Cricketphobia

American Cricketers in the Mid-19th Century.

I am seventeen years old. As with every Saturday in the summer, I meet my high school cricket club in Central Park to play pick-up cricket on a dusty patch of dirt and weeds near 86th St. and Central Park West. We’re a rag-tag group of semi-athletes from British, Portuguese, Jewish, Chinese, Hungarian, and South Asian heritage, but our real allegiance is to New York, where most of us were born. And we are…