In 2008 the PSAL introduced cricket as a varsity sport in the high schools with thirteen schools scheduled to compete for the first ever high school cricket championship in the United States of America.

Troy Mars of John Adams. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Regular season matches were played from April – June and history was made when Newcomers won the PSAL Inaugural Cricket Championship.

After four successful years the New York City Public School Athletic Cricket League (PSAL) kicked off the 2012 cricket season on April 2nd with over three hundred official matches scheduled to be played from April – May.

Outstanding Performance during week 1:
(1) Troy Mars (117 runs) – John Adams
(2) Shyam Bhatt (8 wickets) – Bronx Science HS
(3) Asfaque Chowdhury (5 wicket haul and 40 runs retired) – Dewitt Clinton
(4) Akramol Haque (57 runs) – Brooklyn International
(5) Mohaiminul Islam (52 runs) – FDR
(6) Amarnauth Persaud (53 runs) – Martin Van Buren
(7) Hamad Hussain (56 runs) – John Bowne
(8) Mohammed Islam (57 runs) – Newcomers

Please note the above Statistics were obtained from scorecards listed on the PSAL website.


1 Comment

  1. Joe Siewharack says:

    Congrats to you Troy. Continue with your good batting form and I hope the selectors take note of your talent. Don’t get carried away, keep concentrating and you will be a sucessful player. I know you will have a great cricket season 2012. We at Melbourne NY Alliance Sports and Cultural Club and the NYC Youth Cricket Program supports you and wish you good luck for the season.