October 7, 2011
Annual New York Ashes Match - Winner is Youth Cricket
The annual New York Ashes match was played on Saturday, October 1 in Greenwich, Connecticut. In what ended up as a low scoring affair, the Australian team defended the Ashes trophy by besting the English team by a score of 116 to 82, with the last 18 wickets of the match falling for 105 runs.
The match resulted in a $650 donation to the USYCA, with $400 in donations being raised on the day from those present and a matching $250 donation being provided by hosts the Mad Dogs Cricket Club.
"USYCA is deeply honored to receive this generous gift from the participants in the New York Ashes," said President Jamie Harrison. "Working together with clubs and players such as these, the future for youth cricket in America is growing brighter every day."
The annual match has a recent history tracing back to 1990, when the New York British American Chamber of Commerce was challenged to a cricket match by the Australia Society of New York, for the “New York Ashes." For more information on future New York Ashes events, please contact the Mad Dogs Cricket Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The victorious Australian Ashes squad
September 27, 2011
Annual New York Ashes Match Designates USYCA as Sole Beneficiary
On Saturday, October 1, two storied cricketing opponents will face off in Greenwich, Connecticut in what has now become an annual tradition in the New York Ashes match. The game will be played between hand-selected teams of Australian and British nationals from around the New York tri-state area.
Australia will look to defend the Ashes trophy which they had gained back by demolishing the England side in last year's match. England (2009 winning team pictured above) will look to emulate their national team's recent Ashes success by attempting to return the Ashes to English hands.
The annual match has a recent history tracing back to 1990, when the New York British American Chamber of Commerce was challenged to a cricket match by the Australia Society of New York, for the "New York Ashes" in an event held in Van Cortlandt Park in New York.
This year, all match fees from the game will be donated to USYCA. In addition, the Mad Dogs Cricket Club of Greenwich, Connecticut, the hosts of the event, will contribute a dollar for dollar match on the first $250 of donations raised for the event. It is hoped that the event will raise over $600 toward the work of USYCA. For more information about this year's match, please contact the Mad Dogs Cricket Club at email@example.com