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Nassau League Week Three Results Division 1
USA Captain, Massiah, Single Handedly Destroys West Indian Alliance With A Superb 186 Not Out

Sunday, May 31, 2009 – Beach 32nd St., Bayswater Park, NY
A sensational knock of 186 not out by USA Captain, Steve Massiah, single handedly destroys West Indian Alliance in a regular season 40 overs match (reduced to 38 overs) played Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Beach 32nd St., Bayswater Park, NY

Chasing 235 runs for victory, United Sports Club found themselves in serious trouble very early in the match at 37 runs for 5 wickets and one stage and then at 77 runs for 7 wickets, against a very formidable opponent in West Indian Alliance.

Steve Massiah (top) and Mark Gomes (below) in action.

West Indian Alliance paceman, Lincoln LeBlanc, was on fire, capturing 4 quick wickets and was ably supported Alliances’ other paceman, Ricky Toussaint.

LeBlanc removed the dangerous Vishal Nagamootoo for 4 runs in his first over. Nagamoottoo had scored two centuries is as many matches prior to this one.

Reeling at 77 runs for the lost of 7 wickets, it was only a matter of time before the West Indian Alliance pacemen mopped up the United Sports Club tailenders.

However, Steve Massiah had other plans – one of them being to go after the West Indian Alliance bowlers with everything he’s got.

In one over, he hammered paceman LeBlanc for 22 runs.

Massiah went on to score 186 not out and was ably supported by Dupaul Singh who made 7 runs not out.

The pair added 158 runs for the eight wicket and steered their team, United sports Club, to victory – 235 runs for 7 wickets in 33.1 overs.

Massiah’s inning brought back memories of the great Sir. Viv Richards 189 not out against England in 1984 at Old Trafford.

In that match, Sir. Viv Richards struck 21 fours and 5 sixes and shared an unbroken tenth wicket partnership of 106 runs with Michael Holding -- 114 of Sir. Viv Richards runs came from boundaries.

Sir. Viv Richards 189 not out at Old Trafford in 1984, from only 170 balls and out of a team total of 272, is rated by Wisden as the greatest one-day knock of all time.

In this match, Steve Massiah scored a 186 not out from only 138 balls. Massiah struck 24 fours and 4 sixes and shared an unbroken eight wicket partnership of 158 runs with Dupaul Singh (7 not out) -- 120 of Massiah runs came from boundaries.

Earlier, West Indian Alliance posted a respectable 234 runs in their allotted 38 overs. Kawal Persaud 61 runs, Ricky Toussaint 47 not out and L. Ettiennie 26.

Bowling for United Sports Club, Steve Massiah 2 wickets for 22 runs, Sunil Singh 2 wickets 28 runs and Dave Mohamed 1 wicket.

In reply, United Sports Club made 235 runs for the lost of 7 wickets in 33.1 overs. Steve Massiah 186 not out.

Bowling for West Indian Alliance, Lincoln LeBlanc captured 4 wickets for 54 runs with his 8 overs.

United Sports Club won the match by 3 wickets.

Vikings Best Rising Star To Register Their Fist Victory
Rising Stars took first strike after winning the toss and made 194 all out from 39.3 overs. C Williams top scored with 86 not out. He got contributions of 28 from R Bisram and 17 from C James.

Mark Gomes picked up 4 wickets for 26 off 8 overs. Alaine Mahase and Inshan Ali chipped in with 2 wickets each. Vikings got off to a disastrous start in their replying losing 3 quick wickets. Captain Mahendra Kanhai however, made 68 and along with Inshan Ali 60 not out, having shared in a 150-run 4th wicket partnership and set up a comfortable victory for Viking reaching 195 for 5 off 31.2 overs.

Manbhode And Baksh Leads Albion To Thumping Win Over Eagles
After winning the toss and elected to bat first, Eagles scored 204 for 7 off their 40 overs, with N. Ramotar scoring 53 and J. Rojas 48. For Albion D. Pierre had figures of 8-1-18-3 and N. Baksh 8-1-33-2.

In Reply Albion overhauled the total scoring 206-3 off 37 overs, with N. Manbode making 79 and N. Baksh 63*. For Eagles R. Ramdass bowled 8-1-37-2.

Pure Players Beat Ramdeen In High Scoring Contest
Ramdeen Sports won the toss and decided to bat first, having only 8 players to play the game. Ramdeen Sports scored a total of 228 runs for the lost of 7 wickets. N. Rampersad made a brilliant 98 runs, unfortunately been run out, his son S.Rampersad made 45 runs join him and they put on 115 run partnership to put their team in a more commanding position. Other players to reach double figures were m Khemraj 19 and S. Samaroo 15.

Bowling for Ramdeen Sports S. Rampersad, M. Khemraj, N. Rampersad, B. Ramdeen 1 wicket each and T. Ramkissoon 2 wickets. Pure Players won the game making 230 for the lost of 6 wickets a game they fought hard to win. Batting for Pure Players K. Khan not out 97, R. Bridgemohan 44, V. Ramnauth 25, and H. Khan 25 not out. Bowling R. Khan and N. Mohammed 2 wkt each, Fisal and J khan 1 wkt each.

Divison 2
Rockaway Cricket Club Trash Brooklyn/ Queens to go 3-0

Rockaway Sports Club 63/1 beat B/klyn Queens Sports Club 60 all out. B/klyn Queens S. Mngrey 16, P. Sagar and F. Seepersad 13.Y.Jagdeo 4/17-L.Jackman 3/8 and R. Narine 2/13. R. Narine 46*

Magnificent Danny Ramsaroop Along With Ramlall And Khan Leads Port Mourant Rout Of Melbourne/NY Alliance

Port Mourant continued their winnings ways going to 3-0, blowing away Melbourne/ WI Alliance by 128 runs. After winning the toss and elected to bat first, Port Mourant got off to a disastrous start losing their first 5 wickets with the score just passing 50. However, their skipper Danny Ramsaroop continued his good form this season smashing a brilliant even half century having being well supported by C. Ramlall who made a well played 43. Insaf Khan cameo of 21 in the end ensured Port Mourant reached 178 before they were all out in the 39th over.

In reply Melbourne/ WI Alliance lost 2 wickets off consecutive deliveries in their second over and never recovered against the brilliant combination of swing and pace bowling from Danny Ramsaroop and Insaf Khan. Danny Ramsaroop claimed 5-22 wickets, while I. Khan, who at times had the batsmen shivering, picked up 4-16 and B. Sanichar took 1 wicket. Danny Ramsaroop has so far had a brilliant season scoring over 120 runs, being dismissed only once and taking 11 wickets in 3 games.

Summary: Port Mourant 178 All Out (D. Ramsaroop 50, Ramlall 43, I. Khan 21)
Melbourne/NY Alliance 50 All Out (5 Wickets for Ramsaroop, 4 for I. Khan)

H. Khan Returns With Half Century To Lead Hempstead To Victory Over International
Hempstead 252 All Out (H. Khan (Mouth) 62, Gobin Deosarran 50, Leon 48 Not Out, Gerald Singh. Toons 7-0-49-4)
International 194 All out (Salamon score in the 60s, Andy Harrichand 4 wickets, Jhonny Lall 3)

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