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Hidden Hills Elementary wins youth cricket tournament

Ravi earns MVP; Trivedi named Best Batsman

A team from San Ramon's Hidden Hills Elementary School recently won its division in the third inter-school cricket tournament, defeating Dublin's Amador Elementary School in the final match.

Hosted by Cricket for Cubs, the weekend elementary school tournament also featured a team from Dublin's John Green Elementary School.

For elementary school champions Hidden Hills, Vikram Ravi earned Most Valuable Player of the tournament and Gatik Trivedi was named Best Batsman. Ayush Bhatgare, from runner-up Amador, was selected as Best Bowler.

The tournament also featured a middle school division, consisting of teams from Iron Horse, Windemere Ranch and Gale Ranch in San Ramon, Harvest Park in Pleasanton and Fallon in Dublin.

Harvest Park defeated Fallon in the middle school finale, with tournament awards going to Ajay Immadi (Harvest Park) as MVP, Kanish Bhalla (Harvest Park) as Best Batsman and Siddhant Wani (Fallon) as Best Bowler.

In all, the tournament featured 20 games on three different cricket grounds at Harvest Park Middle School in Pleasanton and Emerald Glen Park in Dublin on Dec. 17-18, with the help of dozens of parent and youth volunteers.

The closing ceremony included appearances by USA Women's Cricket captain Nadia Gruny and captain and former USA Under-19 Cricket team member Srihari Dasarathy, along with Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne, Pleasanton City Councilwoman Kathy Narum, San Ramon Vice Mayor Scott Perkins and San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission member Sridhar Verose.

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