Chaos as NYSCL All-Stars Head to 2015 Orlando Cup Final
By James Persaud
March 7, 2015
The Orlando Cup, first installment was not without some confusions, as one of the semi-finals end without a winner, in the game between New York Dream and Guyana All-Stars. In the other game NYSCL All-Stars got the better of Orlando All-Stars after a Super Over game. NYSCL will now wait as the organizing committee make a decision as to who will play NYSCL in the final.
Orlando All-Stars bat first and scored 134 all out, this score looked well within the reaches of the New York team. But the home team from Orlando was not going to let it be easy, and after the regulation allotted overs the scores was tie.
The Super Over rule was put in effect and NYSCL All-Stars prevail and will now wait to see who they will match up with in the final. Batting first in the Super Over game, NYSCL scored 6 runs with Andrew Gonsalves getting 5 not out. With a packed stands of home crowd, Orlando was confident and Andrew Gonsalves took the ball.
Gonsalves off break bowling was on target, Orlando got off the mark with a double and then Gonsalves send back the next two batsmen without adding to the score to end the game.
NYSCL All-Stars reached the semifinal by defeating Richmond Hill in the first game Friday morning. NYSCL All-Stars bat first and set Richmond Hill a target of 189 for 6. Amar Singh top score with 109 not out. When it was Richmond Hill turn at the crease, Amar Singh return with the ball to claim 5 for 37 and NYSCL won the game by 18 runs.
In the Friday afternoon game NYSCL All-Stars did battle with New York Dream team, NYSCL managed to put 162 for 8 in the book. Amar Singh had 37 and Moe Khan chipped in with 32. New York Dream team reply with 165 for 4.Anand Singh top score with 55 not out and Eon Ellis smacked a quick 46 runs in a winning effort.
In the last qualifying game on Saturday morning, NYSCL All-Stars pushed SFSCL All-Stars bowlers to the limit and set a huge score of 244 for 8. Devendra Ramdial scored 64 and Andrew Gonsalves supported with 51. SFSCL All-Stars in reply struggle and only reach 137 all out, sending NYSCL to the semifinal.
SHATTAZ CRICKET CLUB
February 1, 2015
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