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Cricket is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and it is extremely popular in Brooklyn. And high school teams are picking up steam.

Who knew?

The top cricket players of New York City’s high schools were selected to partake in the 2012 NYC Mayor’s Cup High School Cricket All-Star Game this Saturday at Spring Creek Park Cricket Field, 355 Gateway Drive, Brooklyn.

The group consists of 57 players from high school teams in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens. Locally, Sheepshead Bay High School, Abraham Lincoln High School and Midwood High School are sending two players each. Franklin D. Roosevelt High School is sending three athletes.

The first of the matches will take place at 10 a.m., while the final, the championship, will begin at 4 p.m.

Interested in playing cricket?  Beyond the high school level, there are several cricket teams based in Brooklyn. Among these teams are the Brooklyn Warriors, the Knight Riderz, and the Kings Country Warriors. Individuals can request to join the team, or they can email the captain of the team here.

Marine Park also has a cricket field on the corner of Filmore Avenue and Marine Parkway. To reserve a cricket field for organized play, you must first obtain an Athletic Field Permit.

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