● USA Cricket thanks and praises all involved with Men’s Under 19 National Championships as South West Zone crowned champions
● Over 4,000 runs scored and nearly 200 wickets taken across 12 completed matches at the Woodley Cricket Fields in Van Nuys, California.
● Individual Awards go to Batter of the Tournament and overall MVP Rishi Ramesh, and Bowler of the tournament Arya Garg.
USA Cricket has hailed a hugely successful Men’s Under 19 National Championships which concluded yesterday with South West Zone being crowned as National Champions after 12 matches between the 6 teams that involved 89 young cricketers from all across America and beyond.
The tournament saw a return of the U19 Men’s National Championships after a year’s hiatus. The tournament was completed successfully thanks to the herculean efforts of Tournament Director Anand Patel, Tournament Manager Anoop Krishna, and USA Cricket staff member Dhruv Barot. The team of match officials and scorers, led by Jermaine Lindo and Mangesh Rane, ensured the action on the field was conducted to the highest standards, whilst team Managers, Coaches and parents were all instrumental in helping create the right environment for the players to express themselves on the field.
There were over 4,000 runs scored, a little under 200 wickets taken and over 100 catches held in a tournament that was keenly contested by all 6 teams. The turf-wickets and facilities on offer at the Woodley Cricket Fields enhanced the tournament and helped to provide a fantastic experience that is sure to help the development of these young cricketers.
Here is a summary of the final days results…
Championship Match: South West Zone Winners, Mid-Atlantic Zone Runners Up
Player of the match: Aryan Satheesh.
Third Place Playoff: South Zone Winners, Midwest Zone 4th Place
Player of the match: Utkarsh Srivastava
Fifth Place Playoff: West Zone Winners, East Zone 6th Place
Player of the match: Surya Narayanan
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