Cricket anyone? Players carve Twin Cities niche

Since founding the Minnesota Cricket Association in the 1970s, Alston Dutchin has watched it grow from six to 26 teams. But cricket, hugely popular in many parts of the world, is still largely unknown in the Midwest. Local enthusiasts are trying to change that. It's been introduced as a sport at the University of Minnesota, and Dutchin is trying to spread it into schools across the Twin Cities.
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Since founding the Minnesota Cricket Association in the 1970s, Alston Dutchin has watched it grow from six to 26 teams. But cricket, hugely popular in many parts of the world, is still largely unknown in the Midwest. Local enthusiasts are trying to change that. It's been introduced as a sport at the University of Minnesota, and Dutchin is trying to spread it into schools across the Twin Cities.

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