This is an old postcard showing the asylum in 1910 during a cricket match. (Credit: Toronto Reference Library) Cricket seems to have been quite the popular sport in the early 1900's. The sports news sections of the newspapers consistently provided reports of the matches, players and scores. The Mimico Asylum Cricket Club seemed to be the team to beat in those days. In 1905, three of Mimico's players were selected for the International Cricket team to play against the United States.