NY Mayor's Cup
Brooklyn Cricket League
Travel Treat Defeat Middlesex by 7 Wickets
August 30th, 2009
On Sunday August 30th at Seaview, Travel Treat won the toss and ask Middlesex to take first strike on a damp pitch. Middlesex found themselves in trouble losing opener Che Logie for a duck in the first over of the match, then it was Treldon Mc Millan for 3, lbw to Zarbar slower delivery. Middlesex continued to lose wickets consistently, thanks to some questionable umpiring decisions from umpire Whatley.
Donwell Hector Windward Islands player batted responsible with a patient and well constructed innings of 64, Lester Benn was the only other Middlesex batsman to offer any resistance with a patient 28 not out. Middlesex 147 all out from 38.5 overs. Bowling for Travel Treat, Saqib 3 for 48 from 8 overs, Asim 2 for 18 from 8 overs and Shawaiz 2 for 26 from 8 overs.
Travel Treat 151 for 3, they were helped with some unpenitrative bowling from fast bowlers Casper Davis and Dominic Audain, contributing 15 wides to Travel Treat total. Zafar made an aggressive 61 not out, and Asim batted responsibly for a well constructed 45, bowling for Middlesex, left arm spinner Lester Benn 2 for 18 from 5 overs, Travel Treat 151 for 3 winning by 7 wickets
Diplomats vs. Grenada
The two teams met in the regular season and Diplomats lost by 41 runs to Grenada. As always playoff time tell a different tale and brings out the beast you. Diplomats skipper Andre Kirton won the toss and asked Grenada to take first strike. Grenada started with a bang, hitting 71 off there first 10 overs.
Diplomats manage to fight back. In the 40th overs Grenada could only manage 223 runs for 8 wickets after their great start. Batting for Grenada: D. Cuffie 53, K. George 68 not out, L. Richards 18. Diplomats bowling: A. Kirton took 3 for 48 off 8 overs, H. Lewis 2 for 37 off 8, K. Lake 1 for 43 off 7.
As the sun starts to set, diplomats took strike hoping to knock off the runs in a timely manner. That would seem a daunting task, as Grenada had different plans. Basdeo and Prince looked good hitting boundaries regularly. Then basdeo was trap L.B.W.
Prince was then bowled and diplomats was struggling at 40 for 2. Kirton and Ramphal were at the wicket and the two have a good batting season when together in the wicket. They continue to bat well together, until Ramphal felt daisy from hit collision earlier in the field. He went off and in come wicket/batsman Smith.
Kirton and Smith made good use of the gaps in the field and took all the singles and doubles they could, with the odd boundary every over. The two put on 52 partnership and too the score to 125 for 2 before Smith was caught at long on. Keon Lake was caught behind for 3 and Ramphal came back to the crease but only got 15 more runs added to his score. Diplomats was 170 for 6, when Kirton told the umpire that he couldn’t see the ball because its was well pass 7:30 and sunset was now sundown. The umpires said that we must bat on. Kirton was then bowled for 85 and fast bowler Lewis followed.
Twenty minutes later the game was called off, after fans, player from both the batting and bowling team and executives from the Brooklyn Cricket League started arguing that the game should been stop along time ago. Batting for Diplomats: A. Kirton 85, S. Ramphal 34, S. Smith 12. Bowling for Grenada: D. Alexander 3 for 36 off 8 overs, M. Baptiste 2 for 33 off 5 overs. Diplomats 177 for 7 off 31 overs.
Diplomats won after light was called and had a .1 run rate higher than Grenada.
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