And that would be? You said "cricket?" Not a bad guess and cricket might actually work but the true answer is croquet, that species of ground tennis where competitors hit balls through hoops with mallets. And what a party it turns out to be: the St. Johns front lawn (is it a "quad"?) was jam packed with picnic gear, bottles of bubbly, sport jackets with sorts and more bow ties than I've seen since the last rally of the Presidential campaign of Nelson A. Rockefeller [one guy with a crewcut, wearing shorts and a Reese's Peanut Butter tee-shirt, and waving a bottle of beer, seemed to have parachuted in from an entirely different venue, or planet).
The "Johnnies" (it says in the local paper) won 3-1, which is by all accounts a moral victory for the seafarers, who most of the time simply can't hold a mallet to their uphill neighbors. A snippet of amateur video is below but for a proper slide show go here.