EACA 40-overs Tournament
Atlantis cricket club allowed an almost positive win to fall through the crack, or American Cricket Society showed Atlantis a way to win and the latter failed to take it. Either way, the W goes into the Everest/ACS’s winning column and Atlantis drops to 2-2 in their first four games of the season. The only redeeming factor is their nemesis ACS has also lost two matches thus far, in the 2014 EACA season.

Everest/ACS winning the toss and electing to bat first scored 243 for 9 in their allotted 40 overs, with veteran Amjad Khan scoring an intelligent 64 (9x4s, 1×6) batting at number four. He was supported by an energetic knock from opener Tamesh “Cambio” Balwant registering 63 (10x4s, 1×6) before falling caught and bowl to Atlantis’ skipper Alex Amsterdam. Deonauth Baksh added a supportive 37, before a lapse of concentration had him stumped by substitute keeper Jason Greaves. The pick of the Atlantis bowlers was Casper Davis, Jr. making his return to Atlantis after missing a few matches, and capturing 3 for 47 off his 8 overs. Thakur Singh had figures of 3-0-16-2, with Jonathan Foo 8-0-39-2. Alex Amsterdam and Greg Robinson each had one wicket.

Atlantis in return made an exciting exit from winning the match, posting 240 for 7 off their 40 overs. Top scorer was Atlantis’ skipper Alex Amsterdam with a patient 63 (7x4s), before being c&b by Aun Merchant in the sunset of the waning overs. Supporting knocks came from Ron Andrew, 35 (2x6s, 3x4s), Kavishwar Bridgepaul, 34 (5x4s). Jonathan Foo, 27, Michael Noble, 23, and Greg Robinson, 16, rounded out the major run contributions.

Trevor “Mr. Dependable” Walke with figures of 8-0-44-3 was the main architect dismissing Atlantis’ three top order batsmen. It is the veteran Walke who is more Atlantis’ nemesis, than it is Everest/ACS. Another veteran Zamin Amin with figures of 8-0-60-2 was the closer. Despite his 30 runs per wicket average, it was Amin who had the ball last in his hands, when Atlantis was desperately in search of 14 runs off the final four deliveries. Despite being tagged up for a six followed by a four, Amin was composed and more than capable enough to bowl a very smart an unplayable final delivery to Greg Robinson.

Everest/ACS showed Atlantis a narrow crack of light, through which they fell into the losing column.

This Sunday, Atlantis visits All Stars at Brentwood, while Everest/ACS hosts Liberty at Lido Beach.