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    In Cricket!

     

    No lie.. it's true! And who would've thought club sports are a recruiting tool?

     

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    TAMPA, Fla. (March 25, 2014) -- This year marked the fourth time that the USF University Cricket Club made it to national finals, but this year’s difference left the players speechless - they won the championship.

     

    The American College Cricket national championship game was the first time that an American cricket tournament was broadcast live on an ESPN network, which added to the excitement.

     

    “We were desperate to put up a show and win for the supporters who were cheering for us on TV, in the stadium and, most importantly, for USF,†said Vishwaksena Reddy Vuppunutula, an international USF graduate student who plays the all-rounder position on the team.

     

    Vuppunutula has been on the team for six months. Growing up in the large Indian city of Hyderabad in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, he initially learned how to play cricket when he was 10-years-old from his cousin, and he continued to strengthen his skills as a professional player in his city.

     

    Vuppunutula came to USF last fall to pursue a master’s in engineering management, but he picked USF because of its strong cricket reputation. He believes that cricket is growing within the United States, noting the coverage on ESPN3 as a sign of increasing popularity.

     

    The USF Cricket Club President Himavanth Reddy Ganta, also from Hyderabad, has been playing cricket since the age of six. He is currently an international student at USF looking to earn his master’s in electrical engineering. He said many students he knows have looked toward USF as their school of choice because of the cricket club. Currently there are 87 students in the club, 15 of which participate in tournaments based upon their skills and availability.

     

    http://news.usf.edu/article/templates/?z=123&a=6150

     

    http://americancollegecricket.com/2014/03/23/usf-bulls-wins-national-title-vs-auburn-tigers-on-6th-try-ramesh-is-2-time-mvp/

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    I want USF students to be national champs in everything they undertake, so congratulations cricket club!

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    ^^^^ that is an awesome clip.

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    I might have finally found something worthy of replacing Stammer......

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    What? I'm a huge cricket fan and I didn't hear about this! This is fantastic. I know we were runners up a few years ago.

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    Looking at the score card here: http://www.crichq.com/matches/114608#inning-2

     

    The team played extremely well. Auburn got busted against quality bowling (no seriously, the bowling was excellent) and they got the entire side out for only 68 runs in 18 overs (they could have batted for 20). In this format, 20/20s, you're considered good if your bowling economy rate is in the 4-5 range, everyone hit that.but one, but he got players out, so it's okay.  

     

    Batting was decent. Wish they could have won without losing a man,  but good batting contributions from the top order. 

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    Didn't even know we HAD a cricket team. Congrats BullCricketers!

     

    BTW, the GIF link appears to be broken...

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    Epic pwnage

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    Looking at the score card here: http://www.crichq.com/matches/114608#inning-2

     

    The team played extremely well. Auburn got busted against quality bowling (no seriously, the bowling was excellent) and they got the entire side out for only 68 runs in 18 overs (they could have batted for 20). In this format, 20/20s, you're considered good if your bowling economy rate is in the 4-5 range, everyone hit that.but one, but he got players out, so it's okay.  

     

    Batting was decent. Wish they could have won without losing a man,  but good batting contributions from the top order. 

     

    I know some of these words...

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