Thursday 18 April 2013 

USF Bulls Take On UMBC Retrievers In American College Cricket Final

USF Bulls Take On UMBC Retrievers In American College Cricket Final
USF Bulls Take On UMBC Retrievers In American College Cricket Final
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Both teams in the finals of the American College Cricket National Championship got there undefeated.

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC Retreivers) made the final four in 2010 but has struggled to repeat that success until the 2012 Mid Atlantic Regionals which they won.

In this Championship Digant Samant and Raghav Bharadwaj,coming into the Finals had both scored over 200 runs in 5 innings, though hard hitting Eraj Abidi has not yet shown his Regionals form.Gurnish Singh has excelled with the ball and gave an amazing effort in the final over vs Ohio State to get his team into the final four.

The University of South Florida Bulls (USF Bulls) batting line up boasts 2012 Championship MVP Sai Ramesh and MVP runner up Abdullah Sheikh – the 2 highest run scorers in 2012, plus newcomer Krunal Bhange, who scored 127* in 73 balls in the 2012 South East Regionals. Returning as an alumni is former Captain Harsha Boddepalli who scored the first century, 133, in American College Cricket (in 2010).

But in this Championship their batting has not clicked all at the same time and in the QuarterFinals vs old rivals Montgomery College, it was up to the bowling and fielding to give USF the victory in a tight low scoring match.

The American College Cricket National Championship has been by far the biggest cricket event in the United States since its inception in March 2009 and American College Cricket began webstreaming in the USA & Canada,then pioneered TV coverage for the sport too.

So this Sunday at 7 pm, tune into the 24th American College Cricket match on TV Asia, and watch an exciting Finals for the Shiv Chanderpaul Trophy, filmed in HD. TV Asia was started by Amitabh Bachchan in 1992, and is a US based pay Channel available on Dish Network,and all major Cable systems in the USA & Canada.

Lloyd Jodah

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