Mexico Cricket Association, A.C.
CRICKET IN MEXICO
Cricket is the oldest of the European and North American sports in Mexico. The Mexico Union Cricket Club was established in 1827, the earliest recorded cricket match comes from the traveler William Bullock in 1865, and the most famous photograph is of the Emperor of Mexico Maximilian von Habsburg at a game in 1865. Today there is organised cricket in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Querétaro, and Hermosillo under the Mexico Cricket Association, which is an Associate of the ICC. There are men’s leagues, school cricket, and women and junior development. At the international level, the men, women, and junior national teams compete in the Central and South American championships. Two of Mexico’s male players ply their trade overseas, in England and Australia, respectively. The Reforma Athletic Club in Naucalpan de Juárez is the home of Mexican cricket since 1894 and has the second highest international turf wicket in the world. The Mexico Cricket Association’s efforts to develop cricket and grow the game have been recognised by the ICC, by winning 2018’s Volunteer of the Year Award and the Americas region Mother’s and Daughter’s Programme in 2019.
First men’s international match: First recorded match: 1865 Major international victories: Winner of Central American Championship in 2007 and 2013 (T20) Winner of ICC Americas Division 4 Championship in 2010 (T20 and One Day) Winner of South American Championship in 2014 and 2018 (T20) World Cricket League / World Cup history: N/A
First women's international match: First recorded match: 1914 Major women's international victories: Winner of Women’s Central American Championship in 2019 (T20)
The Reforma Athletic Club, Naucalpan de Juárez, Estado de México (pictured above) University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco Prake, Querétaro, Querétaro Deportivo Bancario Sport’s Club, Juárez, Nuevo León