When you hear the word Compton, assuming you’re not from it, you think rap music generally. It is one of the Los Angeles’ worst areas. This is where the leather and willow, seemingly out of place has made a celebrated home for itself. Activist for Los Angeles’ homeless, Ted Hayes and British friend and film producer Katy Haber, joined forces to start a cricket club aimed initially at giving the homeless a purpose with the LA Krickets and then started the Compton Cricket Club for youth in one of the inner city’s worst areas. Read more here.
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