Atlanta cricket virgin seeks experienced partners.
April 22, 2006 1:13 PM   Subscribe

When I move back to Atlanta this summer, I'd like to learn how to play cricket. What do I do?

I've never played cricket but I'm a good athlete in fine shape (if I do say so myself). I played baseball in high school and I've played softball since. The point is, I like bat and ball games but I'd like to branch out. What opportunities exist in Atlanta for a cricket virgin?
posted by viewofdelft to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (6 answers total)
i entered "antlanta georgia cricket" in google, and this is the first result:
(not trying to be snarky.. at least, not much ;) )
posted by slater at 1:47 PM on April 22, 2006

Yeah. I got that, too. I was hoping somebody on here might have some non-internets related information about cricket in Atlanta. In other words, does anybody play or know somebody who plays?
posted by viewofdelft at 2:41 PM on April 22, 2006

Hang out at / near / with Georgia Tech and Georgia Tech students. Or students from GSU or Emory. There are quite a few Indian and Pakastni (and a few Bagladeshi) students. They love cricket and have equipment -- at least balls at bats.

Check it yo.
posted by zpousman at 2:47 PM on April 22, 2006

I guarantee there's a place in Atlanta where all the East Indians go and play. Here in Seattle, they play on Saturdays and Sundays in Marymoor park, very casual pick-ups and I have been invited to play many times (never gone, though).
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:28 PM on April 22, 2006

Hook up with any Brits, Aussies, New Zealanders, Pakistanis, Indians, Sri Lankans or South Africans you can find.

And congratulations on having such great taste. Cricket is the best bat and ball game ever devised.
posted by Decani at 7:30 PM on April 22, 2006

Oh yeah.. and West Indians. I have no idea how I could have forgoitten them (This is a mean in-joke for cricket fans)
posted by Decani at 7:31 PM on April 22, 2006

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