On the island of Rarotonga in the Southern Cooks the first game of cricket date was recorded in 1910, but it was probably played even earlier!

Cricket grounds in the Cook Islands present idyllic settings for a game in the tropics, and the cricketing spirit and enthusiasm are always on display during the Cook Islands' Twenty/20 cricket competition played around Rarotonga.

The surprise is that there are 17 teams competing on Rarotonga - ten men and seven women sides. In total, throughout the Cook Islands, there are 27 men’s teams and 24 women’s teams.

For more about cricket in the Cook Islands, contact the chief executive officer of Cook Islands Cricket, Alister Stevic on +682 55740 or at alister@cookislandscricket.co.ck

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