Mexico

Mexico Cricket Association, A.C.

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Mexico: Cricket in the Land of the Aztecs

Cricket has been played in the land of the Aztecs since 1827 and the Mexico Cricket Association from its home at The...

South American Championships Wrap

Held this year in Lima, Peru, the South American Championships showcased top international talent from around the continent, with the addition of Central Americans Mexico in both Men’s and Women’s disciplines.

1827

FIRST RECORD
OF CRICKET

2003

Body Established

2004

JOINED ICC
(ASSOC. 2017)

8

NUMBER OF CLUBS
AS AT SEP 2020

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.

Men's

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

Women's

First women's international match: First recorded match: 1914

Major women's international victories: Winner of Women’s Central American Championship in 2019 (T20)

Principal Grounds

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

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Originally compiled by

Craig White
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