By Peter Della Penna
In the first match of day three at the American College Cricket Spring
Break Championship, York College defeated NYU-Poly by 88 runs on the
multi-purpose satellite fields outside the stadium at Central Broward
Regional Park. Akeem Dodson hit his second consecutive half-century of
the tournament, scoring 68 opening the innings for York after being
sent in to bat by NYU-Poly captain Adrian Gordon.
Dodson was dropped on 5 off a skied pull to cover and made NYU-Poly
pay dearly by slaughtering the meek bowling attack for 12 fours. Gordon
finished with 3 for 28 and eventually got the wicket of Dodson, caught
behind trying to hook a bouncer, but the damage had been done and York
finished with 173 for 6 in 19 overs. In response, NYU-Poly never got
going and was bowled out for 85 in 14.2 overs.
ACC SBC Day 3: Akeem Dodson of York College from Peter Della Penna on Vimeo.
Thunderbird School of Management had their game delayed by 25 minutes
against University of West Indies because UWI did not have
transportation to get to the ground on time. TSGM won the toss and
batted, but was overwhelmed by UWI’s bowling attack and only managed 94
for 8 in 17 overs. UWI then cruised past the target for the loss of
only two wickets in 9.3 overs.
George Mason defeated George Washington by 49 runs. Ishaan Prakash took
4 for 25 with medium pace for GWU, but the rest of the attack leaked
runs to let the Patriots get to 145 in 19.4 overs. George Washington
was then bowled out for 96 in 16.3 overs with Anoop Nair putting on a
tidy display of off spin to claim 3 for 16.
UPenn lost to NYU-Poly by 5 wickets as Gordon and Jagminder Singh Bains
took four wickets apiece to blast out UPenn for 81. Gordon then
completed a fine all-round effort with 31 not out to take his team past
the target in 13.1 overs.
In the last game on the artificial wickets at CBRP, York took on
Rutgers in an attempt to stay undefeated in the tournament, but fell to
the Scarlet Knights by 24 runs. Rutgers won the toss and batted first,
posting 119 before rolling over York for 95.
As for the matches inside the stadium, Rutgers had the honor of playing
the first match of the tournament on the turf wicket at Central Broward
Regional Park along with Boston University. BU overcame their
frustrations from day two to post a convincing 41-run win. Harsh
Mainkar propelled the Terriers to 142 for 6 in 20 overs by opening the
innings with 52. Rutgers got off to a fairly strong start, but crumbled
quickly to be all out for 101 in 18.1 overs.
In the second match on the turf wicket, St. Cloud State hammered
College of Wooster by nine wickets. Sai Kishore Beeram took four
wickets bowling off spin as St. Cloud held the opposition to 92 for 6
in 20 overs. Saminda Siriwardena then asserted himself at the top for
St. Cloud by stroking 14 fours in his 68 not out to see his side past
the target in 12.3 overs.
ACC SBC Day 3: Saminda Siriwardena from SCSU from Peter Della Penna on Vimeo.
In the final match of the day at the stadium, USC took on University
of the West Indies and once again the Caribbean side was just too much.
USC won the toss and batted first as Mishal Patel scored a chanceless
56 not out opening the innings for the Trojans. However, Patel was left
without any support as a series of rash shots led to a rapid downfall.
USC finished 98 for 9 in 20 overs before UWI reached 99 for 2 in 14.3
overs with classy left-handed batsman Greg Scott scoring 41 not out.
ACC SBC Day 3: Mishal Patel and Tarun Tyagi of USC from Peter Della Penna on Vimeo.
In the matches at Brian Piccolo Park on the artificial wickets,
Montgomery College started the day with their first loss in group play,
not including the defeat to University of West Indies on Thursday, as
they fell badly to University of Maryland-Baltimore County by six
wickets. The defending champions were bowled out for 132 before UMBC
put in a balanced batting display with Rikin Parikh finishing 38 not
out to go along with 36 from Anand Patel.
The first century of the tournament was raised by South Florida captain
Sri Harsha Boddepalli as he blazed 133 coming in at number three for
his squad. USF eventually put up 206 for 3 in 20 overs against Miami
(Fla.). The Hurricanes were overwhelmed and collapsed to be all out for
69 as Saisitaram Ramesh claimed 5 for 5 bowling off spin.
UMBC defeated Auburn by six wickets. Auburn batted first and posted 137
for 8 in 20 overs, but Baltimore’s own Eraj Raza notched a second
innings 50 to give UMBC a crucial victory.
In the matches played on the natural turf at Brian Piccolo, Ohio State
had mixed fortunes. In their first game against York University
(Toronto), the Buckeyes were routed by seven wickets. Batting first,
OSU was all out for 98 before Khushro Wadia once again led the way for
York with 38 in victory. Ohio State bounced back though against
Minnesota in the afternoon, trouncing the Golden Gophers by 72 runs.
OSU posted 140 for 4 before bowling out Minnesota for 68.
Twelve more games will take place on Saturday between Brian Piccolo
Park and Central Broward Regional Park before the semi finals and
finals are scheduled to be contested on the stadium turf wicket at
Central Broward Regional Park on Sunday.