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EASTERN AMERICAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION 2007
Everest/ACS Crush Ambassadors

By John L. Aaron

Everest/ACS crushed Unified Ambassadors last Sunday at Lido Beach, winning by a whopping 180 runs. One may argue that such a margin is not unusual for a victory. However, when you consider that Unified Ambassadors only scored 9 runs, being bowled out in 7.1 overs, the margin of victory seriously questions what happened.

Batting first Everest/ACS led by Zamin Amin reached 189 for 8 in their allotted 40 overs, behind a top score of 34 from skipper Amin, followed by Terry Hastoo with 31 and R. Sukhdeo with 30. Unified Ambassadors still scratching to get a win in the three-week old season, so far, was demolished by T. Walke 3.1 – 1-5-5 and S. Amin 4-2-4-5 in the two-man rout. Only three Unified Ambassadors batsmen scored runs – A. Roopnarine, 3, Z. Mohammed, 2 and S. Baksh 1.

Real Challenge versus East Bank
Real Challenge, a newcomer to the EACA, romped over East Bank to go 3-0 for the young season. East Bank 106 all out in 26 overs saw youth player Gregory Sewdial score 19, before being caught by wicketkeeper Nagamootoo off Nandalall. His score was matched by T. Johnson with 19 n.o. Royo Sankar with 10 was the only other batsman to reach double figures for East Bank. Bowling for Real Challenge Narine had 4 for 22, Nandalall 3 for 38 and Darlington 2 for 30.

Real Challenge in response knocked off the target, losing the wicket of P. Mahadeo along the way and off the bowling of S. Dass, for 38. Mark Gomes and Andrew Gonsalves completed the victory with 26 and 30 respectively.

Richmond Hill versus Golden Arrow
Richmond Hill also climbed to 3-0 for the season with a win over Sew Shivnarine’s Golden Arrow.

Golden Arrow winning the toss and electing to bat first reached 192 off 40 overs with K. Ragnauth contributing 62, opener Marlon Kallicharran, 47 and C. Khilawan, 33. Bowling for Richmond Hill: Harripaul, Udai, Ragoubar and Wazid each snared two wickets apiece, while T. Rodney grabbed one.

Richmond Hill in reply reached the required 193 for victory in 36.2 overs, while losing 8 wickets in the process. Top scorer was S. Ragoubar with 56, followed by opener T. Balwant, 40. Golden Arrow’s K. Ragnauth had figures of 8-0-43-3 and M. Montana 8-0-36-2.

Atlantis versus Empire Mortgage
Also going 3-0 was Atlantis, as they defeated Empire Mortgage in a rain affected affair in the cage at Baisley Pond Park.

Batting first Empire Mortgage reached 168 for 9 in 40 overs with B. George, 52 (2x6, 1x4) and K. Prasad, 49 (2x6, 4x4). Bowling for Atlantis: L. Cush 3 for 25 and C. Sandy 3 for 32 were the principal wicket-takers, while Ralph, Sherriff and skipper Mendonca each grabbed one wicket apiece.

Atlantis in reply reached the victory after rain shortened the match with Atlantis requiring 125 in 25 overs for the victory. Atlantis completed the task in 23 overs for the loss of only three wickets. Atlantis newcomer Lennox Cush raced to 54 n.o. off 38 balls (4x6, 3x4), while Desmond Thompson contributed 22 n.o. Openers W. Cox, 18 and N. Harper, 14 contributed to the club’s third win of the season. Bowling for Empire Mortgage: H. Jagdeo snatched 2 for 35 off 7 overs, while L. Mohammed had 1 for 10 off 3 overs.

All EACA matches for this weekend have been suspended in observance of Memorial Day.
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