Cricket enthusiasts at MSU have come together to form MSU Cricket Club. The club is a non-profit, non-political, sports organization. The main goal of the club is to promote the game of cricket in all its glory at MSU. MSU Cricket Club with the support from Student Association and Recreational Sports is making all efforts to provide the necessary infrastructure for the game of cricket.
We at the Mississippi State University Cricket Club (MSUCC) organize various events at Mississippi State University campus and off-campus locations throughout the year.
On this site you will find all sorts of information about who we are, what we do and what we have been upto. If you find us interesting, you can become our member by contacting any one of our contact personnel.
Thanks for visiting our site and have a nice day.
"The mystique of cricket is similar to that surrounding baseball - for the countries where it is king it is more than a game - its a way of life."
MSU Cricket Club Team for Away Game at Hattiesburg 2013MSU won !!
MSU Cricket Team registered its first season ball game win of this semester, Spring 2013. MSUCC would like to congratulate the whole team for their outstanding performance in Hattiesburg, MS.
Mississippi State University beat Hattiesburg Cricket Club by 41 runs.Scorecard -
Mississippi State University (Batting) - 151/9 (25 Overs)-
Ashish Jannela - 30, Vipul Meghat - 18, Priyantha Jayakody - 14, Mississippi State University (Bowling) - Priyantha Jayakody - 5-0-14-3, Vipul Meghat - 5-0-24-3,
Hattiesburg Cricket Club - 110/9 (25 Overs)
Well played! Good Luck for the upcoming games.
MSUCC Challenger Series 2012, 10th and 11th of November Srilanka Won !!
An exciting cricket event MSU Cricket Challenge - 2012 is over between FOUR different teams, India XI, Srilanka, Expendables and Nepal . "Srilanka" won the championship against "India XI" in the final by 63 runs. MSUCC would like to congratulate "Success" for their success in the championship. Additionally, MSUCC would like to say thanks to all other captains ( Saurabh, Sajal, and Ankush) and their team for participation in the event and also to all the cricket fans who were present on the field for 2 days to support the game of cricket and MSU Cricket Club.
MSUCC Challenger Series 2012, 10th and 11th of November
MSU Cricket Club is proud to announce the first tournament of the season. The Challenger Series played at the Intramural Fields on November 10th &11th. We would request the captain of each participating team (Men & Women) to send in their entries by Wednesday (11/07/2012) midnight with the team name and playing XI. Rules and fixtures will be mailed to the captain as soon as MSUCC is in receipt of your entry. Entries should be mailed at email@example.com.
For any further queries or information.
Date: November 10th & 11th
Venue: Intramural Sports Field
Please find the attached flyer Click here
For the complete schedule and rules of the event Click here
Buldawg Cricket Championship - 2011, 17th and 18th of September
MSU Cricket Club is proud to announce 6th BullDawg Championship inter-collegiate cricket tournament on Sep 17th-18th 2011 at Club Sports Field, Mississippi State University.
Six teams including MSU are participating in BDC-2011 to win the championship.
1. Auburn University Cricket Club
2. Jackson State University Cricket Club
3. University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) Cricket Club
4. Crimson Cricket Club, Tuscaloosa
5. University of Memphis Cricket Club
6. MSU Cricket Club
Also, our Club has received support from various MSU departments (Office of Admission and Scholarships, Dept. of Recreational Sports, Student Association, HCDC, International Services Office, and Office of Academic Research) for this event, which helped us in organizing this event once again. We would like to express our regards to all of our sponsors.
We would like to invite you all to visit the Club sports field anytime during this event. It would be great if you can take some time out of your busy schedule and come to enjoy the game of cricket for at least few minutes. It will encourage MSU Cricket Fans as well as MSU Cricket Club for conducting similar kind of events in future.
For the complete schedule of the event CLICK HERE
MSU Cricket Club Team for Away Game at Ole Miss 2011April 9th
The MSUCC Team participated in two friendly cricket games against Ole Miss on April 9th at Oxford, MS. The MSUCC selection committee has selected Abhinav Agarawal as Captain and Arjun as vice captain. Five players made their debut for MSUCC in this tour. MSUCC had lost well fought battles with Ole Miss in close games. This team is young and inexperienced. The tour gave good exposure to the new players who want to fill in the shoes of the old Dawgs who took MSUCC to another level.
