Commonwealth Cricket League
Seven Star Cricket Club vs Castle Hill CC
35 Overs Game Played at Whitestone Park
Seven Star won the toss and elected to bat first.
Seven Star scored 242 Runs in 35 overs and lost 6 wickets.
Mohsin khan 78; Nadir 62; Sarmad khan 39 n.o.
Bowling for Castle Hill K. Dass 5-0-27-2, Maci 5-0-16-1

Sarmad Khan of Seven Star bagged 5 for 29 against Castle Hill. Photos by Shiek Mohamed

Castle Hill batting
Shiv 104; P. Mangal 21 was not enough as Seven Star took out  Castle Hill for 209 Runs in 31   Overs.
Bowling For Seven Star CC:
Sarmad Khan 6-0-29-5, Nadir 5-0-49-2, Rechie 7-1-47-1
Result: Seven Star cc won the match.
Sarmad khan from Seven Star got 5 wickets and made 39 n.o.
Shiv from Castle Hill CC made 104 in just 40 Balls.

Galaxy vs Demolition
Demolition scored 110 for all out off 25 Overs.
Colin Duke 49 (2×4, 1×6)
Galaxy Bowling Stats:
Nazir got 3 wickets, while Yudesh and Kevin got two each.
Galaxy responded with 111 for 3 off 25.2 Overs.
Sunesh Wazid 32 Not Out (1×6)
Ryan Girdhary 26 (2×4)
Demolition Bowling Stats:
Colin Duke 7-0-18-2
Result: Galaxy won by 7 wickets with 9.4 overs to spare.

LI Lions vs NY Knights
LI Lions won the toss and elected to bat first. Getting off to a stable start of 60 runs in the first 10 overs for the loss of no wickets, Lions were building up for a big score. They were ably led by skipper Kunaal Kapoor who scored his 5th 100 (127 – 9 x 6’s & 7 x 4’s) of the season and guided Lions to a defendable 245/9 in 30 overs. Lions had a great finish where Sachin Mohan played a brilliant cameo scoring 26 runs in just 8 balls before getting held at the boundary, including 2×6’s and 3×4’s.
In return NY Knights were always under the gun with a stiff target, and were all out for 120 runs in 22.1 overs. Abhishek Gulati led the attack and picked up 3 wickets. He was supported by Sandeep and Roopinder who picked up 2 wickets each to wrap up Knights and completing another clinical victory for the Lions.
LI Lions won the toss and elected to bat.
LI Lions – 245/9 in 30 Overs
Kunaal Kapoor – 127
Abhishek Gulati – 20
Bharath Bhaskar – 30
Sachin Mohan – 26 (in 8 balls – 2 6’s and 3 4’s).
NY Knights – 120 all out in 22.1 overs
Abhishek Gulati 3/16 in 4 overs
Roopinder Singh 2/30 in 6 overs
K Sandeep 2/19 in 3 overs.
Result: LI Lions Won by 125 runs.

NY Pioneer CC vs Cavalier CC
NY Pioneer CC vs Cavalier CC at Stables Park
NY Pioneer batted first and scored 173 for 5 in 30 overs
Cavaliers replied with 117 all out in 28.4 overs

Dino Chow-Wee-Nam blast 106 not out that included seven sixes and seven fours.

Sri Lanka vs United Sports Club
Sri Lanka won the toss and batted first, 30 Overs Game.
197 for 6 wkts off 30 overs: Kamran 65, Keerthi 43 n.o., Shanaka 30 and Garlick 28 n.o. Bowling for United David Mohamed 2 wkts.
United Sports in reply 200 for 1 wk. off 21.3 overs: Dino Chow-Wee-Nam 106 n.o. Steve Massiah 40 n.o and C. Mariza 39 runs.
Bowling for Sri Lanka Dulhan pick up the lone wk.
Result: United Sports won the match.

The United Cricket Club vs Bronx All Star CC
30 Overs Game Played at City Mills Park, Waterbury CT
United won the toss and elected to bat first.
TUCC scored 226 Runs in 30 overs and lost 8 wickets. Yadram Sumair 24; Noel Cole 28; V. Virappen 43, Rabindra Phaykoo 67.
Bowling for Bronx All Star: Allen: 6-0-36-0, Anoop: 6-0-43-1, Billi: 6-0-55-1, Shemir: 5-0-35-3, Chris: 5-0-43-3, Whayne: 1-0-11-0
Allan 16; Billi 17 & Chris 19 was not enough as TUCC took out Bronx All Star for 82 Runs in 19.5 Overs.
Bowling For United CC: Rabindra Phaykoo: 4-0-18-3, V. Virappen: 2-0-8-1, D. Cunningham: 3-1-12-2, Kishan Ramotar: 3-0-7-0, Aditya: 1-0-15-0, Terry Henaro: 3-1-9-2, Mottilall Kissoon: 2-1-5-0, Lyndon Farley: 1-0-6-0, Yadram Sumair: 0.5-1-0-2
TUCC won the game:
TUCC 226
Bronx All Star: 82 all out in 19.5 Overs.

