Mayor, City of Folsom
We, cricket players, request you to provide us one or more playing grounds to play cricket.
We can either use the either baseball playing ground or a dedicated cricket ground.
There are several thousand cricket enthusiasts that have made Folsom their home & we do not have a place to practice the sport we love.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players each. A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, in the center of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a cricket pitch. A wicket, usually made of wood, is placed at each end of the pitch. [source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cricket ]
Recently we have come across a disturbing trend. We are keep getting kicked out from what have been proclaimed to be public parks by the parks & recreation department.
On calling the parks & recreation department we are told that all the public parks are first come first serve & if we are the first people to get out there - 7am Saturday morning - then unless someone has a reservation we have the right to play there as long as we wish.
We usually vacate the field as a courtesy but are getting tired of the constant harassment.
In Folsom you have a public park in almost residential areas. Mostly they consist of baseball fields, soccer fields etc. - for ex. the additions that are going on to the Livermore Park - paid for by our taxes.
We hereby petitioning the city to have a cricket field either dedicated or as part of some other field where we the residents of Folsom can practice without having the face the typical harassment that we do.
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