[edit] 7th Annual Pyramid Consulting Super 16 Cricket Tournament

Pankaj Bolaki

Atlanta is a cricket crazy city! The testimonial to that is the 7th Annual Pyramid Consulting Super 16 cricket Cup, which was organized on June 14th, a month after the FurtureTech Vibha Cricket Cup in which 46 teams participated.

This year the tournament shifted to a new venue - The Webb Bridge baseball grounds in Alpharetta which is the practice ground to many of the teams participating and it was like playing in home conditions. The clay grounds require you to have a disciplined bowling attack if you need to win the tournament. The winners this year were Alpharetta Monsters - Kings. Congratulations to them.

The storyline in the FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup was the Monsters getting soundly defeated in the first round. Therefore, they were determined to win this tournament and redeemed themselves with resounding victories in all the 5 matches. There was no team that could match their skills in any of their games. The Alpharetta Monsters are probably the best hard tennis ball cricket team in Atlanta.

[edit] The Quarterfinals

In the quarterfinals, there was a thrilling last ball finish between Chattanooga Titans and RapidIT Royals. Three runs were needed of the last ball and the batsman deftly placed the ball behind the square and scampered two runs to get a tie. However, the rules state that the team with better run rate at then end of 5 overs wins the game and hence RapidIT were declared winners. I guess, it is time to introduce the Super Over for tied contests.

Lanka lions who were the winners a month ago had to face off against Alpharetta Monsters and restricted them to a measly 49 runs in 10 overs. During the chase, Prasad, Deepak and other bowlers of Monsters elevated their game and had the Lanka Lions pinned at 13 for 5 and eventually bowled them out for 30 odd runs to march to the semifinals.

The other semifinalists ACC and GPC Stallions had easy victories against Marietta Mayhem and FurtureTech respectively

[edit] The Semifinals

In a low scoring game RapidIT Royals were defending their total of 45 runs against GPC Stallions, until Hiren the captain of Stallions entered the game and scored 10 runs in the seventh over, which effectively sealed the contest for them. It was a great victory for Stallions because it was the first time they entered the finals of any Vibha cricket tournament.

The second semifinal was supposed to be a challenging match between the Monsters and ACC but the bowling unit of Monsters once again made it an easy contest after a total of 61 was posted on the board in the first innings. Shirish was the best bowler of the match with 3 wickets in 3 overs with useful contributions from Prasad and Deepak. ACC was never in the hunt because they lost wickets at regular intervals and only managed to post 43 runs in their chase.

[edit] The Finals

Once again batting first the Monsters were pegged by the Stallions in the early overs with 4 wickets. Bali, the captain, and Deepak, the allrounder, controlled the innings very well and helped post a large total of 70 runs especially on the clay surface. Having watched the Monsters rout their opponents, the Stallions were very well aware of the bowling challenge they faces. It was important to get off to a good start but the chase was effectively over in the third over when the stallions were 5 wickets down, with Deepak and Prasad claiming all the scalps. Only a rearguard action from Rushit, which was more fun to watch than anything else, allowed them to bat their full quota of 10 overs and post a total of 38 runs.

Deepak won the Man of the Man (Finals) for his all-round displays in the match and also won the best bowler of the tournament award. The Best Batsmen award went to Pankaj of Alpharetta Monsters because he scored the only 50 of the tournament in Round Robin stage. The man of the Tournament (Best All-rounder) award, of course went to Bali, the captain of Alpharetta Monsters for leading his team to victory once again. Ramesh Materu of Pyramind Consulting and Ram Gangaraju of Sanket Systems distributed the prizes.

Vibha would like to thank its volunteers, supporters and of course the sponsors for making this tournament a success. Look out for the tournament next year and visit us at for more information.

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[edit] Upcoming Events

Volunteer Meeting - July 9th, 2016 Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM Johns Creek Fire Station

Local volunteering @ Fostercare Support Foundation – Saturday July 30, 2016 – 10am-Noon

Dream Mile 2016 – Sep 17, 2016

[edit] Recent Events

Volunteer Meeting - June 12th, 2016 Sunday 2:00 to 4:00PM OCEE Library

Volunteer Meeting - April 2nd, 2016 , Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 20041 GA

Vibha Cricket Cup 2016, April 16th

Volunteer Meeting - May 14th, 2016 , Saturday 3:00 to 5:00PM Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming 20041 GA

Volunteer Meeting - Oct 10th, 2015 Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM OCEE Library

Dream Mile 2015 - Sept 19th

Foster Care Volunteering, August 1, 2015

Volunteer Meeting - July 11th, Saturday 2:00 to 4:00PM

Volunteer Meeting - June 7th, Sunday 2:00 to 4:00PM, Johns Creek Fire Station No. 62

Vibha Cricket 2015 - April 2015

Youth Volunteer Meeting - April 26th, Sunday 12 to 2PM, Shakerag Firestation (Near Shakerag Elementary)

Vibha Chess 2015 - February 7th 2015

Volunteer Meeting - February 14th, 2015 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm @ OCEE Library

Vibha Table Tennis 2015 - February 28th 2015

Volunteer Meeting - January 10th, 2015 - 2:30 pm @ OCEE Library

Local Volunteering @CRN Gift Wrapping, December 20th 2014

Volunteer Meeting - December 6th 2014

Dream Mile 2014 - Sept 20th

Vibha Cricket 2014

Dream Play 2014

Dream Mile 2013

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2013

Dream Play 2013 - February 16th, 2013

Paramount Software Dream Mile 2012

FutureTech Cricket Cup 2012

Dream Play 2012 (Khel Mela) - March 24th, 2012

Hands-On Volunteering - Dec. 18th, 2011

Paramount Software Dream Mile 2011 - Oct 1st

Vibha Open - Tennis Tournament - Aug 20th

Krishna Kanhaiya - June 19th

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2011

Vibe - March 5th 2011

Past Events

[edit] In the Press

Cricket and Service: A Perfect Duo

FutureTech commits $50K in the next 5 years to Vibha Cricket Cup

K-MACS Dream Play 2012

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2011 - Khabar (July 2011)

International Dance Festival raises funds for children’s causes! - Khabar (February 2011)

12th Annual Dream Mile - Khabar (October 2010)

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2010 - Khabar (July 2010)

11th Annual Dream Mile - Khabar (October 2009)

Pyramid Consulting Super16 (July 2009)

FutureTech Vibha Cricket Cup 2009 - Khabar (June 2009)

Sanket Systems Khel Mela 2009 - Khabar (May 2009)

Older Press Releases

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