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Cricket's unlikely home in Compton

Originally Published: July 21, 2011
By Cary Chow | Special to Page 2

COMPTON, Calif. -- Cricket is widely considered the world's second-most popular sport, renowned for etiquette and sportsmanship. Compton is widely considered one of the most dangerous cities in America, notorious for gang violence. It doesn't sound like a match made by Chuck Woolery, but the two have forged an unlikely love connection.

"Without cricket, I couldn't imagine my life the way it is right now," said Compton native Sergio Pinales, 32. "It's kind of bliss."

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