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Illustrious Merion Cricket Club Sides With USYCA

April 11, 2011


The Philadelphia region has a long tradition of playing cricket and throughout the past 200 years has had many active clubs. One of the most distinguished of these is the Merion Cricket Club, founded in 1865.

In October of that year, only months after the end of the Civil War, fifteen young men aged 14 to 22, led by William Montgomery and Maskell Ewing, met for the purpose of creating a cricket club, which they called the Merion Cricket Club. The club's original grounds were in Wynnewood, and then Ardmore, before finally settling, in 1892, in its present location in Haverford. In June 1876, blue, green, and red striped flannel was chosen as the "Club Flannel," which are represented in the club necktie.

We are proud to announce that the Merion Cricket Club is now a member of USYCA.

"Merion Cricket Club supports youth cricket and is pleased to see the popularity of the sport growing in America," Jeff Lerner said. "Merion applauds the efforts of USYCA."

"It gives us special pleasure to welcome such an illustrious and renowned club as the Merion Cricket Club to our team," USYCA President Jamie Harrison said. "To be supported by an organization so rich in history and so deeply connected to our sport is truly inspiring, and we are deeply gratified by this expression of friendship."





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