NY Mayor's Cup
Metropolitan Cricket League
Unbeaten Ton Of Rain Halts Cosmos/Progressive Showdown
By S. Ali
The umpires requested the declaration of both teams from captains amidst heavy rain clouds hovering ominously around and dancing along with a gentle breeze across the well-prepared, heavily rolled and neatly cut grass. The rain seemed to have been waiting for the toss to be spun as in the distance both teams got there final knocks in and geared to go to battle. Cosmos manager Shadi Khan was busy setting up refreshments while the normally smiling Progressive manager Jeff James was intently focused as he rallied his troops in preparation for battle. The rumbling thunder left the commentators Carl Bennett and Lenny Achaibar surveying the threatening conditions contemplating the necessity for use of their equipment. “You will bat first’” said Progressive captain Keville George, shortly after winning the toss.
The umpires stood warily on the boundary edge as spots of drizzle started to make impressions of some type of artistry on their smart-looking white coats, complete with starched white shirts and neck ties. The drizzle steadily grew into a downpour. Soon it would be coming down in torrents as the seconds passed by.
As Cosmos captain Dixieth Palmer approached his boys, Melroy Kingston remarked, “no need for any announcement skip.” Cosmos had already scored a few refreshing boundaries under the shelter of Cosmos' makeshift clubhouse. Cosmos’ Donald Bennett displayed two trays of fish along with a few additions on the table and all were welcomed. Hurry guys before it’s done or rather before the rain comes down. A wave from the umpires was intended to summon the two captains for an update. Gentlemen there are no reasons to start this match under these conditions.
While Mr. Nathan Henderson wrestled with the thought of how to get the boys out of the makeshift clubhouse in order to safely secure all the equipment. Anyway, all are expected make a follow up appearance next Sunday for the eagerly awaited Final match-up. For now though, the grass looked like it was getting greener by the minute, however, all the hype surrounding the highly anticipated match-up between the MCL’s two best teams turned out to be a great day for the ducks.
Cosmos will play Progressive at Floyd Bennett next
Sunday in the MCL Round-Robin Final.
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