Sticky Wicket

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WILLIAMSBURGNow that the Yankees have been knocked out of the playoffs, it seems like an interminable amount of time until we’ll next be caring about bats and balls on New York turf. Monday’s Open City Dialogue lecture at Pete’s Candy Store suggests an intriguing alternative. Cricket, an oft-derided sport in the US, is so important in other parts of the world that matches will go on even between countries whose diplomatic relations are shaky at best. Passionate cricketers in New York are trying to create a resurgence of the sport in the city, among them the Staten Island Cricket Club, whose president will be giving the lecture and extolling the virtues of wickets and tea breaks.

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