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Nassau League Week 13 Round-Up

United Sports Exhaled As They Defeated Challenges By 7 Runs
Batting first, United Sports scorched Challengers bowling for 246 runs while losing 2 wickets in their allotted 40 overs.

In form Glen Lorick slammed a brilliant 106 not out. Lorick registering his 3rd century of the season, batted sensible throughout the innings. He was supported by Gavesh Arjune 69 not out. The pair featured in an unbroken 3rd wicket partnership of 200 runs, a new record for Nassau League.

Bowling for Challengers, medium pacer Mickey Ramdeo 1 wicket while K. Ramphal bagged the other wicket to fall.

Challenger in reply can only fault themselves as they ran out of gas at 239 for 9 wickets in their allotted 40 Overs. Steve Massiah 64 and Dennis Rampersaud 48 runs were the main run contributors.

Bowling for United Sports - Glen Lorick having a supberb season so far, bagged up 5 wickets.

United Sports looking to stay-a-float and secure a spot in the Super-four, will need to win the next 2 match, against Pure Players and then against Rockaway in order to cement the number 4 seed. Odd makers in Las Vegas are hedging bets that they will not make it to the dance.

Rockaway CC Escaped Yet Again; Defeat Vikings CC By 26 Runs
A fourth wicket partnership of 134 runs between Jerry Jumadeen and Hardeen enabled Rockaway CC to tally a modest total of 221 all out from 40 overs.

Batting first after skipper Hafeez Ali called the coin toss correctly, Vikings opening bowlers, Persaud and Nandkumar sent back Skipper Ali, Richie Seiuchan and the dangerous Dhaniran with only 11 runs registered to the scorecard.

Sensible batting by Jumadeen and Hardeen carried the scorecard to 145 before Hardeen was caught off the bowling of Mahendra Kanhai for a well played 61 (7x4 & 1x6). Jumadeen soon followed Hardeen back to the pavillon but not before contributing 64 valuable runs (8x4). Other contributors to Rockaway CC total were A.Cuffy 34, Harrinarine 18 and Kundan 17.

Mark “crazy” Gomes was the pick of the Vikings bowlers, finishing with 5 for 36. This was Gomes’ second 5 wicket haul of the season.

Ramesh Nandkumar also bowled brilliantly and ended with figures of 8 overs 19 runs, 2 wickets, he was supported by Persaud 2 for 19 and Kanhai 1 for 33.

In reply, Vikings top order batsmen got off to good starts, however they were unable to bat through the innings. After losing their 5th wicket at 134 runs and needing another 87 runs from 14 overs, the inexperience tail-enders could not bring the victory home for Vikings. Team Vikings feel short of the total by 26 runs. Contributors were Mark A. Gomes 42, Sewanana 38, M. Gomes 25, Kanhai 19 and Nandkumar 16.

This being the second consecutive match Vikings middle and lower order batsmen failed to carry-on and secure a victory for the team. This loss almost assured team Vikings will be watching the League’s playoff from the sidelines.

Bowling for Rockaway, Beepat, also know as Shine, bagged 4 for 26, while pacer Cuffy, the reliable Jerry Jumadeen, former Vikings players Harrinarine and Dhaniram picket up 1 wicket each.

This weekend, Rockaway will be looking for revenge against Challengers. Earlier in the competition, Challengers took round one. This match up may be viewed as a possible Super-Four finals match up.

Both Teams will be firing from all cylinders. Rockaway will rely heavily on Hafeez Ali, Dhaniram, Jumadeen and Sieuchand, while Challengers will lean on Skipper Missiah, David Mohammed, Ganesh Ramsingh and Dennis Rampersaud. Good luck to both teams.

Hempstead CC Won Easly Over West Dem By 5 Wickets
Batting first, West Demerara struggled to 107 all out in 27 overs. Runs support came from R. Mohammed 32, Mahadeo 17 and T. Persaud 17. For Hempstead, Jhonny Lall 6 for 15 while Andy Harricharran 4 for 28.

In reply Hempsted needed 14 overs to reach their target, losing 5 wickets in the process. Gobin Deosaran 32, A. Persaud 26 not out and J.Lall 24 not out. Bowling for West Dem, R. Singh 2 for 17, Brent 2 for 23 and T. Persaud 1 for 38.

In other matches played, Pure Players triumphed over NY Eagles at Beach 58th Street ground while Gomes Youths took care of Brooklyn Queens United at Floyd Bennett. Scores were not available at press time.


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