By Royo P. Sankar
Richmond Hill Cricket Club of New York will be hosting Viking Cricket Club of Canada in a double-header showdown. The two games are set to take place next weekend. On Saturday April 27th the two teams will feature in a 35-overs affair at 12:30 pm, while on Sunday they will slug it out in a T20 clash at 2:00 pm.
During their last trip—Viking Cricket Club comfortably overwhelm Richmond Hill with a 65-run victory. Chris Vernon (88) and Jason Patraj (87) entertain the small crowd with some brilliant batting, while Debo Sankar responded for Richmond Hill superb with 70 along with guest player Altaf Habibulla who got 49.
Young Michael Katwaroo received the best bowler award with 2 for 45. However, Richmond Hill will be looking to return the favor this trip, and will be bolster with the inclusion of former Guyana national player Sudesh Dhaniram—set and ready to make his Richmond Hill debut in the upcoming Eastern American Cricket Association tournament, which is schedule to start in early May.
The Games are being sponsor by Hafeez Ali of Rockaway Roti Shop, located in Ozone Park and Andrew Harripaul of Windies Restaurant and Bar located on Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village.
Richmond Hill (New York): Shameer Sadloo (capt.), Deryck McDonald (v.capt), Sudesh Dhaniram, Zaheer Sadloo, Debo Sankar, Wahid Ward, Imran Ali, Ramphal Bactowar, Prashad Mahadeo, Fidel Soonandan, Michael Katwaroo, Alim Abrahim, Ronald Evelyn, Mahendra Seeram, Jerry Heligher, Ricardo Misir, Steven Misir and Royo Sankar.
Vikings (Canada): Chris Vernon, Hemnarine Chattergoon, Durand Soraine, Abdool Samad, Ian Baldeo, Fazil Sattaur, Tyrone Roberts, Azib Ally Haniff, Zahir Haniff, Mohan Hariar ,Hardik Kotar, Amzad Ally Haniff , Jason Patraj, Ray Wali, Paul Prashad, Sanjay Budhu, Manager Bhowan Persaud and Coach Azad Shaw.
P.S. We at www.newyorkcricket.com will try to bring you a live scorecard of the games.