Friends CC are the MCA 2011 Champion, second year in a row. Falcons beat MN Chargers to take the Division II Championship. Congratulations to both the teams.
The finals wouldn’t have been well-organized without the dedicated volunteers. Thank You to Pradeep Reddy for stepping up to assist MCA. Thank You to all the team representatives who made it to the ground and executed their assigned tasks well.
Here is a video clip from the final: http://youtu.be/c3w-qR7OPck
The Youth Cricket game organized by Charles Peterson also brought many kids and youth to the ground. We are extremely pleased with the progress in the Cricket development domain. Thank You Charles.
After a prolific performance by Friends CC, particularly their centurion Captain, Vijay Sundramurthy, Knights were convincingly beaten in the finals. With both Captains of each team leading from the front, all players displayed excellent sportsmanship and team spirit throughout the game. After scoring 204, Knights bowlers took the early breakthroughs and kept a tight control overs their bowling. The game was balanced until the chase was halfway, but Vijay Sundramurthy saved his best for the middle overs and executed in style. A well deserved win indeed for Friends CC.
Falcons beat MN Chargers to qualify for the Divison I along with Bhakta A. Chasing a mere 120, Falcons weren’t let go easily. MN Chargers displayed some of the best bowling in the tournament and brought the game close. At the end, Falcons comfortably won the contest and took Division II Champion Trophy home.
All four Umpires and the Match referee, I Thank You for your support and administration of the game within the stipulated rules and regulation. Indeed, it was a job well done. Your passion and dedication to the game is well appreciated and admired.
For all the volunteers/players fasting, who stayed till the end along with other volunteers, MCA Executives Thank You for your support and acknowledge your commitment to the game.
I look forward to your participation in the T/20 Championship. The schedule is posted online and downloadable. Please review and inform us of any infractions.
Enjoy rest of the Cricket season. We value your input, and look forward to your feedback.
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