February 15, 2012
On Feb. 14, Sandra Ibarra, Ryan Harrison and USYCA President Jame Harrison brought an American Cricket Champ set to the St. Philip Neri School in Linthicum, Maryland. The USYCA team, which had been invited to the school by PE instructor Travis Bateman, spent the morning instructing students in cricket and leading them through their first matches.
The children had a great time learning the game, and asked many questions of USYCA team members. As a result of this outreach, the St. Philip Neri Sports Committee has now taken up the idea of launching a new introductory youth cricket program this summer, in between the softball and soccer seasons.
A video of Sandra playing cricket with the students can be found here.