NY Mayor's Cup
PSAL Varsity Cricket
Aviation Flying High
In the 2009 season twenty-three high school participated, divided into five divisions: The Bronx, two divisions in Brooklyn, and two divisions in Queens. The season commenced on April 18th and concluded its regular preliminary matches on May 30th. Newcomers High School came out on top as the # 1 seed while John Adams and William C Bryant were seeded second and third respectively. Playoffs are presently in progress.
The teams in the playoffs are the five division winners and the eight next best seeded schools. Teams were seeded as follows: Newcomers #1, John Adams #2, William C. Bryant#3, Hillcrest #4, Martin Van Buren #5, Richmond Hill #6, FDR #7, Lehman #8, Abraham Lincoln #9, DeWitt Clinton #10, Midwood #11, Prospect Heights #12, and Aviation #13. Inhe first round of the playoffs the three top teams got a bye. The other ten teams were matched as follows: #8 vs #9, #5 vs #11, #4 vs #13, #6 vs #10, and #7 vs #12.
Aviation High School (#13) started their 'high flying' by upsetting Hillcrest H.S. (#4) in a low scoring game played at Baisely Park , Queens. Throughout the regular season games Hillcrest were know for their relatively high scoring, whereas Aviation's scores were on the much lower side. It was thoughts by the pundits that Aviation would be "eaten alive' by the much superior Hillcrest. Were the pundits wrong! Aviation created its first upset by downing Hillcrest on June 2nd. Highcrest took first knock and scored a paltry 38 runs which were easily knocked off by Aviation, losing four wickets in that effort.
Saturday, June 6th, Aviation clashed with Martin Van Buren High
School in their Quarter Final match. It was a game that saw fortunes
seasawing from one team to the next. The more than average size
crowd was put on the edge of their seats as the excitement in the
game was sometimes too much to bear. One time your team is ahead,
the very next moment you are the underdog. It was like watching
an IPL game from South Africa. For those of you readers who watched
the IPL know what I am referring to.
will now meet in the Semi Finals with the winner of the Newcomers-Abe
Lincoln clash which will be staged on Monday, June 8th, at Baisely
Park Cage. In another Quarter Finals game played at Baisely Park
South William C. Bryant High School defeated Richmond Hill H.S.
The result of the other Round 1 contest, FDR vs Clinton was not
known at the time of this writing. This winner will meet John Adams
H.S. in the other Quarter Finals. Semi Finals are set for June 10th.
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