Records are meant to be broken and Troy Mars of John Adams HS made history on Saturday, May 28th after he blasted 133 in less than 60 deliveries, the highest individual score during the PSAL Twenty/20 regular cricket season.  Mars was on fire against a 7-2 depleted Lehman side at the new and revamped Baisley South Cricket Ground.  This is the fourth century scored by a PSAL player this year, and the first for any player on the revamped Baisley South Cricket Ground in 2011 thus far.

Troy Mars in action in a previous game. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Franklin D. Roosevelt HS of Brooklyn remains unbeaten, whilst Aviation remains very optimistic about sneaking in the playoffs.  It’s has been a very long and blessed season of PSAL cricket, but collective efforts were made by coaches, players, PSAL organizers, and umpires to ensure that all players were given full opportunities to participate and have fun playing cricket for their respective schools.

The 2011 PSAL cricket playoffs is scheduled to begin on June 6th but how many teams will make the playoffs this year?  Based on last’s year standings, teams with win percentage of 0.500 and better made the playoffs.  If this is the same for 2011 then one can conclude that the following teams are definitely in the playoffs:  *Please note these are not the final seeding:
(1)     (1) Franklin D. Roosevelt (10-0)
(2)     (2) Hillcrest (9-1)
(3)     (3) William Bryant (8-2)
(4)     (4) Brooklyn International (8-2)
(5)     (5) Sheepshead Bay (7-4)
(6)     (6) Martin Van Buren (6-4)
(7)     (7) Jamaica (6-4)
(8)     (8) John Adams (7-2)
(9)     (9) Lehman (6-2)
(1      (10) Long Island City (9-2)
(A     (11) Abraham Lincoln (6-4)
(1     (12) Clinton (7-5)

Will any underdogs prevail this year to be crown 2011 PSAL Cricket Champions or will defending Champions William Bryant regain supremacy?

Good luck to all the teams!

 

7 Comments

  1. Troy Mars says:

    Good job boy

  2. Ricky says:

    lmaoo ! Good Job Son . I Wass In Adams Teamm . I Kneww He Would Of Done It Somedayy !

  3. Ricky Kissoon says:

    Mars 133 included (9 x 4′s and 12 x 6′s). He also made 68 yesterday against Jamaica HS which included (3 x 4′s and 7 x 6′s). Can he finish with the most runs during the regular season?

    @ Joe: The NYCR will have to get their act together this year, because many talented PSAL players are going to compete for a spot on the regional U15 and U19 teams. I hope the NY selectors can be objective when selecting the regional junior teams. Tariq was not invited for the USA U19 training camp which is scheduled for NY, his home turf. Not fair…

  4. Joe Siewharack says:

    Troy, congrats on making a century for your school team and holding the PSAL record. Don’t worry you are playing in one of the best leagues in NYC. It’s time that the NYCR get their act together and realize that there are good young cricketers in other leagues, not only EACL.

  5. Youth Cricketer says:

    Troy will get his chance this year to impress the selectors in the NYCR U19 tournament. Go NY Youth Cricket Academy…………

  6. Dave Seegobin says:

    Good job Troy and for the standings they are not correct it should be checked over

  7. LOVESCRICKET says:

    Great Job Troy- too bad you play for a league that NYCR selectors shun.