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[Source: CCA Media Release]
CCA's seventh U-13 Invitational tournament concluded on Sunday August 19th with Cupertino's mayor Mark Santoro handing out the championship trophy to CCA's Poison Arrow team. Poison Arrows were coached by Niraj Patel, who played first class cricket in India and was part of the Rajasthan Royals squad for three seasons.
Pic (right): Shashank Vithaladevverman taking a well judged diving catch
Santoro expressed his satisfaction with the progress of youth cricket in Cupertino and said, "Results produced by the California Cricket academy justifies investment made by the city for cricket."
Middlesex County's U-15 player and UK youth player for August, thirteen year old Alex Shoff, a US citizen, raised the bar for U-13 players in the tournament. Alex scored 107 in 65 balls in a friendly fixture. Alex also earned tournament MVP award for his explosive batting in other tournament games.
Murthy Rayaprolu, Chairman of the tournament committee thanked visiting players, volunteers and sponsors, particularly Madhuban Restaurant of Sunnyvale. Game scores and individual statistics are stored in the CCA Player Record system (CPRS), which can be accessed via calcricket.org.
Pic (Right): overall performance award winners from left to right - Mohak Buch, Alex Shoff, Sopnavo Biswas and Saaketh Rayaprolu.
Tournament MVP - Alex Shoff - 47 and 36 not out.
Best Batting Award - Mohak Buch - 117 in two innings (90 against North Carolina)
Best Bowler - Saaketh Rayaprolu - 5 wickets in 3 innings
Best Fielder - Sopnavo Biswas
Best Wicket keeper - Abhishek Kattuparambil
Individual Game scores:
CCA Poison Arrow vs. North Carolina - PA scored 202 for 3 wickets vs. North Carolina 49 all out. Mohak 90, Alex 46, Gaurav Patanker - 20. Shashank Dholakia of PA took 2 wickets. (Player of the Match - Mohak Buch)
CCA Tigers vs. North Carolina - CCA Tigers - 116/6 vs. north Carolina - all out for 50. Shankara - 39, Saaketh took 3 wickets while Shopnavo, Sumukh and Shishir took 2 wickets each. (Player of the Match - Shankara Srikantan)
Finals CCA Poison Arrow vs. CCA Tigers - Poison Arrow scored 172 for 7 vs. CCA Tigers 77 all out. Alex - 36*, Mohak -27, Sumukh and Saaketh of Tigers took 2 wickets each. (Player of the Match - Alex Shoff)