Wraps Up 40-Overs Schedule
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.
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
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