1812 Cricket Lessons
Friday, Aug. 23 - Sunday Aug. 25
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
What sports did Americans play in 1812, a time whenthere was no football, basketball or even baseball as we know it? One of the games they enjoyed was the venerable old English game of cricket which was brought tothe United States when it was a British colony and continued to be played for decades. Visitors to this year's Perry's Birthday event will have an opportunity to personally relive this long lost sporting legacy by joining in the short, informal, 19th century cricket games that American cricket player, and author Tom Melville will be conducting throughoutthe weekend. The games will be run on a continuous walk-up basis and are open to all. Absolutely no experience required! So come and discover what "play ball" meant to Americans during Oliver Perry's lifetime!