Cricket Let’s Play USA Launches In New York

Grassroots Key Link To American Cricket Development

cricket let's play usaCricket Let’s Play USA (CLPUSA) is now underway in New York. CLPUSA’s primary objectives are to grow the number of junior girls and boys exposed to cricket and create more long-term players.

There will be three main opportunities to be involved in the CLPUSA programs this season; each opportunity is outlined below:


• New York elementary and middle schools can register for a FREE CLPUSA Intro program and have a Development Coach teach students key skills of the game in a fun, engaging environment.

• Schools will be provided with a FREE bag of CLPUSA plastic cricket equipment.

• School staff (PE teacher or others) will receive professional development through ‘on the job’ training in how to deliver cricket.



• FREE weekend sessions will run in late May and June and are aimed at girls and boys 6 – 13 years of age that are interested in developing their cricket skills through fun, games-based sessions

• These FREE sessions will be available in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island

• Dates, venues and coach details to be released soon.

• Brooklyn Summer Camps: July 21 – 25

• Bronx Summer Camps: July 28 – Aug 1

• Long Island Summer Camps: August 11 – 15

• Above venues and program details are to be confirmed

• Registration information will be released soon.

icc americasCLPUSA encourages volunteers from within the New York community to become involved in this junior cricket initiative. Please urge your local elementary and middle schools to register for a CLPUSA Intro program.

More detail about our COACHING and TEN10 sessions and SUMMER CAMP programs will be released in the coming weeks.

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NY Cricket Academy Easter Cup Under-19

Four Teams To Challenge For The Spring Recess Youth Development

nyycaThe New York Cricket Academy will be hosting its Inaugural U19 Cricket Easter Cup during Spring Recess in April 2014. Four teams of players from New York and  will participate in a round-robin Twenty/20 Tournament. The purpose of the event is to prepare the youths for any regional or national junior trials when called upon.

The names of talented players will be forwarded to the New York Cricket Region, and the United States of America Cricket Association. Anyone interested in participating should contact the following individuals:

Rudy Persaud (917)-682-6142, Rudy John (631)-578-7226, Ricky Kissoon (646)-924-7328

Team I : Zahib Tariq (c), Hamza Rana, Keifer Phill, Jason Hall (wk) Elliot Bedessee, Mario Persaud, Burhan Saee, Azrab Cheema, Muhammad Awais, Mohib Tariq, Raheem Khan and Zeeshan Arif

Team II : Trevis Ross (c) Surendra Singh (wk) Leon Mohabir, Syed Islam, Joel Boodoo, Nicolas Nandan, Lijo Mazhuvanchery, Muhammad Ayaz, Hamza Raja, Brandat Dat, Muhammad Sarmad, and Sarim Mahmood

Team III : Sajib Salam (c) Naiem Hasan (wk) Atta Khan, Hamad Hassan, Jawwad Khan, Michael Katwaroo, Vinit Shah, Aown Iqbal, Gutrej Singh, Saqib Shahid, Mohammad Ashfaq, and Mujib Afridi,

Team IV : Randall Wilson (c) Derick Narine, Usman Ashraf, Navindra Dewlall, Randy Permaul, Ryan Persaud, Nicholas Harriepersaud, Jason Rooney, Fahad Riaz, Humza Ahmad, Hussain Cheema and Muhammad Shahzad (wk)

Schedule: April, Saturday 19th. – Monday 21st.

All Matches will be played at 223rd. St. Idlewild Park

Date 10:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat. 4/19 Team 1 vs. Team 2 Team 3 vs. Team 4
Sun. 4/20 Team 2 vs. Team 4 Team 1 vs. Team 3
Mon. 4/21 Team 1 vs. Team 4 Team 2 vs. Team 3
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Phill, Franklin K. Lane And Newcomers Shine After The Rains

PSAL Round Up Week 1-2

by Dyon Ravello

Weeks 1 and 2 of the New York City, Public School Athletic League (PSAL), had been marred by torrential spring showers postponing a host of matches. Few schools were able to shake the winter chills off with Franklin K. Lane and Newcomers taking the early initiative with two win each from as many matches. US Under-19 fast bowler Keifer Phill, demonstrated his ability with the bat as he scored the only half-century to date (4/11/2014) 62.

US Under-19 and H.S. for Construction Skipper Keifer Phill Topped PSAL Batting Chart for Week 1 and 2 with 62.

US Under-19 and H.S. for Construction Skipper Keifer Phill topped PSAL Batting Charts for Week 1 and 2 with 62.

