USA Cricket - League and Associations /

The major strength of cricket in the USA is at the regional level. It is the state and metropolitan leagues and associations that have been flourishing in the last decade.

There are twice as many leagues/associations as in 1990, clubs and teams associated with leagues/associations have also doubled, and the number of players has also increased substantially over the past decade. Ten years ago, the idea that there could be good cricket in (say) Nebraska or Oklahoma would have been treated with a smirk, or a disbelieving stare. In 2003, those are not ideas, but facts. Unfortunately, it has always been difficult to keep track of these developments. Cricinfo has tried its best to keep up, but names, addresses and particulars keep changing.

The following list is our best information, at present, on regional cricket in the USA. If your league or association is not listed here, or if you would like to make a correction/addition to the listing, please send an email to Cricinfo, with the details of your organization for inclusion.

Atlanta

Atlanta Cricket League is established in 2007 is organizing Hard Tennis Ball cricket league. The league has 66 teams in 2012. League runs for 6 months from April to September. We also conduct Charity KO tournaments to generate funds for Non-profit charitable organizations. Please visit us at Atlanta Cricket League or contact us at info@atlantacricketleague.org

Arizona
A newly started League with about 10 teams in Tucson, Phoenix and nearby locales, the Arizona C A has one of the few US leagues that operates exclusively during the winter months. Arizona CA also has regular inter-league fixtures with California, and Colorado and New Mexico cricket clubs as well.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Arizona Cricket Association

Paul Ward
Gen.Secretary

,

w: 602 452 5011
h: 480 390 2248 480 390 2248

 
 

Mohsiul Alam Secretary

1711 West Gila,
Chandler AZ 85224

480 899 1235

 
 

David Balch

Assistant Secretary, Fixtures

480 830 3816

 
 

Paul Ward

Umpires Chairman

602 545 4935

 

California
There are now FOUR cricket leagues in California.The 29-team Northern California C A and the 40-team Southern California C A are the two oldest and most strongly established Leagues on the West Coast, with histories dating back into the 19th century. Southern California also has one of the three largest cricket leagues in the USA. These two were joined by a new league called the Bay Area Cricket Alliance, founded in 1999, whose particulars are given below. Also in California is a league called the Los Angeles Social Cricket Alliance, founded in 1999 and consisting of 8 to 10 clubs which play recreational cricket, are not affiliated with the USA Cricket Association, and include the Compton Homies and Popz who have attracted worldwide attention for using cricket as a way to bring inner-city kids and the homelessinto the mainstream of American life.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Northern California Cricket Association

Laks M. Sampath President

700 Oakdale Avenue, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1611

(H) 415-927-3110 (W) 415-391-4455 x293

ceo@ncalcricket.org

Rohan Chandran Vice President

 3101 Middlefield Road, #7,Palo Alto, CA 94306

 (H) 650-565-450 (W) (408) 980-9888 x223

vp@ncalcricket.org

Reji Varghese
Secretary

708 Tea Tree Ct, San Jose, CA 95128 (H) 408-293-2055(W) 408-942-7100 x111

Sect@ncalcricket.org

Los Angeles Social Cricket Alliance

Trevor Roper President

n/a

(818) 343-8740

lasca@lasca.org

Matt WestonVice President

n/a

 (818) 344-6867

mattw@cornerstonedisplaygroup.com

Katy Haber
Treasurer

n/a

n/a

jhusa1998@aol.com

Bay Area Cricket Alliance

Nisar Chaudhry
Chairman

135 Heath St, Milpitas Ca 95035

408-263-0458

chairman@bayareacricket.org

Daun Jacobsen
Vice Chairman

 

408-378-2232

vc@bayareacricket.org

Abrar Ahmad
Secretary

 

408-262-8447

secretary@bayareacricket.org

Southern California Cricket Association

B.K.Atul Rai
President

3780 Brenner Drive
Santa Barbara CA 93105

805-687-1025-(tel) 805-563-6085-(fax)

bkrai1@aol.com

Dalton Wilson
Vice-President

4242 Lavinia Avenue
Lynnwood, CA 90262

310-898-1456

 

