By Lloyd Jodah
He’s known for his pace bowling but the first time I saw Adrian Gordon play, I was impressed by his batting. His style reminded me of the great West Indian batsmen Roy Fredericks and Gordon Greenidge.

NYU-Poly captain Adrian Gordon smashed 145. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Yesterday at the American College Cricket Spring Break Championship, Gordon let loose and smashed a century, 145* of just 53 balls! He scored 11 fours and 8 sixes in an onslaught that was unbelievable.

The pitch at the Central Broward Regional Park side field was fast but Gordon rocketed the balls away faster! All the while he was playing with a hurt big toe, incurred whilst bowling with new shoes. NYU-Poly scored 231 runs off their 20 overs, in response New Jersey Institute of Technology fought to 163 all in 19.1 overs, Krupesh Patel made 65.

Canada Under 19 player Rustam Bhatti scored 102* vs College of Wooster whilst the University of Florida Gators’ Ricky Nayyar smacked 106* vs Ohio State University.

Other results:
1. FIU vs. UMBC – FIU (142 all out off 19.5) won by 6 runs. UMBC made 136/8 off 20 overs

2.  BU vs. Texas Tech – Texas Tech (124/3 12.4 overs) won by 3 wickets over BU (120/9 off 20 overs)8.Ohio State U (OSU) vs SCSU (St. Cloud State University)-OSU batting first scored 114 all out.  OUS won by one run.

3. USC vs UMN – UMN (43/10 in 14.5 overs Rishabh Nauda 5 for 3 (hat trick) ) were defeated by USC (44/3 in 6 overs) by 7 wickets

4. U Iowa vs Thunderbird – Thunderbird (112/6 off 20 overs) beat U Iowa (53/10 off 15 overs)

5. Texas Tech vs UPenn – UPenn (105/2 18.4 overs) beat Texas Tech (104/10 in 18.5 overs) by 8 wickets

6. Montgomery vs Rutgers – Montgomery (139/4 off 16.5) beat Rutgers (136/3 off 20 overs, Nalin Chopra 78*) by 6 wickets

7. York U vs C of Wooster – York (253/2 off 20 overs, Rustam Bhatti 102*, Khushroo Wadia

8. NCSI vs FIU – FIU batted first and scored 92 for 9. NCSU won by 8 wickets. Top score N. Talballikas 64.

9. CSU vs NY Poly – NY Ploy batted first scored 147 for 6. Top score Adrian Gordon 52. CSU all out for 54. NY Poly won by 43 runs

10. UH vs McGill-UH batted first and scored 125 for 5. McGill all out for 82.  UH won by 43 runs.

11. TAM vs NJIT -Tam 171 for 9.  Top score Ockert 85. NJIT 116 for 9. Texas A & M won by 55.

12. GWU vs SCSU – GWU batted first 108 for 3.  SCSU all out for 104. GWU won by 5 runs.



  1. Youth Cricketer says:

    Sam: Good luck on getting everyone to work together for the betterment of cricket.

  2. Lloyd and Nino you guys are doing a fantastic job exposing the cream of our cricket future stars to the limelight. I would hope that the various cricket regions around the country would take note of these outstanding stars and create programs to nurture their skills.

    All of us have a stake in USA cricket, let us work together to build. As the Lowe’s commericial says, “LET’S BUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER”

  3. Youth Cricketer says:

    Just wondering if the two WI teams made it to the College tournament?