A team from Harvest Park Middle School recently won the third inter-school cricket tournament, defeating Dublin's Fallon Middle School in the final match.
Hosted by Cricket for Cubs, the two-day middle school tournament also featured teams from Iron Horse, Windemere Ranch and Gale Ranch in San Ramon.
For middle school champions Harvest Park, Ajay Immadi earned Most Valuable Player for the tournament and Kanish Bhalla was named Best Batsman. Siddhant Wani, from runner-up Fallon, was chosen as Best Bowler.
The tournament also featured an elementary school division, consisting of teams from John Green and Amador in Dublin and Hidden Hills in San Ramon.
Hidden Hills defeated Amador in the elementary school finale, with tournament awards going to Vikram Ravi (Hidden Hills) for MVP, Gatik Trivedi (Hidden Hills) for Best Batsman and Ayush Bhatgare (Amador) for Best Bowler.
In all, the tournament featured 20 games on three different cricket grounds at Harvest Park Middle School in Pleasanton and Emerald Glen Park in Dublin on Dec. 17-18, with the help of dozens of parent and youth volunteers.
The closing ceremony included appearances by USA Women's Cricket captain Nadia Gruny and captain and former USA Under-19 Cricket team member Srihari Dasarathy, along with Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, Pleasanton City Councilwoman Kathy Narum, San Ramon Vice Mayor Scott Perkins and San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission member Sridhar Verose.