Monday, January 16, 2006
Night Cricket Tournament Begins
On January 21, starting at 5 PM, the 4th Annual Mayor Kaplan's International Cricket Cup Tournament will commence. This tournament matches teams representing 7 countries, plus the Lauderhill team (USA), and 2 matches are played each Saturday night over then next few months.
This version of Night Cricket has become extremely popular, both for its quality of play, but also for its fan friendly approach to the game. The games are typically 20 Overs (meaning 120 balls are bowled for each team), and each game last for approximately 2-3 hours.
The tournament admission is free, and is held at the Lauderhill Sports Park on West Oakland Park Blvd., just east of University Drive. Some games had attendance up to 600, so it is recommended that some may wish to bring lawn chairs.