Brooklyn Cricket League
New York Youths vs Middlesex CC
On July 27th at Seaview Ave, New York Youths vs Middlesex CC, Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat. Middlesex opened the inning with Donwell Hector, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Windward Islands batsman, along with skipper Mark Audain, former St. Vincent and Windward Island youth player.
The crowd was treated to some elegant, powerful, and classy batting by the opening pair, at 106 runs, Mark Audain was brilliantly caught by Michael Katwaroo on the deep square leg boundary going for a maximum, he went for a well composed 44 (8 x 4s), Donwell Hector continue to dominate the youngsters, playing the ball to all parts of the field, he was driving through the covers off the front and back foot for boundaries, when the spinners flight the ball, he would dance down the pitch and hit the ball out of the ground, his brilliant, magnificent knock came to an end with he danced down the wicket and missed a well flighted ball from young off spinner Leon Mahabir, and was brilliantly stumped for 196 runs, (18 x 4s, 14 x 6s). The only two batsmen to get into double figures was vice captain Rod Michael with 17 not out and Owin Earle 13. Middlesex 335/6 from 35 overs.
Bowling for New York Youths, off spinner Leon Mahabir, 8 overs, 57 runs, 3 wickets, skipper Randall Wilson, 7 overs, 96 runs, 2 wickets and R. Permaul, 6 overs, 53 runs, and 1 wicket. New York Youth was skittle out for a poultry 114 runs from 22.1 overs. Skipper Randall Wilson played brilliantly for 39 (3 x 4s, 2 x6s), Jason Hall a well composed 27, Permaul with 11 was the only batsman to get into double figures.
Bowling for Middlesex, medium pacer, Richie Ruplal bowled with an immaculate line and length produced figures of 6 overs, 29 runs, 5 wickets, left arm medium pacer, Sherwin Bazil 3.1 over, 19 runs, 2 wickets, and former Jamaica youth fast bowler, Denva Passley bowled with genuine pace, 8 overs, 2 maidens, 28 runs, 1 wicket, young Vincentian wicket keeper Afron Byam was brilliant behind the stumps, with some excellent wicket keeping, he had 4 dismissals, 3 stumping and 1 caught at the wicket. Middlesex winning by 219 runs.
Panthers vs Middlesex
On July 28th at Marine Park C, Panthers won the toss and elected to take first strike, at the end of their 35 allotted overs, Panthers was 170 all out, Salman Ahmad, batted well for a well played 53, Salik Iqbal an elegant 24, Ijaz Butt a gritty 23 and Shahbaz Najam a busy 18.
Bowling for Middlesex, off spinner, Alston Bacchus produced a magnificent spell, 6 overs, 35 runs, 4 wickets, Donwell Hector bowling his off spin, produced an economical, 7 overs, 1 maiden, 19 runs, 2 wickets, young St. Lucian off spinner Darren Denis, 7 overs, 39 runs, 2 wickets, Kavir Singh bowled with immaculate control, 6 overs, 26 runs, 1 wicket, and skipper Mark Audain who opened the bowling, bowled with good pace and accuracy, 7 overs, 30 runs, 1 wicket.
Middlesex 172 for 5 wickets from 25.2 overs. Middlesex opening pair, Donwell Hector, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Windward islands player, and skipper Mark Audain, former St. Vincent and Windward Islands youth player, produced another century opening partnership, Hector playing the aggressive role and Audain playing the sheet anchor role. The spectators was treated to a master class inning by Hector, he played the ball to all parts of the field, playing basically every shot in the book, he was severed on the Panthers spinners, playing several lofted shots over extra covers for boundaries, Mark Audain was the first to go when the score was 112 runs, he was out caught in the covers, trying a lusty hit, he made a patient and responsible 32 (3 x 4s).
Middlesex lost 2 quick wickets, Alston Bacchus and Tegana McKenzie both went for ducks respectively, with the score on 150. Donwell Hector was brilliantly caught on the deep long off boundary by Shabaz Najam for a magnificent 112 runs, this was his 2nd consecutive century in as many days, following up his 196 vs the NY youths, (12 x 4s, 4 x 6s), Joseph Ledwridge 13 not out and Afron Byam 3 not out saw Middlesex home, winning Panthers by 5 wickets.
Bowling for Panthers, Nousherwan Adil bowling his left arm fast medium, 5.2 Overs, 36 runs, 2 wickets, and young off spinner Mohammad Azhar, 4 overs, 44 runs, 2 wickets. Middlesex ending the round robin season with impressive record of 9 wins and 2 losses.