Travis Ross Brilliant Half Century Helps MMZ Secure Quarter Final Spot
Eastern AmericanNews September 19, 2013 admin
Eastern American Cricket Association T/20 Blitz
It was brilliant sunshine at the Flushing Meadows Park when Meten-Meer-Zorg Cricket Club hosted Galaxy Cricket Club led by the calm and relax Sunesh Wazid.
MMZ CC Skipper won the toss and decided to bat first, the skipper himself Azurdeen Mohammed and the dependable Amarnauth Persaud opened the batting for the MMZ boys. In the first over Persaud after struck a sweet cover drive tried to pull a delivery from Rafeek Nazeer just to find the deep backward square fielder.
In walked the flamboyant stroke player USA under 19 cricketer Trevis Ross. He did not waste any time as he started with a glorious cover drive for four. Mohammed was playing the anchor role to his junior mate just admiring the young man. Ross was timing the ball sweetly hitting some fantastic shots; he brought up his fifty with a straight drive for six over long off. Mohammed was batting well when he got a wide delivery from Youdesh Bisnauth and went for a spanking drive and edge it to the keeper. Zaaid Majeed joins Ross and the pair was batting well until Majeed straight drive a delivery with lots of power hitting his partner on the hand at the non striker end and was unfortunately caught by the bowler from the rebound. Rocky Kowchai joins Ross who was looking set for a century. With the score on 130 and Ross on 67, he got a wide delivery from Thakurden Dhanraj and square drove it and was brilliantly caught by the veteran Sobin Ramphal to bring a very attractive innings to an end. Some late hitting by Ajaz Asgarally saw MMZ reached 167 of their 20 overs.
Galaxy started off disastrously loosing Metray Balgobin smartly caught by Zaaid Majeed at mid-off, off the bowling of Rahanul Islam for a duck. The young impressive Rafeek Nazeer came in and played some handsome shots one was an effort less straight drive off Rocky Kowchai for 4. It was Kowchai who would produce a delivery that kept low and cleaned up Nazeer. Vikram Peetam was caught off Kowchai for 10. Krishna Harricharran and Thackurdeen Dhanraj batted well before Harricharran was caught by Andy Mohammed off Majeed. Dhanraj was joined by the talented all-rounder Yodesh Bisnauth and the pair saw their team reach the hundred mark. It was Ghandhi who came in the attack and got the break through when he had Dhanraj stumped off Ejaz Asgarally. The skipper join Bissauth and the pair was looking to take the game away from the MMZ boys however Amarnauth Persaud beat Bissanuth down the leg side and was brilliantly stumped by Ajaz Asgarally. Wazid played well hitting a few huge hits; he was eventually out caught off Gandhi for 20. Galaxy ended up on 147 off their 20 overs.
MMZ CC 167all out off 20 overs, T. Ross 67, R. Kowchai 15 and E. Asgarally 14.
Bowling for galaxy, T. Dhanraj 3 for 19 and M. Balgobin 3 for 30.
Galaxy 147 for 9 off 20 overs, Y. Bissnauth 32, T. Dhanraj 23 and S. Wazid 20.
Bowling for MMZ CC, Andy Mohammed 2 for 18, Rocky Kowchai 2 for 21 and Saumil Gandhi 2 for 30.
MMZCC now on 15 points secured a spot in the EACA T/20 Blitz quarterfinals , Galaxy on the other hand have to wait on the outcome of the other games to gain a wild card spot.
Meten-Meer-Zorg CC (MMZ) would like to thank Sunil and Vanessa of Airwave Air Conditioning Inc., (718-933-1011) for their continuing support and sponsorship.