Cricket event at International Campus Games- Feb 26th and Feb 27th 2011
SIX different teams (Four for Men's Cricket) ASIA, INDIA – A, INDIA – B, SRI LANKA and (and Two for Women's Cricket ) INDIA and SRI LANKA respectively participated in International Campus Games 2011, which is more than in past. All credit goes to cricket fans at MSU, who participated in this annual cricket event organized by HCDC and Recreational Sports at MSU Club Sports Field and Drill Field. In the women’s game, Team India Won the match against team Sri Lanka and therefore Gold medal was awarded to India and silver medal to Sri Lanka. In the men’s tournament, Team Sri Lanka won the championship after defeating team India-A in finals. India-B got third place in the event.
Maroon Vs White Cricket Game Nov 21st 2010White won !!
MSU Cricket Club is hosted its Fall 2010 Maroon Vs. White cricket game on Nov 21st, 2010 at Club Sports Field from 12.00 PM to 2.30 PM. In an exciting match The White team led by Abhinav came victorious in the end. MSUCC congratulates each and every player who participated in the game.
MSU Cricket Challenge 2010(Nov 13th - Nov 14th)Asian Dawgs won !!
An exciting cricket event MSU Cricket Challenge - 2010 is over in which SIX different teams, Killer Dawgs : Arjun , Asian Dawgs : Nuwan, Hunters : Ram Mohan, Willow Warriors : Saurabh Dayal, Silent Screamers : Abhinav,and The Wiseguys : Sajal Ghimire respectively participated . "Asian Dawgs" won the championship against "Killer Dawgs" in a close match by 3 wickets while 2 balls of the innings were remaining. "Asian Dawgs" won the toss and elected to field. After loosing few quick wickets in the beginning, "Killer Dawgs" made 69 runs in 14 overs. In response, "Asian Dawgs" achieved the target in 13.4 overs and won the championship. MSUCC would like to congratulate "Asian Dawgs" for their success in the championship. Additionally, MSUCC would like to say thanks to all other captains ( Arjun, Sajal, Ram Mohan, Saurabh, and Abhinav) and their team for participation in the event and also to all the cricket fans who were present on the field for 2 days to support the game of cricket and MSU Cricket Club.
hcdc-student: Women's Exhibition Cricket Match, Oct. 21 2010Maroon won !!
MSU Cricket Club (MSUCC) hosted its "Women's Exhibition Cricket Match - Fall 2010" at the Drill Field from 5.00 - 7:00 PM on Oct 21, 2010.MSUCC is organizing this tournament in collaboration with the Holmes Cultural Diversity Center (HCDC) to increase awareness and encourage MSU women to play the game of cricket. The participants were divided into two groups namely Maroon led by Shweta Kailani and White led by Prachi Matsye. Maroon team with all its experience won the match.
Vanderbilt trophy 2010 MSU steamrolls teams on the way to second consecutive Vanderbilt trophy
MSUCC has come back strongly after losing in BDC 2010 to clinch the Vanderbilt trophy, 2010 on AUG 21th and 22nd under the captaincy of Ram Mohan Reddi. MSUCC won the trophy without losing a single match. MSU demonstrated the tenacity and intensity of our mascot to win each match comfortably. The matches won were against Jackson State University, Vanderbilt University and the match against Tennessee Tec was awarded to MSU after they failed to show up for the game. The finals was between MSU and Vanderbilt.MSU batted first and put up a total of 75 and due to fantastic bowling by veteran Hemanth Reddy Kalluri and rookie Piyush coupled with great fielding, MSU was able to bowl out Vanderbilt for 60. Hemanth ruled the roost when it came to awards, collecting Man of the Match awards for every game MSU played including the final contributing with bat and bowl. He also won Man of the Series. Piyush won Best Bowler of the series with 9 wickets. MSUCC has made an excellent comeback after the initial wobble at the start season. Hope to continue this form for the rest of the season
ISA CRICKET CUP 2009KILLER DAWGS Won
ISA Cricket Cup 2009 which was postponed due to bad weather in November 2009 was held during April 2-3,2010
involving 4 teams with Cricket enthusiasts from Starkville. Leaders, Tale Enders, Willow Warriors, Killer Dawgs
were the teams which participated in Indian Student Association Cricket Cup 2009.In the league stage Willow
warriors won over Killer Dawgs and Leaders to reserve a place in final. Killer Dawgs won over Leaders and had
a do or die situation against Tale Enders. Although Tale Enders gave a good fight, it was Killer Dawgs who got
the place in finals. In the exciting final between Killer Dawgs and Willow Warriors, both teams have really played
well and at the end of day, Killer Dawgs won the ISA Cricket Cup 2009.This is the second consecutive time Killer
Dawgs have won a major Cricket tournament in Starkville involving Cricket enthusiasts. Last time they won the
MSU Cricket Challenge 2008 conducted by MSU Cricket Club. I personally thank Yagneshwara Somayajulu Lanka,
Public Relations Office of ISA for organizing this tournament, Dr Lokesh for presenting the winners and runners
trophy. I convey my congrats to Ram Mohan and Pavan for achieving the best bowler and best batsman of the
tournament respectively. Last but not the least We thank ISA committee(2009-10), MSU Cricket Club committee(2009-10) volunteers,
players who had participated in tournament and made a huge success in promoting the game of Cricket at Starkville, MSU.
