The University of Pennsylvania had one of the first official college sports teams in America, a cricket team which was begun in 1842.
Princeton began an official one in 1857 & Harvard in 1868, but cricket was being played at Dartmouth and Ivy League universities in the 1700’s. Now more recognized for their academic excellence, the "Ivy League" played a major and pioneering role in early American sports.
The American Cricket Federation (ACF) and the United States Youth Cricket Association (USYCA) have formed a partnership aimed at accelerating cricket development among American youth, which the two organizations consider fundamental to the United States becoming a fully developed, cricket-playing nation.
The alliance developed naturally from a common vision of how best to establish cricket as a mainstream sport in an athletic environment as broad and diverse as the USA.
As the sun set, and the Stadium lights came on, the University of South Florida Bulls and the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers took the field for the 5th Finals of the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship,presented by Coca Cola with supporting sponsor Dish Network, on TV Asia.
Kenya all but qualified for the final of the Twenty20 Quadrangular tournament in Namibia by beating a strong South Africa Emerging Players side, while the hosts kept their final hopes alive and bounced back from yesterday's defeat to beat the Netherlands and knock them out of contention.
There were wins for Kenya and a South Africa Emerging Players side on day one of the Twenty20 quadrangular tournament in Namibia.
Kenya thrashed the Netherlands by seven wickets in the first game, with Shem Ngoche leading the rout of the Dutch batsmen by taking four for 34 with his left-arm spin. Rakep Patel then overcame a ponderous start to the Kenyan run chase and hit five sixes during an unbeaten 46 that took them home in the 13th over.
Both teams in the finals of the American College Cricket National Championship got there undefeated.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC Retreivers) made the final four in 2010 but has struggled to repeat that success until the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regionals which they won.
Contrasting fifties from Wesley Barresi and Daan van Bunge helped the Netherlands win the second World Cricket League Championship fixture by just one wicket against Namibia. The two points from the win puts the visitors three points clear in the automatic qualification places for the 2015 World Cup, while Namibia can no longer make the top two.
The Netherlands avenged their ICC Intercontinental Cup defeat to Namibia at the weekend by beating them in the first of two World Cricket League Championship matches in Windhoek.
A century from Namibia's Craig Williams wasn't enough to help them recover from a poor start to their run chase as they were finally bowled out for 237 in pursuit of the visitors' 268 for nine. Timm van der Gugten transferred his form from the first-class fixture into limited-overs cricket and ended with three for 37.
Former Glamorgan and Worcestershire batsman Stephen Henderson will manage an experienced MCC touring party during a ten-day visit to the Cayman Islands.
The fifteen-man squad, which also includes ex-England and Scotland international Gavin Hamilton, veteran Surrey left-arm spinner Keith Medlycott, and young Leicestershire all-rounder Will Jones, departed from Lord’s yesterday evening (15th April).
An evenly contested ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture between Namibia and the Netherlands was won by the former on the final day in Windhoek. The 14 points from the victory move the home side up to third in the table, behind Ireland and Afghanistan, while the Netherlands' six points for first innings lead takes them up to sixth in the eight-team event.
Thanks to the work of Boston University Cricket Club President Hayat Khan and American College Cricket students at BU can now get credit for learning & playing cricket.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has introduced a new playing condition for international cricket whereby a no ball will be called if a bowler breaks the stumps at the non-striker's end during the act of delivering the ball.
The playing condition has been implemented after the MCC decided to introduce a new law to the same effect from 1st October, advising the ICC to introduce the playing condition.
Kenya beat Canada by four wickets to take their first victory in the 2011-13 ICC Intercontinental Cup competition in Dubai.
They chased down 129 for the loss of six wickets on the final day having established a first innings lead of 50 and then dismissed Canada for 175 in their second innings.
Kenya hit back to win their second and final Twenty20 International against Canada by 21 runs in Dubai as the two sides shared the series 1-1.
Batting first, Ragheb Aga top scored with 31 as Kenya made 139 for seven and in reply, Canada were bowled out for 118.
Hiral Patel top scored with 40 after Henry Osinde and Junaid Siddiqui both took three wickets to steer Canada to a five-wicket victory over Kenya in the first Twenty20 International in Dubai.
Canada needed just 18.5 overs to reach their winning score of 128 for five after a superb bowling effort had reduced Kenya to 126 for nine.
Kenya made it two six-wicket victories in three days with a second straight One-Day International win over Canada in their final match in Dubai.
Irfan Karim stroked a century to help Kenya get home with two overs to spare after Canada had posted 253 for nine in their 50 overs.
Kenya struck first in their set of two One-Day Internationals against Canada in Dubai with a six-wicket win in the opening match, reaching a target of 228 with 15 balls remaining.
Canada had reached 227 for eight with half-centuries from Ruvindu Gunasekera and Raza-ur-Rehman before Kenya's Irfan Karim made 65 in reply.
In March 2009, five new college teams, with practically no practice playing together stepped out on cricket fields in Florida to compete for the Chanderpaul Trophy & a National title for the first time. They earned a big story in the NY Times of March 24, 2009.
In 2010 the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship set a record by having 47 matches in 5 days, which it broke in 2011 when 30 teams competed in 5 days in a record 67 matches – the largest ever cricket tournament in the world.
The MCC World Cricket Committee has concluded its two-day meeting in Auckland - its first in New Zealand - at which a number of topical issues were discussed.
Following the meeting, the committee issued statements on the subjects that were raised, chief among them was corruption in cricket.
Playing in a National Championship is a major accomplishment, and college sports clubs get increased recognition by schools for doing so.
Therefore every team playing for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy, the 2013 American College National Championship is already a winner, and a major step further along in the development of cricket in their college, the USA & Canada.