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Bat and ball, but not baseball: Cricket catches on

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Newcomers High School pose before taking the field. Gomes is holding the bat and coach Cavaliere is on the far left. (Laurence Witherington)


Gomes leaves the field when he is caught out. (Laurence Witherington)

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Cricket is catching on. Surging on wave of immigrant enthusiasm, the sport is now being played for the first time in U.S. public high schools and other youth leagues, but many obstacles still stand in the way of its success here.