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Cricket Match in Hawaii

Salience Noteworthy
Tags US cricket clubs
City/State/Country: Honolulu, HI, United States
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The [Honolulu] Polynesian, July 3, 1847, reports on a "Match of Cricket" in that city between two clubs, the Modeste and the Honolulu, with the former winning. Another mention of a cricket game is in same, Aug. 28, 1847.

There was a large English community in Honolulu at this time. And Hawaii was an independent country. 

Established in 1893, Honolulu Cricket Club is the oldest sporting club in the Pacific (according to Guinness World Records) and the second oldest cricket club West of the Appalachian Mountains.

One of the first enthusiast cricket supporters in Hawaiʻi was Alexander Liholiho (1834-1863), King Kamehameha IV. Reportedly, English cricket was one of the King’s favorite games.


The [Honolulu] Polynesian, July 3, 1847

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