Karl Stephen
Secretary

3142 Clover Lane
Ontario,CA-91761

(909) 947-2382-tel

karlesq@aol.com

David Sentance
Treasurer

1910 W.sunset,#770
Los Angeles, CA-90026

(213) 483-1693

psentance@aol.com

Colorado
Established in 1986, Colorado Cricket League underwent a major expansion at the beginning of the new millenium. It sends representative teams to the Central West Regional tournament as well as other invitational tournaments in the region. Apart from it's premier league competition, CCL has started a Twenty20 championship and more recently, a Divisional Championship. CCL's Junior Cricket program was declared the Best Junior Cricket Program by ICC in 2006.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Colorado Cricket League

Kervyn Dimney
President

   

kervyn@yahoo.com

Ratna Suresh B Talatoti
Vice-President

   

rstalatoti@yahoo.com

Prasad Malvankar
Secretary

   

malvankar@yahoo.com

Akhil Pai
Treasurer

   

akhilpai@gmail.com

Connecticut
With 20 or more teams in Connecticut , the state league has had an active program and hopes to present more events and exhibitions in 1999.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Connecticut Cricket League

Mr. Curtis Clark Chair Ms Elaine Hyman Vice-Chair

Ms Adrienne Ashley Recording Secy

Ms? Carol Grayson
Corresponding Secy

   

CGrayson@Home.com 

     
   

Delaware
The smallest state in the Union, noted for being the first state to sign the Constitution of the United States, Delaware also has one of the oldest cricket clubs in the USA. The Delaware Cricket Association has been in existence for many years, and is now striving to break its isolation via CRICINFO, and the World Wide Web!

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Delaware Cricket Association

  Waqas Shahid

 

 302-454-1463 (home)

302-998-814 X 283 (wk)

shahidw@goldey.gbc.edu

Florida
The state of Florida is a newly developing stronghold of US cricket, with two leagues, several independent clubs of international repute, and programs of exhibition cricket of first-class standard, courtesy of its cricket-playing neighbors in the Caribbean area. Florida could well become a future "center" for 1st-class cricket in the 21st century.<

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Central Florida Cricket Association

Delroy Bent
General Secretary

Central Florida Cricket League, 15706 Muirfield Drive, Odessa, FL 33556

813-760-3758

lee8610@aol.com

South Florida Cricket Association

Telephone/Fax: 305-628-3763

Jeff Miller
President

PO Box 694034, Miami FL 33269

(home) 954-796-4182 (Beeper) 954-493-1539

 

David Maitland
Secretary

Cammie Jones
Treasurer

     

Georgia
The Atlanta-Georgia Cricket League, headquartered in Atlanta, has for some time been the citadel of cricket in the South. It has organized a strong league, and also participated in inter-regional cricket with Florida and Texas.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Atlanta-Georgia Cricket League

William Cole
President

 

(H) 770 509 6959
(fx) 706 100% 9674

 

Hawaii

In the middle of the Pacific ocean sits the Honolulu (Hawaii) Cricket Club, easily the most remote outpost of cricket in the Americas. Against the backdrop of Diamond Head, probably the most photographed extinct volcano in the world, members can be seen playing cricket in Kapiolani Park.?The Club was established in 1893 when Hawaii was a territory of the United States. The Guinness Book of World Records names the Honolulu Cricket Club as the oldest sporting organization in the Pacific, and it is probably the only site for regular night cricket in the USA. In recent years, Hawaii has hosted teams from Australia, California, Canada, England, Hong Kong, New York and New Zealand.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Honolulu Cricket Club

Mark Berwick
Captain

4047 Kaimuki Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

(808) 739-5532

berwickm001@hawaii.rr.com

Robert Cowie
Treasurer

47-689 Hui Kelu Street # 3, Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744

