June 18, Maryland Youth Cricket Championships:

11U finals: Bowie Repeats As Champions Over Germantown

48 runs for 8 wickets in 16 overs. Raghav 11 runs, Nikhil 10 runs, Arth 9 runs.
Bowie: 49 runs for 0 wickets in 9 overs. Josue Ochaita 17 runs, Shaunak Marathe 9 runs, Joshua Chotoo 7 runs, Lisa Ramjit 4 runs. Sebastien Solomon 2 wickets, Alyssa Logan 2 wickets, Abhinav Samuel, Shaunak Marathe, William Harper, and Cooper Baltimore 1 wicket each.
It was a beautiful sunny day with low humidity, perfect weather for cricket. For the third year in a row, Bowie and Germantown met in the MYCA 11U Championship Game.

Bowie won the toss and elected to field first. Germantown’s top batsman, Raghav, and Nikhil opened the batting. Paceman Alvin Kanapilly opened the bowling for Bowie. The Germantown openers batted sensibly by defending the good balls and going after the bad balls. Joshua Chotoo bowled a good second over except for one loose delivery down the leg-side, which Raghav dispatched to the boundary for 6 runs. Nikhil also got into the act by hitting Bowie’s Ayaan Osman and Abhinav Samuel for four. Abhinav struck back immediately to bowl Nikhil for 10 runs. Arth came in next and made a big hit for six runs off Lisa Ramjit’s bowling. Alyssa Logan put an end to Arth’s inning getting him caught behind by wicketkeeper Josue Ochaita. In that same over, the new batsman Barghav made a big hit off Alyssa into the cover region. That ball looked to be a sure four runs, but no one told that to Joshua Chotoo. Josh took 2 steps to his right, dove horizontally, caught the ball in mid-air 3 feet off the ground with both hands, pulled his hands to his body and rolled on the grass with the ball safely tucked away in his hands. Barghav was out for a duck giving Alyssa her second wicket. Germantown’s other solid batsman, Abhinav, joined Barghav at the wicket. He did not stay long though as Shaunak bowled him for a duck with a fast delivery. Germantown’s hard hitting batsman, Santosh, joined Raghav and they took the score to 38 runs for 4 wickets after 8 overs.

It was Bowie’s turn to bat and Coach Ren and Coach Roy decided to start with Lisa Ramjit and Alicia Fernando. Abhinav opened the bowling for Germantown and only gave up 1 run in his first over. The girls found it difficult to score against the tight bowling, but Lisa managed to get a four off Santosh’s bowling. After 3 overs, with Bowie’s total on 8 runs, Coach Ren and Coach Roy switched out the girls for Josue Ochaita and Joshua Chotoo. The boys immediately started attacking by hitting boundaries and picking up quick ones and twos. They took advantage of Germantown’s poor fielding to get some risky runs. Josue hit two fours in his 17 not out and Joshua got one four in his 7 runs not out. In the eight over, Shaunak and Alvin came in to bat. Shaunak hit a high ball to the fielder at the square-leg boundary, but he could not hold on to the catch and gave up two runs. The very next ball Shaunak got it right this time and easily cleared the boundary for a six with the ball going into the woods. After their first 8 overs, Bowie was 45 runs for 0 wickets.

It was Germantown’s turn to continue their inning with Raghav and Santosh, who were looking to at least double the score. But on the very first ball, Sebastien Solomon had the ball coming off Raghav’s glove and heading over the head of wicketkeeper Josue. Josue jumped up with his right arm fully extended upwards and was able block the ball and catch it on the way downwards to dismiss Raghav for 11 runs. That was an amazing catch to earn a big out. On the next ball, Germantown’s new batsman Ahkil did not stand a chance as the ball hit the bat handle and popped up in the air to give Josue his third victim. With Sebastien on a hat-trick and Mihir facing the heat, the third delivery missed the edge of the bat and the off stumped. Sebastien got a maiden over with 2 wickets. Santosh felt the pressure to score some runs, and hit the ball to extra cover, where Jared Garland was on the prowl to make a beautiful running catch. In their second 8 overs, Bowie’s excellent bowling restricted Germantown to 10 runs taking their total to 48 runs for 8 wickets off 16 overs.