posted Apr 29th, '09 @ 8:30
20th Annual International Fiesta- MAROON VS WHITE 2010-2009WHITE Won
The Traditional MAROON vs WHITE Cricket game was conducted at Drill Field, MSU on March 27,2010.
HCDC, Worlds Neighbors Association, MSU Cricket Club have jointly organized and promoted the game of Cricket.
Maroon team has elected to bat after winning the toss. Kalyan,Srikant Ingala,Saurav Patnaik,Ashish gave good
partnerships to put up a score of 82 in 14 Overs for the loss of 8 wickets. WHITE team chasing a target of 83
lost 2 early wickets and at this time Arjun and Abhinav had stabilized the innings. Losing 6 wickets after 13
overs, White team has to score 11 runs in the last over. Habib and Rakesh G were at the crease and they ran
for every opportunity besides getting extras and came into situation to score 1 run for the final ball of the
innings and they had completed that dream to lift the Maroon vs White 2010 Trophy. This was the third consecutive
time White has won over Maroon in the recent past. I thank Shaz Akram, MSU Cricket Club committee(2009-10),
volunteers to make this event a great success.
posted Mar 29th, '09 @ 8:30
International Campus Games 2010: INDIA-ASIA-SRI LANKA-2009ASIA Won
In view of 5th Annual International Campus games organized by HCDC and Recreational Sports, India, Asia,
Sri-Lanka have participated in the light tennis ball cricket tournament on Feb 27-28th ,2010 at the Drill
field, MSU. Each team has to play with the other two teams in the league stage and top two teams will
advance into finals. India has won against Sri Lanka and Asia and reserved a place in the finals.
In a do or die game between Asia and Sri Lanka, it is Asia who got the berth in finals. The exciting
final between India and Asia was a ball to ball game till the final over and at last ASIA were the
champions of 5th Annual International Campus games defeating India. We convey our thanks to Shaz Akram,
Assistant Director, Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, Laura Walling, Director of Recreational Sports,
Nick Tasich, Assistant Director of Recreation sports for supporting International games at MSU and making
MSU as Home next Home to all the international students. Last but not the least we appreciate msucc committee
(Rajat, Ramu and Abhinav) and the volunteers efforts and all the players who had participated in the tournament
especially Habib(Asia team Captain), Nuwan(Sri Lanka team Captain), Ashish(India team Captain)to make this
tournament happen real time on the field.
posted Mar 29th, '09 @ 8:30
Maroon Vs. White
History was repeated when the White team defeated Maroon team consecutively for the second time in the edition of Maroon vs
White Exhibition Cricket game-2009 held at club sports field on Oct 4,2009.Winning the toss Maroon team captain
Ashish had put the White team to bat first. Photos
posted Oct 20, 2009 @10:25
CRICKET BONANZA 2009- INDIA vs SRI LANKA: India Won
In view of the Dawg Days at the start of the fall semester 2009, India and Sri Lanka have participated
in a friendly Cricket game at Drill field on August 12, 2009. Team India has chased the target put by
Sri Lanka and won the Cricket Bonanza 2009. Ram Mohan played a vital innings for Indian team. We thank
Shaz Akram for promoting and introducing the game of Cricket to all new students of MSU who came in
fall semester 2009.
