The Cricket Tram

In March 2001, the Australian cricket team was on tour in India. At Eden Gardens in Calcutta, India won a cliffhanger against Steve Waugh’s side late on the 5th day by 171 runs. The tramjatra cricket tram was born. C.T.C Chairman Mr Sudhir K. De. said ‘Park Circus tramsport tram 725 is dedicated to enthusiastic supporters of cricket who connect us in common culture, like the tramways’. Nonapukur Workshop trammie Ujjal Dhar painted cartoon portraits of the greats of Australian & Indian cricket like Patawi, Bradman, Benaud, Bedi, Gavaskar, Waugh, Ganguly, Warne & Tendulkar while Kangaroos bowled to Bengali tigers in a tram-side cricket match. The Abbotsford Anglers Cricket Club from Melbourne were also touring India & a tramjatra cricket match was organised against the Calcutta Tramways. On match day the Anglers were picked up by the Cricket Tram. Hundreds of Calcutta trammies cheered their side to a 62 run victory.