NYSCL 2018 Twenty20


Survivorz Vice-Captain Asgar Khan in action

Asgar Khan Unbeaten Century Overpowered Golden Stars and Survivorz advances to the playoffs

By Mahendra Hariraj

October 3, 2018


The inform veteran all-rounder Asgar Khan brilliant batting saw him a spectacular century of a 101 runs not out against Golden Stars. Sunday’s 20 overs match in Brooklyn between Survivorz Cricket Club and Golden Stars will be a notable day for Asgar Khan as his batting singlehandedly dominated the encounter for his team. Golden Stars won the toss and elected to bowl first; as Survivorz had a must-win situation to secure a playoff position.


It was evident from the get-go, Asgar was not going to allow Golden Stars’ bowlers to settle. Runs rocketed as boundaries were the mode of the Survivorz batsmen.  Asgar Khan led the onslaught, belting the Golden Stars bowlers all over the beautiful green Seaview venue as the hundreds in attendance marveled on the batting extravaganza.  On the other end, Ralph Ogle partnered in the exhibition with a 21 runs inning graced with two elegant fours (2 X 4s) while the other batters added the final glamour to the total.


Golden Stars needed wickets to contain a massive total and introduced D. Peters who take three quick wickets. However, despite the fall of couple wickets, Asgar continued his batting dominance, cruising to a 101 not out with five top-class fours (5 X 4s) and seven sensationally-powerful sixes (7 X 6s).  Survivorz ended their allotted 20 overs with a commanding 180 runs for 7 wickets.


Golden Stars batsmen were zealous about chasing the 181 runs target, but Survivorz quickly halted their hopes. Ryan Taharjit and Munieram Samaroo pace were too much for a deflated Golden Stars batting lineup. Taharjit fiery bowling grabbed 3 wickets for 23 runs while Samaroo swing bowling secured him figures of 3 wickets for just 14 runs. While Asgar Khan spin bowling took 1 wicket for merely 5 runs.


Golden Stars only notable batsmen were Jamal Hurry with a valiant 19 runs before being ran-out, Glendon Fraser with a fighting 23 runs not out and Kiran Ramnauth with a spirited 16 runs. Golden Stars only managed a total of 86 runs all out in 15 overs as they crumbled against the pacers and some great fielding that included 3 clinical run outs.


Survivorz comprehensively defeated Golden Stars by a 94 runs margin. Golden Stars did not even trouble the sole 101 not out runs century of Asgar Khan – as he starred with both bat and ball. Survivorz quarter-final match is scheduled for next Sunday against Flasherz XI.


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Survivorz skipper Afraz Alli collect his winning trophy in the last competition

Survivoz’s Robindra Singh 101, Ralph Ogle 80 and Afraz Alli 71 crushed Legends bowlers


By Mahendra Hariraj

July 19, 2018


As the cricket and summer season intensifies, so did the batting of Survivorz Cricket Club against Legends in the NYSCL 25 overs competition on Sunday at the lush green Garrison Park Brooklyn. Survivorz amassed a total of 338 runs led by Robindra Singh 101, Ralph Ogle 80 and Afraz Alli 71.


Survivorz won the toss and without any hesitation elected to bat first. The innings was led my captain Afraz Alli and Asgar Khan who took an early batting blitz to the depleted Legends bowling unit. Afraz Alli muscled the ball consistently to the boundaries with some overpowering shots. Asgar Khan on the other end, played a supportive role rotating the strike but did not shy away from also dismantling some ordinary bowling.


The duo blasted the bowling all over the park with Afraz Alli quickly putting together a magnificent 71 runs innings graced with 7 towering sixes and 5 aggressive fours. Asgar Khan cruised to a neat 34 runs innings with 2 classy sixes and 3 scintillating fours. The duo put on a total of 112 runs for the first wicket partnership before Afraz Alli being caught on the mid-wicket boundary.


Legends felt at easy seeing the openers back in the dugout, but veteran’s wicketkeeper batsmen Ralph Ogle did not spear them from the batting onslaught. Ogle played a dominant inning of 80 runs with 6 handsome sixes and 5 top-class fours. Survivorz batting continued with Robindra Singh, who had a sweet tooth for the weary bowlers. Robindra made a brilliant century with a clinical batting performance.


His century demolished the Legends bowling attack and accelerated Survivorz innings. Robindra (Vick) batting exhibition entertained the huge crowd with the true art of great batting. He mastered an innings of 101 runs with 9 expansive sixes and 8 extravagant fours. Survivorz comprehensive batting performance seals a record score of 338 runs for 7 wickets in just 24 overs. The only respected bowling figures came from Legends' pacer Kevin grabbing 3 wickets for 61 runs in his allotted 5 overs while the remaining bowlers were brutalized by Survivorz batsmen.


In reply to Survivorz mammoth 338 runs batting extravaganza, Legends batsmen needed something magical to chase this score. However, Survivorz took strong command with the ball and fielding. Many of the Legends batsmen were quickly dismissed without troubling the scores. Survivorz bowling was led by Andy Persaud whose pace was too much for the Legends opener sending him back to the pavilion with the first ball of the innings.


Asgar spun a web around G. Narine who made 20 runs, and Hariraj leg-spin spun sharply beating the defense of Alfraz Majeed for 15 runs. Meanwhile, Ralph Ogle out-foxing Bayo Kalika who made 24 runs and ending with figures of 2 wickets for just 10 runs. Legends batting reply only managed to score 112 runs all out and was comprehensively beaten by 226 runs.


Survivorz victory marked a record in the 2018 softball cricket season in the New York Softball Cricket League. Survivorz next two encounters are against World Boss and Richmond Hill, and Survivorz will be looking to continue their dominance.

Afraz Alli (left) big hitting and Videsh Kolandawel 69 not out down Mafia

Survival Shock Mafia As Videsh Kolandawel Stars with a match winning 69 not out

By Mahendra Hariraj 

April 27, 2017


Last Sunday, Survival Cricket Club took on Mafia Cricket Club at the 150 Rockaway venue in the New York Softball Cricket League, President Cup 20 overs competition. Survival was reckoned as the underdog but had something special to show Mafia. Survival stunned a deflated Mafia XI with a huge win chasing down 155 runs in just 16.1 overs for a mere loss of 3 wickets.


Survival won the toss and sent Mafia to bat on a beautiful wicket. However, an overly confident Mafia struggled to score against some decent bowling from Survival. At halftime, only managing 43 runs for 3 wickets. Mafia innings picked up momentum in the second half with Thameshwar Boodhai making a much needed 54 and Dharmpaul Singh 20 supporting a final total of 155 for 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Survival bowlers Chris Singh, Maheshwar Naidoo and Aftab Sadik grabbing 2 wickets each.


Survival batting reply was led by the aggressive Videsh Kolandawel. Survival batsmen were simply destructive and trashed Mafia bowling all over the park. Videsh played an anchoring role but dominated the innings with a marvelous 69 runs not out compiled with 3 massive sixes and 6 expansive fours.  His batting took the bliss away from Mafia as he pushed Survival to victory.


Ryan Taharjit muscled a quick 15 runs along with Afraz Ali big hitting 14 runs not out, polished a comprehensive win for Survival. Mafia only managed to secure 3 wickets with best figures coming from Dharmpaul Singh and Dane Glasgow taking 1 wicket each. Survival defeated Mafia in handsome style - destructively chasing down the total ending on 156 runs for 3 wickets in 16.1 overs. Live the Passion, Survival Love Cricket.


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