- The “Spirit of Cricket” is an important aspect of the game and guides the rules of civility and sportsmanship among players.
- George Washington and his troops played a form of cricket at Valley Forge, and Abraham Lincoln used to watch local club games.
- With the diversity of immigrants to the United States, cricket is growing in popularity. More than a dozen parks in New Jersey and New York City have cricket fields.
- Depending on how the ball is hit and where it lands on the field, the two batsmen may or may not run the length of the 22-yard-long cricket pitch to earn runs.
In cricket, a hit can earn a team four or six automatic runs if the ball passes the boundary on a bounce or on a fly, respectively. Scoring can go pretty high, up to hundreds of runs.
With his email signature that boasts four titles, including Rutgers Cricket Club president, it’s easy to see how Hardik Jogani, a fourth-year mechanical and aerospace engineering major, is taking full advantage of student life at Rutgers–New Brunswick.