posted September 29th, '09 @ 8:30
"GO STATE...GO STATE","MAROON...WHITE","GO DAWGS"...CRICKET...OUR PASSION NEVER CEASES! These were the
screams resounding in the entire field when the captain of MSUCC was handed over
the esteemed Vanderbilt University Cricket Trophy 2009. The road to final
involved defeating University of Memphis, Auburn University and Jackson State
University in the leagues and the semi final. Photos
posted Sep 10, 2009 @11:25
Auburn Won !!
MSU Cricket Club hosted its fourth BullDawg Championship tournament on
July 25th and 26th. It is the biggest collegiate cricket tournament ever
conducted in USA. Matches were held on Soft ball fields simultaneously
on three fields starting from morning and ending at night 11:00pm under the
lights. Seven University including MSU participated in the tournament:
Mississippi State University, Auburn University, OleMiss, Texas A&M University,
College Station, Alabama A&M University, University of Memphis, and University
of Alabama at Huntsville. Auburn University, won the
tournament by defeating Texas A&M University at the finals by 5 wickets.
Auburn university displayed good cricket by winning all the matches in the
MSU Cricket Club wishes to sincerely thank the efforts of Ms. Laura Walling, Mr.
Nick Tascish, Ms. Shirley Flowers and the ground staff for their overwhelming
support all through the tournament. We also wish to laud the gestures of people
like Mani, Sandeep, Shashi, and Ankit for volunteering to umpire throughout the
series. Last but not the least we wish to sincerely thank all our sponsors for
their support, without whom this tournament would have never been a anywhere
closer to a reality
posted Aug 10th, 2009 @22:25
vs UA, Tuscaloosaon
May 9, 2009
MSUCC WINS!! Crimson Cricket Club of University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa visited
Mississippi State to play a friendly match against MSU Cricket Club on May 9th,
2009. The visiting team won the toss and put MSUCC to bat first. MSUCC batsmen
faced troubles as the team lost two quick wickets after a steady start. The
situation started to go out of control for MSUCC and that is when Sourav came to
the team's rescue. Sourav played a wonderful knock anchoring the innings,
scoring 21 runs which included two boundaries. MSUCC scored 72 runs in 16 overs.
Defending a total of 72 runs, which, given the day's playing conditions was not
as easy as it may be assumed, MSUCC bowlers began their proceedings under
immense pressure. Defending a total of 72 runs, which, given the day's playing
conditions was not as easy as it may be assumed, MSUCC bowlers began their
proceedings under immense pressure. Captain Mouthgalya bowled a fiery spell
taking 4 wickets missing out on a hat-trick in his third over. RamMohan bowled
an excellent spell, missing out on a hat-trick, taking three crucial wickets
that put the UAT batsmen further in the back seat. Vice-Captain Hamanth Kalluri
took 1 wicket. The game went into a nail-biting finish when the visiting team
had to score 15 runs in the last 2 overs of their innings with 2 wickets in
hand. MSUCC bowlers displayed courage and discipline as they pulled off a
thriller finish, containing the batsmen from scoring the runs they needed badly.
The UAT batsmen stood there, looking puzzled, as they realized they were still
short of their target by 7 runs when their innings ended. In the end, it was
MSUCC which emerged a deserving winner of this cracker of a match which had the
final result uncertain until the last moment. With this 7-run victory over UAT,
which happens to be the second victory against UAT in the past 8 months, MSUCC
continues on its winning streak which began more than a year ago.
posted June 01, 2009 @21:25
vs UA, Huntsvilleon
February 21, 2009
MSUCC WINS!! MSU Cricket Club won the friendly match against University of Alabama,
Huntsville conducted at Huntsville, Alabama on 21st February, 2009. The host
team won the toss and put us to bat and our MSUCC team scored 115 runs in 20
overs. Defending the strong total, our MSUCC team bowled out the host team for
68 runs in 15.1 overs. Our club is remaining undefeated for more than a year
MSUCC Workshop on "GLobalization and Sports" 2011
Department of Kinesiology invited MSUCC for one day workshop on "Globalization and Sport" on April 12th 2011. The class involves learning about trends occurring in sport around the world as well as understanding sports around the globe. Under the supervision of Dr. Adam Love, committee members Ananth(PRO) and Arjun(coordinator) had given presentation on CRICKET and its Globalization and then organized a brief clinic for the students on cricket in the Drill Field.
