Philadelphia International Cricket Festival

Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 8:00am - Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
Philadelphia Cricket Club 415 West Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
United States

The Philadelphia International Cricket Festival is an annual sporting charity event staged during the first weekend in May to promote cricket in the region, encourage national and international sporting ties, and support youth development through charitable donations. Members of the public are invited to join in the festivities on Sunday May 6th starting around noon for the EventFinal being staged at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. A celebrity guest (to be announced) will be in attendance at the 2012 Event.

As the Cradle of Cricket in the United States, Philadelphia has an honored place. The first American Cricket Club was founded at Haverford College in 1834. Haverford College is also home to the United States Cricket Museum. Over the past 175 years, Philadelphia has been at the heart of American Cricket. Sir Garfield Sobers, previous Festival Guest of Honor, remarked in awe that the event venues were "Amongst the finest he had seen anywhere in the world!"

For nearly two decades, the Philadelphia International Cricket Festival has attracted thousands of visitors from around the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and the West Indies. Annually, 18 Cricket Teams comprising over 200 players representing 16 different nationalities arrive in Philadelphia for four days of cricketing excitement.

The action culminates on the first Sunday afternoon in May when Division A victors meet their counterparts from Division 1 in the Festival Final. The Final takes place at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and members of the public are invited to delight in the timeless Game of Cricket. Witness first hand the emerald green lawns and the burgundy-colored ball as it transcends skywards from the distant crack of the willow. This is truly one of the loveliest spring events in the region - please join us!

Event Type: 
Sporting Events
Cultural Exchange