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Youth cricket tournament

Pleasanton teams compete against Dublin, San Ramon squads

The Tri-Valley once again played host to a showcase of the best young cricketers in the area, with Dublin and San Ramon squads coming away with the top awards in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

The competition, played April 14-21 in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon, featured 16 teams and more than 225 players across elementary, middle and high school divisions. Organizers with the Cricket for Cubs youth cricket club noted that the number of girls participating continues to grow each tournament, with 22 girls competing last month.

Amador Cricket Club from Dublin won the elementary division, Windemere Ranch from San Ramon won the middle school division and Dougherty Valley from San Ramon won the high school division. Two Pleasanton teams took part in the tournament, which featured 35 games in all.

The elementary division featured teams from Mohr in Pleasanton and Amador, Dougherty, John Green and Kolb in Dublin. Amador defeated John Green in the championship.

In individual awards, Ayush Batghare (Amador) was named Most Valuable Player, Josh Dadia (John Green) was Best Bowler, Akhil Venkatesh (John Green) was Best Batsman, and Varish Doma (John Green) was Best Fielder.

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The middle school competition featured three teams from Fallon in Dublin, one team from Hart in Pleasanton, and two teams from Gale Ranch, one from Iron Horse and one from Windemere Ranch in San Ramon.

It was an all-San Ramon championship, with Windemere Ranch earning the title over Iron Horse. Windemere Ranch also won three individual awards with Rohan Posanipally as MVP, Rahul Vyas as Best Batsman and Ruaan Maroo as Best Fielder, while Iron Horse's Danush Sivarajan won Best Bowler.

The three-team high school tournament saw Dougherty Valley take first place, Dublin as runner-up and Cal High in third.

Individual awards were spread across the competition, with Dougherty Valley's Rishab Jayaram as MVP and Krithin Arakula as Best Bowler, Cal's Shamith Pasula as Best Batsman and Dublin's Harish Dukkipati as Best Fielder.

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Youth cricket tournament

Pleasanton teams compete against Dublin, San Ramon squads

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Uploaded: Wed, May 9, 2018, 11:23 am

The Tri-Valley once again played host to a showcase of the best young cricketers in the area, with Dublin and San Ramon squads coming away with the top awards in the Inter-School Cricket Tournament.

The competition, played April 14-21 in Pleasanton, Dublin and San Ramon, featured 16 teams and more than 225 players across elementary, middle and high school divisions. Organizers with the Cricket for Cubs youth cricket club noted that the number of girls participating continues to grow each tournament, with 22 girls competing last month.

Amador Cricket Club from Dublin won the elementary division, Windemere Ranch from San Ramon won the middle school division and Dougherty Valley from San Ramon won the high school division. Two Pleasanton teams took part in the tournament, which featured 35 games in all.

The elementary division featured teams from Mohr in Pleasanton and Amador, Dougherty, John Green and Kolb in Dublin. Amador defeated John Green in the championship.

In individual awards, Ayush Batghare (Amador) was named Most Valuable Player, Josh Dadia (John Green) was Best Bowler, Akhil Venkatesh (John Green) was Best Batsman, and Varish Doma (John Green) was Best Fielder.

The middle school competition featured three teams from Fallon in Dublin, one team from Hart in Pleasanton, and two teams from Gale Ranch, one from Iron Horse and one from Windemere Ranch in San Ramon.

It was an all-San Ramon championship, with Windemere Ranch earning the title over Iron Horse. Windemere Ranch also won three individual awards with Rohan Posanipally as MVP, Rahul Vyas as Best Batsman and Ruaan Maroo as Best Fielder, while Iron Horse's Danush Sivarajan won Best Bowler.

The three-team high school tournament saw Dougherty Valley take first place, Dublin as runner-up and Cal High in third.

Individual awards were spread across the competition, with Dougherty Valley's Rishab Jayaram as MVP and Krithin Arakula as Best Bowler, Cal's Shamith Pasula as Best Batsman and Dublin's Harish Dukkipati as Best Fielder.

Comments

Steve
Country Fair
on May 10, 2018 at 9:58 am
Steve, Country Fair
on May 10, 2018 at 9:58 am

Both Dublin and San Ramon have proper cricket ground to play on.....we have been trying to get Pleasanton to set aside a place to play. To date there has not been any movement on playing options in Pleasanton. This is too bad since cricket along with La Crosse are the fastest growing sports in the Bay Area not to mention the Tri-Valley. Time for Pleasnton to get with the times and build a proper cricket pitch.


Long Time P-Town
Birdland
on May 10, 2018 at 10:20 am
Long Time P-Town, Birdland
on May 10, 2018 at 10:20 am

Steve - get a clue. Getting fields built in Pleasanton is not easy - and it takes long time to make progress. A far higher number of children play soccer, baseball and lacrosse in this town. These sports still need additional fields. Go ahead and raise some money; negotiate with the city; and get in line for the development of additional fields. Time for cricket parents to get with the times and work with the city like all the other sports.


Pleasanton Parent
Registered user
Pleasanton Meadows
on May 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on May 10, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Worst thing to happen to baseball....spending so much time correcting cricket swings for a proper baseball swing.

Agree a cricket field is a good idea though, see plenty of groups playing on baseball fields.

We should encourage outdoor activity and continue to support infastructure to keep it going - to the posters comment above, go through the proper channels to get it on a roadmap


lovey
Avignon
on May 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm
lovey, Avignon
on May 10, 2018 at 9:40 pm

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