Compton is a suburb of LA infamous for gangs and drive-by shootings.
Ted Hayes, an activist who has spent many years campaigning for
homeless people, formed the Compton Homies and the Popz cricket
team in an attempt to keep Afro-American and Hispanic youths
out of gang culture.
In September 2000 the Easton Cowboys Cricket Club went to Los
Angeles to play the Compton Homies and The Popz Cricket Club.
After LA a few members of the Cowboys ventured into Death Valley
for a game of cricket at 284ft below sea level. Thus was formed