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Cricket growing in popularity on American college campuses

When the Harvard Cricket Club snatched a seeming victory away from their new rivals from Princeton recently, the hero of the day was not one of the team’s players from a cricket-playing country. The batsman who secured the win with an impressive series of “not outs” grew up playing baseball and street hockey in Lynn.

“I’ve played a lot of sports, but cricket is by far the best,” said Dan Yetman, a sophomore philosophy major, preparing to stretch before a Harvard home match earlier this month. “It’s such a gentleman’s game.”

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