The touring party took in Independence Hall, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, the ‘Rocky’ steps as well as sampling the local cuisine of Philly cheese steak and hoagies.
Action packed day seeing the sights of Philadelphia #rockysteps #libertybell #IndependenceHall #MCCAmerica pic.twitter.com/Sg8Ch3WpZj
— Charlotte Edwards (@Lottie2323) September 8, 2016
An afternoon team yoga session provided the touring party with an opportunity to prepare both mentally and physically for the forthcoming fixtures.
All set at Merion CC for a big day of women’s cricket #USACricket #MCCAmerica pic.twitter.com/8QCYU6MpEz
— ICC Americas (@iccamericas) September 11, 2016
The first day of cricket saw MCC compete in two T20 games against USA Red and USA Blue, followed by a Charlotte Edwards Masterclass session:
USA Women receive a masterclass session from @Lottie2323, touring with the @HomeOfCricket Women’s Team #MCCAmerica pic.twitter.com/qD4K0cCE4f
— Sporta Group (@SportaGroup) September 11, 2016
A USA select XI was to be the opposition for the final match of the first leg of the tour, played in the beautiful grounds of the Merion Cricket Club.
Made history today, played in the first female game of cricket at Merion cricket club #MCCAmerica
Following the reception lunch, the hosts kindly provided the perfect setting for an exhibition tennis match between Charlotte Edwards and Emma Elsom in Merion club colours. (Final score unknown – what goes on tour stays on tour!)
To top off a brilliant day,thank you Merrion for letting me and Spuggie play some tennis and providing our whites. pic.twitter.com/74kNfdWyDO
— Charlotte Edwards (@Lottie2323) September 11, 2016
The inaugural women’s tour to the USA has been a great success, with the MCC team unbeaten, having played some competitive and enjoyable cricket. The touring party leaves behind a keen, competitive, hardworking community of players with a real insight into the work of the MCC and the Spirit of Cricket. Next, onto Canada!
so awesome meeting @Lottie2323 and playing matches against MCC. Good luck on the rest of your tour! #MCCAmerica pic.twitter.com/k1fih70Sso
— erica rendler (@ERendlerCricket) September 13, 2016