Florida Cricket Academy International Under 19
Day 1 Summary
After an unseasonal warm spell in South Florida, the Florida Cricket Academy kicked off its fourth edition of their Under-19 tournament in 58 degrees weather with a chilly wind.

Steven Taylor picked up two wickets and struck 69 against Midwest Cricket Academy. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

This years’ tournament has evolved to an International event with the participation Barbados champs Combermere High School along with Cricket Academy USA, Atlanta and Midwest Cricket Academy, Chicago.

As everyone has come to expect, the tournament got off to a prompt 10am start with MCA winning the toss and choosing to bat against two time defending champions FCA. A sloppy fielding performance allowed MCA 161/8 in their 40 overs.

In reply FCA’s powerful batting order anchored by Captain Steven Taylor was able to knock it off in 22.5 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Florida Cricket Academy vs Midwest Cricket Academy
MCA 161 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs
MCA Batting: Akhil Sridher 37; Antoine Boyce 36; Monit Khandwal 26
FCA Bowling: Steven Taylor  6 ovs  13 runs  2wkts; Zachary Sattaur 8ovs  35 runs 2wkts; Noman Maqsood 8ovs  24 runs 1wkt

FCA 162 for 3 in 22.5 overs
FCA Batting: Steven Taylor 69; Zachary Sattaur 31 n.o.; Omari Williams 17
MCA Bowling: Jash Patel 7.5ovs 33runs 1wkt;

The other match was a cliff hanger all the way to the last over of the match. After Cricket Academy USA bowled out Combermere High School for a very modest 150 in 33.2 overs it came down to the last over for CCUSA to pull off a stunning upset. With Combermere H.S. coming in from the West Indies they were surely the favorites to win it all but it was not to be today. CCUSA brought up the win with 153 for 8 in 39.1 overs.

Cricket Academy USA vs Combermere High School
Combermere High School 150 all out:
C.H.S. Batting: B. King 71; D. Goodman 18
CCUSA Bowling: S. Safi 6.2ovs 20runs 3wkts; V. Patel 8ovs 35runs 2wkt

Cricket Academy USA 153 for 8 off 39.1 overs:
CCUSA Batting: S. Kumar 30; S. Safi 30; K. Patel 17
C.H.S. Bowling:  C. Williams 8ovs 31 runs 3 wkts; I. Boyce 8ovs 2mdns 22 runs 2 wkts; M. Jones 8ovs 4 mdns 17 runs 1wkt

Tomorrow’s match ups are FCA taking CCUSA and CHS playing MCA.