The city of Raleigh, North Carolina played host to the first of eight Regional Combines this weekend and the three day try-outs saw the youth shine on the Combines stage. Over 40 talented young cricketers from across the Eastern Coast of the United States took part the full Combine’s assessment program will included cricket skills, matches and fitness testing in fine but cool Spring weather.
There was some fine cricket on display throughout the three days but the outdoor matches on Sunday really got the early season appetites going with some impressive individual displays with bat, ball and in the field.
There was great support from over a dozen local cricket coaches who helped with all things cricket over the three days and USA Cricket was very thankful not only for their support throughout the weekend, but also to the number of volunteers who helped make the first Combine of the year such a success.
The local governments of Raleigh, Morrisville and Apex were also on hand to show their support for the USA Cricket Combines opening event in 2018. USA Cricket were very glad to welcome Steve Rao and Satish Garimella of the Morrisville Council, alongside the Director of Parks, Recreation & Culture for Morrisville, Jerry Allen on Day 3 of the Combines.
The facilities throughout the 3 days were fantastic and credit must go to all involved in the XL Sports World indoor center and FVAA Fields – Bakertown Complex.
Representatives of the USA National Selection Committees attended Raleigh and will also be participating in each of the remaining combines across the country.
Here is the full schedule for the 2018 USA Cricket Combines. with 7 more Regional Combines taking place throughout the U.S. and it’s not too late for you to apply to be try and take part. The Member Player Applications are remain open for this final week and will close on March 9. Please click here to submit your application now.