MSU Cricket Club Coverage on MSU TV Channel 98
MSU Cricket Club has received coverage on MSU TV during current week. This coverage will cover "Women's Exhibition Cricket Match - Fall 2010" and a "Cricket Session of MSU Cricket Club." It will be aired on weekdays between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm current week. So you can look for it then on MS TV channel 98. It should re-run several times for the current week, so hopefully you all will be able to catch it. I will try to get a DVD of the coverage soon and will upload it on our club website or to some place that is accessible to all of you.
UMOJA 2010: Unity Like You Have Never Seen Before is now here! MSUCC participated in Annual Minority Student Orientation in which approximately 1,000 students were in attendance for the event. MSUCC has set-up a booth at the Amphitheater. On behalf of MSUCC, Ananth(PRO) spoke about the Club before a large audience. Near the boot, MSUCC kit was under display. Students showed their interest in cricket and we were very much encouraged to get a good response.
Student Involvement fair 2009
MSUCC had the opportunity of educating the people about the cricket game and the club's
activities in the Drill Field at "Student Involvement Fair" organized on the
"Student Involvement Day" on Sep 2009. MSUCC set up a table full
of all cricket gears, which attracted a lot of students towards it. This sports
Fair was the most successful event of its kind in terms of participation and enthusiasm
shown by the non cricket playing students at MSU. The Club Sports Fair is an event conducted every year by Recreational Sports and all Sports Clubs of MSU gathered for the fair. Photos
posted October 20th, '09 @ 6:30
Club Sports Fair 2009
MSUCC had the opportunity of educating the people about the cricket game and the club's
activities in the Club Sports Fair 2007 held at Sanderson Center. Many People
came for enquiry regarding the club activity and practice session. This sports
Fair was a successful event in terms of participation and enthusiasm. The Club Sports Fair is an event conducted every year by Recreational Sports and all Sports Clubs of MSU gathered for the fair. Photos
posted September 29th, '09 @ 8:30
MSUCC Organizes Cricket Clinic
This is an event specially organized to promote the exciting game of cricket at Mississippi State and to allow non-cricket playing cricket enthusiasts learn the game first hand. MSUCC aims at introducing Students and Staff to the exciting game of cricket. This event is also part of the International Education Month activities conducted by Holmes Cultural Diversity Center. The event is scheduled to be held at The Drill Field on Nov 11, 2008 from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. MSUCC invites all the cricket enthusiasts to participate in the event.
MSUCC Features on BCoE Newsletter
MSU Cricket Club featured in the September issue of the Bagley College of Engineering Newsleter. The article is a symbol of recognition MSU Cricket Club has in MSU. MSUCC thanks Bagley College of Engineering for all its support.Go Dawgs!!
Student Involvement Fair 2008
MSUCC, as active as ever, took pride in participating in the "Student Involvement Fair" organized on the "Student Involvement Day" on August 27th 2008. As a part of the event, MSUCC setup a stall displaying the necessary accessories involved in playing the game cricket. The response was overwhelming with a lot of visitors who apart from signing up also showed great interest in learning and understanding the game of cricket. To spice up the event, the club organized a small game called ""Hit a Six - Get a Club T-Shirt". In this Participants, who were able to hit the ball and clear the boundary ("Hit a Six") were awarded a MSUCC T-shirt. To the club's surprise six people won the T-shirts with their powerful stroke play, most of them being Americans. Overall the event was a grand success with MSUCC extending its outreach in MSU. A special mention of thanks is made here to the Student Association for their timely support in the form of arranging table and space for us to set up the stall.
