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A cricket mecca in an L.A. suburb

Woodley Park in Van Nuys, a nondescript park, is cricketdom's melting pot

Updated: March 22, 2011, 5:19 PM ET
By Amar Shah | Special to ESPNLosAngeles.com

This is indeed a hallowed ground.

"We've had funerals with full-on bagpipes," cricket historian David Sentance said. "There are famous cricketers buried here. Of course, we don't make much noise about it. We certainly don't put plaques up. We don't want to make this place a cemetery."

It's a postcard-perfect March morning at the Leo Magnus Cricket Complex, also known as Woodley Cricket Field, in Van Nuys, Calif. While hobby airplanes buzz overhead and red-tailed hawks swoop ...

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