Vikings And Carpet Doctor Played To Nail Biting Finish
Vikings Cricket Club spoiled a dramatic comeback from Carpet Doctor
as they escaped to a 3 runs victory last Sunday, July 30th at the
Beach 32 ground in Far Rockaway.
Chasing a respectable 220 made by Vikings, Carpet Doctor seemed well
out of it at 162 for 7 in the 35th over of the 40 over allotment game
only to made a remarkable run that saw the home team scoring some
52 runs in 3.4 overs before being all out for 217.
Scores in the game: Vikings 220 all out in 35.2 overs
Carpet Doctor 217 all out in 38.4 overs
Vijay Bhaskar bowling the 36th overs conceded 7 runs while picking
up a wicket to leave Carpet Doctor in more trouble at 169 for 8 after
Neil Tulloch and L. Mangal then took 24 runs off the 37th over bowled
by vice captain Vijay Persaud. Off spinner Mark Gomes did not help
his team causes by giving up 22 off the 38th over but picked up a
key wicket in Mangal (12) caught at short third man.
With the score at 217 for 9 in the 39th over, Tulloch attempting to
finish off the innings was bowled by M.A Gomes for an entertaining
innings of 42 runs from just 12 balls to give Vikings a thrilling
3 runs victory. Tulloch brought life to the large crowd in attendance.
His innings was decorated with 2 fours and 4 sixes.
Earlier Vikings skipper Hemnarain Harrinarain winning the toss and
batting first, got off a good start, with Mark Gomes and Mark A. Gomes
putting together 43 before the latter played on to his stumps for
16 off the bowling of former USA off spinner Rudy Narine. Mark Gomes
soon after played across the line to C. Williams and was given out
LBW for a well played 28 (5x4). Inform Mahendra Kanhai, hit a quick
fire 21 before he was caught in the covers by Narine off the bowling
of Williams. Former Guyana national wicketkeeper Vishal Nagamootoo
with an accomplished 60 runs, steadied Vikings innings. At 83 for
3 from 14 overs wickets continue to fall at regular intervals, Harrinarine
(11), Bhaskar (14), V.Persaud (1) and Ramesh Nandkumar (1) all going
Nagamootoo was finally out in the 27th over going caught behind attempting
to cut at leg spinner L. Ram to leave Vikings precariously placed
at 167 for 8.
The pair of Robert and Alin Mahase then added a valuable 41 runs for
9th wicket, Robert contributing 30 not out (4x4) while brother Alin
chipped in with 9 runs. Last man Chilli Gomes (1) was then trapped
L.B.W. by P. Dyanand to end the Vikings innings at 220.
Wickets fell at 43, 56 85, 115, 159, 163, 178, 219 and 220.
Bowling for Carpet Doctor, P.Dyanand had 4 for 41 from 7.2 overs,
Ram 3 for 30 and C.Williams 2 for 47.
In reply, Carpet Doctor stuck to the required run rate and was in
control as they reached the century mark in just the 19th over with
8 wickets in hand. Williams and Ram put together 71 runs before Ram
was the brilliantly caught by Kanhai at first slip off Alin Mahesh
for 23 runs. With Carpet Doctor’s century mark coming in the
19 over, Skipper Harrinarain had other ideas. He brought the combination
of himself and Nagamootoo in the bowling attack. The pair immediately
suffocated the Doctor’s batsmen while picking up wickets at
Rudy Narine 29 runs added a 38 runs partnership with Williams to the
total before he was caught behind by Nandkumar off of Harrinarain.
C.Willims played a patient innings before he became Harrinarain’s
second victim. Williams 59 runs was aided by 5 fours and 1 six.
It soon became 169 for 8 after 36 over, little did Vikings know they
will have to work hard to prevent a strong comeback from the Doctors.
Carpet Doctor wickets fell at 1, 71, 109, 113, 118, 119, 144, 166,
215 and 217.
