Cockeysville and Germantown’s A squads both scored comfortable wins in their semi-final matches and advanced to the inaugural Maryland Youth Cricket Championship on July 28.
In Cockeysville, a well-balanced batting attack, led by Harshil Patel’s 16, brought the home team’s total to 54 in its first innings with only the loss of three wickets, while Bowie was bowled out for 50 in its two turns at the crease. Carrying the Bowie innings was Tyler Chotoo with a match-leading 30, which included 6 fours. Patel also led the way with the ball for Cockeysville, registering 4-16 with a maiden. Rizvi Faaris took two wickets for Bowie in the loss.
Harshil Patel made two catches in the match, as did teammates Sami Sabeeh and Alex Dua. Taking catches for Bowie were Tyler Chotoo, Bennett Varghese and Connor Alexander.
In the B squad match, Bowie, led by Chinkuyu Chimwemw’s 13 runs, earned a place in Sunday’s B squad finals against Germantown with an exciting final ball victory.
In Germantown, GKCC scored an 8 wicket win over Lutherville-Timonium to secure its spot in the championship match, with Bradford Desai scoring 23 (24) with 4 fours, while teammate Tanuj Shah chipped in a useful 13. For LTRC, Kiran Herman notched 9 from 20 balls with 2 boundaries.
On the bowling side, Sanjith Narayanan dominated for Germantown, taking 6-2 while bowling three. Raja Herman and Sajeel Khan each took a wicket for LTRC.
In the field, Mason Hart had two catches for Lutherville-Timonium, while Nikhil Sahni and Jay Doshi each had two catches for GKCC.
Next week, the Maryland Youth Cricket Championship for 2013 will be held on July 28 at the Germantown Soccerplex, 14501 Schaeffer Road, Germantown.
The schedule for the day:
12:00 PM: 3rd place match A Level Coin Toss
12:15 PM: 3rd place match A Level, Lutherville-Timonium vs. Bowie
2:15 PM: B Level Final Coin Toss
2:30 PM: B Level Final, Bowie vs. Germantown
4:45 PM: Maryland Youth Cricket Championship Coin Toss
5:00 PM: Maryland Youth Cricket Championship, Cockeysville vs. Germantown
7:30 PM: Presentations
Maryland Junior Cricket League action resumed yesterday in Baltimore County, where visiting Cockeysville stayed at the top of the table by winning its A match with local rival Lutherville-Timonium, while LTRC took the B match.
In what became the lowest-scoring match of the season, Cockeysville bested Lutherville-Timonium 47-19. CRC’s Alex Dua led all scorers with 14 (13) including a six, while teammamtes Sami Sabeeh and Harshil Patel each contributed 7 runs. For LTRC, Will Prestwich led with 7 (20) before being run out after some confusion on the wicket. Rey Sasaki was 4 (5) with a boundary.
It was truly a bowlers’ day, though. For Cockeysville, Avakash Bhat was 3-6 with two bowled, while Sami Sabeeh, Asher Khan and Harshil Patel each collected two scalps. Sabeeh surrendered only one run in his three overs, while Patel had two maidens in his four overs. For LTRC, Rishi Biswas took top honors, going 3-15, with two bowled. Kiran Herman and Aman Singh took a wicket each in the loss.
In the field, Harshil Patel made two catches and Alex Dua one for CRC, while Rishi Biswas, Jaspreet Singh, Will Prestwich and Mason Hart each took catches for Lutherville-Timonium.
In the B match, Lutherville-Timonium held on for a seven run victory, with Cockeysville’s Zach Dua scoring 23 runs while Steve Rose batted in 11 runs with 2 fours and also bowled a wicket maiden.
In Germantown, the home team scored solid wins over Bowie in both the A and B matches, winning by 74 in the A match and 45 in the B match.
