If you wish to contribute to any of our activities, contact us at 2washingtonwarriors@gmail.com


Mission Statement

The purpose, for which the Washington Warriors is formed is to introduce and promote the development of the sport of cricket within the local communities and the Washington Metropolitan area through education, organization and competition. In doing so, we wish to encourage fair play, team work, and camaraderie among our members.


Warriors will introduce Cricket to 195 Fairfax county schools

NEW PLAYERS: If you are a talented, enthusiastic & confident cricketer and believe that you can be an asset to our team, we invite you to join our ranks. Email us at 2WashingtonWarriors@gmail.com and we will respond promptly please mention the level you have played previously, strengths and your skill level. - Country,state,county level, top order bat, pace bowler, spin, etc. Requirement is that you have to be physically present in USA. We don't sponsor players outside USA.

Washington Warriors 2013 & 2012 Awards after the season

We are based in Fairfax county and hold practices in the following locations.
Every Monday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm at Lake Fairfax Park, Reston.
Saturday practice session's, 8:30 - 12:30 pm.
Location - Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 center harbor rd, Reston, VA 20194-2061.
We are seeking sponsors to sponsor us in full or part. Contact us if interested.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Warriors introduce Cricket to Oneness-Family School

Rajesh Ranganathan of the Washington Warriors introduces cricket to the children of Oneness-Family School: International Peace Academy in Chevy Chase, MD

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fairfax County teachers participate enthusiastically in the Cricket Demo

On August 31st, The Washington Warriors conducted two 55 minute sessions of Cricket with Physical Ed teachers of the Fairfax County Public Schools during their County Inservice Day.

The Warriors presented cricket to the PE teachers, showed them video clips of international cricket and conducted cricket drills. About 80 PE teachers signed up for the two sessions and participated in the drills. Comparisons between Baseball and Cricket were drawn and queries on the game were answered by the Warriors.

Most of the PE teachers took to the game quite naturally and some seemed very good. The participants received T-shirts promoting Cricket and picked up cricket kits for their schools provided by USYCA.

We would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring T-shirts to the participants.

Seema Sinha, Realtor

OPNET Technologies


Dish Network

Monday, August 8, 2011

Warriors to give away T-shirts at the Fairfax County Schools event

The Washington Warriors will distribute T-shirts to the participants of their Cricket Demonstration at the Fairfax County returning teachers orientation session on Aug 31st.

We are raising funds for this purpose and shall appreciate your contributions. We will print the name of your business/organizations on the back of 100 T-shirts in return for a modest contribution. 

Contact us if you are interested. Lets promote and spread Cricket in the United States.


Seema Sinha, Realtor
Ph: 703 564 4000

Consulting. Technology. Staffing

Opnet Blasters

Friday, August 5, 2011

2011 Regular season Award Winners


Best Batsman: Suresh Neelapala
2nd Best Batsman: Deepak Hiremath

Best Bowler: Venkat Vasabhaktula
2nd Best Bowler: Saurabh Mitra

Best fielder: Venkat Vasabhaktula

1st to score a 50: Suresh Neelapala
1st to get 4 Wickets: Saurabh Mitra

Man of the Match 1: Deepak Hiremath

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Washington Warriors scheduled to present cricket to Fairfax County Schools

The Warriors will be conducting Cricket demonstrations for the teachers of Fairfax County Schools at their Returning Teachers Orientation on August 31st in Lorton, VA.
If you are interested in participating or supporting us, please contact us at 2washingtonwarriors@gmail.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

President of Washington Warriors on a Nationally Syndicated radio Show

Washington Warriors on kojo nnamdi show, WAMU 88.5, Washington DC Radio

Sports, Society, Racism & Triumph
Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 1:06 p.m.

It's a sports story you haven't heard, about how sport can transform society and overcome racism. Join Kojo for an exploration of one of his passions: West Indian cricket

From the late 1970s to the early 1990s, the West Indies dominated the world of cricket. No team was more feared, or fearsome, than the 11 cricketers plucked from disparate Caribbean nations. Their talent united the islands, transformed the style of cricket and became a metaphor for nations struggling under racism and oppression. Kojo explores their story, captured in the new documentary "Fire in Babylon."


Dave Zirin

Sports Editor, The Nation; Author, "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love" (Scribner); author, "A People's History of Sports in the United States" (New Press)

Stevan Riley

Director and Writer, "Fire in Babylon"

Suresh Neelapala

President, Washington Warriors Cricket Club; and Secretary, Washington Cricket League

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dish Warriors (Warriors Youth) reach the Semi-Finals of the T10 SEWA charity tournament

DISH Warriors(Warriors Youth) reach the semi final of the T10 ICCS SEWA Charity Tournament.

Dwayne Hoffman, Shrimant Jharuhar, Kausam Kumar and the students of Annandale High(Qasim Jamal, Mujtaba Zaidi, VJ Khokar, Adil Hussain, Hamim Rafi, Wahab Gull, Muhhamad Adeel and Hendell de La Cruz)took the field as Dish Warriors.

