MIT cricket team claims title

Squad takes the ACC crown in its first full season

MIT was crowned the 2014-2015 American College Cricket (ACC) league home and away champion in its first full season finishing with a 13-7 win-loss record. MIT finished ahead of local rivals Harvard in a league that comprised the likes of Boston University, Northeastern University, Dartmouth, Yale, and Princeton.

MIT’s season was built on the back of consistent performances from batsmen Fahad Mahmood G (482 runs), Priyank Kumar G (406 runs), and Koustuban Ravi G (345 runs). MIT’s fearsome pace attack regularly made life difficult for opposition batsmen with Usman Ayyaz ’16 (16 wickets), Jehangir Amjad G (16 wickets), Sivaraman Ramaswamy G (13 wickets), and Usman Naseer G (12 wickets) emerging as wreckers-in-chief. Saad Shoukat ’15 and Usman Ayyaz ’16 were the standout fielders for MIT in the league.

The campaign resulted in new records set for the highest team score of 284 runs and highest individual score (169 by Fahad Mahmood G). The new season begins in April 2015 as MIT gears up for a successful title defense.