NY Mayor's Cup
Brooklyn Cricket League
Jinnah Victorious Over A Weakened Diplomats
Hubert Lewis and D. Ravello consolidated, to stem the wicket hermorhagge. The pair batted for 16 over and taking the total to 170 off 36 overs. Ravello attempting to cashing in the final four overs, heaved but played over Arshad Khan's off spin for a well played 40. Lewis up the ante, with Claymont Rose playing valiant supporting role as Diplomats close on 197 for 6. Lewis made 43, as Arshad Khan scalped 3, and Irfan 2, were the pick of the bowlers for Jinnah.
Jinnah suffered an earlier set back when Irfan skied his first delivery from Ravello to welcoming hand at mid on, Thomas catching comfortably. Ravello got his second victim with a slow bouncer, Simpson taking a regulation catch at first slip. Ravello continued his pump, as Lewis went wicketless on the other end, another bouncer has Mehrban caught as square leg by Freeman, who earlier misjudged a skier from the same combination. After 11 overs the spoils were even with Jinnah at 53 for 3.
After the seamer were replaced, wicketkeeper Manny, dug in to register his first milestone, as he stroked a chanceless 70 to lead his team to victory. Thomas picked up 2 wickets to spare Diplomats further embarassment. Lewis return to have Muhsin caught a cover by Ravello in his last over. By this time Jinnah were already prepare the drinks for the victory party.
the batting of Ramphal and Selwyn Smith, the bowling of Ray Joseph
and Keon Lake, and the allround performances of Kirton. Ravello
stated, "its remarkable to be among the runs and bag a few
scalps in the same match, but when you are missing 3 frontline bowler
you require a extra effort. Two hundred is always a psychological
milestone and were fell short, the middle order needs to be more
solid, losing four wicket for less than ten runs in the middle never
aids the lower order push." Diplomats have now dropped to 6
and 4 for a winning percentile of 60.00, they meet a combative Pak
XI on Saturday 25th at Marine Park D. The return of Kirton and Lake
from the Eastern Conference Tournament will be greatly welcomed,
so too the return of Ramphal. However, Selwyn Smith remains on the
sideline with a knee injury, and Ray Joseph is nursing a toe injury.
Bowling for Brooklyn Knights, Nafise 2 for 46 from 8 overs, Jasir 1 for 39 from 6 overs, Nasir 1 for 27 from 6 overs and Irean 1 for 54 from 8 overs.
When Brooklyn Knights batted they were bowled out for 206, New York region under 15 batsman Waqas topped scored with a well played 49, Qasim a polished 44 and Nafees a lusty 38. While chasing Middlesex 236, at one stage of the game Brooklyn Knights were 194 for 6 from 34 overs, then Captain Mark Audain reintroduce himself to the attack, in an inspired spell of fast Medium bowling he picked up 4 wickets for 7 runs from 3 overs, Middlesex had pulled off an impossible victory, also bowling for Middlesex Dominic Audain in a firery spell of fast bowling picket up 4 for 42 from 8, Mark Audain final figures were 4 for 51 from 8 and Casper Davis former Windward Islands fast bowler picked up 2 for 36 from 8 overs. The final score Middlesex 236 for 6, Brooklyn Knights all out for 204 from 27 overs.
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