The Wide Woo of Sports: At Worcester park, cricket offers a slice of home for first-generation immigrants

The Willow Geeks, who use Holmes Field on Plantation Street as their home grounds, are one of more than 20 local teams that compete in the New England Cricket Association (NECA) league and tournament every year. “It feels really nice to play (cricket) here,” said Aadeesh Shringarpure, a 23-year-old graduate student in electrical engineering. “I love living in America, but this was the thing that was missing for me.”

The Wide Woo of Sports: At Worcester park, cricket offers a slice of home for first-generation immigrants

The Willow Geeks, who use Holmes Field on Plantation Street as their home grounds, are one of more than 20 local teams that compete in the New England Cricket Association (NECA) league and tournament every year. “It feels really nice to play (cricket) here,” said Aadeesh Shringarpure, a 23-year-old graduate student in electrical engineering. “I love living in America, but this was the thing that was missing for me.”