Demise of MSUCC Member
MSUCC is deeply saddened on the demise of the former MSUCC committe member Hrishikesh Tamhankar. Hrishikesh Tamhankar served as Public Relations Officer from 2005-2007. MSUCC extends deep condolences to his family and well wishers.
posted July 11, 2008 @ 08:30
Club Sports Fair 2008
MSUCC had participated in the Club Sports Fair 2008 held at Sanderson Center. Many Students were interested to watching the game and in learning the rules of the game. Club Sports Fair is an event conducted every year by Recreational Sports and all Sports Clubs of MSU gathered for the fair.
posted February 21, 2008 @ 08:30
Club Sports Fair 2007
MSUCC had participated in the Club Sports Fair 2007 held at Sanderson Center. Many Students were interested in learning the gentleman game. MSU Cricket Club educated the people about the game and the Club activites. Club Sports Fair is an event conducted every year by Recreational Sports and all Sports Clubs of MSU gathered for the fair.
posted August 29, 2007 @ 08:30
Global Fusion 2007
MSUCC had participated in the Global Fusion 2007 where people from different countries got exposure to the wonderful game. MSU
Cricket Club displayed the cricketing gear and explained about the game to the cricket enthusiasts.Global Fusion is an event conducted by HCDC to make new people aware of the MSU's activities.
posted August 29, 2007 @ 08:30
MSUCC is Club of the Year 2007
MSUCC was awarded "Club Sports Club of the Year" by Department of Recreational Sports. This is the second time MSUCC has been bestowed this honor. This is the fifth year since the club was founded in 2002 and we have come a long way since then. The club has big plans for the future inluding home and away fixtures. Possibly also a local league.
posted April 22, 2007 @ 02:30
Free World Cup showing
MSUCC is working with Holmes Cultural Diversity Center and Department of Recreational Sports to provide viewing facilies for the World Cup this March at the Sanderson Center. The event is free for all. You do not need to be a member of the Sanderson Center to participate.
posted February 12, 2007 @ 16:00
tournament '07 coming up!!
This Spring brings another edition of our Alumni tournament. MSUCC Alumni from all over the country are planning to drop down for an
weekend of intensive cricket and lots of good times. The dates are being finalized but will be either the 17th or 24th weekend of March.
posted January 28, 2007 @ 11:20
season '07 is off to a chilly start
The new students were out playing with the old hands within a few days of arriving on campus. There are a few exciting prospects and we expect to blood them in the near future. More the players, better the competition.
posted January 10, 2007 @ 9:40
International Campus Games Cricket Cup 2006
This year saw a team participating in the tournament from Sri Lanka besides three teams from India. The games were held on the Drill Field
on the Nov 4th weekend. The Indian 1 team from Nash Street beat the higher ranked India 3 team from Chadwick to make it to the finals. The
other team in the finals was the Sri Lankan team. The Sri Lankan team played out of their skins to score a sensational victory over India 1 to win the International Campus Games Cricket tournament for the first time.
posted November 6, 2006 @ 23:30
The ISA Cup saw four teams in the fray this year and there was plenty of exciting cricket over the weekend. The final was a showdown between probably the two best teams in the competetion: HellRaisers vs Aryans. It was a intensely fought affair and the game went right down to the wire with Aryans winning it in the last ball of the game.
posted October 20, 2006 @ 19:20
MSUCC @ International Fiesta, 06
The cricket club was , as always, present to educate the visitors about the game of cricket and inform people about the clubs activities. We had a number of enquiries from people of all age groups and a lot of people came back later in the day MSU take on the rebels from OleMiss.
posted April 26, 2006 @ 16:40
American Cricketer Magazine features MSUCC
The MSU Cricket Club was featured in the Winter 2006 issue of the
nationally distributed cricket magazine, American Cricketer. The
article (archived here with permission) mentioned the activities organized
by MSUCC such as the NYSP summer camp and the Bulldawg Championship
MSUCC members graduate!!
A bunch of our players graduated last Fall from MSU. We wish
them the very best for the future. We look forward to their
participation in alumni events organized by the club. Good Luck!!
posted January 10, 2006 @ 10:00
Another stadium clean-up
The second clean-up of the season was a big job but the guys coped well to finish it in good time. Thanks a lot!!
MSU Cricket Club woos new students!!
MSUCC members manned a counter at the Student Involvement Fair held on 18th, August in the Union. Plenty of freshmen evinced interest in the game and actually turned up to watch us play. We also set up a booth at the Club Sports Fair in Sanderson Center on August 22nd.