Cricket, you may be surprised to learn, is not only popular in Europe and Asia—it maintains a devoted following in the Hamptons, as well. The Shelter Island Cricket Club (SICC) holds an annual charity match in order to raise money for the Shelter Island Ambulance Corps, and this year’s game—marking its third consecutive year of operation—will take place July 26 on the large field directly adjacent to the Island Boat Yard.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., spectators can enjoy a rousing cricket match, complete with food, drink and kids’ activities. In fact, a kids’ match will take place during the lunch hour. There is no admissions fee, though donations are encouraged, and all proceeds will go toward the Ambulance Corps. The corps itself (founded in 1913 by local residents, chartered by Herbert Hoover and staffed by 30 unpaid volunteers) serves the up to 12,500 temporary and permanent residents of Shelter Island. Read More