Colts Cricket team wins tournament gold
After a number of years of trying to reach the summit, the Centennial College Colts Cricket team has transcended the mountain to earn a gold medal in the latest OCCCR Cricket League tournament. The Colts were led by team captain and MVP of the year, Anand Erramilli, and coached by Jay Patel, a Centennial alumnus and former Student Association President. The OCCCR Cricket League is a tournament-based sport of the OCAA whereby teams participate in a number of tournaments over the season and then are ranked according to their performance. The seeded teams, including Centennial, were invited to the championship play-off tournament recently in London, Ontario.
Going into the tournament the Centennial Colts were ranked third behind tournament series leader Sheridan College and second-place Humber. Earlier this season the Colts had won the Sheridan Invitational Tournament and were looking for another championship to add to their tally.
The Colts drew OCCCR Cricket League Championship hosts Fanshawe College for the quarter-final match; Centennial emerged victorious by a score of 37-35. Then they faced off against Georgian College. This time the Colts' bats ran hot, defeating Georgian by a score of 49-29. With this momentum the Colts entered into the final Championship gold medal game, facing the #1 seeded Sheridan Bruins. As fate would have it, Centennial was able to best their opponents by a score of 45-42 runs to collect the gold. Congratulations to our remarkable team!