WOOSTER, Ohio, April 8 – The College of Wooster Cricket Club hosted teams from George Washington University and Carnegie Mellon University last weekend for a three-team “mini-tournament” on the Wooster campus.
In the first match of the day vs GWU, Wooster alumnus Anoop Parik and junior Shiladitya Roy batted well and each contributed 40 runs. Sophomore Tamour Ishraq bowled well and took three wickets, while Itai Njanji, a junior, bowled four good overs. GWU won the match by a score of 165 to 157.
Wooster President Grant Cornwell did the toss ceremony for Wooster’s second match, against Carnegie Mellon U, which was played on the college’s turf football field, under the lights.
Carnegie Mellon narrowly defeated the home team, with 118 runs in 14 overs, versus Wooster’s 117 runs in 18 overs.
Wooster’s third match, on Sunday featured strong performances by juniors Maaz Khan, the team’s vice-captain and organizer of the tournament, and Shiladitya Roy, who scored 81 and 54 runs, respectively. Ian Carlin, a junior, scored 12 runs on just six balls.
Senior Omer Ijaz bowled extremely well and took four wickets. Juniors Prajaya Shrestha, Bilal Paracha, and Danny Tomes, and senor Mohit Ballaney, were among best fielders for the Fighting Scots, but the GWU team eked out another narrow victory, by a score of 198 to 190.
Fresh from their appearance at the American College Cricket Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last month, Wooster’s team continues to improve, according to vice-captain Maaz Khan.
of American cricket,” Khan said. “Much is expected from this small group and there is only room for improvement in the years to come, as the team gains experience and practice under the guidance of Nicola Kille and Graham Ford and unfaltering support from our president, Grant Cornwell.” Scorecard