Cricket growing in popularity on American college campuses ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Northeastern's Mihir Shah swung and missed in front of Harvard's Norris Guscott at Jordan Field. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Northeastern University Cricket Club bowler Shail Jain in a match against Harvard last week. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Northeastern's Mihir Shah (right) watched as Harvard's wicket keeper Norris Guscott tried to keep the ball in front of him. Matthew J. Lee/globe staff Harvard's Ibrahim Khan bobbled the ball. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff After years of dormancy in America, cricket is making a rapid comeback at American colleges and universities. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Northeastern batsman Mihir Shah swung at the ball. Harvard bowler Manik Kuchroo played in a recent cricket game. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Harvard’s original cricket team was formed all the way back in 1868. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff Harvard's home field is actually the field hockey pitch, which is covered in synthetic turf. Karan Mankodi for the Boston globe Members of the Northeastern team competed in the North East Championship last year.