Classic cricket comes to Lakeville

A bowler pitches to a batter in the Salisbury Cricket Club game at Community Field.

Patrick L. Sullivan

Classic cricket comes to Lakeville

LAKEVILLE — The Salisbury Cricket Club played a charity match at Community Field in Lakeville Saturday, June 29. The match was a fundraiser for the Salisbury Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Club founder David Shillingford said most of the players are expatriates of the British Commonwealth, with two Americans included.

He also provided a handy explanation of what was happening: “It’s just like baseball, except there are two bases, not four, and there is no foul territory.”

This succinct statement doubled this reporter’s knowledge of the sport.

The players were decked out in mostly white, and there were perhaps 50 spectators on hand, including Michael Kahler, resplendent in the colors of the Union Jack.

“You understand this game?” he was asked.

“I played it as a kid,” Kahler said.

Michael Kahler sits on the sideline for live cricket in Lakeville, June 29.Patrick L. Sullivan

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