On Sunday, 15 January, the MCA XI playing in the annual Florida Cricket Academy tournament at Miramar Regional Park, Fl, suffered a third consecutive heavy defeat, losing to Atlanta’s Cricket Academy USA by 112 runs. CCUSA, batting first, posted 191/8 in 40 overs, with openers Sunny Aggarwal (26) and Tanmay Parikh (47) leading the way, ably supported by no 4 Viraj Patel (40). Chicago’s Arnav Sridher, one of the youngest players in the tournament, was the best bowler for the Midwesterners, taking 4/26 in five overs. The MCA XI (playing as Midwest Cricket Academy) struggled from the outset, with only Chicago’s Arjun Ahuja (20), Akhil Sridher (19), and Monit Khandwala (12) reaching double figures. After last year’s successes, this was a disappointing tournament for all the returning players; lack of practice between October and January certainly took its toll, with several players looking out of form.