Other notable performers were Naimul Islam who picked up five wickets for Thomas Edison with the best bowling figures this term with 5/6. MD Ariful Muyin scored 45 and took 2/8 to lead Dewitt Clinton over Stuyvesant with resounding 104 run victory. Asmar Khan provided support wih 21 and 3/3. Kurt Sankar nabbed 4/13 to lift Franklin K. Lane over Brooklyn Tech. in a low scoring encounter. Samad Hussain 3/13 and Zaheer Ahmad 3/12 completed the rout as Brooklyn Tech. could only manage 48.

Mohammed Hossin restricted William C. Bryant with 4/9 although Sayadur Raihan 45 had helped his side to a competitive total of 133/9. MD Shafat Choudhury 34* and Refat Islam 33* remained unbeaten to see Newcomers home with just four deliveries to spare, see full match report: MD Muhtash Fuhad claimed 4/6 and scored 24 as Jamaica won by seven wickets over John Bowne, Jason Hall scored 21 for the Flushing unit as Tanbir Hussein 38 laid a winning foundation for the Jamaicans (NY).

Summarized Scores, Source

BRONX SCIENCE 57 all Out, Madhev 15, Naimul Islam 5/6 and Chad Singh 2/12 Lost to THOMAS EDISON 58/5 Shoun Baburam 14 and M. Thakkur 2/5.

DEWITT CLINTON 144/4 MD Ariful Muyin 45, Saiful Islam 24, Asmar Khan 21 and Fatin Ishraq 3/24 beat STUYVESANT 40, Joydeep Baidya 16, Asmar Khan 3/3 FM Hasib 2/4 Kauser Ahmed 2/8 and MD Ariful Muyin 2/8.

FRANKLIN K. LANE 94 Samad Hussain 15, Tarek Munawar 14* Abhideep Singh 2/12 and Zain Ansari 2/18 beat BROOKLYN TECH. 48 Ekok Soubir 14, Moshiur Rahman 14, Kurt Sankar 4/13, Samad Hussain 3/13 and Zaheer Ahmad 3/12.

WILLIAM C. BRYANT 133/9 Sayadur Raihan 45, Taranjit Singh 19, Mohammad Hossin 4/9 Wahidur Rahman 2/34  lost to NEWCOMERS 134/2 MD Shafat Choudhury 34* Refat Islam 33* and Fokhrul Miah 27.

JOHN BOWNE 97 Jason Hall 21  and MD Muhtash Fuhad 4/6 lost to JAMAICA 99/3 Tanbir Hussien 38 and MD Muhtash Fuhad 24.

FRANKLIN K. LANE 113 Chandrapau Rodhan 19, Samad 19,  Stephon Swaby 2/9 Parmanand Singh 2/10 and Cobi Wilson 2/21, beat WINGATE 62

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Napa Valley C.C. 3rd Annual “World Series”

World Series To Open 2014 Season

Napa-Valley-Cricket-Club-logo-300x300The Napa Valley Cricket Club will again host its “World Series” on Sunday 13th April 2014 from 10 a.m. at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga to kick off its 2014 season. In 2013 for the second year running the America & Australia team of club members triumphed over a Rest of the World team. It’s no surprise then that this year’s game looks like being a hotly contested one with a number of new members joining the club over the winter months.

Cricket is the second most popular sport in the world after soccer and The Napa Valley Cricket Club is now a firmly established member of that community. Cricket is played in over 100 countries worldwide and close to home the game has a strong and passionate following in the South Bay area. It is gaining in popularity and American College Cricket held its National Championships in Florida.

Club President Phil Bourke, an Australian, says, “The World Series game has become our annual season opener and attracts a large crowd of both cricket lovers and those just interested in seeing the game played in the Napa Valley. 2013 was a great year for us with our first away trip to Los Angeles on top of hosting the oldest cricket club in America, Philadelphia, who were founded in 1854. 2014 is shaping up to be another great year with Beverly Hills Hollywood CC visiting in May in addition to teams from the Bay Area throughout the summer. The club has grown both in membership and reach and this year we’re delighted to welcome on board over 20 sponsors, many of them new in 2014.”

Napa Valley C.C. Australia/America Team

Napa Valley C.C. Australia/America Team

Rest of the World team captain, New Zealander Bill Nancarrow says, “I think the folks who come along for our World Series are in for a great day of cricketing entertainment. Our Rest of the World team is brimming with excitement and looking to make amends for what truthfully was a poor performance in 2013. The addition of a couple of new members over the winter has given us more depth and we are looking strong in all three disciplines, batting, bowling and fielding”

Australia / America team captain, Australian Rob Bolch says, “As two times winners of our World Series game we’re looking to complete the hat-trick by winning the 2014 game. Last year we had a couple of standout performances with both bat and ball and we’re looking for the same again this year. Our ground at the Calistoga Fairgrounds will look resplendent on the day and big thanks to Carlene Moore and her team there for their support of our club. It will be a great day out for those who come to enjoy it but we know that the “A/A” team will end up victorious, again!”

