June 1, 2015
Received from USYCA Affiliate Missouri Youth Cricket Association:
Missouri Youth Cricket Association (MYCA) youth team travelled 600 miles to Atlanta during Memorial Day weekend to play a three-game, 20/20 Bilateral Series against Cricket Academy USA (CAUSA) based in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the first game, Batting First CAUSA scored 121 (Amrut 29, Mit 15 Rishith 1/13 Shyam 1/7). MYCA chased the score down with three balls to spare (Santosh 61*, Rishith 44* Dhruv 2/23 Ateendra 2/11).
In the 2nd game, batting first, CAUSA made 145 (Amrut 40, Mit 46, Jay 1/11). MYCA (Taine 22, Santosh 33* Vishal 3/14 Viraj 2/10) only managed 86. CAUSA won.
In the 3rd game, batting first again, CAUSA made 125 (Amrut 35, Santosh 31 Rishith 1/31, Jay 1/29 Taine 1/34). MYCA lost the battle again scoring only 43 (Sharan 3/3, Viraj 2/11 Ishan 2/4).
It was a wonderful experience for all MYCA Players and the bilateral series marked the beginning of a great partnership with CAUSA on youth cricket development. Thank you to CAUSA Leadership (Murali, Deepak, Neel) and MYCA Leadership (Priya Singh) for working together and creating this opportunity for the players to learn and grow. The hospitality of CAUSA has been greatly appreciated by all MYCA Parents.
Missouri YCA is a member of USYCA since 2012. Both MYCA and CAUSA are preparing to compete at National Cricket Championship in July.
Ranjeet Singh (Head Coach, MYCA Cricket Academy)