It was a run fest at Beach 58 on Saturday June 19, with some 536 runs being scored in 59.2 overs, as Blue Warriors and Village Rams squared off in 4th round action of the New York Masters Cricket Association. Winning the toss and batting first, Village Rams compiled a score of 266 for the loss of 5 wickets. Auldie Brown was top-scorer with 77 while other contributions came from Paul Salmon (56), Keith Sang (33*), and Josh Burnett (30*). Sang and Burnett produced a partnership of 62 runs in the last 5.3 overs of the innings. Not much of a bowler’s day, but Mike Lewis managed 2 wickets for 58 in the Village Rams innings.
Blue Warriors immediately took up the challenge in their turn at bat with opener Devon Spencer taking 24 runs from the first, and Earnest Brown’s only over of the game. Spencer eventually fell for 61 in the eleventh over after an opening partnership of 106 with Mackie Nurse, who fell later for 48 at 134 for 3. The final innings partnership of 97 runs in 8.1 overs between captain Dwayne Gomes (58*) and Andrew Worrell (52*), saw Blue Warriors reach their target with 4 balls to spare. Sang returned best bowling figures of the match (6-0-34-3).
In other matches, Caribbean Masters beat Bleachers by 5 wickets at home in Bridgeport, CT; Lions King beat West Demerara by 6 wickets in the final over of the game; Jolly XI made easy work of All-Pro Masters in their game against at Idlewild; and Crusaders got the better of Everest at Beach 32 B.
Summary of Masters Scores for Saturday 6/19/10:
Blue Warriors v Village Rams (30 Overs) @ Beach 58
Blue Warriors won by 6 wickets
Village Rams 266 for 5 in 30 Overs (A. Brown 77, P. Salmon 56, K. Sang 33*, J. Burnett 30*, I. Grizzle 21, C. Doman 20; M. Lewis 2-58)
Blue Warriors 270 for 4 in 29.2 Overs (D. Spencer 61, D. Gomes 58*, A. Worrell 52*, M. Nurse 48, C. Phillip 20; K. Sang 3-34)
All-Pro Masters v Jolly XI @ Idlewild (223rd St)
Jolly XI won
Score details not available
Crusaders v Everest @ Beach 32 B
Score details not available
Demerara v Lions King (30 Overs) @ Beach 32 A
Lions King won by 1 wicket
West Demerara 203 for 9 in 30 overs
Lions King 206 for 4 in 29.4 overs (R. Ricketts 46*, K. Pryce 37, M. Robinson 37, M. Rodrigues 27, R. Singh 23)
Caribbean Masters v Bleachers (35 Overs) @ Bridgeport, CT
Caribbean Masters won by 5 wickets
Bleachers 208 for 8 in 35 overs (C. Walker 37, P. Heywood 34, E. Thomas 23; L. Reid 3-39, R. Wilson 2-39)
Caribbean Masters 212 for 5 in 34 overs (W. White 68, R. Lynch 36*, J. Levine 31, C. Smith 20; E. Loten 2-40, A. Hutchinson 2-36)
Except for a make-up game on July 10, there will be an extended break in New York Masters cricket until July 17, when the 5th round continues. This break was necessitated because of the Independence Holiday weekend and scheduling around other League and Inter-League events and activities.