Colts used to be one of the best teams in the league in the first division
for several years. Due to several changes in the team, Colts slipped to
the 2nd division in 1994. In the season of 1995, Colts had an entirely new
team. In spite of some fine individual performances, Colts slipped down
further to the 3rd division following the season of 1995. The need for
commitment from more members was felt. Ranesh Peiris took over as the Colts
captain and did a fantastic job in regrouping the club. Thanks to the
Trojan Cricket Club at USC, Colts
acquired some talented players and more members contributed to the
functioning of the club.
In the season of 1996, Colts played in a very
disciplined fashion under the inspiring leadership of Ranesh Peiris and
won the 3rd division league championship and the third division
playoffs. They were promoted to the 2nd division in the season of 1997.
In 1997, the team changed a lot because of players moving out of
Southern California but the core of the team remained the same. They finished
third in the league as well as in the playoffs and are now once again promoted
into the first division.
The new Colts team consists of
several talented youngters who enjoy their cricket a lot. The jovial friendship
among the team members off the field carrying over to the immense camaraderie
on the field is a hallmark of the Colts cricket club.
Colts finished the league season with 12 wins and 4 losses and were placed in 3rd position at the end of the season. As a result, Colts have been promoted to the first division for the season of 1998.
Colts will play in the first division of the Southern California Cricket Association's league in the season of 1998. The season begins in March and until then, Colts is recruiting new members as some of its members are moving out of Southern California. During the season, Colts is expected to play about 20 games, with most of the games being 50-over games. All games will be played on either Saturdays or Sundays. Please contact Ashwin(email@example.com) or Ranesh(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in playing with the Colts cricket club this season. There is net practice on most Saturday mornings at the Woodley Cricket Fields.