With only 4 runs needed off 8 overs, Bowie’s Perry Baltimore and Dominique Harper easily led Bowie to victory.

For two years in a row, Bowie remained undefeated and successfully defended its 11U state title. 

Man Of the Match: Josue Ochaita for his game high 17 runs and 4 amazing catches as wicketkeeper.

15U finals: Germantown Wins Second State Title Over Debutant Rockville

Germantown Kids Cricket Club (GKCC) won the toss and elected to bat first, sending Rockville out to field.

GKCC openers Saurav Pandey and Ritvik Yaragudi started with a fiery start to
the match with Saurav hitting two sixes and Ritvik with his three fours. At
the end of five overs, score was 40 for one wicket, Saurav's (17). Next
batsman, Soumith Gadila added to the high scoring game ultimately scoring 51
runs that included four sixes and two fours. Ritvik got out at 27 off
Marshall's bowling. Dheeraj came in next and added one six and two fours
before getting out at 31. Anav Babbar and Upneet Singh, who came in the last
over, added 1 run each. Rockville's bowlers Ziyan Ahmed and Manav got two
wickets each and Marshall got one.

At the end of 16 overs, GKCC had scored 143 runs for 5 wickets, setting a
target of 144 for Rockville to win.

Rockville team could not establish a strong start and both openers Vaishnav
and Tejas got out for zero. Advayith got out at 1. The duo of twin
brothers, Herschell and Marshall provided much needed stability to the team
and added 17 runs each which included 2 fours from each, before getting out.
The rest of the batsmen fell quickly with Ziyan (4), Sresth (4), Shravan
(3), Mihil (0) and Nush (0). In the 15th over, all Rockville team was out at
a total score of 70.

GKCC bowler, Shankar Haridas took the most, 3 wickets, followed by Saurav Pandey and Shiv Luthra, who took 2 each, and Anav Babbar, who took 1. GKCC fielders Soumith Gadila, took 2 catches, followed by Srikar Gosakan and Anav Babbar, who took 1 each.

GKCC won by 73 runs, becoming state champions for the second time, having won previously in 2013.

MOM was Soumith Gadila with a game-high 51 runs and two catches.


June 12:

11U Germantown Defeats Rockville by 15 Runs

GKCC hosted the final game of the 11U league tournament and defeated Rockville 11U by 15 runs. IN first innings, GKCC scored 26 and lost 5 wickets to some very improved bowling by the Rockville 11Us. In reply Rockville made 27 for loss of 2 wickets in its first innings. SO looked like things were coming together for Rockville team but they lost the plot in the second innings for the bowlers to give away extras and GKCC scored some quick runs to end at 73/8. Chasing 74 to win, Rockville kept it close until the final overs and after a steady loss of wickets, Kiran and Adithya played a good partnership to bring the score closer. But the asking rate was too high for the young lads. Kiran top scored for Rockville with 17 runs while Nikhil got 24 runs for GKCC.

Rockville 15U Tops Burtonsville 

With the 15U championship finalists already decided, this was a dead rubber for both teams and Rockville rested few of its players to test its bench strength. Thunders captain Ohm called it right and chose to bat first. The first 4 overs were expensive from Rockville as they gave away few wides but then the bowlers brought it back to get the Burtonsville run rate below 4 at the 5th over mark. Vikas and Shuaib batted sensibly and frustrated the bowlers by scoring steadily with boundaries to end the innings with 70 for the loss of 6 wickets. Almost all of Rockville bowlers got wickets while Hershell got 2 wickets.

In reply, looked like Sresth and Vaishnav, the Rockville openers, had their eyes set on target and started motoring at a good run rate until Sresth popped a catch to short cover off Ohm. That did not deter Vaishnav who pulled a full toss for a 6 and scored a quick 14 to give a very good opening for Rockville. At this point, Rockville batsmen started their parade back to hut and were at 29/5 at 7th over and Burtonsville started sensing victory. It took a quick cameo from Hershell to turn the fortunes around and at the half way mark, Rockville only needed 31 to win but Hershell was back in the hut. With a tricky situation, Shravan anchored the innings and top scored with 22 before falling just short of hitting the winning runs. The rest of the batsmen then took Rockville home with about 5 overs to spare. For Burtonsville, Nimay had a great bowling spell of 3 for 5 off 3 overs while Ohm accounted for 2 wickets.