Bowling for Vikings Harrinarain and Nagamootoo had 3 for 22 and 33
respectively. Nandkumar, A. Mahesh, M. Gomes and M.A Gomes 1 wicket
Vikings will be looking for a series sweep when they host United Sports
at Floyd Bennett #1 field on Sunday.
Round Up Week 12
United Sports Winning Streak Continues As They Defeated Victory
CC By 110 Runs
Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn: United Sports winning the toss and batting
first, chalked up 247 for 8 from 40 overs. The addition of Deryl Roopchand
spurred United to an unreachable target, Roopchand top scored with
73 runs, while other contributions came from Sewdat 28 not out, Z.Rasheed
27 and Ram Singh 26. Bowling for Victory, Bobbi and off spinner Jasdeep
3 wickets each.
In reply to United 247 runs, Victory CC gaining much experience in
Nassau League A division, could only rally with 137 all out from 35.1
overs. Sumit top scored with 62 runs and Simmi 19. Bowling for United,
Glen Lorick claiming his first 5 wicket haul this year, fininshed
with figures of 5 for 15, Babu Sankar 2 wickets, while Roopchand,
Komal and Trevor Singh 1 wicket each. Young Trevor, playing sparingly
this year, claimed the wicket of Bobbi with the first ball he bowled.
United Sports will take on Vikings CC at Floyd Bennett #1 field on
Sunday. United will be looking to avenge the lone defeat at the hand
of Vikings CC earlier this year.
Madho And Khiliwan Unable To Save West Dem From BQ United
Floyd Bennett #2, Brooklyn - A thrilling but fighting knock of 84
runs by R. Madho and a valuable 42 runs by V. Khiliwan failed to save
West Demerara from defeat at the hand of Brooklyn Queens United in
the 1st round of the 2nd half of Nassau league competition played
at Floyd Bennett Park.
Brooklyn Queens winning the toss and batting first, scored 230 runs
from 40 overs. Contributions came from Khemraj 44, E.Ragman 32, E.Tassoo
35 and V.Samaroo 21.
Bowling for West Demerara, M.Sanchara and V.Khiliwan grabbed 3 for
32 and 3 for 38 respectively.
In reply, West Demerara could only muster 179 all out. After Madho
and V.Khiliwan positioned West Dem at 92 for 1 from 11 overs, batsmen
and runs went downhill from there. Only Mahdo and Khiliwan were able
to score off of BQ bowlers. V.Samaroo 3 for 36 and K.Samaroo 2 for
33 were the main wicket takers.
Sunday, NY Lions will host West Demerara at Beach 58th Street, while
Brooklyn Queens will play host to Punjab tigers at Floyd Bennett #2
CC Tamed NY Lions – Won By 126 Runs
Beach 58th Street, Far Rockaway – Hempstead winning the toss
and opted to bat first, compiled 202 all out from 39.4 overs. Gerald
Singh 48 not out, A.Harricharran 23 and Tariq 19. In reply, NY Lions
could not come to grips with Hempstead spin attack and was eventually
all out for 76. The main wicket takers were, Harricharran 2 for 13,
H.Singh 2 for 14, S.Ali 2 for 8 and P.Singh 1 wicket.
Tigers Won By 33 Runs Over International Sports
Flushing Park Queens – Punjab competing for the first time in
Nassau League, defeated International Sports by 33 runs in a B- Division
Batting first, Pubjab Tigers compiled a respectable 159 all out from
38 overs. Bagga 45, Bittu 22, Deepu 18 were the main scores. Bowling
for International, Parsaran 3 for 33 and Dean Ali 3 for 35.
In reply International posted 126 all out from 32 overs, Khan 41,
Faizal 19 not out and Dilly 16 reached double figures. Bowling for
Punjab, Sam 3 wickets, Binder, Malkiat and Lucky 2 wickets each.
Punjab will take on BQ United at Floyd Bennett # 2 while Hempstead
will host International at Roy Wilkens Park.