North East Championship: Match Reports !

12 teams played at the 2013 American College Cricket North East Championship, for the Deryck Jodah Trophy. They came from Toronto, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Boston, CT, NJ and NYC ! For the players it was a thrill to “tour” NYC to play and they had a great time !

Carnegie Mellon, one of the first 5 American College Cricket teams

Carnegie Mellon, one of the first 5 American College Cricket teams

The Federal Govt shutdown closed Floyd Bennett Field and another field was found just hours before play was scheduled to start !  12 matches took place on Saturday on 4 fields , to determine the Final Four – which will be shown on TV Asia across the USA & Canada !

The winners of the 4 Groups were : Carnegie Mellon, Ryerson (2011 North East Champion), NJ Institute of Technology & new team Rochester Institute of Technology !

Here are the Reports :

1 – PENN STATE vs BOSTON UNIVERSITY :  Under Club President and Captain Hayat Khan the Boston Terriers has been in the forefront of American Collge Cricket activity, and just this Fall got a pace to play on campus. Their team, coached by alum Vidit Munshi, is young however and it took captain Hayat’s 22, in partnership with Shabbar, 25 to put on a 2nd wicket stand of 68. A later contribution of 17 by Salman too BU’s total to 122 before they were all out in the 16th over.

The top Penn State bowlers were Surendran 2 for 22, Mehtan 2 for 14 and Mandal 2 for 18.

A good opening partnership of 68 by the openers set the tone for Penn State, Mehtani 36 and Naik 15 then the massive Rohit Reddy, who is one of American College Cricket’s hardest hitters of the ball, smashed 5 fours and 2 sixes, taking 22 balls for his 42* which sealed the win for Penn State !

Chirag Mehtani of Penn State was the MVP .

2 – YORK COLLEGE vs NORTHEASTERN : York Cardinals batted first and Ali struck 52 in 43 balls with 5 fours and 1 six  to help his team get to 124 off their 15 overs (match was reduced to 15). Jaggarnath, for the Huskies, took 3 wickets for 27 runs.

Set a run rate of 8.27 Northeastern could not get the target, nor use the Crichq scoring app, and York College won the game. Without a complete Crichq scorecard no MVP was calculated.

3 – NORTHEASTERN vs CARNEGIE MELLON : Amber Bhargava (CMU) turned in a great bowling spell, taking 4 wickets for 17 runs to set up a win for Carnegie Mellon. For the Huskies opener Jaggarnath scored 20 and Jakkankar was going well when he was run out for 32.

However it was Arora who provided the fireworks, smashing 5 sixes in his 38 before the hugely built Pravoori took one of his many catches !

Carnegie Mellon won the game but there’s no Crichq record of there innings, preventing Bhargava from getting the MVP nod. Northeastern’s Arora was adjudged the game MVP.

4 – YORK COLLEGE vs CARNEGIE MELLON : Neither club have uploaded the scorecard on Crichq. CMU won.

Tim Shirriffs, Lloyd & Adrian Gordon, Tim & Adrian were Tournament Managers & TV Commentators

Tim Shirriffs, Lloyd & Adrian Gordon, Tim & Adrian were Tournament Managers & TV Commentators

5 – University at BUFFALO vs ROCHESTER Institute of Technology : New club Rochester Institute of Tech (RIT Tigers) got off to a great debut, taking early wickets & reducing the Buffalo Buffs to 49 for 5 at the 10 over mark ! Nishikant, 32, was the only top order batsman to score a significant total until Bhatti smashed 2 fours & 3 sixes , and with the tailenders got Buffalo to a defendable 119 in their 20 overs. Padalia 3 for 29, Gandhi  2 for 25 and Badwe 2 for 31 did the damage.

Sourabh Dargan 69* and Tigers Club President Tejdeep Vontoru 50* left nothing to chance, chasing the winning total in 14.3 overs. Dargan’s 69 came off 53 balls, with 13 fours and 1 six. Vontou’s 50* came in 34 deliveries with 6 fours and 1 six.

MVP was wicketkeeper S

ourabh Dargan who took 3 catches, had a run out and made 69* in a superb performance.

6 – BOSTON UNIVERSITY vs NJ INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY : Unsure tore through the Boston University batting though captain Hayat Khan made 27, and with Sabberal 12, put on 42 for the opening partnership.

Unsure then made 48* to give NJIT an easy win. Due to the CricHQ app not being used properly, no MVP was calculated for this game

7 – NJIT vs PENN STATE : Once more improper and incomplete use of Crichq prevented palyers from getting credit for their performances, and calculation of their MVP points. NJIT won this game and advanced to the Final Four

8 – NYU-POLYTECHNIC vs RUTGERS : It’s a pity this scorecard is not on Crichq, as the match featured a magnificent century by Rutgers’ Duane Josiah George on his American College Cricket debut, 113* ! It also prevented Duane from being named game and Tournament MVP as Rutgers won. Year end stats for teams & players will also be affected by omissions like this.

9 – RYERSON UNIVERSITY vs NYU-POLYTECHNIC : The very strong Ryerson Rams from Toronto made easy work of their win, putting up a mammoth 194 for 4; Chaudhary made 57 (32 balls,9 fours & 2 sixes), Aslam 42*, Hassan Mirza 34 and Canadian player Nikhil Dutta contributed 37* in 20 balls, with 2 fours & 3 sixes. Iqbal got 2 wickets for 34 runs.

All of Ryerson’s bowlers got a wicket with Dutta taking 2 for 16. For NYU Chaudhary topscored with 26, Sekhon made 19 and Verma 15 but Ryerson took the win.

MVP was 18 year old Canadian National player Nikhil Dutta

10 -RYERSON vs RUTGERS :  Ryerson won easily over Rutgers, as Rutgers made 122 for 7 in their 17 overs. Haider Ali scored 44. Haider last year became the first cricketer  everto a century on TV, in the USA & Canada. B PAtel scored 33

Nikhil Dutta took 3 for 15 but no MVP was declared, as the full Crichq scoredcard has not yet

been uploaded.

11 – YALE vs  U at ROCHESTER Institute of Technology : Yale got off to a good start, at 74 for 1 off 13.5 overs,before Kush Patel was caught by wkr Dargan off Badwe for 28 trying to step up the scoring. His fellow opener Khare made 17, and Deshmukh 19. The Yale batting then crumbled to 115 for 8 off 20 overs.

For RIT Tigers Badwee took 3 for 23,Padalia 2 for 30 and Gandhi 2 for 31.

RIT Captain Vontoru left no doubt about RIT winning by smashing 7 fours and 1 six in a 22 ball innings of 45, and helped by consistent scoring by the other batsmen, the Tigers won in 12.3 overs

12 – YALE  vs U at BUFFALO : The highlight of Yale’s innings was 21* off 15 balls, with 2 fours by cricket debutante Rob LaRosse. Rob is a baseball player whose first introduction to cricket was just last week !

Khare made 22 before getting run out, as Yale got to 118 for 7 in 20.

A tight spell of 4 overs for 10 runs and 1 wicket by Raman Rana was the pick of the Buffalo bowlers.

The top order of Buffalo’s batting Bhattia 25,Nishikant 27,Unsure 25, and Mankala 24* delighted with some stroke play as Buffalo won, scoring 120 for 3 in 17.3 overs !

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