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English portrait gallery latest stop in Compton Cricket Club's unlikely journey

English portrait gallery latest stop in Compton Cricket Club's unlikely journey

The first time someone invited Sergio Pinales to play cricket, he assumed the game involved a race. "Like you put a bunch of crickets on the floor," he said. "And you see which one goes the fastest." Then a Compton high school student, Pinales, like most Americans, had never heard of the gentlemanly, pitch-and-wicket sport that's long captivated audiences in England, South Africa and India. So, nearly 20 years ago, when a few outsiders showed up at his local high school to recruit players, he and the other students were skeptical. Little did they know their team — a rough-hewn crew called the Compton Cricket Club — would one day travel the globe...

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