Cricket in Washington D.C./Northern Virginia/Maryland area
Youth cricket is growing in the D.C. metro region. Cricket is part of sports curriculum in many Maryland schools.
- Maryland Youth Cricket Association (MYCA) is planning a youth cricket league in the area in 2017.
- The Bowie Elementary School Teams (BEST) Cricket league in Maryland, started in 2014 is the first elementary school cricket league in USA. 205 players from 14 teams participated in 2016.
- Maryland also has country's first middle school league, Washington Area Middle School (WAMS) Cricket league, started in 2015. 131 players and 9 teams participated in it in 2016.
There are several large adult cricket leagues that are active during April-October time period in our area.
Two premier leather ball leagues in the area are:
There are several other large hard tennis ball cricket leagues thriving in our area. Prominent ones are :
- Washington Metro Cricket League (WMCL) – played in Northern VA and Clarksburg, MD, 32 teams .
- Loudoun County Cricket League (LCCL) - the largest league, organized by Loudoun County, VA, as part of the Park and Recreation (PRCS) adult recreation program, has 48 teams.
- Potomac Cricket League (PCL)) in Loudoun County, VA, has 8 teams
- Capital Cricket Premier League (CCPL) in Fairfax County, VA, has 16 teams
- Montgomery County Premier League (MCPL) - played in Montgomery County, MD, has 25 teams
- Howard County Cricket League (HCCL) - played in Howard County, MD, has 12 teams
Area cricket grounds