Germantown 15U Tops LTCCC By 8 Runs, Secures Spot In Title Match

On a sunny and windy day Sunday, June 12, Germantown Kids Cricket Club (GKCC) 15U squad were the visiting team with the host Lutherville-Timonium-Cockeysville Club (LTCC). LTCC won the toss and selected to field first, putting GKCC to bat.
GKCC opened with Shankar Haridas and Ritvik Yaragudis. The first few overs got a slow start to run rate and after 4 overs, the total was a mere 5 runs. After hitting the first six of the game, Ritvik got run out on Rishi’s bowling. Soumith Gadila, Arjun Rakheja and Dheeraj Sharma got out in quick succession, with Dheeraj hitting the next six of the game. Saurav Pandey (6), Anav Babbar (19) and Srikar Gosakan (5) made the majority of next set of runs. This stretch included two sixes and a four from Anav, and a four from Srikar. Ishaan Verma and Aryan Sahoo got out early at 2 and naught. Shiv Luthra remained not out. Among LTCC bowlers, Sarvesh took 3 wickets, followed by Harshil, Rishi  and Kiran, who took 2 each. Raja got one wicket LBW.
At the end of 15.1 overs, GKCC, all out, set a score of 74, giving LTCC a target of 75 to win.
LTCC batting opened with Raja and Akhil, who got out early at naught each. After Rishi (1) and Sahit (1) got out, the team was stabilized by excellent batting by Harshil, who scored 40 runs that included four sixes and two fours. The rest of the lineup could not score much and Will (0), Sarvesh (0), Kiran (1), Tom (1) and Omar (0) got out early. Little man Parin remained not out at the end, and gave Harshil company for a good couple of overs. Among GKCC bowlers, Shankar Haridas took the maximum 4 wickets, followed by Anav Babbar and Saurav Pandey who each took 2 wickets, and Shiv Luthra, who took one wicket.

Tom hung around with Harshil as well for a game high partnership of 24 runs. Harshil with Tom, and then Parin, advancing the score from 7/29 to 9/66. 
However, at the end of 14.3 overs, LTCC team was all out for 66 runs, resulting in GKCC winning the game by 8 runs.
This win, positions GKCC to enter the finals of 4th MD State Championship Tournament, to be held on Saturday, June 18th.

June 5:

15U Rockville Defeats LTCCC By 25 Runs

On a day when thunderstorms played hide and seek in MD and the weather turned out to be as unpredictable as Kramer’s character in Seinfeld, Rockville Rockstars was a paragon of consistency, winning the 3rd match in a row, this time against LTCC.

Rockville captain Mihil lost the toss but much to their delight was asked to bat first, which they had done so well in the tournament. Openers Varad and Tejas had an extraordinary opening stand of 41 runs in about 8 overs, both scoring around 20 each. In trying to accelerate while aiming for a big score, they had a minor hiccup by losing some key wickets. But the twins, Hirshcell and Marshall steadied the ship and steered them to a commanding total of 81 for 6 wickets. Sarvesh and Harsha from LTCC bowled well to earn two wickets each, but the rest of the bowlers were dogged by wides and unsteady line and length.

Quite a contrast to the DC spring weather this year has been the stability of Rockstar’s bowling.

Final Scores:

Rockville 81/6 in 16 overs LTCC – 56 all out in 11.2 overs

in the tournament. Boasting a potent bowling attack, they had restrained the opposition batsman with strong and lethal pace attack. It would be churlish – nay foolish for the team – to not expect the same exact thing this time as well was the thought in the coaches’ minds. Alas, that is exactly what did not happen.

