June 17th, 2015 marked the end of the inaugural season of the Washington Area Middle School Cricket League. Due to the huge success of the Bowie Elementary School Teams (BEST) Cricket League in 2014 and encouragement from parents, the Washington Area Middle School (WAMS) Cricket League was started in April 2015. Kids were taught the basics of cricket during PE at Buck Lodge, Kenmoor, and Samuel Ogle by the
Cricket Commissioner. Flyers were sent out to parents to inform them of
the league, and boys and girls were accepted on a ”first come, first serve basis”. There were 16 – 18 players on each team’s roster.
Players were recruited from Tulip Grove and Kenilworth Elementary School Cricket Teams and St Pius X School to complete Benjamin Tasker’s roster.
The 4 middle schools that participated in the inaugural cricket tournament were:
- Benjamin Tasker
- Buck Lodge
- Samuel Ogle
First there were two weeks of practices with two practices per week for 90 mins each. Next, each team played 3 first round matches followed by the playoffs. Kenmoor was undefeated and won the Championship Game against Samuel Ogle.