Survival Too Good For Alliance
By Mahendra Hariraj
May 17, 2013
Survival took on Alliance at 150 Rockaway North Venues on Sunday May 12, 2013 where cricket was a heated exhibition. Survival won the toss and batted first only to find themselves in deep trouble as the young Alliance blowers’ took full advantage of a devilish wicket. Survival top order batsmen were faced with an uphill task to bat on an uneven wicket that seems unplayable. As a result, the score was 34 for 4 with Chris Ragnauth and Videsh Kolandawel joining each other at the crease.
Both Chris and Videsh at the batting crease dug in with their batting and partnered with some meaningfully and needed runs. Chris Ragnauth frustrated the bowlers as he stubbornly tick over the scoring cards. As the game meandered and tension piled up in between the fans, Alliance felt they had Survival by the collar but Chris Ragnauth persisted with a weary innings that included some neat batting.
On the other hand, Videsh swiftly basted a desirable 28 runs that showcased some scintillating shot that started to form the runs total. In the latter overs, Chris Ragnauth was energized as his fellow teammates voices were seeking for quick runs. Despite, the top-order of Survival’s batsmen back in the pavilion, Ravindra Dwarka orchestrated a batting display with 23 runs with some top shots.
Batting support also came from Afraz Alli and Rafiq Sattaur as the partnered with Chris Ragnauth at the crease. Chris completed his innings on 48 runs with some relived and typical classy shots. Survival built a respectable final total of 159 for 9 wickets in their 25 overs primarily to the statesmanship and battling innings of Chris Ragnauth.
Alliance main bowling contributions came from N. Rambharos who utilized the uneven wicket well in his 5 overs 19 runs for 4 wickets and N. Tiwari 5 overs 1 maiden 15 runs for 3 wickets. The Alliance bowling units displayed a neat effort but Survival batting unit is evenly equipped throughout the order to take on challenges.
At half time, Mrs. Naz Sattaur and family prepared refreshments for the players and speculators in the celebration of Mothers’ Day. As everyone relaxed and enjoyed the interval, Survival was reassured of its strengths as it was evident in the togetherness and jubilation.
On resumption of the game, Alliance felt confident about chasing the 159 target but Survivals’ warrior and lion instincts were prepared to defend the total. Ryan Taharjit spare-headed the bowling attack with 5 overs 1 maiden for only 10 runs while grabbing 3 wickets as he made batting very uncomfortable for the Alliance batters.
Veteran bowler Mohammad Nazir also unveiled a bowling showcase of 4 overs for 12 runs while demolishing 3 batsmen wickets which paralyzed the Alliance runs search. Survival fielding was superb with Rafiq Sattaur at square leg taking a nice catch and very active in saving runs, Asgar Khan on the midwicket boundary also taking a neat catch, while Mahendra Hariraj patrolled the point region taking a sweet catch and running out one of Alliance batsman.
Alliance was restricted to 63 for 9 wickets before a member of their team unwarranted removed the stumps – probably in despair or to express his audaciousness. The officiating umpires explained to Survival that the match was awarded to them on the premise and context on the incident.
The only respectable batting came from R. Jagroop making 15 while extras were a central scorer in the 63 total due to uneven nature of the wicket. Survival takes great pride to be a unit of the NYSCL league and in doing also always embraces the mantel of good-spirited cricket. Survival completed their 5th consecutive victories and continues to press forward on a positive note for the playoffs. Live the Passion, Survival Loves Cricket.
Survival Defeated Crown XI For Fourth Straight Victory
By Mahendra Hariraj
May 10, 2013
Survival Cricket Club continues its victorious momentum as they comprehensively defeat Crown XI. The contest between Survival and Crown XI was very enticing as both teams sought to deflate the other’s cricket winning hopes. The cricketing history between these teams has its moments and the urge for providing a point to each other is always an imperative showcase.
With this in mind, the cricket took center stage; Survival winning the toss and unhesitatingly elected to bat first at the 150 & Rockaway venues. Survival seized control of the game very quickly as their batting strengths proved too explosive and dynamic for a weakened Crown XI bowling unit. Survival’s batsman Asgar Khan made it his prime duty to occupy the crease and build a sound platform for the innings.
In such, Asgar graciously constructed a neat 42 runs inning that expensed some average bowling from the Crown XI bowlers. Crown XI was powerless against the batting exhibition, and Asgar took full advantage blasting 4 gorgeous sixes and 3 classy fours. Asgar continues to impress with his consistent batting and places great value on his contribution as he mentioned in a post-match conference.
