Cricket is growing in California, especially in the Tri-Valley, which encompasses the cities of San Ramon, Pleasanton, Dublin, Danville and Livermore. The sport is so popular at Fallon Middle School in Dublin and Harvest Park Middle School in Pleasanton that both plan to field cricket clubs this year, making them among the first schools in the Bay Area — possibly the state — to offer the sport. 

The proliferation of the sport, which was born in Britain and became hugely popular in South Asia in the colonial era, is just one indicator of changing times — and changing demographics — in the Tri-Valley. Once a collection of small, rural and largely white towns, the region is now a booming suburb that’s home to thousands of new Asian residents.

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