Opening Day Details
Sunday 13th April 2013
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Napa County Fairgrounds, 1435 N Oak St, Calistoga, 94515

About the Napa Valley Cricket Club
The Napa Valley Cricket Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit Mutual Benefit Corporation with the purpose of establishing an running an amateur cricket club in the Napa Valley to further the social enjoyment and development of cricket and associated events within the area. Formed in 2012 and about to start it’s third season the Napa Valley Cricket Club welcomes adult players of all skill levels.

For more details or to arrange an interview please contact Andrew Healy on 707-227-4273 or by email at

More details on the Napa Valley Cricket Club can be found on the website –– where you can find details of their games for the summer ahead on the Calendar page.

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Newcomer Open PSAL With Brace Over Bryant

Update: Matched Carded For April 5th Postponed Due To Waterlogged Fields

by Sam Soopersaud,

Cricket fans were treated to a gem of a Twenty20 cricket contest at Baisley Park, Queens, New York, on Thursday, April 3rd, when two former PSAL champions met in their 2014 season opener.

The Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) Cricket Program among New York City High Schools was started in 2009. In that first year the Newcomers Lions won the championship. They repeated this feat in the 2010 season. In both of those finals they defeated John Adams. In 2011 the William C. Bryant Owls defeated their finals opponents, Richmond Hill High School, to claim their PSAL championship.

On Thursday the two former champions battled it out from the first ball bowled to 19.3 overs of the run chase, when Newcomers won the game on a wide ball. Spectators and players alike screamed their lungs out as the pendulum swung from one team to the other and then back again.  The noise at Baisley Park was deafening with supporters on both sides shouting and clapping their respective side on. There was excitement galore.

Mother Nature did not provide an ideal weather condition. A dark cloud hung over the skies throughout the match and with a cold breeze blowing across the field. Numerous folks at the ground who did not bring along a sweater were seen wrapping their hands around their body trying to keep warm. But they did not seem to mind too much as the action on the filed warmed their hearts and cricketing minds. They were too busy enjoying the nail-biting contest to take much notice of the adverse weather conditions.

Bryant won the coin toss and elected to take first strike. The first ball bowled, short-pitched, was viciously pulled to the square leg boundary. After a single, the next ball was sent flying over the ropes for a maximum. Eleven runs came in the first over. In two overs Bryant had 20 runs on the board.

Newcomers put a stop to the run fest and restricted Bryant to only 23 runs from the next 8 overs.  Bryant bombarded the bowlers to the tune of 27 runs in the following 12 balls. The game was tight in the middle overs at 87 runs and 8 overs to be bowled and only two Bryant wickets fell.  The match evenly poised at this juncture. But, a solid platform from which Bryant could launch an attack.  A projected total in excess of 150 runs was in the horizon.

The Newcomers bowlers would entertain no such thought on the part of Bryant. They conceded only 18 runs in 24 balls – the next 4 overs. Bryant struck back scoring 28 runs in 18 balls. 134 runs for 4 wickets and the final over to be bowled.  A final score of 145 to 150? Read on!

Fast medium bowler, Mohammed Hossin, put a quick end to Bryant’s progress. In his first two balls of the 20th over he sent two Bryant’s batsmen to the showers. Three dot balls! The sixth ball of the over rattled the stumps. A flawless triple-wicket maiden in the 20th over to end the innings. Never been done in any form of Twenty 20 cricket. The Bryant inning ended at 133 runs. Saikot 45 and Taranjeet Singh 19 runs.

Bowling for Newcomers: Shafaat Choudhury 1 for 25, Wahidur Rahman 2 for 34, and Mohammed Hossin 4 for 9, each bowling 4 overs apiece.

Newcomers started their run chase in a sedate mood, first over, a maiden. Twelve runs in 18 balls. At the end of the eighth over the score read 36 runs.  Bryant was well poised for a victory. In the ninth over Newcomers struck back with 15 runs.  Now 51 runs after 9 overs.  85 runs needed in 72 balls.

Five dot balls at the start of the 19th over. Seven still needed from seven balls. Excitement mounted. Praying periods of deafening quietness. The sixth ball of the 20th over a slog to wide mid-on for a boundary. Two singles and a wide in the 20th over ensured a Newcomers victory, 134 runs for 2 wickets.  Newcomers had won the battle of the champions.

Skipper Fakrul Miah 27, Shafaat Choudhury 34 not out, and Refatul Islam 33 not out were the chief architects of the Newcomers runs chase and victory.

