Foreign Teams Dominate First Day Of NYSCL 2015 Legends Cup
By James Persaud
July 3, 2015
The foreign teams, Guyana Floodlight and GSCL Masters from Guyana and the Ontario Masters from Canada dominated the first day of the NYSCL 2015 Legends Cup competitions. GSCL Masters had a big win over Better Hope, when they reply to a score of 146 and win in 15 overs for the loss of one wicket. Earlier in the first game of the day they beat New York Muslim League Masters.
The GSCL Masters captain Mahendra Hardyal had the highest score of the day, he scored 83 not out against Better Hope. The Ontario Masters scored the highest total team score of the day, they scored 233 for 6 against Seaview Masters and won and they loss earlier to NYSCL Legends, but claim the game by default.
Shiv Seeram and Jaimini Singh also had very good scores, Singh scored 72 and Seeram had 71 against Seaview Masters. Guyana Floodlight won against Albion Masters and Brooklyn Legends. Sydney Jackman had the highest score for Guyana Floodlight with 50 not out against Brooklyn Legends. With one more qualifying game remaining, all three teams already with two wins are close to securing a playoff spot.
With ten teams vying for the championship, and only the top four teams moving into the playoffs. This will make the Saturday morning encounter with all the teams with at least one win very interesting. The four qualifying teams will play the semi-finals on Saturday afternoon and the winners will for the championship on Sunday in Roy Wilkins Park staring from 11am.
In the All-Stars competition, the Independence Cup, NYSCL All-Stars dominate the Group II, winning against NYMSA All-Stars and NY Cricket Doctors. While in Group I, new comer Mercenaries control this group with two wins, winning against New York Enforcers and Friends of Ajay.
Guyana All-Stars and New York Enforcers with one win each are the only other winners in Group I, while in Group II, New York Cricket Doctors and Queens All-Stars claimed a victory each. In the Independence Cup competitions, two teams will move into the playoffs in each group.
The eight teams will play the last qualifying games on Saturday morning and move into the playoffs in the afternoon. The semi-finals winners will play the finals on Sunday starting at 1pm in Roy Wilkins Park.