Houston’s Smart Choice & Indian Cricket Academy Post Thrilling Wins On Day 2

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The Niagara Cricket Festival preliminary rounds leading to $30,000 Prize money concluded Day 2 on Friday.  Houston’s Smart Choice  won a thriller to keep their hopes of advancing to the playoffs alive  by winning the game with just one ball remaining over Somerset Cavaliers.  At Niagara Cricket Center the Indian Cricket Academy dumped the Connecticut Blizzards in a high scoring affair.

Toronto’s St. Edmunds Cricket Club and the North Stars also notched their second wins in pool play and advance to the semifinals. The North Stars eliminated the US All-Stars from playoff contention and St. Edmunds had similar good fortune against the Midwest Cricket Club.


#5 Group B Indian Cricket Academy Connecticut Blizzards NCC Aug 15 10:30am Indian Cricket Academy Won
#6 Group A St. Edmunds Midwest CC JAP Aug 15 10:30am St. Edmunds Won
#7 Group A Smart Choice Somerset CC JAP Aug 15 2:30pm Smart Choice Won
#8 Group B North Stars US All-Stars NCC Aug 15 2:30pm North Stars Won

Round-robin play wraps up Saturday at the Niagara Cricket Center and John Allan Park.  The event concludes with the semifinals and finals and a Bollywood Festival on Sunday, Aug. 17. Brampton’s JusReign will be the event master of ceremonies for the Bollywood music acts, which include Teji Sandhu, Happy Armaan, Rehamt, The Avengers and The Broken Dance Group. Southeast Asian and Mediterranean food will also be available.

Grounds admission for all events throughout the weekend is free.

Niagara Cricket Festival

When: Aug. 14-17.

Where: John Allan Park, Niagara Falls, and Niagara Cricket Centre, Thorold.

Competitors: Eight teams vying for $30,000 in prize money.

Finals: Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. at Niagara Cricket Centre.

Bollywood Festival: Aug, 17 at Niagara Cricket Center – 5114 Thorold Townline Road, Thorold.

Web: www.niagaracricketfestival.com .

Full results, information, quotes from players and media will be posted throughout the weekend at www.niagaracricketfestival.com

Media Contact:

Tan Qureshi
Director of Marketing
Niagara Cricket Festival