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Original post made by cricketLover on May 31, 2011

I am pretty sure there is critical mass around here in Pleasanton that can support playing cricket.

Would love to hear your comments.


Comments (10)

Posted by A Neighbor, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 31, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Start with the kids. As with all things in Ptown, if you can get parents to sign kids up for camps and training, in a few years time you will have a well financed, well equipped league that can compete on a statewide level.

Posted by A Canuck, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2011 at 8:45 am

I know my son would love to learn to play - and he's in high school. Work with the Parks and Rec. Dept. to run a one time summer class on playing; either for kids or teens.

Posted by cricketLover, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

Thanks much for these good ideas. I will contact the Parks and Rec. Dept. for this and see if this can go into the Fall Activities Guide.

Posted by FYI, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

San Ramon offers a summer cricket camp:

Web Link

Posted by Vin, a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Jun 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

We would be interested. Create an online group, take signups, and move it forward...

Posted by Jiminy C, a resident of Bordeaux Estates
on Jun 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm

I had a cricket once till it made our team lose so I stepped on him.

Posted by Mom, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jun 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Go for it! Our entire family will join in cricket teams. My kids love the sport. Per some of the suggestions above, starting an online group and asking for interested people to sign up would be a great start.

Posted by Mai, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Would love to join if you start something for kids!

Posted by cricketLover, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 3, 2011 at 1:32 am

Our challenge here would be to find an open ground to play. Any suggestions?

What age range are your kids? For now it doesn't have to be very formal. It doesn't even have to be two full teams. Basically to know each other and teach cricket basics and have a little fun. These days, I and my son play some "street" cricket w/ tennis ball in our backyard and he totally loves it. He is a soccer boy but he enjoys cricket very much. I may be able to get some of his friends and their parents interested too.

Posted by MaiArts, a resident of Mohr Park
on Jun 4, 2011 at 12:09 am

Hi cricket lover,

I host a bunch of art classes and team building classes. Some of these free classes are developed to just let the kids learn to play together. My son is 5 and I have a happy group of about 8-10 kids. We meet pretty regularly on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30, except for the crappy weather. I teach them several games that I borrow from my background of psychology and some that I played in India while growing up. I am sure many boys in this age group (5-7) will be interested in cricket. You are welcome to join this group and slowly start mixing part cricket with part running games. If you need more info, I will be happy to pass it along to you!

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