US Cricket Open
By STAN WALKER
The Northeast regional team which participated in last year’s annual US Super Cricket Open that was staged in Florida did not win the competition. However, the fact that they finished in ninth position in the tournament in which 40 teams participated is a clear indication that the efforts put out by the Cricket Hall of Fame (CHOF) to get the team together was a success.
The Northeast team made up of players from the Connecticut and Massachusetts cricket leagues and an Under 25 team, won three out of five matches.
Although the organizers failed to recognize two of their players who turned in outstanding performances in the bowling department, one taking five wickets for 10 runs and the other having a hat-trick, CHOF director Michael Chambers, who feels that this will not happen again, said that because of the excellent performance of the team, we are planning to take part in the tournament again this year. The bowling awards were reportedly given to two other players who did not produce statistics any way near to what those two did.
“We have already begun putting plans in place to try and raise funds or to find someone to sponsor the team,” Mr. Chambers, said. “We have sufficient talents in the northeast leagues that with proper approach and management our team could easily come away from the tournament as the winners” he added. Mr. Chambers also expressed his gratitude to the CCUSA for their assistance in the sponsorship of the team at last year’s tournament.
Founded in 2001, CCUSA is a professional sports and entertainment management organization that has been at the leading edge of the promotion, development and expansion of cricket in the U.S.