Match Report:
Dish Warriors Surprise at the SEWA Cricket Tourney

Under a cloudy sky that gave way to hot and humid conditions, the youth cricket element of the Washington Warriors competed in a 12 team round robin for the SEWA charity. Captained by American-born Dwayne Hoffman, the multi-ethnic team had players of Pakistani, Indian, and Hispanic descent. Also in attendance were two teachers of the students inlcuding Bethany Slingerland who is the coordinated the Warriors Youth from Annandale High, Saurabh, the captain of the senior team, Shrimant, Kausam, and Suresh and Srinivas Neelapala, the president and vice-president of the Washington Warriors.

Game 1

We started proceedings against the Challengers. After winning the toss, the Captain immediately asked for a bat. We sent in two aggressive batsman who started scoring at more than a run a ball. After the loss of the first wicket, the Captain walked in and rotated the strike playing an anchoring role as we took many runs from byes and wides. The team's run rate accelerated after the Captain retired, with boundaries and maximums flying over square leg and mid-wicket. At the end of our allocation we had scored 87 runs, on a wicket that the umps thought that 50 was a par score.

In reply we bowled magnificently, and had a chance for a hat trick to boot. The fielding was crisp, and there were stumping chances taken with zeal and passion. We did not concede a run until the 9th ball, and didn't give up a wide until nearly the 3rd over was over. We won comfortably, with a run rate nearly 2.5 runs an over over par.
Game 2

We faced the Germantown XI in game on a wicket that didn't have as much variable bounce in it, but had a short-side legside boundary. We lost the toss, and we fielded. Once again, the bowling was excellent, gaining key wickets at pivotal times, including yet another hat-trick opportunity. We held them to a mere 57 runs, and felt confident that we could win.

In replay, we sent in our most aggressive batsman, who was swinging and connecting on many deliveries. After two overs, we had scored 26 runs, and after three, 33. Then, we started losing wickets at awkward times. Shrimant came in to steady the innings, but got out to a well-placed fielder. The Captain came in with four wickets down and 14 runs needed with a nervous team on the sidelines. Thankfully, some disciplined batting, a well timed six, and wides got the team to a tying position, when the Captain dragged one off the bottom edge onto middle stump. The next batsman two balls later took a quick single, leaving his bat in due haste to get to the non-striker side, and the runner coming towards the danger end scampered home - the team ran in from the sidelines and we had a long wait.

The tourney was based on net run rate, so we had to wait almost 2.5 hours to find out if we had done enough. Luckily there were exactly four teams that had won twice. We were third (!) and had scored a ton of runs.


We won the toss, and the team asked to bowl first, feeling confident we could chase down a total. The Captain agreed, and in the field we went. Unfortunately for us, our opponents started hitting most of their strokes over the top of square leg and mid-wicket for sixes - at one time it felt like it was raining sixes! Each time we got a wicket or two (yet again, we had a hat trick opportunity!) they hit a maximum. At the end of their inning, we had to chase a total of 133 - and that was with not that many wides either.

In replay we started slowly, and could never get going. The bowling was disciplined and crafty. We had one spell where we hit four 6's in a row, but it was too little, too late.

From the Captain, Dwayne Hoffman:

"The team today performed well above the collective expectation. Some of these students had never played a game of outdoor cricket before, yet they performed better than many adults who had played for over 30 years! The best part of the day was the espirit de corps and courtesy that was shown to all players; they reminded many individuals that cricket is a game of decorum and respect through their superior conduct.

I have been privileged to captain teams in sporting events before, but this team was one of the best all-around teams I have ever been associated with. It would be wrong to single out one or two individuals, for each and every member made a positive and distinct contribution to our success.

Today was another step in the furthering of cricket in the Northern Virginia area, and in the United States. It is my hope that this great sport took hold in some people today in the country that I have defended proudly, and love completely. Well done to the teachers and students for a comprehensive effort, and to our sponsors, Dish Network, for providing valuable support in this venture."

Report provided by Dwayne Hoffman.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dish to sponsor Washington Warriors in 2011

The Warriors are excited to be supported by the Dish Network.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Warriors and SEWA partner for Charity

Washington Warriors and the non profit organization SEWA partner to organize a Cricket tournament for Charity on June 11th at Lake Fairfax, Reston, VA
Click the link below to view the flyer.

SEWA Flyer

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Warriors (Youth) at Annandale High

Warriors organization helping our Youth play Cricket in schools and our communities.

Practice locations & directions

1. Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 center harbor rd, Reston, VA 20194-2061.

2. Ballston - Arlington:

1300 N Quincy St, Arlington , VA 22201

Driving directions
Coming on 66 E towards washington-
Take exit 71, ballston exit.
Turn left onto glebe rd at second traffic light.
Turn right onto Washington blvd at second traffic light.
Turn left at first traffic light. You should see a washington-lee highschool ground on your right once you turn left at this light.
You will drive infront of the school entrance. turn right onto parking garage.
We meet inside the hockey cage.

3. Williamsburg middle school - Arlington: 3600 N Harrison St, Arlington, VA 22207 Ground is behind school:

Click here to get directions from google maps

WCL FIELDS (click here for directions)