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Nationals Make Easy Work of Warriorz To Take Second Championship

By Shamella Ulla

June 15, 2019


On Sunday, June 9, 2019, under blue skies in Roy Wilkins Park Nationals take on Warriorz in the final of the NYSCL President Cup division IIA. Nationals won the toss and decided to bat first, their opening pair of Murphy Ramnath and Ricky Deosaran took the crease to loud cheers from their supporters. Ramnath did last long at the crease he was out bowled in the second over by Shiv Jagbeer without scoring.

This brings Steve Ramlakan to join Ricky Deosaran at the crease. After adding 10 runs Steve Ramlakan was out caught of Rishi Baldeo for 7 runs. Nationals captain Faizul Ulla stepped to the middle and had a long and serious talk with Ricky Deosaran, Nationals was in some early trouble. This pair added a partnership of 71 runs and Nationals was back in the game with 96 runs after 10 overs.

When play resume after the water break, soon after Ramlakan was out for 65 caught of Rishi Baldeo and soon after Ulla was bowled by Gavin Shivprashad for 24. Ameer Ally and R. Persaud steady the innings with some timely hitting and this frustrated the bowlers. Ameer Ally scored 5 runs before he fell to Baldeo. A. Latchman hit Rasheed Rafeek for two towering boundaries before he was bowled by Baker for 18.

Hafeez and Samad were run out without scoring and R. Persaud was left on 34 not out and K. Ramjet had 6 not out after 20 overs with a total of 187 for 9. Rishi Baldeo was the pick of the bowler for Warriorz with 3 for 21. Warriorz was in early trouble and never really recover and was bundled out for 83 in 13.1 overs. Only Rasheed Rafeek reached double figure for Warriorz with 40.  

Hafeez took 3 for 14, Faizul Ulla had 2 for 6 and Murphy Ramnath took 2 for 34, Ramjit and Singh each took one wicket. Nationals took their second championship after winning the last championship in 2018 season. Nationals will now set their focus on the Triple Crown. Nationals would like to thank all their supporters and members for their success.

Deosaran (left) and Steve Ramlakan after completing a century

Nationals beat Strauss Boys

By Shaleema Ulla

April 19, 2019


On a beautiful but cloudy day, Nationals take on Strauss Boys at 150 Rockaway Park. Strauss Boys won the toss and elected to field and let Nationals bat first. Nationals opening pair of J. Bisal and R. Deosaran putting on a partnership of 33 runs before J. Bisal was out for 10 of the bowling of Navin Ambeeka. Steve Ramlakan join R. Deosaran at the crease and they started to hit boundaries, it was a fine display of power hitting as the ball raced to the boundary regularly.

They put on a partnership of over 200 runs before the second wicket fall. R. Deosaran ends up with a heavy 106 runs caught out by A. Sadik. His first century with Nationals and Steve Ramlakan ends up with a whopping score of 109 not out and his second century with Nationals.

Strauss Boys batting second, and they lost nine wickets in their allotted overs and a total of 109 runs. Chris Singh top score with 31 and C. Azeem supported with 22. Bowling for Nationals Ajay Singh, Kumar Ramjit, and Vicky Ramsaywack ended with 2 wickets each in the victory.

NYSCL 2018 Twenty20


Division IIA Champions Nationals, players and supporters celebrate

Twenty20 Division IIA Champions, Nationals Crushed Seal Team

By Shaleema Ulla

October 24, 2018


Nationals and Seal Team came into the final playing unbeaten in the qualifying rounds. On a windy and cold day at 150 Rockaway Park. Nationals won the toss and decided to bat first. Their opening pair of skipper Faizul Ulla and Murphy Ramnath batted patiently to put on a partnership of 68 runs. After Ulla was out bowled by Ravin Gopaul for 17, the next batsman was Steve Ramlakan.

Ramlakan scored 7 runs before he was out caught of Darren Singh, Ajay Singh joined Ramnath at the crease and had a chat. It looked as if Ajay Singh had a game plan, as he looked comfortable stroking the ball with power and scored a quick 21 runs before losing his stump to Ravin Gopaul. Murphy Ramnath was the next to go caught of Alvin Gopaul for 28. Darren Singh returns and had Ameer Ally out caught for 3.

With two new batsmen at the crease Adrian Latchman and Abdool Hafeez, they would see Nationals to end of their allotted overs and a total of 134 for 5. Adrian Latchman scored 2 not out and Abdool Hafeez ends with 5 not out. Bowling for Seal Team Darren Singh took 2 for 17, Ravin Gopaul claimed 2 for 15 and Alvin Gopaul had 1 for 13.

In Seal team reply Nationals had them in early trouble after picking up their first wicket in the second over. Nationals never eased the pressure on the batsmen and after ten overs the score was on 37 runs. But it was not over for Seal team, this team has batting depth and they were hoping they can get a partnership going.

Nationals with very good slow bowling from the pair of Abdool Hafeez and Ajay Singh, Seal Team found themselves in plenty of troubles. Their innings ended in the nineteenth over with a total of 86. The only batsmen to reached double figures were Ravin Gopaul with 15, Alvin Gopaul 14 and Safraz Mustafa scored 11.  Ajay Singh picked up 3 wickets for 10, Abdool Hafeez had 3 for 14 and Ameer Ally 2 for 22. 

Nationals played well and deserved to be the 2018 Twenty20 Division IIA champions, given the weather and the playing conditions. Thanks to all our supporters and looking forward to playing great cricket next year. Congratulations to the entire Nationals organization and all its members.


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