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Participants during the day's activity.

Participants during the day’s activity.

Received from Southern California Youth Cricket Academy:
First Southern California Youth Cricket Academy inter-academy cricket match report.
On a sunny Southern California day, the pitch at Centennial Regional Park was well prepared for a good game of cricket between SCYCA and the San Diego Cricket Club Youth Academy. By 8.30 players from both teams gathered at the field along with over 50 parents, friends and supporters. Players and spectators were all excited to start the first match between these academies.

The two academies poses for a photo.

The two academies poses for a photo.

At 9.00 AM umpires and captains were out for the toss. SDCCYA won the toss and elected to bat first. SDCCYA scored 100 for 3 wickets. SCYCA started the innings with tight bowling but could not keep it up and ended giving away 39 extras. SCYCA managed to score 89 runs at the end of the allocated 20 overs, losing 5 wickets. Kanishk and Abi scored 19 and 10 runs respectively for SCYCA.

The second scheduled match started at 1.30 PM after lunch and was limited to 10 overs. SDCCYA won the toss again elected to bat. SDYCA posted challenging 67 runs for 5 wickets. Ian from SCYCA claimed 2 wickets for 7 runs. SCYCA never kept up with the required run rate and scored 49 runs at the loss of 4 wickets.

It was a great entertainment for the youth players, their parents, and other supporters. The day marked the beginning of a long term relationship between SCYCA and SDCCYA.

SCYCA is organizing another completive two T20 matches on May 24th, 2015 at Glen Yermo Elementary school, 26400 Trabuco Rd, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.

Match Schedule:
9.00 AM – 12.00 NOON – SCYCA Vs CCA (California Cricket Academy from Northern California)
1.00 PM – 4.00 PM – SDCCYA Vs CCA