and Recreation committee and secured a playing facility for every season in Livingston!
Our version of Cricket
We play with a hard tennis ball, which in our experience is very effective on plain ground surfaces as well as on concrete pitches. On a regular basis we lay out AILIV Cricket Club's very own cricket matting pitch and use regular professional size Bats and official size Stumps to capture the most authentic flavors of the game. We believe in active cricket, in other words be prepared to do some running or getting a run-out of your own! We play Cricket every Sunday for 2-3 hours starting at 9 am for the entire season - from April to October. Last year few club-volunteers bought gear and provided to ACC members to play. If you so wish you can bring in your own. We have already added complete sets of new gear for the 2011 season and expect to add more through the season. So whether you have your own Bat or not, just come on down to play!
Pictures from the 2010 season