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Motown CC Invites Youth Players to Join its Weekly Practices

MCA is not currently running a youth camp, but MCA Joint Head Coach Vasanth Krishnaswami has suggested that junior players who are ready to play hard-ball cricket might like to join Motown CC’s weekly practices at Lyon Oaks Park (Thursdays, 6.30 pm). For more information, please contact Motown CC President Michael Makin.

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High-performance Coaching Sessions with Dr V. V. Giri

Michigan Cricket Academy is delighted to announce its second annual series of high-performance coaching sessions with Dr V. V. Giri, former first-class cricketer with many years of experience of the game around the world and erstwhile coach of international players. This week’s session will begin at 4 pm at the Lyon Oaks cricket ground on Thursday, 5 July (ie, immediately before the MCA-Motown club practice). In order to ensure individual attention, numbers are very limited. The cost per person per session is $40. For more details, please contact MCA. For more information about Dr V. V. Giri, author of the “Willow Talk” column on this web site, see the MCA Profiles page.

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Motown-MCA Practice at 6pm, Thursday, 5 July, Lyon Oaks

As ever, Motown-MCA practice will be at 6 pm on Thursday, at the Lyon Oaks cricket ground in Wixom. It will be preceded by the High Performance Coaching session run by Dr V. V. Giri (for details see following post). Motown-MCA always welcomes new players – if you are interested in playing for the team, just come to the weekly practice and make yourself known to one of the senior players. Since sister-club M.P.C.C. also practices at Lyon Oaks on Thursday nights, scrimmage matches are sometimes arranged as well as net practice.

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MCA Prepares for College Cup

MCA has been seeded first in its group for this weekend’s National Collegiate Championship, and will play the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) XI and then the Oakland University XI on Saturday, 8 October, times and grounds to be announced. The top two teams in each group will advance to Sunday’s semi-finals. As soon as more details are known they will be posted to this web site.  Event flyer may be downloaded here.

Everyone who has made himself available for the tournament should attend practice at Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground on Friday evening (out-of-town players who will not be able to attend should let MCA know).

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MCA Schedule, 10-13 August; Other News

Dr V. V. Giri will hold  High Performance Coaching Sessions at Lyon Oaks Park on Wednesday, 10 August (note, not Tuesday) and on Friday, 12 August, both at 5 pm.  For more details, contact MCA.

Motown-MCA will hold practice on Thursday, 11 April, at 6 pm, weather permitting. If in doubt, contact MCA.

The Junior Instructional League will be held, as usual, on Friday, 11 April, at 6 pm, at the nets, Lyon Oaks Park.

Motown-MCA has one match left in the first round of the 40-overs league – the postponed fixture against Lions C. C. This match is now scheduled for Beatty Park, Toledo (not Hartland, as previously announced), on Saturday, 13 August ; please notify the Motown-MCA Captain, Sathish Thandapani, of your availability, and check for confirmation of the fixture. If in doubt, contact MCA.

Other news:

In Memoriam: Azmat Khan

      Motown-MCA Post 199 against Toledo before the Rains Come

Willow Talk: Dr V. V. Giri looks at Harbhajan Singh

MCA Players Feature in Detroit Free Press

MCA Members Go North

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MCA and Motown News, Schedule for 26-29 July

There will be a specialized practice session with one-on-one coaching from Dr V. V. Giri today, Tuesday, 26 July, beginning at 4.30 pm, at Lyon Oaks.

Motown-MCA practice will take place from 6 pm on Thursday, 28 July, at Lyon Oaks.

The Junior Instructional League will take place from 6 pm on Friday, 29 July, at Lyon Oaks.

In the MichCA 40-overs league two weeks ago, Motown-MCA defeated Oakland University, defending a modest total with the help of excellent bowling by the MCA players, including man-of-the-match Pawan Canchi, who took four wickets.

The next scheduled fixture for Motown-MCA is on Saturday, 6 August, away against Toledo C. C.  The postponed fixture with Lions C. C. has yet to be rescheduled.


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MCA Schedule, Week of 27 June

Dr V. V. Giri will hold his regular special coaching session on Tuesday, 28 June, beginning at 4 pm, Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground.

Motown-MCA will hold practice on Thursday, 30 June, at 6 pm, Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground.

The Instructional League will take place on Friday, 1 July, at 6 pm, Lyon Oaks Cricket Ground.

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