Ziyan started well as usual bowling a first over maiden. But that was just a flash in the pan as everyone else bowled without any discipline and control, to the shock of the coaches and parents. There was a flood of wides and no balls and the LTCC batsmen led by Harsha took full toll of the chaotic bowling show. However, a moment of astute shrewdness on the part of Tejas, the wicket keeper, got Rockstars got back in the game as the danger man Harsha was stumped in a quick flash of ingenuity. Rockstars swiftly regained control through some steady bowling by Nush and Marshall. Ziyan continued his outstanding bowling form with unbelievable figures of 2.2-1-1-3. Rockstars eventually sealed the win by closing out LTCC’s innings for 56. Luckily RR reversed the course of self- destruction just in time. Despite a good win, the fact that over 40% of those runs were in extras should make the team seriously reflect on what went wrong and what should be done to change it over. 


Germantown 11U Wins Over LTCCC By 39 Runs

On a cloudy Sunday morning, June 5th, Lutherville-Timonium-Cockeysville (LTCC) 11U squad hosted visitors Germantown Kids Cricket Club (GKCC) at the Woodmoor Elementary school in Lochearn, MD. Since there was a risk of impending rain, the two teams decided to split the 16 over inning into two 8-inning instead, and agreed that if it rains in second half of the match, only the first half – with both teams having played 8 overs each – will be counted towards and points and final results. With that in place, LTCC team, playing 2 men short, won the toss and put GKCC to bat first.
From GKCC, Abhinav Inavolu and Nikhil Varma opened and provided the initial stability to their team. Abhinav hit the first six of the game, and got caught by Vedant at 7 runs. Raghav Haridas came to bat next and this pair of Nikhil and Raghav stayed for most of remaining 8 overs. During this time, Raghav found the gaps in fielding to hit one six and four fours to score a total of 28 runs before getting retired, to come back later in second half. In the meantime, Nikhil made sure to not give up the wicket and also scored 4 runs before getting caught by Omar. Santosh Thumureddy and Mihir Verma both got caught by Omar and Parin respectively at naught. Bhargav Sristy remained not out at 1. LTCC bowler Praneeth took 3 wickets in his first over, followed by Khizar who got one. Through the 8 over inning, LTCC bowlers gave only one wide as extra.
At the end of 8 overs, GKCC 11U team had scored 41 runs and lost 4 wickets.
LTCC came in next with batsmen Yash and Vedant opening. However, Vedant got bowled out by Abhinav Inavolu in his first over, which also claimed two other wickets. LTCC batting team fell quickly in succession with  Yash at 1 and Ashvin, Khizar, Giovanni, Omar, Parin and Praneeth at naught each. GKCC bowler Abhinav Inavolu bowled out three wickets, followed by Raghav Haridas, who bowled out one and Santosh Thumureddy, who bowled out two wickets. Agile GKCC keeper, Nikhil Varma caught two catches. GKCC bowlers gave just one wide as extra.
LTCC were all out in 5 overs for 2 runs. GKCC 11U squad won the game by 39 runs.


June 4:

15U Bowie vs Burtonsville
Bowie defeated Burtonsville by 4 wickets.

Burtonsville 41 runs for 8 wickets in 16 overs. Ohm Sapa 7 runs, Shuaib Syed 6 runs. (Bowie gave up 18 wides and 2 no balls.) Ohm Sapa 3 wicket for 12 runs and Nimay 3 wickets for 15 runs.

Bowie: 42 runs for 6 wickets in 14 overs. Rishi Jindal 10 runs, Robert Nedoluha 9 runs, Joseph Zacharski 7 runs. (Burtonsville 0 wides and 2 no balls). Donovan Brownlee 3 wickets for 5 runs and Joseph Zacharski 2 wickets for 10 runs.

11U Bowie 1 vs Bowie 2
Bowie 1 defeated Bowie 2 by 7 wickets.

Bowie 2: 57 runs for 10 wickets in 15 overs. Justin Njoku 14 runs, Douglas Hinton 8 runs, Surujnarine Singh 6 runs, Joshua Njoku 6 runs. Treyvon Starling 2 wickets, Justin Njoku 1 wicket.

