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Nassau League Week 14 Round-Up

NY Eagles Squeezed By Punjab Tigers By 4 Runs
Batting first, NY Eagles registered their lowest score of the season as they struggled by reach 144 all out from 40 overs. Half century by H. Sirju 51 while N Persaud chalked up 22 runs. The Tiger’s Binder finished with figures of 6 overs, 11 runs while bagging 6 wickets.

In reply, Punjab Tigers putting on a strong fight fell short by 4 runs. Only Bittu and all-rounder Binder, 44 and 25 runs respectively showed resistance to Eagles bowling.
Allrounder Herod Sirju picked up 4 for 28.

This win cements the number 4 seed in the leagues Super-Four playoff for Eagles. It will be an uphill battle for NY Eagles as they will take on Division Champions Rockaway CC in the semi-finals this Sunday.

West Indian Alliance/MCC; Defeated Gomes Youths By 7 Wickets
Gomes Youth batting first scored 117 all out in 24 overs. A. Kirton 60 (3x6 & 2x4) and B. Ramnarain 28 runs were the only two batsmen to reach double figures. Bowling for West Indian Alliance, Lalta Persaud 5 for 27, Kawal Persaud and G. Brooms 1 wicket each

In reply, WIA/MCC knocked off the runs, losing 3 wickets in the process in only 15 overs. Alliance/Melbourne star batsman Errol Charles scored a blistering 62 (11x4 and 1x6), other contributors were Kawal Persaud 27 and Earl Grant 17.
Bowling for Gomes Youths, Trevor Singh 1 for 14, Ramnarine 1 for 30 and Higo 1 for 39.

West Indian Alliance/Melbourne CC, seeded number 1 in Division II will take-on International Sports at Beach 58th Street this weekend.

Pure Players Won Over United Sports By 4 Wickets
United Sports batting first reached 249 for 6 from their allotted 40 overs. Captain Ram Singh 48, Zaman 43, Arjune 31 and Randy 23; bowling for Pure Players, M.Persaud and Jagmohan 2 wicket each.

In reply Pure Players reached 250 for the loss of 6 wickets from 36 overs. Contributions came from the bat of A. Seelochan 69, M. Persaud 36, F. Jagmohan 39, Bridgemohan and J.Khan 35 runs each; United Sports bowlers Glen Lorick 3 wickets, while Sewdat grabbed 2 wickets and Randy 1 wicket.

In other matches played, Vikings walked all-over Carpet Doctor at Baisley Park. Rockaway CC won comfortable over Challengers at Floyd Bennett Field. International Sports defeated Hempstead CC at Flushing Park while Victory CC dispatched West Demerara at Roy Wilkins Park.

Nassau League Points Standing - Regular Season Competition
Nassau League concluded its regular season last Sunday. Once again, Rockaway CC was crowned Division I champions for the second consecutive year. By virtue of a tie breaker with new comers Pure Players, Rockaway gained the nod. In head-to-head match up in the first round of competition, Rockaway defeated Pure Players at Floyd Bennett Field. Pure Players seeded number 2, while first timer Challenger knotted the number 3 seed. NY Eagles cement the fourth spot. A tie breaker with United Sports gave NY Eagles the nod. Rounding out the remaining teams in Division I were, United Sport at # 5, while Vikings, Punjab and Carpet Doctor finished 6, 7 & 8th respectively.
In Division II, newcomers West Indian Alliance/Melbourne CC dominated this group by going undefeated throughout the season. Hempstead CC gaining the runner-up spot, while Victory CC knotted the 3 seed and International Sports cementing the fourth seed. Rounding out the rest of the Division were Gomes Youths, West Demerara and Brooklyn Queens United.

Played Win Loss R/Out Total Pts
Division I

1 Rockaway Cricket 13 11 2 0 55
2 Pure Players 13 11 2 0 55
3 NY Challengers 14 8 5 1 42
4 New York Eagles 14 7 6 1 37
5 United Sports Club 13 7 5 1 37
6 Vikings Cricket 14 6 7 1 32
7 Punjabi Tigers 13 1 12 0 5
8 Carpet Doctor 14 1 13 0 5

Division II
1 West Indian Alliance/MCC 12 11 0 1 57
2 Hempstead Cricket 12 8 3 1 42
3 Victory CC 12 6 5 1 32
4 International Sports 12 6 5 1 32
5 Gomes Youths 12 5 5 2 29
6 West Demerara Sports 12 2 8 2 14
7 Brooklyn Queens United 12 0 12 0 0

The League’s Super-Four playoffs start this weekend and all eyes will be on Rockaway, Challengers and Pure Players in Division I, while West Indian Alliance/MCC and Hempstead will be looking to gain entry into Division II finals slated for next Sunday.


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