Survival’s batting exposition was a daunting spectacle for the overly confidently Crown XI unit. As the nagging and weary chattering from the Crown XI players and spectators tried to disrupt Survival’s focus-runs and lots of them were the Survival’s rebuttal. Rishi Baldeo also took benefit in the mediocre bowling and handsomely guided the batting flow of the innings. At this point, runs were scored very briskly with least one boundary in every over.
Rishi manufactured a powerful knock of 37 runs with 2 muscling sixes and 3 eloquent fours. As the batting display carried on, Afraz Alli also appetizingly scored an explosive 42 runs with 2 towering sixes and 5 brilliant fours. Survival was on the verge of making a grand total as the Crown XI bowlers stood helplessly with no artillery in their bowling to stop the alarming runs surge.
Survival batting extravaganza was then graced with a fine and well made 24 runs from Parasram Singh with some classic shots. Ryan Taharjit also made a fiery 25 runs with some huge hits and thrilled the spectators. Parasram and Ryan’s partnership finalized the batting innings to end Survival with a grand total of 232 runs in their 25 overs.
Crown XI bowling were composed of a fighting spell from A. Hazeez 5 overs 42 runs for 3 wickets and B. Singh crafting 4 overs 1 maiden for 27 runs with 2 wickets. Crown XI bowling was not its normal strengths but valiant efforts also came from S. Beharry 4 overs 48 runs for 2 wickets and S. Alli also contributing with 3 overs 1 maiden for 26 runs for 1 wicket.
With the runs already on the board, Survival was confident in defending the 232 runs target but Crown XI was equally optimistic as they are known for having a strong batting line-up. Crown Xi batsman R. Alli made a fine 30 runs that was starting to look threatening as he fought a losing battle. The Survival bowlers were tactically given short bowling spells with strategic field settings that restricted the runs momentum of the Crown XI as wicket fell at key intervals. S. Persaud made a well played 24 runs that was partnered with M. Ramoutar making a calculative 27 runs that gave the chase some hope.
Despite the courageous batting efforts from Crown XI batsmen, Survival bowlers’ bowled with lot of pride and heart. In such, Ryan Taharjit bowling 5 overs 1 maiden for 23 runs and taking 1 wicket and veteran Mohammad Nazir restrictively bowling 5 overs for only 20 runs that caused all sort of problems for the Crown XI batsmen. Videsh Kolandawel also made batting difficult as he crafted 4 overs 2 maidens for just 11 runs taking 2 wickets.
At this point, Crown XI optimism of winning was an unquestionable realization as defeat was an imminent result for them. Rishi Baldeo also contributed with 4 overs for 27 runs grabbing 1 wicket and Asgar Khan completing an all-round performance with 2 overs for just 15 runs and also sneaking 1 wicket.
Crown XI last hopes were pending with Ramotar and J. Hussain at the crease with only the bowlers to follow. J. Hussain made a battling 17 but Raqif Sattaur had different plans in mind to finish the batting struggle of Crown XI. Sattaur unraveled a bowling spell of 3.4 overs for 21 runs taking 3 wickets. The Crown XI batsmen found it extremely difficult to negotiate some top-class bowling as Sattaur spun a web around the remaining batsmen. Crown XI innings was halted at 152 all out in 23.4 over.
Survival commenced their 4th match against Crown XI successfully in an empathic style. Survival comprehensively defeated Crown XI by 80 runs with well-played cricket and top-class performance of professionalism. Despite the intensive battle of cricket between Survival and Crown XI, everyone was treated to a great match.
Survival team was also very satisfied when they were joined by Crown XI players after the match concluded as the message of cricket is about building brotherhood and respecting each other while having fun. As the players shared thoughts and refreshments with each other- I objectively feel the NYSCL have set the right tone for cricket. Live The Passion- Survival Love Cricket.
Survival Extinguishes Wildfire And Videsh Kolandawel Torched 70 Not Out
By Mahendra Hariraj
May 3, 2013
As the NYSCL 25 overs competition heated up, Survival blasted Wildfire in a brisk run chase of a 192. Videsh Kolandawel explosive batting an inning of 70 not out paved the way for an exhilarating match. The contest took place at the Roy Wilkins Park with Wildfire winning the toss and electing to bat first. Wildfire started their batting tenure in a very enterprising manner by taking the attack to the Survival’s bowlers.
Wildfire batsman A. Persaud seized the moment at the crease scoring an inning of 52 runs with some expansive shots that excited the speculators. K. Sukhu also embellished a knock of 35 runs
not out with some delightful shots to compile a par total. Wildfire other respectable batting contributions came from Albert Baldeo 15 runs and L.
Durgana crafting a well made 23 runs to post a 194 total in 25 overs.
