• Ben Franklin,  History,  Minor League Cricket

    Philadelphia Cricket from King to Kumar

    The eyes of the baseball world were firmly on Philadelphia this fall as the Phillies marched through the playoffs and into the World Series. But while The City of Brotherly Love can claim to have a rich baseball history, its cricket history may be even richer. Throughout the nineteenth century and into the early part of the twentieth century, cricket was probably this country's most popular sport and no place embraced the game more than Philadelphia. The owners of Minor League Cricket's Philadelphians understand this connection to the past, but they're firmly focused on the future. Of course, just about any road through history and Philadelphia goes straight through Benjamin…

  • Culture,  History,  Media

    Post Apocalypso Cricket

    From the mid-70s to the early 90s, the West Indies Cricket team was the most dominating cricket XI on the planet. They didn't just beat teams and other nations, they destroyed them. As a sports fan, you'd have to look…

  • Literacy,  Relaxing

    Summer Reading

    Summer -- it’s a time to relax, feel the sun on your face, and enjoy doing all the things you couldn’t do while being miserable all winter. If your idea of a relaxing summer day is kicking back with a…

  • Gaming,  Technology

    Virtual Reality Check

    I've spent a good part of my life as a gamer and spent several years as a game reviewer for some of the top gaming sites on the Internet. My thumbs have gamed through everything from grainy, pixel-y, old school…

  • Lauderhill,  Television

    Calling The Shots

    The recent -- and Covid-shortened -- series between the USA and Ireland gave cricket fans in this country a lot of "firsts" to celebrate. It was the first T20 victory against a full-member nation in USA history. It also marked…