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Softball to Cricket? It's Easy!

Join us Tuesday, October 12th at 7:00pm Central for a brief informational meeting via Zoom. Learn all about cricket and how you can join! 

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Interested In Cricket?

The American Gold Sports Alliance is partnering up with Cricket Merchant- Center of excellence to help increase awareness of cricket across Illinois. We are now looking to start a women’s cricket team in Central Illinois. The central training facility is in Naperville, Illinois. 

Whether you are just hearing about cricket for the first time, or you have years of experience, we would love to have you! Stocked with multiple experienced coaches, we can help you with everything from rules, to equipment, and everything in between.

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Softball to Cricket? It's Easy!

Softball to Cricket is not at all difficult. Both games have similar mechanics, including the basic see ball, hit ball, catch ball. All you have to do is make some minor adjustments to your swing, toss your glove aside, and give it a go! If you are a former softball player looking for a fun way to stay active and be a part of a team, why not give cricket a try? 

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What Is Cricket?

Cricket is a bat and ball sport played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the center of which is a 22-yard pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat (and running between the wickets), while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this (by preventing the ball from leaving the field, and getting the ball to either wicket) and dismiss each batter (so they are “out”).

Cricket of course, is not just played at the international level in major grounds. The real beauty of cricket is that it can be played by anyone, anywhere! All you really need is a bat and a ball and maybe something for wickets.

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Why Play Cricket? Become Part of a Team, Stay Active, and Learn Something New!

Cricket is currently being played by over 200,000 players in the United States. These players participate in competitions in the more than 400 local leagues, tournaments, academies, college and school programs across the United States. 

If you are a former athlete looking for the former thrill, cricket is the perfect place to start! Take your skills from previous sports and put them into something new! Cricket derives skills from softball, baseball, lacrosse, golf, and more! 

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