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ICUSA WINTER LEAGUE CRICKET TOURNAMENT 03/08/10


Royals with two more wins are the Tournament leaders.

With three rounds of Saturday evening matches remaining to identify the ICUSA 2010 Winter League Cricket Tournament’s semi-finalists, “Royals” enhanced their chances of being one of the semi-finalists, by defeating “Magicians” and “Sparky Lady” last week-end. “Sparky Lady” defeated the “Magicians” who had a bad night loosing both of their matches.

Royals vs. Magicians.

“Royals” batted first and scored 133, after an excellent opening stand of 56 between Mahadeo Prashad and Sean Thompson. The other batters built on that start with Derek Mc Donald blasting 30 runs of the last pair partnership of 42 with Blair. The “Magicians” were only able to get one dismissal as the bowlers were unable to contain the batsmen. In reply the “Magicians” were dismissed for a paltry 54 as the batsmen found the “Royals” bowling almost unplayable. There were 5 dismissals that reduced the score by 25 runs. That was a luxury which the “Magicians” could not afford. For the “Royals” Sean T. had the remarkable figures of 2 overs 3wickets for minus 9 runs while Mc Donald conceded only 3 runs in his 2 overs spell. Overall, the “Royals” achieved a clinical win with all their players combining to create a spectacle of an impregnable cricket team.

 

Sparky Lady vs. Magicians

The “New York Magicians” suffered their second defeat of the evening when ‘Sparky Lady” comfortably won the game. ‘Magicians” batted first scoring an inadequate 93 runs. The bowlers kept a tight leach on the batsmen who were never able to get the momentum needed to get the score moving at an acceptable rate. In reply “Sparky Lady” amassed 119 with all of their batsmen appropriately applying themselves. The feature of the innings was that there was no dismissals as the batsmen approached the target sensibly. “Magicians” seemed demoralized loosing 2 matches. “Sparky Lady’s win gave them a moral boost as they entered the next match against the strong “Royals”.

 

 

Royals vs. Sparky Lady

In this encounter “Royals” defeated “Sparky Lady” with ease. “Sparky Lady” took first strike, and scored an inadequate 100 runs which was not a challenging score for the “Royals” batting machine. “Royals” bowled very accurately and they made scoring difficult throughout the innings. In reply “Royals” scored an imposing 139. In the process they did not loose a single wicket and their batting effort was punctuated by pleasing professionalism. McDonald ended the inning with a flourish, as he smashed 42 runs from the last 3 overs of the innings. The “Sparky Lady” bowlers tried their best but they were unable to stem the constant flow of runs. The fielding left a lot of room for improvements. The portly gentlemen of the “Sparky Lady” team opted, in vain, to use their feet, in lieu of their hands to intercept the flat drives from the bats of Mc Donald and Prashad as bending to stop the ball seemed too tedious a task for the fun loving guys who were representing the “Lady”.


At this the three-quarter stage of the Tournament the team’s performances in the Tournament are:

 

 

ICL Standings

 

Team

Games

Wins

Loss

Points

X

Royals

8

7

1

14

 

Stripes

7

4

3

8

 

Galaxy

6

3

3

6

 

Sparky Lady

8

3

5

6

 

NY Magicians

6

2

4

4

 

Stars

5

1

4

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

Clinched Playoff Spot

 

Top Eleven Batsmen


Player

Match

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

BF

SR

Team

X6

Derek McDonald

8

8

8

189

42

189.00

117

161.54

Royals

 

Prashad Mahadeo

8

8

7

164

28

164.00

105

156.19

Royals

1

Ryan Persaud

9

9

9

140

32

140.00

113

123.89

ICUSA Stripes

 

Cameron Mirza

7

7

4

121

29

40.33

110

110.00

ICUSA Stripes

1

Waseem

7

7

4

105

27

35.00

90

116.67

Sparky Lady

3

Kawal Persaud

7

7

3

104

34

26.00

89

116.85

Galaxy

 

Ryan Gulvary

6

6

2

103

28

25.75

48

214.58

Galaxy

2

Mark Gomes (S)

8

8

7

98

22

98.00

99

98.99

Royals

 

Haider

5

5

2

86

24

28.67

66

130.30

NY Magicians

1

Kareem Latif

7

7

5

86

24

43.00

81

106.17

ICUSA Stripes

1

M. Mirza

8

8

4

85

20

21.25

95

89.47

Sparky Lady

1

 

Top Eleven Bowlers

Player

Match

Overs

Runs

Wkts

BBI

Econ

SR

Team

Sean Thompson

7

14

62

10

3/-9

4.43

8.40

Royals

Mark Gomes (S)

8

16

94

8

2/3

5.88

12.00

Royals

Mustahsan Mirza

8

16

140

7

3/7

8.75

13.71

Sparky Lady

Derek McDonald

8

16

86

7

2/-1

5.38

13.71

Royals

Ryan Persaud

9

18

113

6

3/-10

6.28

18.00

ICUSA Stripes

Cameron Mirza

7

14

91

5

1/6

6.50

16.80

ICUSA Stripes

Kareem Latif

7

14

143

5

2/18

10.21

16.80

ICUSA Stripes

Anush Tharnari

4

8

59

5

3/2

7.38

9.60

ICUSA Stars

Theron Blair

5

10

64

4

3/-1

6.40

15.00

Royals

Andy

2

4

8

4

3/-11

2.00

6.00

NY Magicians

Mike Anas

3

6

37

4

3/4

6.17

9.00

NY Magicians