Bowie 1: 60 runs for 3 wickets in 12 overs. Lisa Ramjit 12 runs, Sebastien Solomon 7 runs, Ayaan Osman 6 runs, Shaunak Marathe 6 runs. Lisa Ramjit 3 wickets, Jake Wolf 1 wicket, Cooper Baltimore 1 wicket, Alyssa Logan 1 wicket, William Harper 1 wicket, Sebastien Solomon 1 wicket.

May 30:

Rockville 15U Tops Germantown By 10 Runs

With a thunderstorm warning looming, Rockville Rockstars captain Ziyan and Germantown captain Sanjith walked out to the pitch for the toss. The visiting Germantown captain called wrong and Rockville decided to bat. Tejas and Shresth opened for Rockville with the bat while Tanuj opened the bowling. It was slow going for Rockville in the initial overs with some tight bowling, but the openers kept the wickets intact which was crucial. After seeing off the opening spell, the ball was tossed to Sanjith who accounted for Shresth's wicket when he had him caught by Tanuj. Shravan came in and with Tejas started to keep the score ticking. He scored a much needed boundary and top scored with 15 before being caught by Dheeraj off of Sankar's bowling. That brought the hard hitting Hirschel to the crease and with Tejas anchoring on the other side, he tried to open his arms. The heat and good bowling by Dheeraj caused Tejas's dismissal that brought Marshall, Hirschel's twin brother in. Some accurate bowling by Germantown kept the Nambiar twins under bay but Hirschel still managed to score 7 before getting caught off Tanuj. Marshall did some quick scoring to get 8 with a crispy boundary. Vaishnav, Nush and Ziyan came in the final 2 overs but perished trying to go after the bowling. Marshall and Manav stayed unbeaten to take the total score to 65/7.

In reply, Sourav and Dheeraj came in to bat and Ziyan opened the bowling for Rockville. They saw off Ziyan's first over scoring only a single. In Ziyan's second over he got Dheeraj caught by Hirschel for only one run. Sourav followed soon after scoring 6 runs , helped with a nice boundary, again off of Ziyan's bowling. Adhvayith was Ziyan's opening spell partner and his left arm pace bowling kept the Germantown batsmen quite until the boundary was scored. The incoming wicket keeper batsman, Soumith did well to score a four and a maximum but wickets kept falling in regular intervals. First Dilhan was caught behind by Tejas off of Hirschel's bowling for 4 runs. Anav hot another boundary but soon perished being caught by Marshall at long on off of Adhvayith. Varun was then run out because of a miscommunication with no score and Srikar perished to an LBW off of Manav. Shankar and Tanuj then tried to take the score closer by some nice hitting. In the last 3 vers Germantown needed 15 to win but some tight bowling by Adhvayith and Manav took them to 10 off of last over. In last over, Ziyan bowled a perfect slow ball which Ishaan tried to hit due to pressure and was caught at short by Shresth to end the match. The Rockstars were live wires on the field effecting 3 brilliant run outs. Nush and Manav provided very good support by bowling accurately to keep the score at bay while not providing extras.

Shravan was the top scorer for Rockstars for 15 while Ziyan scalped 3 priced wickets in bowling and gave away only 2 runs in his 2.1 overs. For Germantown, Soumith top scored with 16 while pick of the bowlers was Tanuj with 2 wickets.

The thunderstorm never came but Rockville's win against Germantown finally did. A very well fought game by both teams. Congratulations to players on both sides.


May 28:

11U Bowie 1 wins by 97 runs against Rockville Rockstars

Rockville Rockstars (RR) won the toss and elected to field. Bowie batting first scored 129/4 (Runs – 67, Wides – 13, NB – 12, Byes – 37); chasing the target, RR scored 37 / 10 (Runs – 22, Wides – 11, NB – 12, Byes – 37).

