NYSCL 25 Over continues as the bats come alive
By James Persaud
April 17, 2014
I have to make a correction from the first week games, last week I had Attackers won versus West Dem based on the report I received. It turn out that West Dem won, Attackers 177 and West Dem 179. In the second week as the weather began to heat up, the batsmen bats became alive as they piled the runs on.
At least seven games had scores well over two hundreds and there were two bowlers who claimed hat-tricks. With five weeks remaining in the qualifying games there are still plenty avenues for teams making the playoffs?
DIVISION IA PREMIER
In the Premier division Assassins (195) defeated Corriverton (121) for their second victory of the season. Assassins will take on Untouchable this Sunday and will be looking to keep their winning streak alive. Untouchable defeated East Coast to keep them winless for the season. United Stars (131) sneak by Attackers (127) with one and a half over to spare. West Dem (187) made it two in a row by defeating United (125).
Airwave sends Sheffield to their second defeat in as many games, Sheffield (118) Airwave reply with 120 for the loss of 7 wickets. Anup Manger top score with 27 and Bascomb grabbed 3 for 21 for Sheffield. Liberty Knight keeps their winning streak alive by downing Essequibo at Seaview. Flasherz 83 for 5 had an easy day at the park, beating NY Allstars (82) in a low scoring matchup.
Titans got their first win of the season by defeating Sunrise. Renegade and Horizon fought a close battle at Seaview. Renegade batting first could only muster 136 for 8 of their allotted overs, Horizon reply with 132 all out in 21 overs.
Gunners coming in from the Bronx in their pin stripes were as sharp as the gun slingers. Triumph won the toss and played good host and asked the visiting team to bat first. Gunners got off to a fast start with Leon Ramnrine and Kenny Bulkan, with Ramnarine being quiet, Bulkan pound the ball around and picked up a few boundaries in his 35 runs.
After Triumph got the break through, their managed to slow the middle order, but some timely hitting in the late part of the innings saw Gunners posting 223 for 9. Triumph replying was never in the game as wickets kept on tumbling. Only a seventh wicket partnership between Doodram Deopaul (31) and Richardo (19) pushed the total pass the one hundred mark.
Rocket made it two in a row by beating Knight Riders, Nationals, Survival, Apollo XI, Pirates, Soldier Boys and PM Youths all won their games.
Prestige XI batter Better Hope for their second victory, Crown XI keep Chargers winless. Young Brothers beat Chargers XI, Ozone XI storm over Ravens, Wildfire take the victory versus Invaders in a close battle.
Hard Target send Saturn to their first defeat, Buccaneers win versus Ranchers, Magnum keep their winning streak alive by defeating Unity.