NY Mayor's Cup
Metropolitan Cricket League
Villagers Make Light Work Of Cosmos
Sept. 14th, 2009
In Metropolitan Cricket League 35 Overs Competition semi finals played Sunday last. Westbury beat Progressive at Westbury High School while Villagers easily got past Cosmos at Floyd Bennett Field. The final is scheduled for Sunday September 20th at 11:00 am at Floyd Bennett Field.
At Floyd Bennett won the toss in overcast conditions and invited Cosmos to take first strike. From the start it was slow going for the Cosmos batsmen on a wicket that bounced unevenly at times. Gordon justified his captain’s decision to bowl first when he found the edge of Keddy Lesporis’s bat in the third over to have him well caught by Gonsales in second slip with the score on twelve. Dennis Evans and Donald Bennett put on a constructive 36 in 7 overs for the second wicket before Bennett went in similar fashion this time the catch was taken by Peters after the ball bounced out of the hands of Gonsales.
Evans then found a useful partner in skipper Dixeth Palmer and the pair added 50 for the third wicket. With the score on 98 Evans went; he overreached at a well flighted delivery from Ewart Gayle and was brilliantly stumped by wicket keeper Akeem Dodson for a well played 45. Proverbs joined Palmer for another 50 partnership before Palmer was out stumped by Dodson off right hand off spinner Maurice Powell. Ahmed Proverbs (44) and George Adams (30) made some attractive strokes in the waning minutes to give Cosmos what looked like a respectable 219 for 6 in 35 overs.
The pick of Villagers bowlers was Tailsman Gordon (6-1-35-2) and Rashad Marshall (4-0-38-2) they were well supported by Ewart Gayle who took one wicket for 37 runs off 7 overs and Joel Persaud who bowled his allotted 7 overs for 28 runs.
Cosmos, Villagers started slowly openers Akeem Dodson and Kevin
Charles progressed to 11 after 5 overs thanks mostly to Sham Ali
whose first three overs coat a mere three runs eventually bowling
seven overs for 19 runs. Charles was the first to go attempting
an injudicious shot off Adams only to sky the ball to wide mid-on
where he was comfortably taken by Proverbs for 6 with the score
on 15. Glen Hall joined Akeem Dodson and the two while offering
several chances to Cosmos took the score to 90 before Dodson was
run out attempting a cheeky single. Glen Hall then shifted gears
dispatching the ball to all parts of the boundary helping himself
to 107 not out with three fours and six sixes. He found useful partners
in Marshall (8), Gonsales (29) and Peters (8 not out). Hall made
two centuries this season against Cosmos and five overall this season.
Villagers finished 224 for 4 wickets after 32 overs recording another
emphatic win against Cosmos this season.
continues to dominate Progressive
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