Tavern Dismantles Flashers To Take 2B Title
Tic Taverns is
basking in their victory over Flashers which crowned them NYSCA division
2B 20/20 series champions last Sunday.
It was been a
bitter sweet victory for Tic Tavern, since they were the under dogs
in the league. Many teams, if not all had written off Tic Tavern as
the worst team around.
Flashers came prepared for the final since their embarrassing loss
to Tic Tavern in their first round encounter, when Tic Tavern demolished
them for a measly 52 runs all out. At the beginning of the first encounter,
Flashers taunted and ridiculed Tic Tavern and labeled them no match,
only to get the worst whopping of their lives.
with one win hanging over the heads of Flashers was even more prepared
mentally and physically since they wanted to prove that whipping Flashers
the first time was no fluke. Everyone in Tic Tavern’s camp had
something to prove so there was no way they was going to loose sight
of their goal and objective, and that was to win the championship.
The game begun with Flashers winning the toss and inviting Tic Tavern
The dynamic duo of the Deodat brothers took the crease for Tic Tavern.
They were intent on dazzling the crowd and giving their team an impressive
start. S.Deodat and R. Deodat has made lots of great opening partnerships
for Tic Tavern in this 20/20 series. However, on the day they were
expected to give their most important and impressive performances,
they couldn’t deliver. We saw R. Deodat get clean bowled by
a full toss from A. Vickram leaving him scoreless and at the same
time alarming Tic Tavern’s supporters. Flashers had begun chanting
as if they had already won the championship.
R. Motilall came in to bat and in the very next over was bowled by
S. Singh after only scoring one run and yet again the Flashers chants
went up. In the third over skipper S. Persaud came to the crease with
Tic Tavern on 11 for 2. He knew his team was in serious trouble and
needed to play a very supportive role as he did in the quarter final.
Skipper Persaud begun very cautiously but in the fourth over Flashers
struck again when S.Deodat tried to pull a huge six off Anil and was
caught just a few inches from the boundary, after already hitting
him for a six from the previous ball.
This spelled even more trouble for Tic Tavern with the score on 17
for 3, and it brought in the powerhouse Vinod to bat . Tic Tavern
suffered another setback, when in the fith over they lost the wicket
of skipper Persaud, caught attempting a pull shot from yet another
full toss. And with the score on 19 for 4 the wicket delivered a thunderous
blow to Tic Tavern’s hope of becoming champions. Flashers couldn’t
control themselves, making it known to Tic Tavern that there was no
chance in hell they were going to lose the championship.
The enchanting Wasim joined Vinod in trying to rejuvenate the spirit
of the Tic Tavern crowd but it was to no avail when he saw his stumps
sailing after adding only one run. It seemed all over for Tic Tavern
with the score at an embarrassing 21 for 5 in the seventh over. Asif
came to bat and together with Vinod they brought joy and life to Tic
Tavern’s inning. Asif and Vinod batted calmly and defensively
to see Tic Tavern to the break with the score on 49 for 5. After the
break Asif and Vinod delighted the crowd with impressive and thunderous
shots. Vinod exploded as was expected of him and together the pair
took the score to 97 in the 15th over before Vinod was bowled with
a ball he could have easily put out of the ground, for a well made
22 runs. Sha Mohabir came in and saw the need to play a vitalrole
for his team and decided to make an impression.
After an exciting six from the 3rd ball at the crease he gave his
skipper the impression he was going to repeat his feat when he made
79 runs against Buccaneers in the 30over series, but was unfortunately
run out attempting the second run, right after hitting a towering
six from the previous ball.
next to bat and was instrumental in helping Asif continue scoring
but he soon saw Asif caught for a well made 40 runs. D. Mohabir joined
Gibby and together they added 27 runs for Tic Tavern before their
allotted 20 overs was finished and the score on 141 for 8, leaving
D.J. Mohair (Kevin) without facing a ball. It was Flashers’
turn to bat and Asif and Wasim opened the attack, determined to finish
the game very quickly. Even tough Flashers made a good start, Asif
struck in his second over by removing Flasher’s skipper Rocko.
Flashers also found it hard to score in the first 10 overs, mainly
due to Tic Tavern’s superb bowling and fielding, allowing only
52 runs for 5 wickets off 10 overs.
In the first half of Flashers’ inning we also saw very accurate
and precise bowling from Vinod and R. Deodat. In the final 10 overs
of the game Flashers begun to mount a come back and brought the score
to 97 for 6 in the 16th over, giving Tic Tavern something to worry
about. Nonetheless, Tic Tavern reserved Asif, Wasim, Vinod, and Gibby
to finish with the final four overs.
The most exciting part of the game was the last over which was bowled
by Asif and resulted in two very impressive run outs by R. Doedat
behind the stumps and S.Deodat fielding byes. On both occasions the
batsmen was attempting two runs and with S. Deodat returning the ball
directly over the stumps, it gave R. Deodat a great chance at hitting
the stumps before the batsman could make it home safely. In that over
Asif also took a wicket by rooting out the stumps of one of Flashers’
This left Flashers to get 16 runs in three deliveries which in Asif’s
mind was an impossible task and as such no more runs were scored by
Flashers in those last 3 deliveries resulting in Tic Tavern winning
by 16 runs. Final score was Tic Tavern 141 for 8 in 20 overs and Flashers
125 for 9 in 20 overs.
Tic Tavern would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to all
their players which included Jewan, Shiyam, Brideglall, and Sham Mohabir(Radesh)
for their continuous support and hard work.
The club also would like to say thanks to all the wives, children
and girlfriends of all the players for their support and not forgetting
any of the many other family members and sponsors. Tic Taven very
the hard work and support, they got through out the year.