Harvard has been playing matches practically every weekend this Fall, and leading the charge for the expansion of our Home & Away league games all over the USA . It has also enabled the Crimson club to be at the top of the Standings, giving them an excellent chance of being the Home & Away Champion at the end of the season in December – a goal of their leader, Ibrahim Khan.
Boston University, led by Hayat Khan has also been extremely active, is # 2. Not surprisingly Ibrahim is leading in MVP points, with Hayat close behind. Ibrahim has the most runs 243 (and 9 wickets) , whilst Hayat has the most wickets 10 (and 182 runs).
Together with Northeastern’s Pranav Adnani (our # 1 social media promoter), Ibrahim & Hayat’s leadership played huge roles in American College Cricket getting the attention of the Boston Globe’s Jame Sullivan, for a major article (share it !)
See the Club standings, MVP points, Runs, Wickets etc here
U of PENNSYLVANIA vs DREXEL: Drexel made their American College Cricket debut, taking on Penn. Excellent work in the field, with run outs and devastating bowling by Maeez Veqar 3 for 9, and Kabir Monocha 2 for 21 restricted Penn to 106 all out in 19.5 overs. Roshan Rai’s 18 was the top scored whilst Jay Dave was run out for 16.
39 retired hurt by Veqar and 39* by Harshil dokania sealed the win for Drexel
Veqar, brother of Nafal Veqar who played for Boston University from 2009, was the MVP.
HARVARD vs BRYANT University: Another new team, Bryant, made their American debut, at a match covered by the Boston Globe ! -So Bryant was able to share space with Tom Brady, the Patriots & the Red Sox in Boston media !
Bryant lost an early wicket but a century stand between Mridul Agarwal 30, and Pulkrit Madan 70 (38 balls,5 fours & 6 sixes) plus 32* from Akshay Poonia took Bryant to 194 for 5 off 20.
Bowling on a batsman’s paradise Omer Awan took 2 for 22.
Harvard’s captain Ibrahim led from the front,smashing 82* (52 balls, 13 fours & 1 six) whilst Sameer Tyagi made 70* with7 fours & 5 sixes in 43 balls in an unbroken partnership of 170. Harvard won. Ibrahim was MVP
NORTHEASTERN vs HARVARD : Northeastern Huskies came to Harvard’s home field and piled up 235 for 3 ! Mihir Shah blasted 94 ( 52 balls,14 fours,4 sixes), whilst Sohil Gandhi
Omer Awan made 57 to follow his 2 wickets, and Danny Yetman 21 as Harvard came close but fell short at 217 fo 8. Northeastern Huskies won.
Mihir Shah was MVP.
BOSTON U TERRIERS vs HARVARD CRIMSON :BU was finally able to host Harvard, at home, on their New Balance field, and they celebrated by making a good total of 167 for 7.
Danial Salman made 66 (11 fours,1 six) before getting run out. Captain Hayat made 29.
Sameer Tyagi got 2 for 21, and Danny Yetman 2 for 30.
In a thrilling finish Harvard got within 2 runs, but Boston won ! Danny Yetman’s 34* with 6 fours, late in the order, almost carried the day for Harvard. Ibrahim made 24, and Norris Guscott 24*. Hayat Khan & Danial Salman both got 2 wickets.
Danny Yetman was MVP.
CORNELL vs YALE : The Cornell Bears travelled to CT to take on Yale Bulldogs in a double header. Yale, batting first made 90 for 8 in their 15
overs as Cornell’s fielders, particlularly Unsure, were devastating in the field, getting 5 run outs ! Sunny Chaterjee topscored with 21 and Tejas Singh got 2 wickets for 9 runs.
The game went down to the last ball, when Cornell struck the winning run ! Salil Nanda made 19* and Nandikishore Satiamoorthy 22. Anand Khare took 2 for 12.
MVP was Salil Nanda.
YALE vs CORNELL : Yale got their revenge in the 2nd game., when they batted first and made 119 for 9 in 20 overs. Sancho Chakraborty 23 and Anand Khare 20 were top scorers, as Tejas Singh took 3 for 25, and Salil Nanda 2 for 13.
Devastating bowling by Salaar Shaikh, 4 overs, 16 runs,5 wickets rocked Cornell who were all out for 100 in 18.2 overs ! Cornell’s topscorer Saugat Ghimire was run out for 32.
MVP was Salaar Shaikh !