The 2012 PSAL Cricket Playoffs is scheduled to kick-off on Tuesday, June 5th. and on Thursday, June 7th, with sixteen teams competing to be crowned champions.  In the final week of the regular season, John Adams hard hitting opening batsman Troy Mars engraved a new PSAL record by blasting 184 runs against Queens HS of Teaching at Kissena Park.

Troy Mars has taken his is runs tally to 739 in the PSAL Cricket 2012 season. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Mars finished with the most runs (739) in the regular season, surpassing Van Buren’s Amarnauth Persaud (716) by 26 runs to become the leading run scorer.  Last year’s “super over” hero, Abrar Zafar of defending champions Franklin D. Roosevelt registered his first ton (129) of the season against Wingate HS, while Aown Iqbal of William Bryant recorded his third (129*) to complete the season.

Taher Miah of Dewitt Clinton HS finished with the most wickets (31) by helping his team secure home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but Long Island City’s all-rounder Redwanur Khan bowled his team to victory against Clinton after capturing seven wickets and allowing only four runs.

1st. Round:
Tuesday, June 5th. @ 4:15 pm
(1) Long Island City vs. (16) Prospect Height @ Baisley South
(8) Midwood vs. (9) William Bryant @ Marine Park
(5) Richmond Hill vs. (12) Sheepshead Bay @ Baisley Pond (Foch)
(4) Hillcrest vs. (13) Lehman @ Kissena Park

Thursday, June 7th. @ 4:15 pm
(2) Franklin D. Roosevelt vs.  (15)  John Bowne @ Marine Park
(3) John Adams vs. (14) Brooklyn International @ Baisley South
(6) Abraham Lincoln vs. (11) Newcomers @ Marine Park
(7) Dewitt Clinton vs.  (10)  Martin Van Buren @ Van Cortlandt Park

For the complete playoff bracket, please visit

Top five leading run scorers:


Total Runs

Batting Average


Troy Mars



John Adams

Amarnauth Persaud



Martin Van Buren

Aown Iqbal



William Bryant

Salam Sajib



Long Island City

Abrar Zafar



Franklin D. Roosevelt

Leading wicket taker: Taher Miah (31 wickets) – Dewitt Clinton