They grew up as friends in Lynn, Massachusetts. Typical American boys, one played mainly lacrosse & ice hockey, the other football and baseball. Then about five years ago, Norris Guscott, the elder of the two friends visited England and was introduced to cricket.
Despite good play by Harvard, Princeton & Cornel, the University of Pennsylvania asserted the dominance they enjoyed back in the 1800s and early 1900s over the other Ivy League schools and are the American College Cricket Ivy League Champions.
An “All America” team is an honorary team from any college sport in the USA, composed of outstanding players – in other words, an all star team; & is referred to as “All Americans”. A squad of 16 was named by American College 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.
On Saturday night in NYC, a truly momentous occasion in the USA took place as Brian Lara and Shiv Chanderpaul, with three other cricket greats - Clive Lloyd, Courtney Walsh and Jimmy Adams - were celebrated for the incredible joy they have given us over the years at an awards party organized by Angels Caribbean Entertainment Co. and RH Entertainment.
The legends were honoured for their careers and fans of the game were given the opportunity to get autographs and photos with their idols â€“ it was a celebration of cricket stars, for the fans not just cricketers.
The fourth & fifth matches of the TV cricket season in the USA & Canada were the Semi Finals of the American College Cricket Mid Atlantic Championship: Virginia Tech vs University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); and Montgomery College vs Long Island University-Brooklyn.
The teams squared off at the British Officers Cricket Club in Evansburg, PA in picturesque autumn shades of gold, rust-brown & red â€“ a truly unique setting for cricket which is so much a summer sport. The temperature, in brilliant sunshine, was in the 60?s as the college players took the field.
It's cricket season on TV in USA & Canada. Watch American College Cricket games every Saturday on TV Asia at 7 pm in the US & Canada.
American College Cricket was the first to webstream domestic cricket in March 2010, then in October 2011 was the first to put the game on TV in the US & Canada, with TV Asia.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news as we look back at the third One-Day International between Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Pallekele.
While the world's eyes were trained on America's choice of President and subsequent return to office of Barack Obama, these two sides - who have played series in USA in the past - played out a thrilling 33 overs per side match having, taking advantage of a break in the weather.
In the USA, inexplicably people of cricket background have left cricket out of the social & cultural activies. But TV Asia & American College Cricket is changing that. For the 2nd year TV Asia heavily promoted American College Cricket on their float in the India Day Parade Sunday, " said American College Cricket President Lloyd Jodah.
From 2009 American College Cricket, and the significant media profile it has generated for the game, including on Facebook, is inspiring young cricketers all over the USA & Canada. The opportunity to compete against their peers is spurring students, who might have left the game, to be re-engaged.
Sandra Ibarra, a former member of the USA women's national squad and more recently the South West Region Women's Cricket Coordinator, has agreed to take a leadership role with USYCA. Sandra, an ICC Level I cricket coach, recently moved to the Baltimore area and will be coordinating the new community youth cricket programs starting this summer in Maryland.
With the completion of six of the seven American College Cricket regional Championships, the Power Rankings of Universities' cricket clubs in the USA & Canada have changed dramatically since the national Championship in March 2011.
The 5 American College Cricket games broadcast so far in USA & Canada have been historic and groundbreaking - with 1 more to come for this Fall season - this Saturday at 7pm, York College vs NJIT.
No other organisation has even come close to televising domestic cricket in the USA and Canada.
Hosts of the ICC Womenâ€™s World Cup Qualifier 2011, Bangladesh, have secured One-Day International status for first time for its womenâ€™s side after Salma Khatunâ€™s side beat USA in a low-scoring fixture.
Meanwhile, Ireland defeated fellow European qualifier and ODI side Netherlands, to retain its ODI status â€“ the result means that Netherlands has lost its ODI status for the womenâ€™s side. Bangladesh and Ireland will now face-off on Saturday in the 5th/6th play-off for the tournament at BKSP* 2.
Ahead of the 11-day qualifying tournament in Bangladesh, all ten captains of the competing teams pose with the Women's World Cup.
From left to right they are: Stafanie Taylor (West Indies), Ema Kuribayashi (Japan), Doris Francis (USA), Mignon du Preez (South Africa), Salma Khutan (Bangladesh), Sana Mir (Pakistan), Dilani Manodara (Sri Lanka), Isobel Joyce (Ireland), Helmien Rambaldo (Netherlands), Sharne Meyers (Zimbabwe).