And some good
memories of what has become a norm for so many years now as the New
York Softball Cricket league had completed another successful season.
In a season that has lasted almost eight months kudos goes out to
the league sponsors, parks departments, umpires and all its supporters
who have done their part in making this season a success.
In the division IA finals between Hustlers and Mafia, Kris Shobai Hustlers was able to get past the Vicky Sugrim led Mafia to clinch his first major championship for his new team in his third attempt. Nigel Briglall won the man of the match award for his all round batting and bowling effort in securing the win for Hustlers.
Moves from Cellar to Penthouse
Cotton Field won the toss and asked Triumph to bat, Triumph scored 95 for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Vishnu scored 22 runs which earn him the man of the match award; Balram Singh 13 and Robin 12 were the other leading scorers. Ramesh grabbed 3 wickets for 14 runs for Cotton Field. This score was well within the reaches of Cotton Field and they immediately went about their batting with an approach believing that the championship was all theirs.
Well Triumph had
a different approach as they knew that this was their last chance
for a championship in the 2008 season, they had many team meetings
on the field and set a very defensive field placing whereby restricting
the batting side from scoring runs easily.
When play resumed Triumph knew they had to get a few quick wickets and used their bowlers in short spells making changes regularly while the Cotton Field batsmen batted poorly making careless shots and getting out. Cotton Field loss wickets regularly and it was left with the last pair at the crease and still needing another 28 runs to win.
The last pair added 24 valuable runs before another careless running mistake in the nineteenth over bringing the game to an end for a heart breaking defeat and a superb and well deserved victory for the Triumph team. Massod top score with 13, Harold and Kalif made 10 runs each, bowling for Triumph Kenny took 3 for 16 and Khemraj, Ganesh and Boodram each took 2 wickets.
Mere Zorg stop Young Brother from Triple Crown
Meten Mere Zorg player Nayal Singh won the man of the match award for his all-round performance scoring 32 runs and grabbing 2 wickets for 19 runs.
International Repeat as Division IIB Champions
Ravens batting first scored 105 all out and the Ravens bowlers return with the ball and put on quiet a show restricting the Cricket International batting. With one ball remaining and the score tie Cricket International batsman was able to steal a single on the last ball of the game when the wicketkeeper made a throwing mistake. Sudesh Deodat won the man of the match award for scoring 29 runs in a winning effort for Cricket International.
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