Ford — U. S. Corporate Cricket Champions, 2012

MichCA has announced that Ford won the U. S. Corporate Cricket Championship at Bloomer Park, Rochester Hills, yesterday (Sunday, 26th August). Ford, who beat G.E. twice in group matches on Saturday, knocked out second-ranked Caterpillar in a tight semi-final, and then narrowly defeated top-ranked Chrysler (victors over Tata and Infosys in group play, and G.M. in the semi-finals) to take a record fifth championship. This year, for the first time ever, a draft of available guest players took place: every corporate team was able to add to their squad up to four Michigan cricketers not affiliated with their own business; teams were also able to select one U-19 player. Three MCA players took place in the tournament – seventeen-year-old Ani Mayasandra, a second-round draft pick for Infosys, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 55 (his maiden half-century) in his team’s victory over Tata, and was Man of the Match; sixteen-year-old Gordon Makin, a youth pick for G.E., who opened the batting and kept wicket in his team’s two matches against Ford (Gordon top-scored for G.E. in the first match); and twenty-one-year-old Anurag Yerabati, a fourth-round draft pick for Blue Cross Blue Shield, who played in one match for his team and performed very creditably (full details not available at the time of writing).

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