Scorpion vs Majestics CC at Cunningham
Majestics won the toss and sent Scorpion to bat.
Scorpion made 146 in 30 overs
Majestics replied with 116 all out.
Scorpion winning by 30 runs.

Vipers vs Bachan
Bachan won the toss and elected to bat scoring 246/8 30overs
In repy Vipers made 214/5 in 30overs
Vishal Bessassar hit blistering knock 95 runs
Bachan won by 32 runs.

Rosedale Royals vs Melbourne at Flushing
Rosedale Royals won the toss and batted first, scoring 174 for 8 off 30 overs, Vinod 56, Gagin 35 and King 30.
Melbourne in reply, were all out for 136 in 20 overs.
Bowling for the Rosedale Royals were, Shane 3 for 47, Vinod 4 for 32, and Sham 2 for 26

Friends CC vs NY Devils
27 overs game- Kissena
Friends CC won the toss and elected to bat first.
Friends scored 220 for 7 in 27 overs.
Raja top scored with 75.
In reply NY Devils made 208 for 8 in 27 overs.
Friends CC beat NY Devils by 12 runs.

Punjabi Warriors vs Kings Men
Warriors won the toss and chose to field.
Kings men made 188/8 in 30 overs
Warriors 111 all out.
Kings Men won by 77 runs.

SVAM vs NY Knights
At Cunningham Park on 7/21/12
SVAM won the toss and batted first scoring 244 all out in 30 overs: Kunal 121
NY Knights replied with 120 all out in 24 overs
Result: SVAM won by 124 runs.

NY Knights vs Yonkers Eagles
At VCP on 7/22/12
Yonkers Eagles won the toss and batted first scoring 110 all out in 24.1 overs: Jithin: 6-0-20-6
NY Knights replied with 111/1 in 21 overs: Rudra 60*, Billu 33*
Result: NY Knights won by 9 wickets

Tri-City Sun Sets on Yakusari Horizon
Kailberg Field, Schenectady, NY– The Tri-City Cricket Club kept rolling along in league play this weekend, earning a hard fought, six wicket victory over the Yakusari Horizon CC in a limited, 30 over Commonwealth League match on Sunday July 22, 2012.

As seems to be the case every week, the comfy confines of Kailberg Field have quickly gained the reputation of being a “batsman’s paradise” as recently described by Commonwealth league official Raouff Singh. With tight side boundaries and a close clipped, flat quick outfield, batsmen are able to display a wide array of the type of shots that set cricket apart from all other bat and ball sports. And the weather cooperated as well, with overcast skies and intermittent sunshine.

Yakusari won the toss and elected to bat first, sending skipper Anthony and Steve to the crease to open. The pair faced the opening salvos of Tri-City’s Theron Blair and John Florent, a one two punch that proved to be remarkably effective early on, limiting the visitors to a less than five runs an over before the first wicket fell. After Steve was dismissed caught off of Florent, Anthony followed him back to the pavilion three overs later, also caught, off of Blair. Both opening bowlers made a strong showing in their opening spells, with Florent finishing 1/40 and Blair giving up a stingy 1/17, including two unsullied maidens.

However, Yakusari were not ready to make the long drive home just yet. In fact, it quickly became apparent that they still had plenty of fight in them as #3 Navin and #4 Raj set to work building a third wicket stand that got the home team’s attention. The two Yakusari swashbucklers proceeded to take matters into their own hands and began a brutal assault on Tri-City’s middle order bowling. Keeping steady pace with each other, both batsmen began notching boundaries and sixes with alarming regularity and ran well between the wickets. Suddenly, Schenectady found themselves in a real dogfight, and Yakusari began to sense victory within their grasp.

Unfortunately for them, Tri-City had other plans. In what can only be described as a Mariano Rivera-like closing performance, veteran founding club member Mike Persaud came on and promptly lowered the boom on Yakusari’s middle order batsmen. With laser-like efficiency, Persaud took a wicket in each of his three overs, clean bowling the dangerous Navin four runs shy of his century and getting Raj caught on 71. He then clean bowled Singh and at the end of their innings, Yakusari wound up on 250/5. Navin finished achingly short at 96, including 5 boundaries and a half dozen sixes. Raj wound up with 6 boundaries and three sixes for his 71 run total. Mike Persaud took an amazing 3/19 in just three overs for the home town side.