The Newcomers supporters stuck with their team throughout, even when it seemed that they were slipping towards defeat. They now felt that their team has gratefully rewarded them with the victory.

If this game was any indication of the kind of cricket the PSAL tournament would showcase, then I would advise cricket lovers to come out to the various parks and enjoy some exciting cricket.


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Missouri YCA Celebrates National Youth Cricket Day

Missouri YCA Kicks Off 2014 Season

On March 31, Missouri Youth Cricket Association (MYCA) conducted three events as part of its support for National Youth Cricket Day (NYCD) 2014. Celebration began with an Open Six A Side Tournament in which we had 26 Teams participate with the tournament being played over three weekends starting March 15. The tournament was won by the Jaguars, with the Crusaders finishing as Runner Up. For complete details:

Youth Cricketer Play an expansive shot during the recently completed National Youth Cricket Day hosted by the Missouri Youth Cricket Association

Youth Cricketer Play an expansive shot during the recently completed National Youth Cricket Day hosted by the Missouri Youth Cricket Association

Families participated in the Parent and Player Double Wicket Tournament. This was a very exciting tournament where a father or mother teamed up with their son or daughter and competed. Nine teams participated with Ritu (8) and Ranjeet as winners. The runner-up team was Arnav (9) and Shyam. The other teams that made it to final round were Rishith (12) and Rajesh and Yuvraj (9) and Priya. The youths contested the Youth Double Wicket Tournament. This tournament was won by Ritu (8) and Yuvraj (9). The runner up team was Rahul (10) and Aman (10).

MYCA is excited to have started the 2014 Season successfully with this list of event over the past month. The 20-week MYCA Cricket Academy Program at Bales Park starts April 5 and the Level 1 Coach Certification is scheduled for April 12.

A message from the MYCA Team to all the American youth cricket supporters, let us make 2014 a year of an enjoyable and learning experience for all our young cricketers. MYCA appeals to every adult cricket player to commit to dedicating at least two hours in 2014 in support of youth cricket.

Courtesy: USYCA and Missouri Youth Cricket Association

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NY Cricket Region Under 15 Registration April 5

NYCR Prepares for USACA Eastern Conference Tournament

Promoting the World's Best Game!

Promoting the World’s Best Game!

The New York Cricket Region (NYCR) invites all Parents and Students interested in representing the region at the USA Cricket Association’s (USACA) Eastern Conference Under-15 Tournament from May 24th-26th, Raleigh, North Carolina, to register. Registration begins 10 am at the Gateway Mall Cricket Field on Saturday, April 5th 2014.

For more information about attending the NYCR’s Under-15 Registration and Trials please contact Nigel Harper, NYCR, Youth Coordinator by phone (516) 315-8472. Direction to Gateway Mall, Exit 15 off the Belt Parkway Brooklyn, or take B13, Q7, or Q8 Buses from the Euclid Avenue A and C Train to Gateway Mall, Cricket Field is at the western end of the mall.

Take advantage of a Free cricket program at your school, contact Dyon Ravello, Development Officer, Cricket Let’s Play USA by phone (917) 266-5395 or via email @

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Rain To Delay PSAL Cricket

PSAL Cricket Update: Games Carded for April 1, and 2 Postponed

Due to torrential showers over the weekend, the Public Schools Athletic League has been forced to delay the start of its spring cricket 2014 season. Excessive rains has left cricket fields waterlogged and unsuitable for play. Matches originally scheduled for April 1st and 2nd has been postponed by Commissioner Bassett Thompson.

The season should bowl off on Thursday April 3rd, once weather conditions improve. Matches have been booked for April 4th and 5th to complete Week 1. Weekend Schedule:

April 4th:

Martin Van Buren vs. Prospect Heights Campus @ Bailey Pond Park South, 4pm

April 5 th:

Aviation vs. Brooklyn Tech @ Bailey Pond Park South, 1 pm

John Bowne vs. Wingate @ Kissena Park, 1 pm

Stuyvesant vs. Newton @ Gateway Mall Cricket Field, 1 pm

Franklin D. Roosevelt vs. Hillcrest @ Marine Park 2, 1 pm

Brooklyn International vs. John Adams @ Marine Park 1, 1 pm

Thomas Edison vs. Springfield Gardens @ Baisley Pond Park, Cage, 1pm

Jamaica vs. Franklin K. Lane @ Gateway Mall Cricket Field, 9:30 am

Richmond Hill vs. Lafayette @ Baisley Pond Park, Cage 10:00 am

Abraham Lincoln vs. Newcomers @ Long Island City, Marine Park 2, 10:00 am



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