H:(808) 239-2945
W:(808) 956-4909

cowie@hawaii.edu

Illinois
The state of Illinois has the tradition of some of the oldest cricket played in the USA, outside the Eastern seaboard. A cricket League has existed in and around Chicago since the 1850s. The Midwest Cricket Conference is centered on Illinois but has teams in several neighboring states, has a strong following, many established teams, and an excellent Web site and record-keeping system.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Midwest Cricket Conference

Shekhs Aravind
President

3 Charles Court, Buffalo Grove, IL - 60089

217-553 3178

shekhs@midwestcricket.org

Mohammed Iftikhar
Vice-President

3004 W. North Shore Ave, Chicago, IL - 60645

773-317-6200

mo@midwestcricket.org

Iowa and Nebraska
Started in 1998, the Cedar Rapids Cricket League was the first league set up in the area. It disappeared, but there is a now a Des Moines Cricket Association which is started in 2000 to organize a cricket league around Ames, Des Moines AND with the Cedar Rapids area In 2001 it has also linked up with Omaha, and played triangula tournaments across the two states. Persons interested in cricket in Iowa AND Nebraska are invited to get in touch with Mr. Sura, at the phone number and e-mail address given below.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Des Moines Cricket Association

Gautam Sura

 

515-440-2421

Gausura@hotmail.com

       
       

Louisiana
The Crescent City Cricket Club in New Orleans has actually existed since 1901. In recent times, a cricket league was organized around it, and efforts continue to be made to keep it going. New Orleans is also a destination for visiting teams from the Caribbean countries, Texas and California, and also hosts regional tournaments from time to time.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Crescent City Cricket League

Robert Rivard

New Orleans

504-486-9106

rgr04@cs.com

Massachusetts
One of the traditional areas of cricket in the USA, Massachusetts has seen cricket played since the 1600s, and also has (to cricketers) the dubious distinction of having created and sponsored early baseball! The present state league is inheritor to the classic cricket tradition, has obtained corporate sponsorship (one of the few US Leagues to do so), and also has a flourishing cricket scene in modern times.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Massachusetts State Cricket League

MSCL Website

Joseph Buffong
President

102 Radcliffe Street,Dorchester, MA 02121

617-825-5055

mscl@kaiteur.com

Chico Khan
Vice-President

 

617-739-0387

 vp@mscl.org

Myrna Weekes
Secretary/Treasurer

 

617-436-5748

myrna@gis.net

Ashish Sagar
Statistician

 

603-897-0373

 statistician@mscl.org

David Jones
Fixture Secretary

 

617-397-0159

kwame@gis.net

Cuthbert Joseph
Public Relations

81 Oak Street, Milton, MA 02186

617-696-8033

cbjoseph@hardlink.com

Michigan
Since 2001, MichCA has been functioning in the Great Lakes area as a flourishing league with several established clubs.  It conducts regular T20 & F40 Leagues and various pupular T20 tournaments like Great Lakes Trophy, Big-3 Challenge Cup, Inter School & University Championship etc. Please visit their website www.michca.org for more details.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Michigan Cricket Association

Shahid Ahmed
President

MichCA - 5299, Fedora Dr, Troy, MI - 48085, USA

248-890-2153

shahid.ahmed@michca.org

Pankaj Mahajan
PR Executive

248-802-7088

pankaj.mahajan@michca.org

Minnesota
Minnesota Cricket Association (MCA) - established in 1976, is a leader in cricket development and promotion in Minnesota. MCA with its huge vibrant cricket community is a member of Central East Region of USA Cricket Association (USACA). MCA 22 Teams represent all cricket playing nations and divided into 2 divisions of 40 over. A vibrant and colorful T20 tournament was added in 2007 with huge running success. MCA has the honor of hosting several National tournaments including USACA's CER and Western Conference. MCA is graced with talented cricketers who represented MCA at the National level and Saminda Sirwardena is one such player who was selected for USACA under19 team in 2009.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Minnesota Cricket Association