250 runs is a decent knock for a 30 over contest at Kailberg, Field and Yakusari must have been feeling pretty confident that they could defend that total. But anyone who had witnessed the last few weeks of cricket here in Schenectady would have known it would not be enough. And more importantly, Tri-City knew it too. After racing out to a 7 over, 67 run partnership the previous week against GS-43, openers Ritchie Persaud and his uncle Mike Persaud were once again called upon to set the tone get after the runs right from the start. Unfortunately this week that strategy was costly, as Ritchie was caught of the bowling of Singh in just the second over. Ajai Ismael was then called upon to step up, and he did so in excellent fashion, partnering with the elder Persaud for 59 runs before the second wicket fell. John Florent then came on and batted solidly at #4, but the ultimately, this game came down to the thoroughly dominating performance of Faizal “G-unit” Hussein.

As he had done in our first league game against Castle Hill, Hussein simply CRUSHED the bowling to all corners of the ground. Sixes and fours sprang from his bat like thunderbolts from the heavens, wreaking devastation and destruction down upon Yakusari CC’s beleaguered pacemen and spinners. When Tri-City finally overtook the visitor’s score in the 26th over, Hussein finished on an unbeaten 111 with 7 boundaries and ELEVEN sixes to his credit. Lost in all the fireworks was yet another sturdy knock by Raymond Cecil, who wound up on 32 not out, with three fours and six of his own. Tri-City emerged with a resounding 6 wicket victory and their third league wins in as many games.

A hearty “thank you” goes out to the boys from Yakusari Horizon who waged a spirited and hard fought battle and was gracious enough to make the trek to Schenectady. And while their bowlers were not too fond of Kailberg Field, their batsmen had a great chance to bat play some classic cricket shots in a bucolic setting here in upstate NY. We wish them luck the rest of the way, and hope to see them again soon.

Next up for Tri-City: A renewed local rivalry with West Hill CC at Lincoln Park in Albany on Saturday July 28th, followed by our fourth league game of the season vs. the Rosedale Royals at Kailberg Field on Sunday July 29th. Hopefully, we’ll be able to notch two more wins this weekend!

Tri-City vs. Yakusari Horizon
Type: 30 Over Commonwealth League Match
Date: 07/21/12
Ground: Kailberg Field
Toss: Yakusari Horizon
Umpires: Zoeb Zavery

INNINGS OF Yakusari Horizon
Duration in Minutes:

BATSMAN     HOWOUT   FIELDER   BOWLER   R   B   M   4s   6s  
Anthony caught not recorded Theron Blair 20 x x 4 0
Steve caught not recorded John Florent 4 x x 0 0
Navin bowled n/a Mike Persaud 96 x x 5 8
Raj caught not recorded Mike Persaud 71 x x 6 3
Haresh not out not out not out 4 x x 0 0
Singh bowled n/a Mike Persaud 25 x x 4 1

Extras 306 (8 wd, 0nb, 16b, 6lb)

TOTAL: 250/5 in 30 overs

Fall Of Wickets (Wkt/Score): not recorded


Tri-City BowlingBOWLER     OVERS   MAIDENS   RUNS   WKTS   wides   noballs  
Theron Blair 6 2 17 1 5 0
John Florent 6 0 40 1 1 0
Maurice Persaud 3 0 48 0 0 0
John Persaud 6 0 56 0 1 0
Ray Cecil 6 0 73 0 1 0
Mike Persaud 3 0 19 3 0 0

Duration in Minutes:

BATSMAN     HOWOUT   FIELDER   BOWLER   R   B   M   4s   6s  
Ritchie Persaud caught not recorded Singh 12 x x 2 0
Mike Persaud bowled n/a Raj 27 x x 2 0
Ajai Ismael caught not recorded Navin 30 x x 3 1
John Florent caught not recorded Hari 22 x x 2 1
Faizal Hussein not out not out not out 111 x x 7 11
Ray Cecil not out not out not out 32 x x 3 1

Extras 22  (14 wd, 2 nb, 1b, 5lb)

TOTAL: 256/4 in 25.2 overs

Fall Of Wickets (Wkt/Score): 1/16; 2/59; 3/96: 4/102


Yakusari Horizon BowlingBOWLER     OVERS   MAIDENS   RUNS   WKTS   wides   noballs  
Navin 5 0 40 1 3 1
Singh 6 0 51 1 3 0
Raj 5 0 48 1 6 1
Hari 5 0 56 1 0 0
Sameer 1 0 20 0 2 0
Anthony 2.2 0 26 0 0 0
Parshuram 1 0 15 0 0 0