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Cosmos Takes Full Honors

A sterling performance by Cosmos in the 2006 cricket season came to a glorious end last Saturday at the Metropolitan Cricket League’s presentation held at the elegant Antuns Banquet Hall. Cosmos took full honors by convincingly lifting the Round Robin Championship Trophy, and a healthy appreciation of the good times, shared as joint champions for the Challenge Cup.

When the echoes of Ashmul Ali, Shadi Khan, and Lloyd Scott from the Mid wicket boundary line gradually spread out from every ball of the first over to once in an over towards the end, and then they were joined by another thirty of cosmos teammates on the boundary, it was clear on whose table the championship trophy rests. With captain Dixeth Palmer still at the crease eying another century and a man of the match/season award, manager Shadi Khan and Lloyd Scott will settle for nothing less given the convincing manner in which Cosmos displaced every opponent during the season and in the playoffs on their way to success.

It was therefore no astonishment that Cosmos players featured in almost every awards category. Their opening batsman Dennis Evans stroked the most runs and Martin Nurse runner-up in averages. Sham Ali with the most wickets was tied with Clem Thompson (mi) and E. Gayle (v), while cosmos David Mohamed took the bowling award for best bowling average. Dixeth Palmer and Vinord Woolcock took honors for their performances in the playoffs. The MCL Most Valuable Player award for 2006 went to cosmos Orlando Baker. It was a cosmos night for the twenty members in attendance, but enjoyed most by the youthful and exuberant Clement Walsh, Anthony Daly and Atiq Baksh.

It was also a night to recognize cosmos manager Lloyd Scott who was recently inducted into the United States Cricket Hall of Fame. Cosmos in now proud to have two Hall of Fame inductee in Shadi Khan and Lloyd Scott, the club salutes these two stalwarts for their contributions in promoting to the game. For this Cosmos team in its twenty-fourth anniversary, the achievement in the MCL is only a fraction of the success, which Cosmos enjoyed over the years, and during the 2006 season the successful pre-season Texas tour and winning the Florida Open Twenty/20 Cup adds to the enjoyment of playing the game.

At this festive season of Christmas time, Cosmos wish to extend best wishes to all their fellow cricketers, supporters and to the staff of newyorkcricket.com for a wonderful holiday and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

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