Commissioner Cagle Opens New Cricket Fields

Harris County Precinct 4 opened three new cricket fields last week at John Paul Landing Park in Cypress, giving sports enthusiasts a place close to home to play one of the world’s most popular sports.

Precinct 4 partnered with Triggers Colts Cricket League to plan and build the fields on vacant land at John Paul Landing Park.

“As cricket becomes more popular in Harris County, demand for fields continues to grow,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. “I’m proud Precinct 4’s John Paul Landing will serve as one more location to play this popular sport.”

Construction began in April. Precinct 4 built the cricket fields and a paved trail. Triggers Colts Cricket League designed the fields and built the pitches.

Cricket, a bat-and-ball game similar to baseball, is played on oblong fields with wickets instead of bases and a pitch instead of a mound. It is the second-most popular sport in the world, after soccer.

The project is the third sports field project undertaken by Precinct 4 this year. Commissioner Cagle recently opened pickleball courts at Weekley Community Center and broke ground on soccer pitches at Burnett Bayland Park in Gulfton, in addition to beginning work on an Asian-style pavilion at Arthur Storey Park.

Visitors can access the new fields at 24502 West Road in Cypress.