HAVERFORD, Pa. – Alisa Strayer set a record for Haverford College's cricket team Saturday afternoon during it's match against British Officer's Cricket Club, taking six wickets from visiting BOCC for 35 runs. It was the first time a Haverford player registered six wickets in a 25 overs match.
The Fords fell to BOCC 207-163 at Cope Field, then returned on Sunday when the University of Pennsylvania eked out a 112-111 victory over host Haverford.
In Saturday's match, BOCC batted first and tallied their 207 runs all out in 25 overs. The Fords scored a respectable 163 runs for loss of five wickets in their 25 overs at bat. Thomas Leanard scored 69 runs during Haverford's at bat. Sameep Thapa scored 41 runs, and Danny Rothschild and Mathew Smith also batted well scoring 13 and 12 runs, respectively.
Haverford batted first against Penn on Sunday scoring 111 runs in 25 overs. Thapa played well again for the Fords, accumulating 49 runs. He was ably supported by Brian Rafferty and Smith, each with 16 not out.
The Fords were a bowler short with Penn batting as the Quakers scored the necessary runs for the loss of two wickets in 17.6 overs.
Sunday's match was the first time that Haverford has played a match with eight American-born bowlers.