Eastern American Cricket Assocation
A brilliant all-round performance from the veteran Derrick Kallicharran who took 3 wickets for 13 runs off his allotted 8 overs and made 59 not out that contained six fours and four sixes; enabled Enmore Cricket Club to defeat the over rated Centurion Cricket Club last Sunday at Lido. Enmore by virtue of this win took them to the first place going into the play off in the B division of the EACA competition.
Centurion in winning the toss opted to take first strike and opened their batting with former the classical S. and US under 19 player Trevor Singh
Ramjohn. Both openers was batting fluently despite a few dropped catches until Jason Thomas was introduced into the attack and accounted for the first wicket, that of Ramjohn LBW for 48 (7×4 & 1×6) K. Jairam was the next in and did not survived long and was also out LBW to Thomas. In came the talented cricketer Troy Doodnauth who started very cautiously.
Kallicharran was introduced into the attack and had Sing dancing down the track only to be deceived and stumped by stand in wicket keeper Nicky Joseph for a well-played 50. O. Myrie came in next and after driving Kallicharran for a beautiful for was out in Kallicharran’ next over caught for 10. As wickets started falling with Kallicharran accounted for the next two batsmen. Troy must have felt that his team needed him to step up the tempo. In attempting to do after hitting a six and couple of fours, he was out caught by Asif Ali on the long off boundary off the bowling of Leroy Jackman for a well-played 41.
Centurion was then bowled out for 216 runs off 36.2 overs.
Batting for Centurion:
S. Ramjohn – 48, T. Singh – 50 and T. Doodnauth – 41
Bowling for Enmore:
Jason Thomas 2 for 54, Derrick Kallicharran – 3 for 13 and Leroy Jackman 2 for 16.
Enmore in reply opened their batting with the dependable Safraz Ali and Mark Gomes. Safraz was the first to go via the LBW route pushing way in front for 35 that contained 5 fours. Nigel Bridgelall was the next in and he stick around for a while. Mark Gomes was the 2 wicket to have fallen via LBW for a well played 30 that contained 4 fours. Nicky Joseph was the next to go, caught for 1 and Charlton Senior following suit, caught for 11. In came the veteran, who showed it is not too old to play this glorious game of un-certainties as long as you are fit. After taking a peek at a few deliveries, Kallicharran opened up and started to hit some glorious boundaries, one of them was an effortless 6 over the cover boundary that went a long way.
Enmore sensing victory with the partnership of Nigel and Kallicharran, suffered a bit of setback, when Nigel was out LBW for 37, playing a tired shot. Captain Saheed Mohamed then came in, struck 3 four and 1 six before he was out caught off a long hop.
Asif Ali came in and went back in a flash to the pavilion when he was out LBW for a first ball duck. Jackman joined Kallicharran and the two of them saw Enmore to victory at 219 for 6 off 36.3 overs.
Batting for Enmore:
D. Kallicharran 59 Not Out, S. Ali – 35, M. Gomes – 30, N. Bridgelall -37 and S. Mohammed – 21
Bowling for Centurion:
N. Nandan – 3 for 30, S. Ramjohn 2 for 47, V. Persaud 2 for 25, T. Doodnauth 0 for 45.
Enmore will now play NY All-stars in the semifinals this Sunday at the beautiful Lido field.
Enmore would also like to thank their sponsors Rishi, Achievers Realty, Johnny’s Restaurant & Bar, New Millennium transmission and its members especially Saheed and Shanaaz for making sure that the food is cooked, water and cool aid is readily available every Sunday.