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San Ramon schools compete in regional cricket tournament

Original post made on Jun 6, 2017

A team from Pleasanton's Harvest Park won the middle school division in the inter-school youth cricket tournament hosted by Cricket for Cubs throughout the Tri-Valley last month.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 5:14 PM


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Posted by LoneTreeDiver
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

I remember when a similar article came out a year ago. There was some discussion as to why immigrants should encourage their children to assimilate to Western/American sports. This looks like a fun sport, but I do not understand the rules.

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Posted by Puleez
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm

1987 called and asked for you to return the antiquated notion of "assimilation."

Modern notions of social science suggest that immigrants who come to the US to *integrate* bring more to the proverbial cultural pie than a sterilized notion of "assimilation."

just as your white European ancestors came here and *integrated* into society, adding something to the mix, folks from South Asia (who by the way, acquired cricket from the British), are sharing and bringing something to our cultural mix by introducing something new to the cultural milieu.

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Posted by DanvilleAmerican Baseball
a resident of Blackhawk
on Jun 7, 2017 at 8:12 pm

And still, nobody cares about hopscotch, nobody cares about tetherball, and nobody cares about hide and go seek. Baseball, Football, Basketball, Auto racing, Tennis, Golf, and Wresting are AMERICAN.

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Posted by Quail Run Parent
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 8, 2017 at 9:03 am

Quail Run Parent is a registered user.

YOu are showing your age, you forgot 'wall ball'.

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Posted by Fun Fact
a resident of Danville
on Jun 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

@DanvilleAmerican Baseball:

Fun fact! USA participated in the first international cricket match. Also, cricket was far more popular than baseball in the US until the Civil War. Baseball grew in popularity because it was promoted as the native and patriotic sport, and a baseball game only lasts a few hours, whereas cricket matches at the time lasted five days (they still do, but there are shorter versions of the game, too).

But hey, good talk. 'Merica!

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Posted by MaggieMay
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

Cricket "WAS" more popular is the key phrase. Reference to the Civil War is so 1800's.