English summer sport is cricket.

Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field

Cricket is one of many games in the "club ball" sphere that basically involve hitting a ball with a hand-held implement; 

Growth of amateur and professional cricket in England

Although the main object of the game has always been to score the most runs,

In 1844, the first-ever international match took place between what were essentially club teams, from the United States and Canada, in Toronto; Canada wh Em