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INTRODUCTION INTO THE UNITED STATES CRICKET ASSOCIATION Hello and welcome to the United States Cricket Association. The United States Cricket Association was founded by a group of Englishmen voyaging to the United States. The league started up with 4 teams in 1855. These teams were the Boston Siege, the Philadelphia Liberty, the Brooklyn Gardens, and the Baltimore Vultures. One of the original great players was Aaaqil Ali, great-grandfather of Moeen Ali (All-Around for the Worcestershire team). After Aaaqil got the league set up and going and started playing good, Ali was called in for the Indian Rebellion. The war lasted 18 months, but Ali only spent 9 with the army. After the war, Ali returned to the U.S for 2 seasons, before eventually returning to England. While Westward Expansion boomed, the league grew as well. It wasn't until 1925 when the league expanded outside of the continent of North America. There were some famous players in the USCA, such as, Javan Marley (Bob Marley's Gret Grandpa), and Leo Bolt (Usain Bolt's Great-Great Grandpa).