The Inaugural New York City Mayor’s Cricket Cup got underway
two weekends ago and the excitement is building up, as teams vie for
the right to represent each of the five boroughs of New York City.
Three teams have
already qualified to represent the Boroughs of Queens, Manhattan and
Staten Island. Today’s scheduled matches will determine which
teams will represent the remaining two Boroughs – Bronx and
In Queens an XI
named after Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall is waiting
in the wings for its next opponent to be drawn, while Cosmos Sports
Club has gone through to represent Staten Island and Pak-America Cricket
Club to represent Manhattan.
started the tournament two weeks ago. That group has since been reduced
to seven teams in the Twenty20 knockout tournament – a first
in the City of New York and organized by the New York Cricket Region
in conjunction with the New York City Parks and Recreation Departments
of each of the five Boroughs.
According to Regional Director Jefroy Morrishaw, the Parks Department
has been very supportive of the effort thus far, and he hopes that
the collaborative effort will establish a long-tern relationship with
the City’s Parks departments.
Parks Commissioner, a member of the Cricket hall of Fame in Connecticut,
has been very instrumental, along with several key personnel Parks
officials in reaching out to lend a hand with the logistics involved
in running the tournament, so far.
RESULTS FOR GAMES PLAYED ON SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2007
First Round Matches
Rockstone Sports Club won by default over Oualie Sports Club
Cornwall Cricket Club defeated Castle Hill Sports Club
St. Lucia Cricket Club defeated Primrose Sports Club I
Primrose Cricket Club II defeated Majestic Sports Club
Cosmos Cricket Club defeated a Staten Island XI
North Primrose Cricket Club defeated a Hoboken XI
Brooklyn I (177 in 20 overs) lost to Brooklyn II (179 for 6 in 18
Brooklyn III (187 for 5 in 20 overs) defeated Brooklyn IV (91 All
out in 15 overs)
Frederick Bowley XI (238 for 3 in 20 overs) - Karran Ganesh 51 (7x4),
Ryan Sukhdeo 50 (1x4, 1x6), Swanston Benjamin 34 (2x4, 1x6) defeated
NYC Parks & Recreation XI (19 All out) - Roopchand Seebarran 3-1-7-4,
T. McKenzie 3-1-5-2.
Helen M. Marshall XI won by default from Nassau League XI
Columbia University XI (181 for 9 in 20 overs) lost to Millennium
Sports Club (182 for 7 in 19.3 overs) in a closely contested match.
Pak-American XI (188 in 20 overs) defeated Pak-Indo by 4 runs in an
RESULTS FOR GAMES PLAYED ON SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2007
Second Round Matches
Helen M. Marshall XI defeated Frederick Bowley XI @ Idlewild Park,
Cosmos CC versus - North Provence CC @ Idlewild Park, Queens - 3:00
Brooklyn II versus - Brooklyn III @ 88 Street, Canarsie Park, Brooklyn
- 3:00 PM
American I versus - American II @ 88 Street, Canarsie Park, Brooklyn
- 11:00 AM
Rockstone SC versus - Cornwall SC @ Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - 3:00
St. Lucia CC versus - Primrose CC @ Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - 11:00
Millennium versus - Pak-America @ Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - 11:00
Oualie SC versus NYC Parks & Recreation XI @ Van Cortlandt Park,
Bronx - 3:00 PM (Friendly Match – This match has no bearing
on the overall tournament)