Queens United Sports Club vs. Suburbia Sports Club
Queens United won by 58 runs.
Queens United won the toss and elected to bat. They were off to a flyer posting 40 runs in the first four overs before losing overseas registrant Andrew Davis, 23 (5x4s). Romain Morris, 58 (4x6s, 5x4s) and overseas registrant Kennel Hurd, 24, made worthwhile contributions. However, overseas registrant Oraine Williams’ 100 not out (3x6s, 13x4s) made the difference in Queens United’s 226 for the two total.

The Queens United wickets fell at 40 and 96. Suburbia’s Cuthbert Mendonca 1/35 and Rohan Knight 1/39 were responsible for the two wickets.

Suburbia lost opener Denva Mahabeer without scoring in the first over. Dean Burrell’s knock of 85 (6x6s, 7x4s) added respectability to the Suburbia total. Cuthbert Mendonca contributed 39 not out in the losing cause. Suburbia posted a total of 168 and lost four wickets in the allotted 20 overs, losing to Queens United by 58 runs.

The Suburbia wickets fell at 0, 68, 139, and 164. Jayden Higgins, with figures of 4-0-36-2, was the pick of the Queens United bowlers.

Man-of-the-Match: Oraine Williams

Barrington Bartley
Barrington Bartley hit a quickfire 43 off 15 balls (5x6s, 1×4). Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Atlantis Cricket Club – NY vs. Villagers Sports Club
Villagers won by six wickets.
After winning the toss, Villagers elected to bowl. After losing its first wicket with the score on just 18, that of Winston Forrester, 10, Atlantis would add another 120 runs before losing its second wicket – overseas registrant Kellon Carmichael, 59 (3x6s, 5x4s).

While Carmichael was posting a half-century at one end, skipper Randall Wilson was cementing his inning by posting 64 (4x6s, 2x4s) at the other end. Overseas registrant Ronaldo Ali Mohammed made a cameo appearance, posting a quick-fire 20 off just nine balls (1×6, 3x4s) before exiting with the Atlantis score on 163.

Atlantis would post just two more runs before the 20th over was done at 165 for 3. The Atlantis wickets fell at 18, 138, and 163.

Villagers set a target of just over eight runs an over, lost its first three wickets for 94 runs at the halfway point. It was a result of some astute bowling by Seth Maughn, 4-0-31-3. However, it was the Villagers bats Steve Massiah with a well-made 75 (5x6s, 7x4s) and a lightning 43 off 15 balls (5x6s, 1×4) from Barrington Bartley, that made the difference. Earlier, Alex Amsterdam had contributed 23 to the Villagers’ winning total of 166 for 4 in 16 overs.

Man-of-the-Match: Steve Massiah

Spice Island Cricket Club vs. Lucas Cricket Club
Spice Island won by one run.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Spice Island posted 140 for five in 20 overs. Clint Chastou, 66 (3x6s, 5x4s), Troy Baptiste, 24, Jeremy Warwick, 20, and Extras, 20, were responsible for the Spice Island total.

The Spice Island wickets fell at 6, 6, 21, 82, and 137. Nalburn Whittiker was the pick of the Lucas bowlers with 2 for 18.

Set a target of seven runs per over, Lucas was off to a rocky start losing its first four wickets for exactly 100 runs. The race was on with six wickets in hand, 40 runs to score, and 53 legal deliveries to do it. However, the Lucas lower-order batters would desert Boston Thomas, 15, adding precisely 39 runs for the loss of the remaining six wickets to lose the match by just one run in 18.3 overs. The Lucas wickets fell at 6, 22, 24, 100, 104, 108, 112, 123, 130, and 139. Jeremy Warwick, with 3 for 27, was the pick of the Spice Island bowlers.

Man-of-the-Match: Clint Chastou

Westbury Cricket Club vs. Spice Island Cricket Club
Westbury won by 44 runs.
Westbury batted first and posted a daunting 183 for 6. Top-scorers were overseas registrant Daniel Beckford who narrowly missed out on a ton as he ran out of partners and overs. His 98 not out included 2x6s and 13x4s. His 66-ball knock was the mainstay of the Westbury inning. Supporting knocks came from Kevin Stoute, 31, Mario Lawrence, 22, and Carlos Green, 12, the only other batters to record double-figure scores. The Westbury wickets fell at 69, 85, 162, 178, 178, and 183.

Bowling for Spice Island, Kenneth Hopkins and Troy Baptiste each snared two Westbury wickets at 19 and 36 runs, respectively.

Facing a target of almost ten runs per over, Spice Island was off to a decent start. They posted 61 runs before losing their first wicket that of skipper Bevis Nyack, 21, followed by Andy Mahase, 20. Damian Reed, 63 (2x6s, 8x4s) off 42 balls was the highlight of the Spice Island at-bat. Apart from the worthwhile contributions from skipper Bevis Nyack and Andy Mahase. The other six batters who stepped to the middle all folded for a combined 23 runs, and the Spice Island inning at 139 for 8 in 20 overs.

The Spice Island wickets fell at 61, 103, 115, 122, 123, 123, 129, and 137. Bowling for Westbury: Ryan Bennett bagged a fiver with figures of 4-0-22-5. His spell included a hat-trick. Overseas registrant Joseph Brown 2 for 25 and Kevin Stoute 1 for 13 rounded out the successful bowling line-up.

Man-of-the-Match: Daniel Beckford

Pioneer Cricket Club vs. Sheffield Cricket Club
Pioneer forfeited the match to Sheffield

Source: NY Metropolitan League’s PRO department

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