Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Germantown Cricket Club
It is not Merion Cricket or Philadelphia Cricket...but to this Sportsman it is Club enough. Germantown has a pool, which Merion does not...and does not have a Golf Course...which Philly Cricket does...but I do not play Golf so do not want a Club with the attendant expenses of maintaining a Course. The food at Germantown is better than Philly and as good as Merion. The dues and initiation are reasonable.
Spring is here so the lawns are being readied for grass court Tennis. Germantown has perhaps the largest and best array of Grass Courts in the area. The Squash facilities are great as is the Pool. It is a fun day with the kids to play some squash, bowl a few games and have lunch on the porch over-looking the grass courts.
The Clubhouse is slightly frayed around the edges but in a comfortable Old Philadelphia way. The staff is top flight and the barmen know their business.
Cricket is actually played here and while I am still learning the game as a spectator, it is an enjoyable game to watch while sipping a few Meyers's and Tonic.