Anthropology, Cricket, Cultural Change, Cultural Diffusion, Culture, Maasai, Sports, Trobiand Islands
Just what ain’t Cricket? I really wouldn’t know the answer to that question, but I am occasionally quite amused to find out just what is cricket, or at least who has learned to play and how they play it. More than most of the big world sports, it seems that cricket lends itself to regional variation, and there are some really interesting variations out there. I’m not a very sporty guy, but I’m thinking Kilikiti Estonian style out on the lagoon for Piuraagiaqta.
Kilikiti (Samoan Cricket).
This Masai team appears to play a pretty standard version of the game, but you wouldn’t know it from their uniforms.
And heading back out into the Pacific, we get Trobriand Cricket.
This is how they do it in Estonia.