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.
Since its beginning the club has introduced elementary school kids in the region to the game, toured internationally (Guyana, Antigua, Trinidad, Costa Rica, Europe (Prague and Budapest)) and played with the likes of Richie Richardson & Shivnarine Chanderpaul and been part of various cricket festivals including Marin Cricket Festival in California and Philly Cricket Festival in Pennsylvania.
HCC was selected by the British Consulate of New York, to host exhibition matches with the officers and crew of the British Royal Navy’s H.M.S. Nottingham in 2005 and H.M.S. Manchester in 2007.
After participating in the inaugural season of Millennium Cricket League, in 2006 HCC’s focus switched to social cricket and since has been playing friendly matches in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and Florida.
In 2014, HCC switched its focus back to competitive cricket by participating in the World Series League (WSL), while continuing to play social cricket. Since its come back to competitive cricket HCC has won 3 championships (LMS in 2015, NYCL in 2022 and WSL in 2022) and has featured in several semis and finals across Eastern American Cricket Association (EACA), Commonwealth Cricket league (CCL), New York Cricket League (NYCL), World Series League (WSL), Last Man Standing (LMS) and Wanderers Cup.
We have come a long way. From our humble beginnings in 2001, when we struggled to find 11 players to play a game, to 2023 when we will be fielding 4 teams every weekend across various leagues in the New York region. This has only been made possible by our welcoming and inclusive culture and a genuine camaraderie among the club members.
We welcome new members applications. You can register your member application here or by clicking on the register link on the home page of this website The cost of membership is $175 for the season. Students and unemployed members get a discounted price (click here for details). We do have club bats, pads, etc. and whites with Hoboken CC logos can be bought through the club. Links to local cricket sporting goods stores are on the website.
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