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Portrait of Prasanjeet Das
24 Apr 2016

2016 Regular Season - Final RR1 rankings and RR2 groupings

We have a come to end of the RR1 today. Inspite of much needed rain for our state, we were able to manage getting more than 90% of the games played with two buffer weekends. Lot of interesting results and now we are ready to go into the second stage of the 2016 Regular Season Tournament. 

Note: Refer to the Round Robin I and Round Robin II section of the RS2016 Communication Document to familiarize yourself on how the grouping, ranking is done.

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Portrait of Subraya Mallya
24 Mar 2016

PotPourri of Website Enhancements

We had done a bunch of website enhancements a while ago but never got around to announcing the same. In the past when we made many changes we used to make a announcement post but time constraints have prevented us from doing so in the recent past. Here is a complete list of enhancements some very useful some minor but useful nevertheless.

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
8 Feb 2016

CricBay Regular Season 2016 Communication Document

CricBay Teams,

Please find the communication document for the 2016 Regular Season below. For any questions, contact CoLa via a ticket on the website..  

Key Dates

Tournament Start Date 02/20/2016
Buffer Weekends CoLA Discretion (two weekends)
Final RR1 Rankings and P/G/S/B Groups After RR1 Completion (04/24/2016)
Round Robin 2 (RRII) Start Date 04/30/2016
Quarterfinals Date Weekend of 06/25/2016
SemiFinals Date Saturday 07/09/2016
Season Finale Date Saturday 07/16/2016
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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
14 Feb 2016

Initial Ranking for CricBay Regular Season 2016

Please check the Initial ranking for Next season..The calculation is based on weightage for each seaon of 2015. RS 2015 (40%), CT 2015 (20%) and FO 2015 (40%). Since we will be using this for making groups, please review this ASAP and get back to us if you see issues.. Deadline to get back to us (Via a CoLA ticket) is 9pm tonight

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
8 Feb 2016

Welcome to CricBay 2015 Fall Open Finale

Dear CricBay,

It's that time of the year again. The culmination of  everything we have done and worked so hard for this whole season. The grand finale is here and it is time to celebrate the eight teams who have managed to stay alive in a hyper competitive and brutal of a RR2. The rains and washed out weekends made it even more brutal and like they say, toughest ones have made it to the finals. 

Chennai, those perennial hot favorites are going to appear in the Platinum finals for the second time. So Are the super exciting boys from Sahara. Gentlemen we have a repeat of the 2015 Regular Season Finals. Incredible talent of Chennai fueled by the smartest Cricket brain of Sir. Singampalli, ever miserly Wilson bowling overs after overs, years of big game experience will ensure these guys are a treat to watch.

Not much needs to be mentioned about Sahara.. They are by far one of the most exciting teams we have had in a while. Their supremely talented, fast and furious bowlers led by Tariq combined with batsmen with devil-may-care attitude lead by Badar Munir, Hamid Khan, add a fantastic Wicket keeper to the mix and they will be the perfect match for Chennai. With Sayed Zia back in full flow, We will probably get one of the finest Platinum finals especially considering they have their best team available for the finals.

Syndicate CC have been a loyal CricBay team since March of 2006 and will play their First ever finals in any division and they start their quest with Gold finals. They will face talented United CC who are also playing their first Gold finals (bu their third CricBay final). Arjun Bhatia has been in sizzling form with batting and bowling numbers to back it up (and first entry into CricBay Allstar team) ably supported by a bunch of batsmen. Any team that has Virag Parekh and Sagar Nataraj can never be taken lightly. On the other hand, Syndicate CC are led inform Sudeep and Venkatesh Satrawada who had lead their batting charts, have taken tons of wickets between them and are the Captain and VC of the team. Looking at the stats. both teams boast no super stars but 11 able players who have the ability and confidence to "win the game as a team" without depending on any one. I would count on super over during the Gold finals :-)

Top Guns will play their Second Silver finals  (They won the first one they played) . They will face Steelers (who had to beat the mighty Extreme XI) will play their first CricBay finals in the very first year of their entry into CricBay. Steelers have been a revelation this season, had to beat some of the toughest teams to get here but will now have to get past Abhinav Bobba and the super talented Top Guns.. This is going to be another nail-biter of a winners-take-all game.

Seamers will  will fight it out with Phoenix for Bronze trophy.. This could very well have been a platinum or gold game  and that should tell you the talent these two teams possess.

It goes without saying, 8 of the very best teams from their divisions have worked hard, focussed throughout a highly competetive season, managed to survie rained out weekend, stayed consistent and reached their pinnacle.

As always, we will have a good lunch catered by Swagat..

Excited Yet? 

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
7 Feb 2016

2015 CricBay Fall Open AllStars

We have been lucky enough to finish all the play off games without delays, and finals seems to be on track too.. While we will miss out on the all star game, We can not ignore the performances of so many players, who worked hard to get their teams through, whether it was bowling/batting/fielding/keeping (in some cases, doing all of them and leading the teams).. and hence here is the 2015 CricBay Fall Open All Star list.. I will let you guys discuss and decide the two "possible" teams and who should Captain it :-)

Congratulations to all the players .. we will ensure your profile shows an all star badge and you will get an award during the finals next Saturday (13th Feb, 2016)

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
7 Feb 2016

2015 CricBay Fall Open MVP

This has been a crazy season with many games getting washed out.. teams and some of the players missing out on having a good game.. and on top of that, we don't consider numbers of play off games for stats..

and yet, a bunch of players did very very well.. whether it was batitng, bowling, fielding, winning games on their own, influencing their teams to get better, or being consistent..

There are many who did great.. My personal favorites were Arvind Muthukrishnan and Srinivas Singampalli who have had eye popping bowling figures, catches, MOms and good batting numbers as well..Gangasani Karthik scored a lot of runs..

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Portrait of Mohan Rao
24 Jan 2016

2015 Fall Open - Ranking after RR2 and Playoffs Teams

2015 CricBay Fall Open - Ranking after end of  RR2  And Playoff Teams. Here is the ranking after RR2 and teams qualifed for playoffs

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Portrait of Sheshu Shenoy
24 Dec 2015

CricBay 2015 The Number Game

This is a bird’s eye view of (approximately) what happened in 2015. Note that I tried my best to look at numbers for the Calendar year (games that happened between January 1, 2015 and December 12, 2015). I am not guaranteeing that this is 100% accurate, but it should be pretty pretty close enough.  

      • 1409 – That’s the number of NEW players registered in 2015 ! you to get an idea where we have reached.
      • Total number of games played: 1575 (including those that were abandoned)
      • Total Number of Runs Scored: 172974
      • Total number of Wickets taken: 20662
      • Total Number of extras: 25000+

I would love to the community discuss about who was the best Captain, the "MVP" (pick 3 if you like),  and the top 24 (let's call it the AllStar 2015). I have a tiny list (with numbers to back up, but what's the fun without everyone participating)

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Portrait of Mohan Rao
19 Dec 2015

CricBay Test Matches: Another way to give back

CricBay has always made it a priority to support charitable causes related to education, healthcare to the needy, hunger and during times of natural disasters.

Given that there was lot of interest in having practice games during long weekends (when there are no scheduled games), we started organizing test matches over the long weekends. Everybody from CricBay was invited to play. We used that as an opportunity to raise money towards charities and also had fun during this process - playing the game in a format we all dreamt of playing as children. These games while not as competitive as CricBay games, there were quite competitive.

At the end of the year we tabulate all the money raised (minus the expenses) and donate it to local charities in the SF Bay Area community.

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2016 CricBay Regular Season - Round Robin 2

Points Table

Players Looking for Team

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