What an ideal day to play a game like this! The dark color jerseys and women in the ground made the game more colorful and captivating. Bowie, the host, was gracious enough to let RR use the pitch to warm up before the toss on the warmest day. Upon winning the toss, the RR Captain, Kiran Madhavan, invited the Bowie team to bat first. The Bowie openers Alicia Fernando and Jake Wolf opened the batting while Skanda from RR opened the bowling attack giving away just 3 runs in the first over. In the second over, Zameel bowled a beautiful turning delivery that bowled Jake for a duck. Jared Garland came in next, and he and Alicia kept finding the gaps picking up the ones and twos. Alicia was unbeaten with 15 runs and Jared picked-up 6 runs not out. Joshua Chotoo and William Harper kept the scoreboard ticking with fine shots and good running between the wickets. Each of them ended with 12 runs not out. Ayaan Osman and Josue Ochaita continued increasing the total for Bowie. Ayaan hit a nice four and was looking to make a big total. But, then he made a powerful hit straight to the RR fielder, who took a nice catch with arms criss-cross to dismiss Ayaan for 6 runs off Maaz’s bowling. The Bowie team thus ended their first innings with 57 runs for 2.

Aiming for 57 runs, RR opened their first batting inning with Ishan and Kiran while Dominiqure Harper opened the Bowie bowling attack. She got Ishan for a duck in the very first over. The Bowie bowlers held a tight and made it difficult for RR score runs especially with solid defensive fielding. The RR wickets continued falling constantly thereafter and ended their first innings with half the score of Bowie losing 6 wickets. Shaunak Marathe was the pick of the Bowie bowling attack while Skanda remained the top scorer for RR with 7 runs over all.

With raining wickets and snail-paced scoring of RR, the Bowie Bulldogs pack smelling the result assaulted the timid bowling attack and butter fingers of RR. Bowie’s Alvin Kanapilly picked the RR pockets with 9 singles. Shaunak Marathe and Abhinav Samuel then pommeled the RR bowlers with sixes and fours getting 27 runs and 10 runs respectively. Bowie scored another 72 runs gifting just two more wickets setting 129 to chase. RR chasing this mammoth total fumbled half way through losing their remaining 4 tailenders and surrendered meekly without a fight. With 2 wickets in two consecutive balls, a dropped catch by Bowie prevented Abhinav Samuel from getting his first hat-trick. Thus the howling ended abruptly but happily on a long Memorial Day weekend with Bowie 1 as the winner. 

Key performers – Shaunak (Bowie) 27 runs and 3 wickets; Skanda (RR) 7 runs and Maaz (RR) 2 wickets.


May 15:

15U Germantown Overpowers MD Thunder By 29 Runs

Germantown Kids Cricket Club (GKCC) welcomed the Maryland Thunder team from Burtonsville to its home ground at Strawberry Knoll park. Despite windy and chilling weather, the kinds on both sides held up their energies and enthusiasm for a great round of cricket.

MD Thunder won the toss and elected to field first, putting GKCC to bat. Shankar Haridas and Soumith Gadila opened for GKCC. Shankar made 9 from 6 balls faced and included a 4. Soumith got out at 1, Arjun Rakheja followed with a score of 8, including a 4; Varun Gangadharan got retired after making 7 runs off 7 balls; Dheeraj Sharma accelerated the runs with 10 runs off 6 balls, including the first six of the game; Tanuj Shah knocked 7 runs off 6 balls; Anav Babbar boosted GKCC score further by making 16 runs off 7 balls which included a six and a four; In the last over remaining, Sanjith Narayanan scored 1 run from 1 ball faced. GKCC made 78 runs from 16 overs at the cost of 8 wickets. From MD Thunder, Shoaib caught 2 catches followed by Shreyan and Dhruv, who each caught one. Ohm took 3 wickets followed by Vikas and Aryan, who took 1 each.

After the end of 16 overs, GKCC left a target of 79 for MD Thunder to score to win.
From MD Thunder batting team, Ayush and Aditya opened but Ayush fell after couple overs at 2. Aditya got retired and followed by quick losses of Ohm, Aryan and Shoaib wickets at 2, 0, 0 respectively. Vikas contributed to the runs by scoring 9 runs and followed by Dhruv, who got out at 0. Highest scoring batsman of the match – Nimay came next and scored 21 which included 2 sixes and a four before getting run out. This was followed by Neel, Shlok and Sreyan who each scored 1. From GKCC bowlers, Shankar Gangadharan took the highest 4 wickets, followed by Tanuj Shah who got 3 and Sanjith Narayanan who took 2. Srikar took 2 impressive catches, followed by Saurav Pandey, Tanuj Shah and Soumith Gadila who each took 1 catch each.

