On the afternoon of May 1st, 2018, the first cricketcollege invitational tournament for international college students of NPU wasconducted on the playground of Youyi Campus. The cricket league for international students ended successfully after two-day's matching.
Five teams from five different universities participating in the cricketcollege invitational tournament, namely theywerethe Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityTeam, Xi'an Jiaotong UniversityTeam, Chang'an UniversityTeam, Xi'an Shiyou University Teamand Yan'an UniversityTeam. According to the rules of the game, each team hadeleven players, one of whomwasthe captain of the team. Each game hadat least eight rounds. Each round consistedof six balls continuously thrown by the same pitcher.
下午2点30冠亚军争夺赛中，球员们早早到场做准备活动。随着裁判的哨响，整个球场上的气氛瞬间紧张了起来，球员们球场上激情洋溢。比赛过程中，所有队员全力以赴，攻防交错，拼抢激烈，接杀、击杀、二次击球等板球动作交叉展现，比赛精彩异常。经过激烈的比拼，来自长安大学的Sultan zalmi队和来自西北工业大学的NPU Vikings队分别获得冠军和亚军。
At 2:30 pm, in the championship competition,allplayers arrived early to make preparations. As the whistle of the referee rang, the atmosphere on the entire stadiumwas full filled withexcitement.All the players went all outpassionately, attacking and defending, strivingalong withthe cricket action such as catching, killing, and hitting the ball were exhibited. After fierce competition, the SultanZalmiTeam from Chang'an University and the VikingsTeam from Northwestern Polytechnical University won the championship and runner-up respectively.
The enthusiasm of international students, active registration, and orderly organization in the cricket matchdosenot only show their positive youthful demeanor to the teachers and students, but also enhancethe friendship among the international students from differentuniversities, leaving the otheruniversitieswith the impression“Loyalty, Integrity, Courage andPerseverance” ofNPU.
The first cricketcollege invitational tournament has heldsuccessfullyby the International Student Organization of Northwestern Polytechnical University,alsohasaddedto the extracurricular activities ofNPUinternationalstudents. At present, China's cricket matches are in the development stage,soit is believed that the cricket matches of internationalstudents will boost the spread of this “gentleman’s game” and attract more sports enthusiasts to participatein.