NY Mayor's Cup
New York Softball Cricket League
Hustlers Steal The Finals From Cavaliers
By James Persaud
June 25th, 2009
On a day when almost every thing seems to be going south, Kris Shobai held his cool and bat to almost the end in making sure his team brings home the championship in the 25 over competition. The game got a late start and had to be reduced to a 20 over affair.
Cavaliers bat first and could only manage to reach 95 in their allotted overs.
In reply the Hustlers batting suffer an early set back as they loss the wicket of their in form batsman Pooran Beria who scored an unbeaten 102 in the semi finals. The Cavaliers bowlers kept the game close as they bowled a good line and length on the wet surface. The game could have been much closer had it not being for some poor fielding and a few drop catch by the fielders.
After Cavaliers grabbed a few early wickets and things was looking a little rough for Hustlers. Their skipper Kris Shobai who finds himself in this position before was still at the crease and the responsibility was left on his shoulder for Hustlers. Kris batted with class and common sense playing yet another responsible inning; he was well supported by Ravi Mohan who was awarded the man of the match. Hustlers reached the required target with one over to spare.
XI defeat Volcano
With Essequibo XI batsmen at the crease and thirteen overs finish the game was well placed in the balance and could have gone to either team. Volcano needed a few early wickets when play resumes, but with the rain coming Carlos Johnson had a game plan of his own. Johnson struck the ball to all part of the field and make sure that the game was finish well before any rain could spoil his victory parade. Johnson finishes with a top score of 59 runs and was given the man of the match award.
Kept the Championship
Champions scored 140 and in reply Young Brothers who had depend on their batting in most of the game just came up short this time.
In this game Vishnudat from Champions was award the man of the match for his fine all round performance with the bat and ball, he top scored with 32 runs and took 1 wicket for 12 runs in four overs.
In the game between Master Blaster and Titans in the division IB finals no decision was made because the game was stopped by rain.
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