In the A match, Germantown’s Bradford Desai led all with 24 runs in 22 balls, including a four and a six, while teammate Varun Gangadharan picked up 16 (12), plus a boundary, and Anav Babbar made 15 off only 6 including a four and a six. For Bowie, Jeffrey Archer top-scored with 16 (21) with two boundaries, while Tyler Chotoo smashed a six as he registered 9 from 10 balls.
For the bowlers, Germantown’s Dheeraj Sharma was 3-14 plus a maiden, while Dilhan Salgado was 2-3 with a maiden. Bradford Desai, Anav Babbar and Jay Joshi also took wickets for Germantown. For Bowie, Tyler Chotoo, Travis Hansen and Faaris Rizvi were the wicket-takers.
In the field, Dheeraj Sharma took two catches for Germantown, while for Bowie, Faaris Rizv took a catch and Travis Hansen had a run out.
In the B match, Germantown’s Aman Jaiman scored 10 from 12 balls, while Ishaan Verma made 8 (7) and Kshitij Gupta was 7 (15). For Bowie, Alyssa Logan led with 6 (13) and Nathan Zacharski was 4 (8). Jay Desai was the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets for Germantown, three of which were bowled. Desai also had a maiden over. Teammate Saurav Pandey took two wickets and also had one bowled and a maiden over. For Bowie, Nathan Zacharski was 2-14, while Aidan Nathan and Rishi Khosla also took wickets.
Taking catches were Germantown’s Harbin Singh and Ishaan Verma while Bowie’s Joseph Zacharski had a run out.
Next week, Cockeysville hosts Bowie while Lutherville-Timonium travels to Germantown, with the winners playing for the Maryland Youth Cricket Championship on July 28.
On the second week of play in the Maryland Junior Cricket League, visiting Germantown swept homestanding Lutherville-Timonium, taking a three-wicket victory in the “A” game, while handing LTRC a 34-run loss in the “B” game.
In the “A” game, Germantown’s Dheeraj Sharma led all scorers with 17 runs from 12 balls, including 2 fours and a six, while teammates Del Desi and Azeem Mohammad both had a pair of fours, with Desai notching 12 runs from 8 and Mohammad getting 10 from 10. For Lutherville-Timonium, Will Prestwich led the way with 12 runs from 30 balls, including a four, while Jaspreet Singh had a four and a six while making 11 from 10. Raja Herman and Tom Prestwich each collecteda boundary in the loss.
The bowlers’ honors went to a pair of Germantown bowlers, Jay Doshi and Azeem Mohammad, both collecting three wickets for six runs, with Doshi bowling two along the way. For LTRC, Kiran Herman and Jaspreet Singh were both 2-15, with Singh bowling one.
In the field, Germantown’s Nikhil Sahni led all with two catches.
In the “B” game, Sannuthi Samuel of Germantown top-scored with 18 runs from 10 balls, including a four and two sixes, while teammate Ameya Deshmukh collected 17 from 12 with three fours. Germantown’s Saurav Pandey also reached double-digits, picking up a boundary on the way to his 10 runs from six balls. For Lutherville-Timonium, Kevin Metzler carried his team’s innings with 15 from 14, including two fours and a six, while Cole Bradford had 9 off of 10 balls, including one boundary.
In this match, the Germantown bowlers were dominant, with Kshitij Gupta, Shiv Luthra and Dillen Patel each grabbing two wickets. For LTRC, Alex Hart grabbed the lone wicket.
Germantown’s Aneesh Acharya led all fielders with two catches.
In Cockeysville, the home team’s “A” squad picked up a comprehensive win over visiting Bowie, 109-23, while the “B” teams played an exciting match that left Bowie falling just one run short of victory.
In the “A” match, Jay Razvi led the batting with 25 from 12 balls, including six boundaries. Teammates Alex Dua and Sami Sabeeh continued their success at the crease, with Dua getting 17 from 8 with a four and two sixes while Sabeeh collected 17 from 11, and also had a four and two sixes. Avaskash Bhat also had a good day with the bat, getting 18 from 17 and three boundaries. Tyler Chotoo was the danger man for Bowie, getting 15 from 11 balls, along with two fours and a six.
