Philly: Making a stand
New Jersey's Englewood Cricket team came to Philadelphia's Fairmont Park this
to play Philly's Frank Parsons team. I'm constantly
being taught that quite often a Web Site's content
chooses you, and not you
it. I wasn't prepared for
this encounter but opportunity being what it is,
when it knocks....
As I wrote the following line I feel a certain sadness because save the coming of fresh Immigrants, there's no infusion; whatsoever, not even in the form of support, by the traditional Immigrant family. It is generally excepted by now that in this 'gimme quick world', this tradition-anemic world, where you can now buy the work of well known artist at K-Mart, you'll have to admit cricket must seem slow if not archaic.
But they're efforts being made by some national cricket organizations to incorporate some changes. They're those who recognized this a long time ago but traditionalist die hard, especially when the traditional game is still played outside of the States.
Hopefully we're all onboard
the principle by now, that evolution is a long process but those who
survive are able to adapt quickly to change.
Take a look at Soccer in this country another immigrant sport that has been here as long as the immigrants themselves. It's not so recent rise as a mainstream American sport. The basics of the game can be explained in one minute. Try explaining the cricket -- got time? Exactly. Let's go and jump up!