Hoboken Cricket Club

history

Hoboken Cricket Club was officially formed on March 26th, 2001.

Hoboken itself has had a significant relationship with cricket, as it was the site of an international match in 1858 between the United States and Canada, around the same time baseball was first introduced in the United States. The venue was Elysian Fields, also known as the site of the first baseball game.

Highlights of the club include introducing elementary school kids to the game, tours to Antigua in 2002 and 2003 playing local teams including a beach match versus former West Indian captain, Richie Richardson’s Lashings side and attending the India and Australia test matches. HCC was also part of the Marin Cricket Festival in California in 2005 and played their first two-day test match on Rhode Island in 2006. HCC was selected by the British Consulate in New York to host matches versus the officers and crew of the Royal Navy’s H.M.S. Nottingham in 2005 and H.M.S. Manchester in 2007.

After being one of the founding clubs of the Millennium Cricket League, Hoboken CC’s focus since 2006 has been on social cricket, playing in a social league and in an abundance of friendly matches in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey.