This summer, our residents took to Regents Park with bats, balls (and bags upon bags of snacks) to form the Social Cricket Club. Led by the tireless Resident Advisors, Nathan Parekh-Hill and Ibrahim Haidar, the Cricket Club has provided an opportunity for students to enjoy the brief English sun in one of the most English ways imaginable. It also provided a small relief during exam season, drawing blinking residents out into the light after long nights of study and getting them active and socialising with new people and cultures they otherwise would never have encountered.
‘I’d never actually played cricket before coming to London. I had no idea how the game was played but after my first game (which I showed up to in my ‘study’ clothes, boots and all), I was hooked! And I turned up for every Sunday game after that,’ said Isabelle Rønhovde, a Finnish resident and active member of the ISH Social Cricket Club.
Get to meet our residents as they share their stories and experiences of living at ISH. Today, we’re talking to Isabelle about how she got to join the ISH Cricket Club this summer.