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Cricket Welcomes Back Alumni

Haverford Cricket
Haverford Cricket
HAVERFORD, Pa. - A total of 27 alumni returned to Haverford to participate in the annual cricket alumni game on a rain-soaked Saturday. The Alumni ranged from Class of 1972 all the way to the Class of 2016. Two games were played in a cricket packed day, with the alumni facing the alumni in the first game before the alumni took on the current college team in the afternoon game.

 The alumni all displayed their passion for Cricket that brought them back to campus for the day, as well as the prodigious skill they were known for during their college years. Daniel Waranch '16 showed off his prodigious bowling abilities in the morning game, as did Alissa Strayer '14, who also organized the Alumni in attendance.  Legendary power hitters Gareth McVaugh '04 and Munik Shrestha '09 showed the current students a glimpse of their strokeplay, sending numerous balls well over the tall trees that ring Cope Field.

While no formal scores were kept for the game between the students and alumni, the friendly game was enjoyed by all, with virtually all the alumni and current students getting an opportunity to participate in the game. Personal milestones were struck by many students, with Junior Nick Munves taking the maiden game catch of his career while freshmen Neal Kelso and Zachary Cho gained very valuable batting experience against one of the most experienced cricket sides that Haverford has played all year long.

 Despite the damp conditions, all attendees of the game had a wonderful time playing the storied game of Cricket while relating their Cricket experiences that transcends the years that have passed between the alumni and the current students.

Alumni in attendance included: Paul Hensley '72, Brian Smith '74, Paul Trapido '78, Keith Belton '83, David Schwed '83, William Dove '88, Stephen Alvarado '88, Doug Berlin '90, Peter Taylor '90, Andy Ewald '97, Nehad Chowdhury '98, Rejash Desai '98, Khalid Kabir '01, Nick Saunders '02, Arunabh Gosh '03, Reid Sherman '04, Garret McVaugh '04, Nihad Rahman '04, Tariq Khondker '06, Munik Shrestha '09, Samuel Gerstin '10, Brian Rafferty '13, Matthew Smith '13, Alisa Strayer '14, Neilay Shah '14, Atreya Dey '15, Danny Rothschild '15 and Daniel Waranch '16.