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Welcome to Colonial Cavaliers CC

The Colonial Cavaliers is New England's premier men's social ex-pat cricket side. As a Massachusetts registered non-profit corporation we are also dedicated to spreading our love of cricket to new audiences while continuing to enjoy the game we love. We foster a warm family and kid friendly environment.

We play friendly cricket matches against local teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and Connecticut from April to October and also go on tour each year.

Whether you're a player, umpire, scorer or just curious, we hope to see you at a match this season.

The origins of the game of cricket are lost in the mists of time. There is a reference in the household accounts of King Edward I in 1300 of a game much like cricket being played in Kent. The English game originated in the sheep-raising country of the South East, where the short grass of the pastures made it possible to bowl or roll a ball of rags or wool at a target. That target was usually the wicket-gate of the sheep paddock, which was defended with a bat in the form of a shepherd's crooked staff. Henry VIII called it "the sport of kings," but for many cricket is shrouded in enigma. This needn't be the case. At heart, once removed of jargon, it remains a simple game of immense depth and beauty, combining strategy, cunning, individual prowess and teamwork.

New club members are warmly welcomed. Our home matches are currently played at Harvard University and away matches are played at various grounds across New England. Practice takes place on Tuesday nights, at various venues.

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