Golam Sayeed
President

president@minnesotacricket.com

Masaood Yunus
Vice-President

+1 612 326 4090

vicepresident@minnesotacricket.com

Rehan Saeed
Secretary

secretary@minnesotacricket.com

Lochan Samkaran
Treasurer

treasurer@minnesotacricket.com

New Jersey
Along with New York (see below), home to the largest concentrations of US immigrants from the Caribbean and South Asia, and therefore of dozens of cricket clubs catering to these populations. There are also Ivy League teams and traditional (unaffiliated) clubs...an interesting "kedgeree"! year 2000 information on the Garden State C A was unavailable, but the other association (NJCA) ceased operations this year and has been replaced by a new league, the Cricket League of New Jersey (CLNJ), which promises a dynamic program for the new millenium.

New Jersey State Cricket and Umpires Association

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Garden State Cricket League

Trevor Barrow
Secretary

 

908-668-4912

 

Cricket League of New Jersey

Pragnesh Patel
President

   

executive@njcricket.com or via their website, www.njcricket.com

 

Asif Bari
Vice Prest

   

executive@njcricket.com or via their website, www.njcricket.com

 

Zohair Syed Secretary

   

executive@njcricket.com or via their website, www.njcricket.com

 

Vedala
Treasurer

   

executive@njcricket.com or via their website, www.njcricket.com

New York
See the comment under New Jersey (above). New York has a very large immigrant population, some of the most established leagues in the USA; two newspapers CRICKET International and the GLOBAL Cricketer , reporting on US Cricket activities; A New York Regional Committee overseeing inter-league activities, and many other organizations and individuals interested in promoting US cricket.

New York considers itself the "Mecca" of US cricket (a title disputed by some other regions!) and the Commonwealth Cricket League with 40 or so teams, founded in 1975, rivals Southern California CA as one of the largest cricket leagues in the country, while the 12-team Bangladeshi League is the only full semi-professional league in the USA.

Information on the general New York scene can be obtained from the New York Region cricket web site, which is http://members.aol.com/nycr1. New York Leagues which have their own web sites can be reached by clicking below; in some cases, individual officers can be reached by e-mail, as per the hyperlinks provided.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

American Cricket League

Selwyn Caesar
President

 

914-969-4779

selwync@prodigy.net

Henderson Clarke
Vice-President

     

John G Edwards Secretary

   

 johngarrye@aol.com

Bangladeshi Cricket League

Mohaimin Ahmed

President

 

718-899-3087

mnmm@aol.com

Brooklyn Cricket League

Burchfield Moore
President

   

Bmoore7635@aol.com

Commonwealth Cricket League

Leslie Lowe

President

5736 Mosholu Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10471

718-601-6704

LESCRICKET@aol.com 

Eastern American Cricket Association

Krish Prasad
President

 

718-961-1369

KRISHPRASAD46609@aol.com, eacahome@aol.com

Paul Jairam
Vice-President

     

Bhola Ramsundar
Secretary

   

Rammy69@aol.com

Metropolitan Cricket League

Clifford Hinds
President

269 Parker Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07011

201-525-7522

hindsclifford@hotmail.com

Austin Hutchinson
Vice-President

220-30 Jamaica Avenue
Queens Village, NY 11428

718-776-0747

 

Shirley McCollin
Secretary

210 Chelsea Street
Floral Park, NY 11001

516-358-5519

 

Nassau New York Cricket Association

Paul DaSilva
President

   

nnyca@aol.com

Mushtaq Khan, Ramsaran Parasram
1st & 2nd Vice-Presidents

     

Vish Lekhram, Ryan Naraine
Genl & Recording Secretaries

     

New York Cricket League

Jeff Morrishaw
President

PO Box 121, Bronx, NY 10456-9998

 917-597-0195

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North Carolina/Virginia
One of the most exciting developments in US cricket has been the establishment of a new league spanning the "dead zone" between New York/ New Jersey and Florida. Now in its fourth season and with 17 teams, The Mid-Atlantic League has filled an important gap in the cricket map of the USA, and continues to gain in participation and strength.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference

Website

President,Bilal Aslam

 

336-259-6018

macc_president@yahoo.com

Secretory: Deepesh Tiwari   919-367-8880 deepesh.tiwari@gmail.com
Treasurer: Dipendra Sengupta    757-406-3352  dipen_vbch@yahoo.com

Tennessee The Nashville Cricket Association, in Nashville (TN), is starting with 4 teams in its inaugural season in 1999.

