K.A. Auty Cup

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K.A. Auty Cup Trophy
Countries
First tournament 1844
Next tournament TBA
Tournament format 3 (2 day, 50 overs and 20 overs) matches
Number of teams 2
Current trophy holder  United States (1st title)
Most successful  Canada (5 titles)

The K.A. Auty Cup Trophy is an international cricket series played between Canada and the United States.[1] It is reputed to be the first and longest running international sporting fixture.[2] It has been an annual series hosted alternately by Cricket Canada and the United States of America Cricket Association. The series saw a 17-year hiatus beginning in 1994 due to financial difficulties. Since its revival in 2011 the series has been expanded from a two-day match only to a two-day match, a 50-over match, and two Twenty20 matches.[3]

History[edit]

The first Auty Cup Trophy match was a two-day match held from the 25–27 September 1844 at St George's Cricket Club in Manhattan, New York. Largely as a result of this match, the first Canadian Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, declared cricket Canada’s first official sport in 1867.

The trophy was dedicated by K.A. Auty of Chicago, Illinois. The original trophy was retired in 1963 to honour the memory of the Karl André Auty and re-dedicated 20 years later in Calgary on the 19 November 1983, by Canadian Cricket Association president Jack Kyle and United States of America Cricket Association president Naseeruddin Khan. The re-dedicated Auty Cup trophy resides at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.

The most recent series was played in 2017, where USA defeated Canada. In 2016, on October 13, 14, and 16, in Los Angeles just before the 2016 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament.[4] Canada retained the cup.[5] The 2017 Auty Cup Series was played on Sept. 12-14 in Toronto. It was a series of three 50 over matches,won by USA for the first time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AUTY Trophy HISTORY – DID YOU KNOW?". Cricket Canada. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "How Philadelphia became the unlikely epicenter of American cricket". The Guardian. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "2013 Teachers Auty Cup". Cricket Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "USA, Canada set to revive Auty Cup rivalry". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Pervez, Dhindsa help Canada beat USA, retain Auty Cup Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 October 2016.