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Country Boys Outlast Untouchables On Opening Day of Mini World Cup
By Ivor Chan
Sept. 16th, 2009
On the first day of New York Softball Cricket League 2009 Mini World Cup competition sponsored by Mike Bansi, Country Boys defeated Untouchables in a closely contested game. The result was not known until the 40th over of the game. Untouchables batted first, putting up a good score of 131 runs for 9 wickets in their 20 overs.
Their batting attack was spearheaded by Sunil Panday (46 runs), Danny Seepersaud (31 runs) and Augustus Gordon (16 runs). The pick of the bowlers for Country Boys were Ivor Chan 6 wickets for 11 runs and Ricky Edwards with 2 wickets for 6 runs.
Country Boys began their chase with Garcia Leacock (15 runs) and Tony Fernandez (35 runs) scoring often with boundaries and quick running between the wickets. Other good contributions with the bat came from A. Austin and Derrick Edwards 11 runs each, Y. Giddings 12 runs and Ricky Edwards 13 runs. A tremendous spell of bowling by R. Chunilall (6 wickets for 22 runs) of Untouchables that kept his team in the game; also Danny Seepersaud 1 wickets for 19 runs and R. Barron 1 wickets for 16 runs.
Bowlers kept Volcano Bats quiet for their first Twenty20 victory
In addition Stanley Lloyd 2 overs for 10 runs and new member Shane Manbodh 2 overs for 6 runs were both stingy as well. New member Quacy Duran showed exceptional talent in his bowling spell he finish with 2 overs, 6 runs, 1 wicket. The star bowler for this game was Deryck Basdeo, Sunrise new captain. Deryck took two maiden wickets in his first over, and another in his 3rd over. Deryck bowled 3 over, 1 maiden 5 runs, and took 3 wickets, which sealed the faith for Volcano batsman.
Most importantly Sunrise captain Deryck Basdeo bowled at the 7th spot was very instrumental in rotating his #1 to #6 bowlers. He did not leave any one of his bowler to be exposed for too long. His strategy on not allowing Volcano batsman to see too much of one Sunrise bowler was vital in keeping a low scoring. This made Volcano batsmen not relaxed and they was never able to settle at the batting crease. Volcano managed to score 69 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20 overs. W. Husain made 18, V. Persaud 10, and it was a remarkable safe batting by Rajin Suku (6 runs), and young K. Singh (5 runs) to save their wickets to the end.
Sunrise reply but their opening pair did not fear well. Sunrise found them losing their opening pair quickly at 11 runs. The spirit of the Volcano emerged quickly, with all players looking vibrant with optimism that they have a game on hand.
However, Deryck Basdeo and Shane Manbodh quickly turn the pressure back on Volcano by paring up a 50 runs partnership. Shane showed the twenty20 quick run batting style by hitting fours and sixes brought about tremendous jubilation to the Sunrise members. Skipper Deryck Basdeo contributed a patient 14 run knock retire so he can see his new player bat showed class.
Shane continued with his onslaught of Volcano bowlers bringing Sunrise an opening day first victory for the start of the twenty20 competition. Shane scored a quick 33 runs knock which include 2 fours, 2 sixes, and 3 doubles. His batting dazzled Volcano bowlers and propelled Sunrise to 71 runs win in 9.3 over for the loss of 3 wickets. Mentionable Volcano bowlers V. Subryan 3 overs, 22 runs, 2 wickets; W. Husain 2 overs, 12 runs, 1 wicket.
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