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Cricket Match 2008

Saturday 18th October 2008

Longwood Cricket Club, 564 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA. starting at 1:00p.m.

The Society's team, the Faded Blues, took on the New England champions, St. Columba's CC of Newport, RI in a 25-over game. This was a historic occasion. As its name suggests Longwood, which was established in 1877, began as a cricket club and though it eventually became dedicated to tennis -- site of the first and many subsequent Davis Cup matches; also of the annual US Pro Tennis Championships - it has retained its original title. The last cricket match to be played there was in 1933, exactly seventy-five years ago, and by way of celebrating the anniversary of this event the directors of the club very generously allowed us the use of the lawns for this match.

Longwood proved to be an idyllic setting. On a sunny, New England fall afternoon the match began at 1pm. Members of both Longwood and the Society enjoyed the game from the veranda of the clubs well-appointed clubhouse. The club were very gracious hosts providing tea, light snacks and of course cucumber sandwiches.