After 16 overs, MD Thunder team was all out for 49 runs, and GKCC won by 29 runs.


Rockville registers win against Bowie U15 at Strawberry Knoll

Bowie won the toss and decided to field against Rockville on a windy evening.

For Rockville, Vaishnav and Tejas opened the innings but then Vaishnav was caught behind off of Robert in the second over of the innings. Tejas and Shravan carried the innings for a while and Shravan entertained with a boundary but had to go again caught behind off of Sanute. Marshall came in as a pinch hitter but then fell cheaply. Tejas then partnered very well with Hirshchel, Adhvayith and Varad to get Rockville to a decent score of 77/5. Tejas carried the bat throughout the innings for a score of 18 not out. Bowie hurt themselves by giving away 30 extras.

Rishi and Manish opened the innings for the chase but Manish perished to a shot at long off to Mihil off of Ziyan. Wickets kept falling in regular intervals against a very disciplined bowling by Rockville. Bennet and Donovan threatened to take away the game with some big hitting but could not succeed and were out for some good scores. In the end Bowie were all out for 62. Ziyan was stingy with his spell of 3-0-4-2 while Manav and Adhvayith pitched in with 2 wickets each and Mihil with a wicket. Tejas ended his great day in the field by taking 4 catches behind the wicket.

May 14:

11U Germantown Defeats Bowie 2 

Germantown (GKCC) batted first and scored 80 runs in their 16 overs. Santosh scored 26 runs with 1 six and 4 fours. Abhinav scored 10 runs. Bowie's Naik Kothari, Allen Joiner and Cole Johnson each got 1 wicket.

Bowie 2 batted next and scored 50 runs. Douglas Hinton top scored with 7 runs. GKCC's Mihir got 3 wickets, Abhinav got 2 wickets and Santosh got 1 wicket.

May 8:

Germantown 15U Tops Bowie By 24 Runs

Germantown Kids Cricket Club (GKCC) was honored to welcome and host talented Bowie Boys and Girls Club (BBGC) 15U squad at its home ground, Strawberry Knoll park. On a slightly wet, windy and sunny Mother’s Day, BBGC teams’ signature bright orange and GKCC’s royal blue colored jerseys provided a beautiful contrast to the field’s all green surroundings.
After winning the toss, BBGC elected to field, putting GKCC to bat first. GKCC batsman Tanuj Shah scored 11, the highest, including one of the two fours of the match, followed by Soumith Gadila’s 8, Saurav Pandey with 6 (not out), Ritwik Yaragudis’ 4, Dilhan Selgado’s 3, Arjun Rakheja’s 2 and Shiv Luthra and Bhavya Sharma’s 1 each. On the bowling side, BBGC’s Dornan took 3 wickets in two overs, followed by Sannuti Samuel, Robert, Nathan and Albert who all took one wicket each. Joseph bowled the only maiden over from BBGC side. Showing impressive reflexes, BBGC’s wicketkeeper Joseph got four GKCC players out.
In 16 overs, GKCC scored 54 runs losing 9 wickets, giving BBGC a target of 55 to win.
BBGC batsmen Joseph scored the highest with 9 runs, followed by Maneesh’s 5 (including the match’s second 4 on the boundary), Abhikiv’s 4, Robert and Srikar’s 2 each and Nihaal and Narlar’s 1 each. GKCC bowlers displayed excellent bowling with only 5 wides in 13 overs. GKCC’s Arjun Rakheja took the most wickets – 3, followed by Tanuj Shah’s 2 and Saurav Pandey, Shiv Luthra and Dilhan Selgado’s 1 each. Tanuj and Arjun delivered one maiden over each. Talented GKCC wicketkeeper Dheeraj Sharma bested BBGC’s Joseph and took 5 wickets.
In 13 overs, BBGC got all out scoring 30 runs.
In its first MYCA match of 2016, home team GKCC’s 15U team won by 24 runs.

15U: Maryland Thunder Defeats LTCC By 5 Wickets

Toss was won by LTCC, who decided to bat.

