The game of empire
Cricket is a tradition in Hurlingham. The first cricket match was played on the 6th January 1890. And since then its played every summer against other local teams. Host to several national and international tournaments, our wicket is considered to be the most important cricket field in Argentina
The Club takes part and occasionally hosts the North vs South test matches since 1891. Now a days the North is represented by Hurlingham and Belgrano Athletic and the South by St. Albans and Lomas Athletic. A number of International players have come out of Hurlingham, some of whom represented Argentina in events organised by the ICC (International Cricket Council).
“One of the earliest games to be introduced into Argentina”
On the 4th of January 1890 it was announced that the Hurlingham Club cricket team would face the Buenos Aires Cricket Club and that a special train would leave the “Estación Central” (Palermo) at nine thirty in the morning. Mr. Hill, manager of “Ferrocarriles Buenos Aires al Pacifico”, had been kind enough to add another train for the Ladies that would depart at two thirty in the afternoon.