Cricket Expanding in Westchester – Greenburgh Was First – Sport is So Popular Westchester County is Now Funding New Field
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER, Esq.

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Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Esq.

GREENBURGH, NY — January 17, 2021 — In 2019 Greenburgh became the first community in Westchester to offer residents the opportunity to enjoy cricket –one of the most popular sports in the world. We created a field at Richard Presser Park in Hartsdale. It’s been enormously popular. The problem: The demand is so great that we can’t serve  everyone who wants to use the field.

I am very pleased that County Executive George Latimer and County Legislator Mary Jane Shimsky of Greenburgh have championed the cause. The 2021 county capital budget includes $1 million for a new field in Westchester.
I hope that other communities will also create cricket field opportunities. A statement from Legislator Shimsky follows. I am also forwarding a link to an interview I had with some of the founders of the Greenburgh cricket field in 2019:

Statement From Westchester County Legislator Mary Jane Shimsky

Westchester County Board legislator MaryJane Shimsky represents the 12th L.D., comprised of the communities of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hartsdale, Hastings-on-Hudson, and Irvington.

One of local government’s most important roles is insuring that all of our residents have the recreational opportunities they need – recreation that allows our people to live healthy and happy lives, and to learn skills, such as teamwork and grit, that are important to success off the playing field as well. With interest in cricket growing throughout Westchester, I’m very pleased that the County included $1 million in its 2021 capital budget for a new field. I’d like to thank County Executive Latimer for all of the interest he has shown in making this project become a reality, and all of my colleagues on the Board of Legislators for their support. Thank you to Supervisor Feiner as well, for showing with the field at Richard Presser Park that, if you build it, cricket teams will come and play on it. Most of all, thank you to the citizen advocates who alerted officials on all levels of government to the need for cricket facilities in our community.

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It is dark early! When walking at night wear reflectors. Wear bright clothing. Bring a flashlight so motorists can see you.

Two Public Service Announcements below produced by Greenburgh students!  Free reflectors at Greenburgh Town Hall lobby

 https://youtu.be/B9tV5tpb6_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hke7XQI1O7U&list=UUs3IDJeTXOamOtelEjcv4Bg

Paul FeinerCricket Expanding in Westchester – Greenburgh Was First – Sport is So Popular Westchester County is Now Funding New Field
By Greenburgh Town Supervisor PAUL FEINER, Esq.

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