Survival bowling unit faced the first challenge of the 2013 cricket season as they exhibited figures as follows: Ryan Taharjit 5 overs for 18 runs, Rishi Baldeo forcing a full spell of 5 overs for 33 runs including 2 wickets. Meanwhile, the only bowler that caused an obstacle for the Wildfire batsmen was Videsh Kolandawel crafting bowling stats of 5 overs 2 maidens 13 runs for 1 wicket. Despite Survival’s bowling strengths, Wildfire expensed Terry Bacchus’s 5 overs for 37 runs while grabbing 2 wickets and Asgar Khan composing his bowling of 3 overs for 22 runs taking 2 wickets.
Survival batsmen were optimistic and eager to chase the 194 runs target but Wildfire was prepared to make inroads in the Survival batting efforts. Chris Ragnauth made a brief innings of 11 runs before retiring hurt to a leg injury whose fitness is at question for the upcoming battle between Survival and rivalry Crown XI. Nevertheless, the contest was on and Survival was pressed for quick runs. The task of quick runs and fast scoring were humbly accepted by Videsh Kolandawl and Asgar Khan as they build a partnership. Asgar Khan knowing to play his classy leg flicks agonized and punished the bowlers with his inning of 54 runs. Khan’s batting fete included 3 huge and exquisite sixes and 4 flamboyant fours.
As the game drew closer, constant runs at a speedily rate was imperative in-order to chase the 194 total. From this point, Videsh Kolandawel took full responsibility in his batting to propel the run rate and keep abreast with the required runs. In light of the burdensome pressure, Videsh casually kept his composure and unveiled a batting elation for the speculators and team members.
The Wildfire bowlers’ found no solution to counter Videsh’s batting artillery. As a result, Videsh assaulted the Wildfire bowlers in all directions of the scenic park. Videsh blazed an explosive
innings of 70 not out that entailed 7 gigantic sixes and 4 fantastic fours. Survival commenced their runs chase successful of a 192 making 194 in 19.4 overs to finish a nail biting
Survival continues its victorious journey as this match was charged with the excellent talent in the Survival cricket club. Survival managements’ lauds its batting dynamics and Videsh and Asgar showcases were an evident example. Survival next match is against Crown XI where the contest is always on.
Live The Passion, Survival Loves Cricket
Survival Defeated Buccaneers with Afraz Alli’s Destructive Batting
By Mahendra Hariraj
April 25, 2013
The second week of cricket season 2013 also was greeted to a batting exhibition by Survival. Survival took on Buccaneers at their home –wicket at 150 Rockaway Park with a chilly breeze and ample sunshine the toss was spun and won by Survival who elected to bat. Survival batting units was led by recent centurion Chris Ragnauth who showed the worrying signs in his hunger for runs. Meanwhile, Buccaneers was very composed as they were also coming off a previous week victory over Flacons.
However, Ragnauth changed Buccaneers bowling composure quickly as he elegantly knock a 27 runs innings before being caught beautifully at square leg. Co-opener Danny Singh also found some meaningful time at the crease to grace an inning of 20 runs. As the batting show progressed, Asgar Khan cemented a stay at the crease that frustrated the Buccaneers bowlers. Khan stylishly scored several boundaries and sixes through the leg side and caressed the ball around the park to score a sweet 44 runs inning.
As the contest carried on, Buccaneers bowlers’ regained some respect by taking wickets at key intervals. Nevertheless, Survival continued to score runs at a fast rate to keep momentum. Videsh Kolandawel also unveiled a batting fete against the bowlers making a composed but swift 42 runs knock. Survival’s batting concluded with the gracious batting of Afraz Alli. Alli’s destructive batting style thrilled the spectators but the Buccaneers’ bowlers found no joy in Alli’s 60 runs inning. Alli rocketed his 60 runs inning with some huge sixes and fours to polish his batting with 28 runs from the final over. Rafiq Sattaur batting effort also helped Survival to build the final total. Survival final total was 247 for 9 wickets in their 25 overs.
Buccaneer bowlers’ endured bowling figures such as Ramesh 4 overs 39 runs 3 wickets V. Sahadeo 5 overs 29runs 1 wicket, M. Seopaul 5 overs 43 runs 1 wicket and D. Bissessar 5 overs 73 runs 1 wicket.
Buccaneers batsmen were very optimistic in their chase of the 247 runs target. In reply Buccaneers’ A. Angad top scored with 17 runs to show some signs of reliance. V. Sahadeo also managed a knock of 12 runs, D. Bissessar 14 runs, A. Singh 13 runs and a fighting inning from B. Melaram scoring 15 runs.
