The origination of San Jose Cricket Group (SJCG) roots back to
1996 in the form of San Jose Cricket Club. Due to the increase in
the number of cricket players in the bay area, there came the need
to create another cricket club. A few diehard cricketers from different
backgrounds got together to form San Jose Cricket Club. Among many
others, the different members who have a big contribution in the
formation of this club are: Abrar Ahmad, Ali Shah, Dr.Nisar Ahmad
Chaudhry, Rajesh Padhi, Rubel Ahsan, Wasim Khan, Zahid Mahmood,
Humayan Rehman and Jitu Patel. All these members worked very hard
before the start of the season to obtain a ground from local school
district, which was a huge accomplishment. Then they all worked
very hard to put the cricket pitch (wicket) with their own hands.
The SJCG is growing from strength to strength due to the efforts
of it's members. It reflects the character and vision of this group.
The group grew in size to have a fifth club this year. Click here for info on the current
As SJCG continues to grow, the need for more grounds arises. With
unconditional and devoted effort of Dr. Nisar Chaudhry, SJCG was
able to get permission to use 2 more school fields under Alum Rock
School District. All the 3 clubs (SJCC, MCC, CCC) of SJCG performed
very well in the 2001 league season with SJCC barely missing the
championship mark by 2 points. A total of 12 teams participated
in BACA league for seasn 2001. MCC ended the season placed 3rd and
CCC ended up at 5th. As new members keep coming SJCG looks forward
to expanding it's wings in the upcoming season.
This turned out to be an exciting and eventful year for SJCC. The
number of players grew tremendously. It had to be split into 2 clubs
to give every member a chance to play and enjoy cricket. But half
way through the season, it forced us to form a third club. Each
of the three clubs decided to remain under the same wing, which
was named as San Jose Cricket Group (SJCG). The three clubs under
SJCG's wing being San Jose Cricket Club (SJCC), Milpitas Cricket
Club (MCC) and Campbell Cricket Club (CCC). All these clubs played
in the BACA league and performed very well.
SJCC acquired a new ground for use thereby becoming the only club
in bay area with 2 home grounds. It had a great season and during
the later part of the season joined hands with a few other clubs
from California bay area to float a new league (Bay Area Cricket
Alliance) in year 2001. This was prompted mainly due to the huge
increase in number of cricket clubs in bay area. With the help of
other clubs, BACA was informally launched in July, 1999 when it
held the July 4th cricket festival. SJCC is looking forward to the
next season with BACA.
This season was the best so far in the history (3 yrs) of SJCC.
The season started with a bang and ended in style. It truly looked
like a TEAM on the field. In just the third year of it's formation,
it ended the season at #4 in the C division league. But that didn't
keep the team from winning the season ending tournament, "The
Dan Sahadeo Cup". Kudos to the members of SJCC. The team is
all set now to top the league in 1999 season and jump one step higher
to enter the B division league in the next millennia.
This year was a great one for SJCC. The club started this season
playing as a well integrated cricket team. Success of winning games
(Social & League) started to come towards our half of the field.
Team as well as individual performances were climbing up and up
on the success ladder. The overall standing in the league was better
than the first year. Membership of the club grew from 14 in 1996
to 25 by the end of 1997 season and more players wanted to join
This was the first year of the formation of SJCC and therefore it
doesn't have a long history of it's own. Even though the results
of this season didn't go in our favor, we were a really promising
team as we came close to winning many matches and fumbled at the
last moment due to lack of coordination among all the players. Team
work and understanding among different background players was at
a rapid pace.
San Jose Cricket Club played a very important role in promoting
the game of cricket in the San Jose area by co-hosting the 2nd National
Inter League Cricket tournament with (NCCA) at SJCC home ground.
SJCC hosted a "What is cricket" Demonstration at Clyde
Fischer School for the local youth.
All the success till date has been due to great cooperation and
hard work of the following:
Principal and Vice Principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School,
OS Hubbard Elementary School, William Shepperd Middle School, Alum
Rock School District Staff, and all the volunteers of SJCG who came
out to give helping hand during all the above events at SJCG's home