It all started with a question a couple of years ago Why can't we create a platform for young cricketers in our backyard? In the short two-year span combined San Ramon Cricket Association, Dublin Cricket League and Cricket for Cubs have not only answered the question in its entirety but achieved something phenomenal. They just successfully conducted a PSD youth cricket tournament in the tri-valley area.
From November 19th to 22nd,2017 around 14 teams competed in under 11, under 13 and under 15 age categories in PSD Cricket tournament. Players as far from San Diego and Michigan participated in the tournament and one of the team under 11 category is all girls team and they rocked. Games were played on the astroturf wickets in Patelco Sports Complex, Pleasanton and Fallen Sports Complex, Dublin. Some of the games were played under lights which were a visual treat to watch.
Just to put the grand success in perspective, in the entire tournament over 5000 runs were scored with the bat which includes 6 centuries and 18 fifties. In the bowling department in excess of 300 wickets were taken with 200+ catches. These numbers indicate just one thing, that is every kid played their heart out. Visit https://cricclubs.com/PSDYCT for complete statistics. Off the field, over 1000 meals were served during these four days and countless volunteering hours from dedicated parents leading up to the tournament.
In the U15 category, San Ramon Cricket Association were the champions and East Bay Youth Cricket Association were runners-up. In the U13 category, Indus Prince were the champions and East Bay Youth Cricket Association were runners-up. In the U11 category, Cricket Zeal Academy were the champions and East Bay Youth Cricket Association were runners-up.
The success of PSD tournament was a perfect way of kids saying thank you to Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Dublin city officials for providing their unconditional support to make this tournament possible.
The closing ceremony was facilitated by, Jerry Thorne, Major, City of Pleasanton. Kathy Narum, Council Member, City of Pleasanton. Bill Clarkson, Mayor, City of San Ramon. Sridhar Verose, Parks and Community Services Commissioner City of San Ramon. William Doerich, Parks, and Community Services Commissioner, City of San Ramon and David Haubert, Mayor, City of Dublin.
On behalf of PSDYCT Organizing Committee, would like to thank all the volunteers, parents, coaches, players and sponsors for making the first ever youth cricket tournament in Tri-Valley a memorable one.