Samarth Mohan ’16, recalls playing ‘gully cricket’ – a popular form of ad hoc cricket played in streets – growing up in India. In the narrow streets of New Delhi, Samarth managed to learn the basics of cricket as a sport but was never a part of an organized club team. He could have hardly imagined then that one day, he would go on to score a century for the MIT Cricket Club.
The MIT cricket team won the American College Cricket (ACC) League Home and Away Championship for the second time in as many seasons, finishing with a 9-2 record. The Engineers finished ahead of local rivals Harvard in the league that also included the likes of Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Northeastern, Boston University and UMass Lowell. The competition was fierce with MIT and UMass Lowell competing closely for the top spot. In the end, MIT won two consecutive matches away at UMass to ensure league victory.