Week 2 of the season saw Harvard led by Ibrahim Khan, and Boston University led by Hayat Khan (no relation) being proactive & getting more Home & Away matches played. Two student leaders who are staking early claims to being College Players of the Year.
University of Pennsylvania vs Harvard : The Penn team made the long trip to take on Harvard at Jordan Field – a continuation of a cricket rivalry that goes back more than 150 years ! A cricket team was begun by William Wister at University of Pennsylvania in 1842 and one at Harvard in 1862 (though cricket was played at both colleges since the late 1700s).
Penn batted first, and SK Rai made 67 off 47 balls, hitting 4 fours and 5 sixes. Roshan Rao was run out for 46, after he stroked 10 fours ! Rueben Abraham batting low, smashed 33 in 15 balls to take UPenn to a mammoth 221 for 7 !
But it was literally Harvard’s home turf and a scoring rate of 11.05 did not faze them. Manik Kuchroo dissected, and soared over the fielders for 95 in 48 balls, hitting 13 fours & 5 sixes !
Captain Ibrahim Khan kept the other end going with 59 in 42 balls, 9 fours & 2 sixes in a partnership of 166 ! Harvard made 225 in 18.5 overs to get the win, avenging their 1891 loss to Penn !
Harvard’s Manik Kuchroo was the MVP. http://www.crichq.com/matches/66143#inning-1
Harvard’s Sher Tareen leads the MVP Standings,http://www.crichq.com/competitions/312-american-college-cricket-league/draws/1654-2013-league-matches#mvp
Harvard leads the Team Standings http://www.crichq.com/competitions/312-american-college-cricket-league/draws/1654-2013-league-matches#standings
Princeton vs Yale : Yale travelled to Princeton and got an exciting win ! Scores were tied and a Super over became neccessary, where Yale took the win. Earlier Yale had scored 139 for 5 – Vijit Kapoor takking 2 for 30.
Princeton replied with 139 all out on their last ball of 20 overs. Consistent contributions from practically all their batsmen got them to a tie : Ryan Edwards 22, V. Murti 12, N Jain 12, Vijit Kapoor 18, UD Dahuja 20, A Liaquat 21.
Vijit Kapoor was the match MVP , as Unsure lost out. http://www.crichq.com/matches/65943
Boston University vs Northeastern - After more than 5 years Boston University finally got to play a Home game, on campus – and they celebrated by defeating Northeastern, scoring 159 for against 155 for 9.
DK Khan struck 78 for Northeastern, in 37 balls after a bad start by the Huskies. BU Captain Hayat Khan then took 2 quick wickets and Northeastern finished on 155 for 9 – a good total.
Hayat then played a captain’s knock of 40*, holding one end whilst S Shabbar smashed the bowling for 74* in 42 balls, with 4 fours & 7 sixes as the BU Terriers proved to be top dog, winning by 9 wickets
Shabbar was the MVP http://www.crichq.com/matches/67230#inning-1
Games not scored on Crichq do not count.