Survival bowling campign was spear-headed by Ryan Taharjit taking 4 wickets for only 24 runs in his allotted 5 overs. V. Kolandawel assisted with some unplayable overs taking 1 wicket for 13 runs with 2 maiden within his 5 overs. Rishi Baldeo and Terry Bacchus also grabbed 1 wicket each in their bowling spells of 3 overs. Buccaneers’ batting halted at 123 runs all out as the final batsman was run out by Mahendra Hariraj.
Survival coasted to a 124 runs victory as they defeated Buccaneers in excellent style. Live the Passion, Survival Love Cricket.
Chris Ragnauth Blasted 115 Not Out To Crushed Caribbean Boys
By Mahendra Hariraj
April 18, 2013
Survival 322 for 8 wickets in their 25 overs was too much for Caribbean Boys’ in their reply of 85 runs all out in 18 overs. Chris Ragnauth and Survival started the 2013 cricket season in emphatic style cruising to a comprehensive victory of 237 runs over a deflated Caribbean Boys.
Caribbean Boys won the toss and elected to bowl against the powerful Survival batting unit. The wicket was very uneven and seems like Caribbean Boys would make a mends of the Survival’s batsmen. However, Chris unbeaten innings anchored Survival’s runs fiesta as he took full charge of the Caribbean Boys’ bowling unit. Chris occupied the crease with some sumptuous and classy batting at a brisk scoring rate which was a worrying sign for Caribbean Boys.
Caribbean Boys’ felt some relief with the early wicket of Danny Singh after constructing an innings of 11 runs. Chris was then joined by Asgar Khan who embellished a quick knock of 20 runs with some fantastic shots before been caught at short mid-wicket. Newly elected captain Rishi Baldeo took an early battering to the bowlers as he greeted them to a fiery 16 runs of 4 deliveries.
As the innings progressed, Chris Ragnauth maintained a runs exhibition as he was joined by Vedesh Kolandawel who found sweetness for the boundaries. Vedesh’s ominous batting attack created mayhem for Caribbean Boys’ bowlers as he out-lashed a batting display of 60 with powering sixes and fours before he was caught on the boundary.
Chris Ragnauth was then companied by Afraz Alli who fabricated a knock of 20 runs at a quick scoring rate. Chris’ batting party continued with Mahendra Hariraj at the crease as the total was already a mammoth platform. Mahendra made a powering 30 runs innings with some brilliant batting shots devastating the Caribbean Boys’ bowlers.
Meanwhile, Chris continued his batting assault against the Caribbean Boys’ bowlers torching an unbeaten century of 115 runs not out including some magnificent sixes and elegant fours that covered all over the lush green venue at 150 Rockaway. Survival remaining batters polished the batting extravaganza with Terry Bacchus supporting with 15 runs.
Survival’s batting exposition battered Caribbean Boys scoring 322 for 8 in their 25 overs. Caribbean Boys bowlers agonized bowling figures with Roy 2 wickets for 40 runs in 5 overs, Irshad 5 overs for 68 runs, Sunil 4 overs for 66 runs with 2 wickets, Vishal 5 overs for 45 runs and Mohan 1 over 10 runs for 2 wickets.
Survival’s was eager to take the field and defend their 322 runs target against the audacious Caribbean Boys. Caribbean Boys’ wishful dream of chasing the target was quick crumbled with Rafiq Sattaur energetically running out the opener of Caribbean Boys with a direct hit from square leg. From this point, the idea of even challenging the scores was a daunting task. Caribbean Boys’ batsmen meander in their chase with Vishal contributing 17 runs, George 14 runs, Mainstream 11 runs, and Tulise 10 runs were main contributors.
Survival’s bowlers were too tactically for the Caribbean Boys’ batsmen as they found difficulty negotiating any bowler. Survival bowling unit started with Mohammed Nazir bowling 2 overs for 10 runs as he troubled the batsmen. V. Kolandawel pace bowling seemed unplayable as he had figures of 2 overs 1 maiden 5 runs. R. Baldeo grabbed 2 wickets off his 5 overs while T. Bacchus orchestrated a bowling display of 4 overs for 3 wickets for 21 runs.
Caribbean Boys batting dynamics was stripped to its core as the all-round performance by Survival was emanating from the bowlers and fielders. Caribbean Boys batting struggle against the huge total of 322 was finalized with the restrictive bowling of A. Khan 2 overs for 11 runs, R. Sattaur 2 overs for 6 runs with 1 wicket and A. Alli taking the final wicket off his first delivery to halt the Caribbean Boys’ innings at 85 runs all out.
As Chris Ragnauth enjoyed the exhilarating feelings of his unbeaten century, the Survival cricket team reflected on their all-round performance as a stepping stone paving the way for the cricket season. Survival completed their opening game with a 237 runs victory in emphatic style over Caribbean Boys.
Live the Passion, Survival Love Cricket