My father was born in Oakland, California on St. Patrick’s Day, 1938 to a Belfast emigre seeking a new life. He was sent to boarding school on Vancouver Island in British Colombia, Canada when he was very young. There, he discovered the game of cricket, which has been his life’s passion. He became the captain of the British Colombia provincial team and has his picture in the cricket hall of fame there. When he moved to Los Angeles, he joined the Hollywood Cricket Club, which was sponsored by the actor Boris Karloff. Now living in a small town in Northern California where the sport has little or no following, his passion and joy is something he lives out almost entirely in isolation. This is his story.
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