Belmont Cricket Club

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Coordinates: 39°56′35″N 75°13′02″W / 39.943173°N 75.217166°W / 39.943173; -75.217166

The Belmont team of 1905.
The main clubhouse of the Belmont Cricket Club in west Philadelphia.

The Belmont Cricket Club was one of four chief cricket clubs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that played from its 1874 founding in West Philadelphia until its disbanding in 1914. Bart King, arguably America's greatest cricketer during its 1890-1914 golden age, played for Belmont from 1893 to 1913. Another famous American cricketer, English-born Cecil Hurditch, played for Belmont in 1912 after he returned from playing for the Santa Monica Cricket Club in southern California. In 1913, Hurditch introduced soccer to the club members.[1]

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  1. ^ David Sentance, Cricket in America 1710-2000.