Jay Razvi also led the way with the ball, taking three wickets while allowing only two runs. Razvi’s Cockeysville teammates Avaskash Bhat, Eshan Goel and Sami Sabeeh each had two wickets apiece in the win, with Sabeeh registering the match’s only maiden over. Bowie’s Tyler Chotoo was also dangerous as a bowler, taking 3 for 13 runs in his fours overs, while teammates Austin and Jared King each picked up a wicket in the loss.
In the “B” match, Bowie’s Leah Arrieta led all scoreres witrh 7 runs, while Nathan Zacharski had 5 and brother Joesph had 4. For Cockeysville, Omar Qazi top-scored with 5 runs, with sister Maria Qazi picking up 4. Maria Qazi also took a wicket for Cockeysville. Alyssa Logan took a wicket for Bowie.
Next week is a scheduled break in play, as it is Independence Day weekend. Matches resume on July 14, with Bowie traveling to Germantown and Lutherville-Timonium hosting Cockeysville.
June 23 marked the opening day of the inaugural season of the Maryland Junior Cricket League, which has community teams from across the state competing for the first-ever Maryland Youth Cricket Championship. In what is becoming a delightful custom of youth cricket in Maryland, after the matches were completed, players, families and friends from both sides came together for a meal prepared by the home team’s parents.
In Baltimore County, homestanding Cockeysville defeated Germantown of Montgomery County 76-60 in the “A” game (advanced players), while Germantown took the honors in the “B” game (developing players), 60-25.
In the “A” game, Cockeysville’s Sami Sabeeh produced a game-high 24 runs off 22 balls, including 3 sixes, while teammate Alex Dua notched 23 from 21, which included 2 fours and a six. For Germantown, Arjun Rakheja picked up 9 runs from 23 balls while Dheeraj Sharma had 6 from 14. Starring with the ball for Germantown were Tanuj Shah who took 4 wickets for 16 runs, picking up the match’s only maiden along the way, while Sanjith Narayanan snatched 4 for 23 runs. For Cockeysville, Avakash Bhat took 2 wickets while allowing only 12 runs and Harshil Patel nabbed 2 for 14 runs.
In the field, Germantown’s Nikhil Sahni grabbed three catches with Shiv Kohli taking two, while Anav Babbar’s spot-on throw netted his team a run out. For Cockeysville, Alex Dua made two catches and Mohammed Hallaj-Rana got two run outs in his team’s victory.
In Prince George’s County, the match between Bowie and Lutherville-Timonium was abandoned due to rain.
Next week, Cockeysville hosts Bowie, while Germantown visits Lutherville-Timonium.
Maryland Junior Cricket League 2013 Match Schedule:
6/16 – Cockeysville at Germantown, Lutherville-Timonium at Bowie
6/23 – Germantown at Lutherville-Timonium, Bowie at Cockeysville
6/30 – Bowie at Germantown, Cockeysville at Lutherville-Timonium
7/14 – Germantown at Bowie, Lutherville-Timonium at Cockeysville
7/21 – Semifinals
7/28 – 3rd place match, finals
Cockeysville Middle School in Baltimore County will be the site of a new community youth cricket program this spring. The Cockeysville Recreation Council-sponsored program will open on April 28 and compete in the new Maryland Junior Cricket League that begins match play in June. Many of the students in Cockeysville area schools are from cricket-playing backgrounds, and the team, which will be coached by MYCA President Jamie Harrison, hopes to progress quickly.
Registrations are only $50 for an entire season of cricket. The program will conduct a Walk-in Registration Day on April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Padonia Elementary Activity Room. The first twenty registrations will receive a cricket gift and all registrations entered into drawing for a free cricket set. There will also be cricket bat-and-ball sets available for purchase.