Cricket League Finals at India House

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Brave Hearts team receiving HSCLT Winning Trophy from India House Executive Director Col. Vipin Kumar.

By Ravi Ozarker

HOUSTON: Houston Sunday Cricket League Tournament (HSCLT-2015) held their finals at India House grounds on February, 7.  Brave Hearts Cricket Club (BHCC) won the tournament against mighty Grady Cricket Club (GCC) team by 10 runs, Pradeep of BHCC was declared Man of the Match for scoring a half century.  It was a nerve-wracking match for both teams who had fought throughout this tournament to be the toppers amongst six participating teams. India House Executive Director Colonel Vipin Kumar handed over the trophies to the winning team and the Man of the Match awards of the league.

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Team GCC

Organizers knew that BHCC would put a big fight against any team and as expected remained undefeated throughout the tournament.  BHCC had scored 140 runs in 20 overs after losing only 4 wickets. Captain Ashok of BHCC commented that they enjoyed playing with GCC and thought at one point that they were losing the game when Vipul from GCC was undefeated with his brilliant knock of 50 and was on the path of taking GCC to victory.  The turning point was Rahul Boga’s 18th over which was almost a maiden over, and GCC lost the match by only 10 runs.  GCC Captain Gopi Krishna and Vice-Captain Aditya Damera had nothing but extremely good words for BHCC which showed their sportsman spirit.

They both jokingly said that they wish to defeat BHCC in the future and will do it one day.

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GCC batting against Brave Hearts team

HSCLT was possible thanks to the generosity of India House and the cricketing passion of Sanjay Aggarwal.  Hats off to the dedication of all the participating teams in this tournament being played since November 2015!

Participating Teams and their captains
ROARING LIONS Capt. Hetal Patel & Snehal Shah
ROLLINGWOODS Capt. Rajesh Dhanwade & Vijay Ahire
NEXTGEN Capt. Amit Sahasrabudhe, Chalapthy, & Rakesh Naik
BRAVE HEARTS Capt. Ashok, Rahul Bhoga, & Hirak Mehta
GCC Capt. Gopi Krishna & Aditya Damera
ALIANA – Capt. Vijai Venkata & Sriram Maddula.