LTCC started with Harshil & Harsha and a good first over from MD Thunder’s captain Ohm conceding only one run. LTCC lost their first wicket with the score at 2 with Harsha bowled off a dipping ball from Vikas. Harshil and Halaj steadied the innings with  a good partnership before Harshil was out off a good catch at long on boundary by Vikas.

Nirav batted well for his 5 runs against some good bowling from MD Thunder before he was caught off a good hit at the mid wicket boundary by Ohm. Halaj continued with his hard hitting while losing wickets at the other end. Halaj was eventually run out for a good 31 (4 boundaries). Some good bowling from Vikas and Ohm restricted LTCC to a total of 59 for 7 in 16 overs. Rishi was undefeated at the end with 10 runs. MD thunder bowled well giving away only 6 wides. Vikash bowled well with 3 wickets for 11 runs and Ohm bowled well as well conceding only 14 runs for 1 wicket.

MD Thunder started with a run out in the first over and soon losing their captain Ohm, caught behind in the second over off a good bowl from Harshil. Aaryan came in next and hit boundary before being well caught at mid wicket boundary by Nirav. MD Thunder had collapsed at this stage with four wickets down for 29 runs.

Vikash and Dhruvit steadied the innings with a good partnership of 15 runs with Dhruvit hitting a six of the first delivery that he faced. Vikas batted very well with four boundaries, two of them being sixes. He was eventually caught with a mistimed shot at mid wicket by Harshil for 22 runs with the score at 44 runs. LTCC probably saw victory in sight at the fall of Vikas’s wicket. 16 runs were required for victory with 10 overs remaining. Dhruvit and Nimay played very well with some good defensive shots off some good bowling from Nirav and Rishi. LTCC did not help their cause by bowling too many wides in the final overs and the winning run was off a wide. They gave a total of 17 wides! MD Thunder won the game in 10.5 overs.

A good game overall played in the right spirt and both teams appreciated the umpiring from Nick Joel.

LTCC U11s Defeat Rockville

LTCC won the toss and chose to bat. In the first innings, LTCC scored 29 runs for no loss in 8 overs;
in reply, Rockville scored 22 for the loss of 5 wickets in 8 overs.

In the second innings, LTCC scored 19 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 8 overs (total 49/3 in 16 overs);
Rockville was all out for 10 runs (total 32/10 in 15.3 overs).

LTCC won by 17 runs.

For LTCC, Ashvin top scored with 11, followed by Parin with 6, while Araav took 3 wickets.
For Rockville, Varad top scored with 6, Praneet and Vedant took 2 wickets each, and Omar was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets.

May 7:

11U: Bowie 1 vs. Bowie 2 rained out. Game to be rescheduled at a date & time TBD.

April 30:

11U Bowie 2 vs Lutherville-Timonium-Cockeysville : LTCC won by 7 runs
LTCC: 65 all out in 13 overs. Ashwin 19 runs not out, Omar 12 runs. Ashwin 3 wickets for 10 runs, Parin 2 wickets for 4 runs. Omar 4 overs, 1 maiden, 6 runs, no wickets, Kaiser 1 wicket for 5 runs.
Bowie 2: 58 for 7 in 16 overs. William Harper 14 runs not out, Cole Johnson 2 wickets for 15 runs, David Ochaita 2 wickets for 6 runs, Aniyah Brownlee 1 wicket for 7 runs, Jacob Wolf 3 wickets for 3 runs. Jacob has the first hat-trick of the season.

15U Bowie vs LTCC: Bowie won by 39 runs
Bowie: 115 all out in 16 overs. Robert Nedoluha 39 runs, Bennet Varghese 15 runs, Rishi Jindal 21 runs. Nathan Zacharski 5 wickets for 8 runs, 2 wickets for 8 runs, Sannuthi Samuel 1 wicket for 4 runs, Maneesha 1 wicket and Donovan Brownlee 1 wicket. Bowie took 9 catches including 4 by wicketkeeper Bennet.
LTCC: 76 all out in 9 overs. Hallaj 50 runs, Nirav 11 runs. Omar (11U player) 5 wickets for 14 runs, Hallaj 2 for 14, Nirav (C) 2 for 14.