Montgomery County Gets First Cricket Field

Cricket is the second-most popular sport in the world, and on Saturday Montgomery County’s first full-size cricket field opened at South Germantown Recreational Park. 

The field is about 400 feet long, and can support youth and adult soft ball and hard ball games. The cricket field also has a batting cage, two shade pavilions, benches, viewing mounds and portable toilets. 

The Montgomery County Planning Board approved the field site in July 2015. Montgomery Parks realized a need for cricket fields in the county to keep up with the growing popularity of the sport, it said in a statement

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Maryam is a broadcast journalism major at the University of Maryland and an intern at Montgomery Community Media. She graduates in December and wants to be a television reporter. She previously interned at WBAL-TV 11 and was a reporter for Capital News Service. Maryam loves videography and always says the movie is better than the book. She can be reached at mshahzad@mymcmedia.org or on Twitter @maryamUMD.

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