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Maryland Youth Cricket Association to honor top performers at annual banquet on Dec. 15

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Members of first ever Maryland state Under-16 team
Members of first ever Maryland state Under-16 team, from left to right, Varadraj Chavan, Shravan Sudhir, Shankar Haridas, Adhvayith Sriram, Shuaib Syed, Aditya Addepally, Ziyan Ahmed, Ohm Sapa, Manav Desai and Skanda Veda. Missing in photo is Tejas Nazare.

Dozens of young cricketers will be honored at the College Park, MD, event.

The Maryland Youth Cricket Association will honor top performers from the last season at its second annual gala in College Park on December 15, 2018.

Dozens of young players in various age categories and divisions will be honored at the event, which will be held at the Holiday Inn College Park.

The cricketers who will be honored include Future Star School of Cricket (FSSC) allrounder Ritwik Behera and members of the Maryland State Under-16 team that competed in National Youth Cricket League in San Jose.

Behera, a Gaithersburg, MD, resident and a freshman at Poolesville High School, plays for Team Red — captained by the US national team star Adil Bhatti — in the Washington Cricket League.

The state Under-16 team also played in the Capital Youth Cricket Championship.

Maryland Sports Executive Director Terry Hasseltine will deliver the keynote address at the banquet and prominent Indian American entrepreneur and philanthropist Frank Islam will present the awards.

The MYCA state championship tournament is held from April to June. This year, 24 teams competed in five divisions: Boys Under-11, Under-13 and Under-16 , and Girls Under-13 and All Girls.

The current Boys Under-16 champions are FSCC, who defeated LTC in the championship match played at the Spencerville Park in Silver Spring, MD, on June 24.

Winners in the Under-13 division are GKRR, who beat Ellicott City in the finals.

In the Under-11 division, Bowie 11U and WCA were declared joint winners.

In the All Girls division, Bowie 1 defeated Ellicott City in the finals.

MYCA launched the Maryland Junior Cricket League and the Maryland Youth Cricket Championship in 2013. They were the first annual statewide youth cricket competitions in the United States

The association has introduced cricket to thousands of elementary and middle schools children in the state. According to MYCA, it has placed cricket sets in over 500 Maryland schools, making Maryland the national leader in schools cricket.

Top Performers in Each Division

Division Best Batsman Best Bowler MVP
Under-11 Amit Damaraju (WCA) Aaryan Boddupally (WCA) Tanush Apte (FSSC)
Under-13 Adithya Kidambi (GKRR) Dev F Patel (Ellicott City) Rish Kajale (Ellicott City)
Under-16 Hallaj Rana (LTC) Jaspreet Singh (LTC) Ritwik Behera (FSSC)
Girls Sana Sanwal (Ellicott City) Stephie Janey (Bowie 1) Jenna Knight (Bowie 1)

Top Performers in the Boys Under-11 Division

Team Best Batsman Best Bowler MVP
Ellicott City Pradyumnan Vishaal Surya Santhalingam Akhil Chakravarthy
Chantilly Zayaan Mallick Vijay Mahimtura Aum Patel
Bowie Urenna Acholonu Saish Kanakamedala Vikranth Sabbavarpu
FSSC Shiv Nair Nischay Nithyananda Tanush Apte
LTC Prabhnoor Singh Aaditya Patel Parin Herman
GKCC Siddharth Kothale Mihir Verma Raahil Shah
WCA Prithul Baveja Aaryan Boddupally Amit Damaraju
Rockville Cole Piraino Shenal Ediriweera Jai Mohale
LFYAA Thomas Polk Liam Hontz Everett Hontz

Top Performers in the Under-13 Division

Team  Best Batsman Best Bowler MVP
Bowie Aadil Master Ayaan Osman Abhinav Samuel
Ellicott City Rish Kajale Dev F Patel Arjun Muley
GKRR Adithya Kidambi Araav Rotella Raghav Haridas
WCA Amit Damaraju Prithul Baveja Shawn Mathias

Top Performers in the Under-16 Division

Team  Best Batsman Best Bowler MVP
Bowie Rishi Jindal Aadil Master Shuaib Syed
FSSC Nileesha Ratnayake Mihir Ganguli Ritwik Behera
LTC Raja Herman Jaspreet Singh Hallaj Rana
GKCC Soumith Gadila Raghav Haridas Arjun Rakheja
Rockville Aditya Samyak Nush Gai Shravan Sudhir and Ziyan Ahmed
MD Thunder Ohm Sapa Shivam Patel Vikas Patel
WCL Cubs Aaryan Batra Shuja Khan Shivoy Sharma

Top Performers in the Girls Division

Team Best Batsman Best Bowler MVP
Bowie 1 Joanna Chen Stephie Janey Jenna Knight
Bowie 2 Bree Mullikin Garbrielle Hart Annika Hart
Ellicott City Aditi Garg Anushka Ganoo Sana Sanwal
Chantilly Ashwika Chandu Akshara Subburam Sneha Kalyan


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