In view of these circumstances it seems as though the game ought to be more generally recogized, and at least ought to have some regular place for practice next year. It is the kind of sport which President Eliot strongly advocated in his recent talk on athletics, requiring skill before strength and not calling for such hard or extensive training as to necessitate neglect of college work or other interests.
Accordingly, now that Soldiers Field is being improved and laid out on new plans, it is an excellent suggestion to set aside a part of the field for cricket, and it is extremely advisable that those interested in the game petition the Athletic Committee for some such arrangement. There is plenty of room on the field for a crease which, if it were on firm, level ground, could be taken care of with but little trouble and expense. As soon as the authorities realize how much the game would improve the present opportunities for physical training in the University, if encouraged and helped along a little, it will probably obtain more of the recognition which it deserves.