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by USA Cricket Wednesday 10 July 2019
The Orioles’ game on Sunday, August 11 vs. the Houston Astros will celebrate the game of cricket in Maryland, with Team Maryland and USA Cricket bowler Lisa Ramjit throwing out the first pitch. $5 of every special “cricket ticket’ sold will benefit youth cricket in Maryland.
Also, children who attend the game in their cricket uniforms will receive special “6” / “Home Runs” signs to wave in the stands.
To purchase a special “cricket ticket,” go to: orioles.com/cricket, and enter the promo code ‘CRICKET.’
“The game of cricket has a long and storied history in Maryland, and it’s great to see the Orioles getting behind its resurgence,” said Maryland Youth Cricket chairman Jamie Harrison.
“Many of the first professional baseballers were converted cricketers, and the two games share a common ancestry with many similar elements. It’s only natural that baseball fans would be cricket fans, and vice-versa.”
Fourteen year-old Lisa Ramjit of Bowie, Maryland, who will throw out the first pitch on August 11, made her mark in May of this year as a debutante for Team USA, playing against Canada. Ramjit started by taking the first-ever International T20 wicket in USA Women's cricket history on just her second ball, and then continued to baffle the Canadian players throughout the series, finishing as the leading T20 international wicket-taker in USA Women's cricket history.
Ramjit and Team USA are preparing for the 2019 Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Scotland, which begins on August 31. Should USA advance, it will compete in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which starts in Australia in February 2020.
Lisa began her cricket journey as a seven-year-old playing 11U ball for the Bowie Boys and Girls Club. In 2017, Lisa became the first Maryland junior to take a five-wicket haul.
Maryland Youth Cricket will make a second appearance at Camden Yards on August 19, as its volunteers operate the Orioles’ Community Booth on the main concourse near Gate D.
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