This weekend, St. Louis Americans will host a major cricket festival at the ACAC (American Cricket Academy and Club) Park located at 9620 Hwy. DD in Wentzville.
St. Louis’ first professional cricket team, St. Louis Americans, has many professional players play on the team, along with local St Louis talents.
Cricket is similar to baseball, but with 11 players on each team focused on a 22-yard long strip of firm ground called the pitch. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat (and running between the wickets). Teams bat in successive innings and attempt to score runs, while the opposing team fields and attempts to bring an end to the batting team’s innings.
A typical “Twenty20” match (a style of one-day cricket) lasts about three hours.
All (MiLC) Minor League Cricket games are free of charge.
The schedule for the St. Louis Americans this Labor Day weekend is:
Sept. 4 – Match against Silicon Valley Strikers at 2 p.m.
Sept. 5 – Match against Seattle Thunderbolts at 2 p.m.
Sept. 6 – Match against Golden State Grizzlies at 10 a.m.
Apart from St. Louis American matches, there will be other matches between the traveling teams. St. Louis is the only city in the entire country to host 12 games.