Eon Ellis Strike Form In Time For Independence Cup
By James Persaud
July 1, 2014
In sports an athlete will always strive to be the best, you give your best and sometimes it is not enough, keep trying and you will do well. Well with the biggest international softball cricket tournament on its way this holiday weekend right here in New York. The NYSCL Independence Cup and the softball cricketers will be looking to be at their best since they will be playing with the greatest.
This will be the tenth annual NYSCL Independence Cup and the local softball cricket fans and supporters can expect three days of explosive cricket, and what a weekend to do it-fireworks on Independence Holiday weekend. Ten teams will be doing battle for softball cricket supremacy, teams from Guyana, Canada, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and the best from the two local New York leagues.
Games will be played in Brooklyn and Queens on Friday and Saturday and ending with the grand finals on Sunday in Roy Wilkins Park Queens starting at 10:30am. Follow the latest updates and scores on www.nyscl.com or sponsors can contact the league if needed.
Here will be two competitions, the Independence Cup for the all-stars players, for any age group and the Legends Cup for players who are 45 years old and over. Each competition will comprise of ten teams and the NYSCL selectors has selected two fifteen player squads from amongst its members to compete. Monday evening as the NYSCL players and managers gathered for the final instructions from the league’s organizers, both skippers looked confident and spoke about playing together as a team.
Ellis the NYSCL All-stars vice-captain has many reasons to feel good coming into the competition, last Sunday his Assassins took on United Stars in the second round of the NYSCL President Cup competition. He came in at number four with his team losing early wickets, and he batted with patience, not normally his style, and later in his innings he smashed the ball to all parts of the park, he wanted to get a big score.
United Stars noted for their bowling, and got no mercy from Ellis, Booby got a couple of wickets but Ellis was on fire and the other bowlers were smacked around. Bhola is a bowler who bowls with pace and usually gets a lot of swing, on this day he only found the big swing of Ellis bat. Brian Manniram with 38 gave good support to Ellis as the two put on a fourth wicket partnership of 110 runs.
After Manniram was caught of Ricky Bisnauth, Bux continued to give the strike to Ellis who smacked 8 sixes and 10 fours in his inning of 107 not out in a total of 210 for 4. When United Stars replied, skipper Bux started his attack with his slower bowlers. This proved to be effective as Ronald Evelyn (3) and Frankie Baichoo (2) claimed five wickets between them to send the batting team reeling.
Jay Ram and Raja Parsram got some bowling in also and with each picking up two wickets United Stars crumbled to defeat in the twentieth over for an even 100 runs. Only Seemangal, Nigel and Kenny managed to reach double figures for United Stars.
All the local competitions will be suspended for the weekend so that the league can run its Annual International softball tournaments.