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Dr. Kelly Bowls First ball To Open Divisional Play Between Columbia University And New York Storm


June 8th, 2009
Under gorgeous blue skies on a Sunday that was almost perfect, Dr. Tom Kelly, Head of School at Horace Mann, performed the opening ceremony between the match played between Columbia University Cricket Club and New York Storm CC.

Dr. Tom Kelly in his office. © Victoria Jackson Photography


Dr. Tom Kelly send down one at the game between Columbia University CC and New York Storm CC. Below Dr. Kelly poses with Columbia Unversity CC and New York Storm CC.


He was presented to the 2 teams before start of play by Lesly Lowe, President of the Commonwealth Cricket League. Dr. Kelly was then introduced to all 22 players on both teams by the respective captains. Shiam did the honours for his team while skipper Sunil did for the Columbia squad. After that he walked out to the pitch with the 11 members of the NY Storm team and bowled the first ball of the game to the opening batsman of the Columbia team. One which landed perfectly in the middle of the matting.

As a member of the Van Cortlandt Conservancy Board, he plays a very active role in affairs pertaining to Van Cortlandt Park and last week hosted a V.C.C.B meeting at Horace School. Present at that meeting were other members of the VCCB along with Margot Perron, Admisistrator of VCP, Commissioner Hector Aponte of Bronx Parks, members of the Community Board and other supporters of the Conservancy including the President of the Commonwealth Cricket League.

Dr. Kelly is an avid cricket fan who has played a few matches and one could tell by his bowling form that he will be a good 'catch' for any team playing in Van Cortlandt park that's looking for a decent medium-pace bowler.

Commonwealth Cricket League president Lesly Lowe is very appreciative of his efforts to turn out yesterday and hopes that teams from the C.C.L. will see Dr. Kelly at many more of the matches before the summer is over.

The following is the match summary for the Columbia CC vs NY Storm CC played on June 7, 2009 at VCP1.

Match Result: Columbia CC beat NY Storm CC by 131 Runs
Columbia CC won the toss and elected to Bat.
Columbia CC Innings: 278 for 4 wkts in 30 Overs – Sriram R 55 n.o., Nasser 62, Sharath 49 n.o., Shyam 3/45
NY Storm CC Innings: 147 All Out in 20.1 Overs – Kateesh 54, Sunil 4/24, Madhura 2/36, Nasser 2/20

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