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Vikings Won Comfortable Over Brooklyn Queens United

A brilliant all round effort by team Vikings secured a comfortable victory over Brooklyn Queens by 8 wickets. Vikings now improve to 9 wins and 1 loss is in a commanding position to secure the number two seed as Nassau League will be wrapping up the final game of the first round of competition this weekend.

Scores in the game: Brooklyn Queens United 120 all out in 25 overs
Vikings 121 for 2 wickets in 12 overs.

Brooklyn Queens having won the toss and elected to bat first scored 120 all out in 25 overs. In reply Vikings, lead by the inform Mahendra Kanhai and Vishal Nagamootoo propelled Vikings to victory by 8 wickets. Kanhai, batting at number 3, coming in with just 7 runs on Vikings scorecard, batted with class and maturity and at the same time showed composed aggression in scoring an undefeated 45 which was decorated with 4 fours and 3 sixes, while Nagamootoo, not to be out done, slammed 36 not out from 20 balls (2x4 & 3x6). Earlier Mark A. Gomes and Kanhai added 61 runs to Vikings total before B.C.L.Song had Gomes bowled for 21. Kanhai and Nagamootoo then put together the finishing touch by featuring in an unbeaten partnership of 52 to give Vikings victory. Bowling for Brooklyn Queens, B.C.L Song captured both Vikings wicket to finish with 2 for 54 from 6 overs.

Earlier Brooklyn Queens having won the toss, elected to take advantage of the humid weather by batting first. BQ got off to a flying start, reaching 50 runs from only 5 overs. Sheldon Samuels 48 runs dispatched R.Nankumar to all parts of the field. Samuels struck 4 fours and 2 sixes during his knock. Alin Mahesh, brought into the attack to slow Samuels down, did exactly what his captain asked him to do. Samuels attempting to reach the half-century mark hoisted Mahesh towards the long-on boundary only to have Chill Gomes, running to his left haul it into his body for a brilliant catch. With BQ score at 63 for 1 from 7 overs, Vikings rained in the run rate and at the same time, took wickets at regular intervals. T.Ramkisson 27 and A.Ashweed 13 were the only other BQ batsmen to reach double figures. Vikings captain, Hemnarine Harrinarine finished BQ innings with 5 for 10 in 5 overs. Mark Gomes spun his way with 2 wickets for 17 runs. V. Bhaskar, A. Mahesh and M.Kanhai 1 wicket each. In addition to Vikings bowling, spectators saw some brilliant wicket keeping by part-time keeper Danny Bahadur. Bahadur, subbing for Nagamootoo, took two catches and also dismissed two BQ batsmen via the stumping route.

This weekend Vikings will be looking to rap-up the first round of competition when they take on West Demerara at Beach 58th Street.

Nassau League Round-Up
Nassau League continuing after a 3-weekend lay-off saw some as expected results over the weekend. United Sports, Vikings, Rockaway, Carpet Doctor and Punjabi Tigers all coming away victorious. As the League enter the last weekend of competition for the first round, no doubt, teams will be jockeying for position. At the conclusion of this weekend matches, teams will be assigned into two groups based on points accumulated. The first six teams with the highest amount of points will be assigned to group A, while the bottom six will be assigned to group B.

United Sports defeated archrival Hempstead Cricket Club by 6 wickets
Bay Park: United Sports continues to dominate Nassau League as they marched on and over Hempstead Cricket. Batting first on a humid day, Hempstead was bundled out for 80 runs, elder statesman Gerald Singh top score with 22 runs while S.Ali chipped in with 22 runs. United spinners Randy Baichan 2 for 7, Sewdat, Sankar and Ram Singh 1 wicket each.

In reply to Hempstead total, United lost 4 wickets in the process opener Ram Singh 27 not out and Zaman 16 were the main contributors. Bowling for Hempstead Andy, J.Lall and G.Singh 1 wicket each.

United Sports will wrap up the first round of competition when they play host to rival NY Eagles at Floyd Bennett Field.

Vikings won comfortable over Brooklyn Queens United by 8 wickets
East Rockaway, Bay Park: A brilliant all round effort by team Vikings secured a victory over Brooklyn Queens by 8 wickets. Vikings improve to 9 wins and 1 loss and is in a commanding position to secure the number two seed in the league.

Brooklyn Queens having won the toss and elected to bat scored 120 for 10 wickets in 25 overs. Sheldon Samuels 48 runs (4x4 & 2x6), T. Ramkisson 27 and A.Ashweed 13 runs contributed to BQ’s total. Vikings, lead by Hemnarine Harrinarine took 5 for 10 from 5 overs he was supported by Mark Gomes 2 for 17 while A. Mahesh V.Bhaskar and Kanhai picked up 1 wicket. Part time wicket keeper Danny Bahadur was responsible for 4 wicket keeping dismals, 2 catches and 2 stumping.

In reply, Vikings lead by the inform Mahendra Kanhai and Vishal Nagamootoo slammed Vikings to victory by 8 wickets. Kanhai, batting at number 3, scored 45 not out (4x4 and 3x6) while Nagamootoo, not to be out done, slammed 36 not out from 20 balls (2x4 & 3x6). Earlier Mark A. Gomes scored 21 runs. Only B.C.L Song 2 for 45 for 6 overs troubled Vikings batsmen.

This weekend Vikings will be looking to rap-up and secure second place of the first round of competition when they take on West Demerara at Beach 58th Street.

Carpet Doctor mauled West Demerara at Beach 58th Street Park
Far Rockaway: Carpet Doctor batting first rattled up an imposing 326 for 3 from 35 overs. Rudy Narine promoting himself to the opening position did not disappoint his mates, instead scored his first century of the season. Narine’s 164 runs included 8x4 and 15x6. Captain Narine was supported by C. Williams 102 not out (10x4 & 4x6), A. Moran chipped in with 29 not out. M.Persaud 3 for 42 was the lone successful bowler.

In reply, West Demerara could only muster 110 runs for 3 wickets from for 27 overs. Madho 51 not out. Bowling for Carpet Doctor N.Tulloch 1 for 17, C.Williams and W.Smith 1 wicket each.

Carpet Doctor will play host to International Sports at Beach 32nd Street Park this weekend.

Rockaway CC rocked Victory CC by 7 wickets
Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn: Rockaway CC playing a home game away from Roy Wilkins Park dispatched Victory CC by 7 wickets. Victory batting first tallied 137 all out from 38 overs. Skipper Atul Sharma, batting for the first time this season, scored an impressive 60 runs, while Bittu and Mannu 18 runs each supported him. No other Victory CC batsmen reached double figures. Bowling for Rockaway, all rounder Tim Persaud 3 for 16, Dhaniram 3 for 16, while Hardeen and Jagdeo chipped in with 2 wickets and 1 wicket respectively.

Rockaway in reply, hammered their way to 139 for 3 in 15 overs. Hardeen 76 runs, decorated by 9 fours and 4 sixes, while elder statesman Sam Duke contributed 32 to the total. Bowling for Victory, Summit 2 for 41 and off spinner Jasdeep 1 for 21.
Rockaway CC will be looking to remain undefeated as they visit Bay Park to take on Hempstead CC.

Other match played over the weekend saw Punjab Tigers CC defeat International Sports. Scores were not available at press time.
New York Eagles and New York Lion could not play because of ground conflict.

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