The joint Motown C.C. / MCA team, captained by Sathish Thandapani, has now played three of its four group matches in MichCA’s Great Lakes Tournament (T20). On 29 April, Motown-MCA played at Grand Rapids, where the home team set a challenging target of 174 after being put in (Billa with 41 not out and Rahul with 31 led the way for the home team, while Mani’s figures of 2-24 were best among the visiting bowlers’). In reply, the visitors came close, as opener Jay Nirban (40) and Mani, batting two down (also 40) led the run charge, but, in the end, the visitors paid for some rusty fielding that allowed Grand Rapids to score over 100 runs in the last ten overs, ending their innings on 158/9, to lose by 16 runs.
On 12 May Motown-MCA easily defeated Canton C. C. in Canton, bowling the opposition out for under 100, with Mani again starring with the ball, this time taking five wickets, while Jay Nirban led a successful run chase.
On 19 May, again at Canton, Motown-MCA went down to a strong Detroit Super Kings team, with DSK’s Prasanna dominating with the bat.
Motown-MCA’s last group fixture is scheduled for this weekend, against Wayne State C.C.