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EACA Wraps Up 40-Overs Schedule
The EACA concluded its 40-overs schedule with two matches last weekend. Heckscher State Park I saw Atlantis destroyed by a buoyant Bayshore Tigers.

Tigers Maul Atlantis
Winning the toss and electing to take first strike, Bayshore Tigers reach 202 all out in the reduced 30 overs affair, with middle-order batsmen Naveed, 44 (5x4’s) and I. Omar, 34 (6x4’s), leading all scorers. The Bayshore Tigers wickets fell at 26, 34, 52, 121, 138, 154, 174, 192 and 202. Yahawee Coffie with very impressive figures of 1-0-10-3, along with skipper Cuthbert Mendonca 6-0-34-2 helped stem the Tigers’ roar, as Atlantis with a no-excuses reason for playing with only nine men, found it difficult to cover the necessary ground.

Atlantis appeared to have lost the game somewhere along the Southern State Parkway, while on their way to Heckscher State Park, as a lethargic group of players made the long and arduous walk to and from the middle, with not much time spent there. Only skipper Mendonca, 22 (4x4’s) and veterans William White, 19 (2x4’s) and Haseeb Sheriff, 17 (1x4 and 1x6) created any hope. Atlantis was very quickly dismissed for a paltry 108 in 16.4 overs. Tigers’ Waqas 4-0-11-3, Umer 6-0-22-2, Abdullah 4-0-32-2 and Arif 2.4-0-22-1, were responsible for the rout.

Everest/ACS Asserts Position
Knocked from the number one spot after leading for several weeks, Enmore fell further; losing to newly crowned 40-overs champs Everest/ACS, at Bay Park.

Winning the toss and taking first strike, Everest/ACS knocked up 231 for 8 in the allotted 40 overs and under ideal playing conditions. Everest/ACS’s batsmen spread the wealth around, with the prolific Amjad Khan reaching 60 off 52 balls in 95 minutes. Opener S.N. Singh contributed a healthy 36 along with N. Solomon, 31. The wickets fell at 38, 62, 113, 158, 179, 184, 201 and 203. The veteran spinner Deryck Kallicharran was Enmore’s most successful bowler grabbing 3 for 46 off eight overs.

Enmore looking to regain some respect after being toppled from the top spot, replied with a very shaky and uncertain start, losing their first four wickets for 28 runs, before a fifth-wicket stand yielded 74 runs. Eventually, Enmore would collapse all out at 168 in 36.5 overs. Top scorers were N, Mohamed, 43 and S. Alli, 40, as the Enmore wickets fell at 1, 1, 28, 28, 104, 110, 126, 161, 164 and 168. Karran Ganesh with 3 for 24 off 5.5 overs was the principal wicket-taker.

Everest/ACS’s 63-run victory assured them the league’s 40-overs championship ring for 2006. They now, must prepare to do battle once more under the leadership of Zamin Amin in the EACA’s Big-4 semi-finals against Richmond Hill tomorrow at high noon, at Lido Beach.

EACA Big-4 Semi Finals Tomorrow
Everest/ACS versus Richmond Hill at Lido Beach @ 12:00 Noon
NY Challengers versus Enmore at Bay Park @ 12:00 Noon

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