NY Mayor's Cup
Brooklyn Cricket League
August 1st 2009, Reports
Diplomats Edge To The Playoff With An Easy Victory Over PAK XI
By Dyon Ravello
PAK XI got a consolidate partnership from Irtaaz and Asim Shait. Diplomats’ introduction of spin stemmed the run flow. Andre Kirton removed Irtaaz leg before for 21 and Asim caught at long on by Lewis off Kirton for 35. All the other PAK XI batsmen failed to make a impact. As Gavin Smith ran through the lower order as PAK XI were restricted to 128 all out after 35 overs. Smith was the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets, with Kirton picking up 3 scalps, Lake, Lewis and Simpson grab a wicket each.
Diplomats set out to an easy task, but lost two quick wickets. Oscar Prince caught at second slip off Aquel, and E. Thomas following soon after caught at the wicket of the same bowler. Kirton and Basdeo Ramnarain the game away from PAK XI with commanding stroke play smashing the bowlers to all part of the park. Kirton’s accelerated was too fast for PAK XI and his partner, Ramnarain, who played a brilliant supporting role. With the score tied Kirton held out to Shah on the cover boundary for a cavalier 70. Ramnarain secured the victory batting through the innings ending on 37 not out.
all round performances earning him the man of the match, Diplomats
winning comfortably by 7 wickets. Diplomats have now won 8 and lost
4, for a winning percentile of 66.67, and pushing for the playoffs.
This Saturday August 8th is Grenada at Seaview, followed by Wanderers
on the 15th and Carriacou on the 22nd to complete the regular season.
Opner Naveed Islam played an entertaining innings of 47 with 6 fours and 3 huge six. Asim Muneer made 37, that included 2 sixes and 5 fours not out. Travel Treat chase the target in 11 overs and won by 8 wickets. This is their 9th win of the season.
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