League Week Three Results Division 1
USA Captain, Massiah, Single Handedly Destroys
West Indian Alliance With A Superb 186 Not Out
May 31, 2009 – Beach 32nd St., Bayswater Park, NY
knock of 186 not out by USA Captain, Steve Massiah, single handedly
destroys West Indian Alliance in a regular season 40 overs match
(reduced to 38 overs) played Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Beach 32nd
St., Bayswater Park, NY
235 runs for victory, United Sports Club found themselves in serious
trouble very early in the match at 37 runs for 5 wickets and one
stage and then at 77 runs for 7 wickets, against a very formidable
opponent in West Indian Alliance.
Massiah (top) and Mark Gomes (below) in action.
Alliance paceman, Lincoln LeBlanc, was on fire, capturing 4 quick
wickets and was ably supported Alliances’ other paceman, Ricky
removed the dangerous Vishal Nagamootoo for 4 runs in his first
over. Nagamoottoo had scored two centuries is as many matches prior
to this one.
at 77 runs for the lost of 7 wickets, it was only a matter of time
before the West Indian Alliance pacemen mopped up the United Sports
Steve Massiah had other plans – one of them being to go after
the West Indian Alliance bowlers with everything he’s got.
over, he hammered paceman LeBlanc for 22 runs.
went on to score 186 not out and was ably supported by Dupaul Singh
who made 7 runs not out.
added 158 runs for the eight wicket and steered their team, United
sports Club, to victory – 235 runs for 7 wickets in 33.1 overs.
inning brought back memories of the great Sir. Viv Richards 189
not out against England in 1984 at Old Trafford.
match, Sir. Viv Richards struck 21 fours and 5 sixes and shared
an unbroken tenth wicket partnership of 106 runs with Michael Holding
-- 114 of Sir. Viv Richards runs came from boundaries.
Richards 189 not out at Old Trafford in 1984, from only 170 balls
and out of a team total of 272, is rated by Wisden as the greatest
one-day knock of all time.
match, Steve Massiah scored a 186 not out from only 138 balls. Massiah
struck 24 fours and 4 sixes and shared an unbroken eight wicket
partnership of 158 runs with Dupaul Singh (7 not out) -- 120 of
Massiah runs came from boundaries.
West Indian Alliance posted a respectable 234 runs in their allotted
38 overs. Kawal Persaud 61 runs, Ricky Toussaint 47 not out and
L. Ettiennie 26.
for United Sports Club, Steve Massiah 2 wickets for 22 runs, Sunil
Singh 2 wickets 28 runs and Dave Mohamed 1 wicket.
United Sports Club made 235 runs for the lost of 7 wickets in 33.1
overs. Steve Massiah 186 not out.
for West Indian Alliance, Lincoln LeBlanc captured 4 wickets for
54 runs with his 8 overs.
Sports Club won the match by 3 wickets.
Best Rising Star To Register Their Fist Victory
Rising Stars took first strike after winning the toss and made 194
all out from 39.3 overs. C Williams top scored with 86 not out.
He got contributions of 28 from R Bisram and 17 from C James.
Mark Gomes picked
up 4 wickets for 26 off 8 overs. Alaine Mahase and Inshan Ali chipped
in with 2 wickets each. Vikings got off to a disastrous start in
their replying losing 3 quick wickets. Captain Mahendra Kanhai however,
made 68 and along with Inshan Ali 60 not out, having shared in a
150-run 4th wicket partnership and set up a comfortable victory
for Viking reaching 195 for 5 off 31.2 overs.
And Baksh Leads Albion To Thumping Win Over Eagles
After winning the toss and elected to bat first, Eagles scored 204
for 7 off their 40 overs, with N. Ramotar scoring 53 and J. Rojas
48. For Albion D. Pierre had figures of 8-1-18-3 and N. Baksh 8-1-33-2.
In Reply Albion
overhauled the total scoring 206-3 off 37 overs, with N. Manbode
making 79 and N. Baksh 63*. For Eagles R. Ramdass bowled 8-1-37-2.
Players Beat Ramdeen In High Scoring Contest
Ramdeen Sports won the toss and decided to bat first, having only
8 players to play the game. Ramdeen Sports scored a total of 228
runs for the lost of 7 wickets. N. Rampersad made a brilliant 98
runs, unfortunately been run out, his son S.Rampersad made 45 runs
join him and they put on 115 run partnership to put their team in
a more commanding position. Other players to reach double figures
were m Khemraj 19 and S. Samaroo 15.
Bowling for Ramdeen Sports S. Rampersad, M. Khemraj, N. Rampersad,
B. Ramdeen 1 wicket each and T. Ramkissoon 2 wickets. Pure Players
won the game making 230 for the lost of 6 wickets a game they fought
hard to win. Batting for Pure Players K. Khan not out 97, R. Bridgemohan
44, V. Ramnauth 25, and H. Khan 25 not out. Bowling R. Khan and
N. Mohammed 2 wkt each, Fisal and J khan 1 wkt each.
Rockaway Cricket Club Trash Brooklyn/ Queens to go
Rockaway Sports Club 63/1 beat B/klyn Queens Sports Club 60 all
out. B/klyn Queens S. Mngrey 16, P. Sagar and F. Seepersad 13.Y.Jagdeo
4/17-L.Jackman 3/8 and R. Narine 2/13. R. Narine 46*
Magnificent Danny Ramsaroop Along With Ramlall And Khan
Leads Port Mourant Rout Of Melbourne/NY Alliance
Port Mourant continued their winnings ways going to 3-0, blowing
away Melbourne/ WI Alliance by 128 runs. After winning the toss
and elected to bat first, Port Mourant got off to a disastrous start
losing their first 5 wickets with the score just passing 50. However,
their skipper Danny Ramsaroop continued his good form this season
smashing a brilliant even half century having being well supported
by C. Ramlall who made a well played 43. Insaf Khan cameo of 21
in the end ensured Port Mourant reached 178 before they were all
out in the 39th over.
In reply Melbourne/
WI Alliance lost 2 wickets off consecutive deliveries in their second
over and never recovered against the brilliant combination of swing
and pace bowling from Danny Ramsaroop and Insaf Khan. Danny Ramsaroop
claimed 5-22 wickets, while I. Khan, who at times had the batsmen
shivering, picked up 4-16 and B. Sanichar took 1 wicket. Danny Ramsaroop
has so far had a brilliant season scoring over 120 runs, being dismissed
only once and taking 11 wickets in 3 games.
Summary: Port Mourant 178 All Out (D. Ramsaroop
50, Ramlall 43, I. Khan 21)
Melbourne/NY Alliance 50 All Out (5 Wickets for Ramsaroop, 4 for
Returns With Half Century To Lead Hempstead To Victory Over International
Hempstead 252 All Out (H. Khan (Mouth) 62, Gobin Deosarran 50, Leon
48 Not Out, Gerald Singh. Toons 7-0-49-4)
194 All out (Salamon score in the 60s, Andy Harrichand 4 wickets,
Jhonny Lall 3)