Sits At Top Of Standings
By John L. Aaron
Everest/ACS led by Zamin Amin sits at the top of the EACA standings
at week 10 of the league’s 13-week 40-Overs schedule with 32
Following the suspension of all games two weekends ago, so that all
the players in the league could attend this year’s biggest cricket
event at the Floyd Bennett Cricket Facility, the clubs were anxious
to resume the competition. Yes! The Prince of Port-of-Spain Brian
Lara did stop cricket in the EACA.
Everest/ACS with a 6 – 0 record is followed closely by Enmore
with 6 – 1 and 30 points. Both teams have five games remaining,
including their suspended games.
Other teams rounding out the top six slots are NY Challengers 29 points
and 4 games left, Richmond Hill 27 points and 4 remaining games, followed
by East Bank, 24 points and 3 games remaining and Atlantis and Empire
Mortgage each with 22 points and 4 games remaining. However, Atlantis
has a protested game against Canal No. 2 Polder, still to be replayed.
New York Challengers’ Andrew Gonsalves and skipper Steve Massiah
each cracked centuries against lowly posted Unified Ambassadors at
Randall’s Island, last Sunday.
Batting first NY Challengers amassed 290 for 3 in the 35-overs affair.
Challengers launched an assault with opener and hard-hitting Andrew
Gonsalves smashing 137 not out. The right-hander’s knock included
16 fours and one six. His skipper Steve Massiah took a bite of the
cheesecake and chipped in with 107, including four 4’s and three
6’s. The two centurions were ably supported by an enterprising
knock of 39 from Q. Farouq. Ambassadors’ A. Ramdass captured
the latter two batsmen’s wickets.
Unified Ambassadors, in response could only muster 175 all out off
of 34 overs. Top scorer was I. Ally with 77, including six 4’s
and two sixes. Challengers’ Nandalall captured 4 wickets for
19 runs off 7 overs.
Tomorrow Unified Ambassadors hosts Atlantis at Hecksher State Park
1, while NY Challengers visit Richmond Hill at Baisley Pond Park.
Last weekend East Bank narrowly defeated East Side Warriors by three
wickets at Bay Park.
Batting first East Side Warriors racked up 161 all out in in 34.1
overs. S. Rafique top scored with 41 including five 6’s followed
by opener S. Alvi with a less flamboyant 29. Extras contributed 43.
East Bank’s Zaheer Sadloo grabbed a bucket of wickets –
5 for 7 off a breath-taking 19 deliveries.
In response, East Bank behind 52 form Sohan Dass, 32 from Deryck McDonald
and 30 from the ever-present Mr. Extras, reached 163 and the victory
in 39.3 overs, losing seven wickets along the way.
East Side Warriors’ best bowlers were S. Rafique and U. Rafique
each with two wickets for 38 and 30 runs respectively.
East Bank hosts Bayshore Tigers at Bay Park this weekend and Golden
Arrow visits East Side Warriors at Hecksher State Park 2.
Hill Easy Over Hillside
Richmond Hill behind knocks of 50, 45 and 37 from Sunesh Wazid, Ramphal
Bactowar and Tamesh Balwant respectively, easily defeated Hillside
at Baisley Pond Park, last Sunday.
Batting first Richmond Hill reached 209 for 9 off their allotted 40
overs, with their wickets falling at 24, 42, 49, 111, 120, 120, 141,
193 and 208. S. Ali was Hillside’s best bowler grabbing 3 for
44 off 7 overs.
Hillside responded with 198 for 9 in 40 overs. V. Naidu, 39, R. Bacchus,
36, S. Seepersaud, 27 and B. Juman, 26 made a gallant effort to derail
Richmond Hill, but failed in their efforts.
Richmond Hill’s Imran Ali and Sunesh Wazid each snatched 3 wickets
for 24 and 37 runs respectively.
Richmond Hill plays NY Challengers this weekend at Baisley Pond Bark,
while Hillside enjoys a bye.
All games start at 1:00pm.
Scores for the other games were not available at press time.
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