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Rising Stars - Premier Elite Champions

Victorious Rising Stars.

By Darshan Chickery
September 22, 2009 | Comments
Rising Stars trashed Dynasty by 76 runs to take their first ever championship in the Premier Elite division in the West Indian Softball Association’s (WISA) 30 Over competition last Sunday at Dr. Charles Drew Park.

The much awaited final was supposed to be a one- sided affair according to New Yorkers and Dynasty supporters. On the other hand, Rising Stars’ boys and their Connecticut contingent came to prove that their dismantling of Wild Bunch in the semi final was no fluke.

After a brief pre-game address by representatives from WISA, Rising Stars batted first and immediately lost the wicket of Tin Tin with the innings’ first delivery bowled by Vish Persaud. Kawal Persaud joined Rakesh and the two batted painstakingly slow for the next five overs before Rakesh was bowled by Ricky Narine for 2 in the sixth over. Rising Stars were 11 for 2 at the end of the sixth over.

The talented and reliable Kawal was joined by Adrian. They batted cautiously until the fifteenth over when Adrian was run out for 13 just before the break. Rising Stars had scratched their way to 44 for 3. A relatively decent position given that they had lost only three wickets.

Kawal and Reynold batted with calculated risk after the break and managed to push the score to 68 before Kawal was caught off the bowling of Ricky Narine for a patient knock of 28. His inning which would turn out to be the game’s most important one contained a single four, fourteen singles and five doubles.

Rising Stars lost wickets constantly but managed to score an average of five runs an over during the innings’ last ten overs. Other than Kawal’s innings of 28 and Adrian’s 13, Reynold, Chris and Ravi Achaibar had scores of; 14, 15 and 9 respectively. Dynasty’s Vish Persaud was excellent with 2 for 10 from his six overs. He was nicely supported by Vick Subkaran with 2 for 15, Ricky Narine 2 for 18 and Mo Khan with 2 for 24.

When Rising Stars inning closed at 118 all out in exactly the allotted 30 overs, Dynasty appeared to have the upper hand on paper in winning this game and the chance of winning their first ever 30 Over championship in the Premier Elite division. All they had to do was score just under four runs per over.

The unfamiliar pair Nayan Rudra and Vicky Subkaran opened the batting for Dynasty. If that was an indication of what was in store for the most star studded team in WISA, no one saw it coming. Rudra was bowled by Narendra Ramtahal’s (Pepsi) third delivery of the inning. Little did Dynasty knew, that was the beginning of a swift dismantling of their batting line up by Pepsi. Not to disappoint his fans that took the two hour drive from Waterbury CT, Pepsi removed Prasana Malipal with the very next ball. Dynasty was two wickets down for one run after the first over. Other than a brief 15 runs partnership between Vicky Subkaran and Khemraj Narine (Buns), Dynasty could not negotiate Pepsi and was bundled out for a meager 42 in 14.1 overs.

Pepsi was superb with exceptional bowling figures of six wickets for nine runs from six overs. He clean bowled five of his six scalps. M. Mulla, Ravi Achaibar and Reymond all took one wicket apiece.

The Man of the Match was awarded to Pepsi for his stellar bowling performance. Rising Stars will be out to make it two in a row by trying to take the 20/20 championship. That competition is currently being played.

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Posted by Asgar Khan on Sept. 28th, 2009

Let me put this in perspective cricket is a game of glory and uncertainty and we the lover of the game witness a well played final. The umpires and opposing captain didn’t complain and I’m not sure you Niron can determine what is pelting. I do make statements regarding pelting, but that doesn’t mean that I’m correct. I advice you for the best interest of cricket let’s respect an individual who performance exceeded any expectation, thank you.
Posted by Mohamed Shaw on Sept. 28th, 2009

We learn from Corner Tiger,,,,,,Besides have you ever seen any ass trashing,,Thanks Niron for the comments--we did \'nt know u care
Posted by Slim Bro on Sept. 26th, 2009

Darshan, great job and thank you so much for a well written article; members of the Rising Star CC appreciate it very much.
Posted by Mohamed Shaw on Sept. 25th, 2009

Hey pepsi was naturally \"pelting\" and how comw you didnt expose that as you would with other teams.
Posted by Niron Khan on Sept. 24th, 2009

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