June 5, 2014
Received from Southern California Youth Cricket Academy:
The California Cricket Academy visited Southern California on May 23 and 24 to play two T20 matches against the Southern California Youth Cricket Academy (SCYCA) and the San Diego Cricket Club Youth Academy (SDCCYA). The traveling team won both games on May 23rd at Buena Park. SCYCA organized the day of cricket that connected clubs from three regions in California.
SCYCA took on a very experienced CCA team in the morning. Winning the toss, CCA elected to bat on a turf wicket. SCYCA players were excited to take the field and started well, taking the first wicket in the first over with no runs on the scoreboard. But Rajat and Kanish batted well against the SCYCA's inexperienced bowling attack. CCA batsman scored freely and put 113 runs on the 2nd wicket. At the end, CCA scored a commanding 295 runs from 20 overs, losing only 3 wickets.
SCYCA batsmen could not handle the accurate bowling attack by CCA bowlers, and managed to score only 24 runs in 9 overs. Although it was a one sided game, it was a great opportunity of for less experienced SCYCA players to expose themselves to and measure themselves against players from Northern California.
After the lunch, SDCCYA and CCA were all set for the second T20 match. Winning the toss on the second time of the day, CCA elected to bat again expecting to post a good score on the board with CCA's strong batting lineup. CCA started the innings cautiously against good bowling attack. Experienced CCA batsmen dealt with the bowling attack and posted 163 runs in 20 overs. SDCCYA fought back but could not survive the constant line and length bowling attack, and at the end posted 63 runs on the board, all out.
SCYCA is determined to coordinate regional youth cricket in California to provide opportunities for youth players under 13 years. SCYCA is planning to organize a one day youth cricket tournament during the month of July 2015.