It is the first cricket association in the Volunteer state---another breakthrough for US cricket!

League

Officer

Address

Phone

EMail

Nashville Cricket Association

Ayaz Ahmed
President

6776 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

 (615) 904-116

Nashcrick@aol.com

Hemant Minocha
Vice President

2115 Ellington Circle, Nashville, TN 37211

(615) 833-8385

Hemant.Minocha@nashville.com

Prakash Raghotamacher
Treasurer & Secy

 511 Chesterfield Avenue #6C, Nashville, TN 37212

(615) 298-3788 

raghits@yahoo.com

Oklahoma/Kansas
Under extremely difficult conditions in 1998, the SouthWest Conference has kept cricket alive in the US heartland, also known as Oz country! It has teams spread over a three-state area (Kansas, Oklahoma and East Texas), and has a long tradition dating back to the 1960s.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

South West Cricket Conference

Dr. Arvind Bhakta
President

1101 Mockingbird Drive, Guthrie, OK 73044

 

drbhakta@flash.net

Dr. Arvind Bhakta
Secretary

   

drbhakta@flash.net

Texas
The State of Texas boasts two cricket leagues---only Florida, New York and California can make a similar claim. The 18-team Houston Cricket League has been operating for a decade, and the newly formed North Texas Cricket Association has an equal number of enthusiastic cricketers. In 1998, Texas staged several major cricket events with what can only be described as frontier (cowboy) flair! There are a lot of special cricket events and tournaments taking place in the Longhorn State... this is a region to watch in the years ahead.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Houston Cricket League 

President
Khalid Nabi

 

201 589 6047 (h)
713 305 6159 (w)

 Knabi43735@aol.com

Vice-Pres Dharmendra Patel

 

281 277 2774 (h)
281 460 6869 (w)

alokipatel@worldnet.att.net

Secretary Danish Rizvi

 

713 394 1566(w)
713 278 9948(w)

danish@wt.net

Treasurer
Nadir Shah

     

North Texas Cricket Association

Syed Shahanawaz
President

 

214-336-9429

syed4@hotmail.com

Rahul Kukreti
Vice-Pres

 

214-284-3529

kukreti_rahul@hotmail.com

Aziz Savul
General Secretary

 

214-808-0711

azizsavul@gmail.com

Amer Sheikh
Treasurer

 

214-212-0880

asheikhntca@gmail.com

Washington, D.C
The nation's capital has long been the scene of one of the most diverse leagues in the country, and events that attract first-class guest players from the West Indies and South Asia.And now, as of yr 2000, they have an established Web site where details of their activities are at last available.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

Washington Cricket League

WCL Website

John Pinnock
President

 

1-877-WICKETS

 
       
       

Washington / Oregon / Idaho
Along with the Mid-Atlantic League (see above), the Pacific Northwest has seen the most spectacular expansion of cricket in the last decade. From a zero start, The Northwest Cricket League(NWCL) has become one of the best-organized leagues in the USA, with five cricket grounds and 9 teams in 1999. In the year 2000, the NWCL will experiment with a split-level fixture format which is believed to be the first of its kind in the USA.

League

Officer

Address

Telephone

EMail

NorthWest Cricket League

John Wainwright
President

 

cell: 206 605 1912
home phone: 206 368 9833

john@johnwainwright.com

Kerry Jeffrey
Vice-President

   

kmgj@hevanet.com

Manish Prabhu
Secretary

   

mprabhu@microsoft.com

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