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by cricketLover, Downtown,
on May 31, 2011
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.
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.
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.
San Ramon offers a summer cricket camp:
We would be interested. Create an online group, take signups, and move it forward...
I had a cricket once till it made our team lose so I stepped on him.
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.
Would love to join if you start something for kids!
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.
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!