New York CL won the toss and batted first at Whitestone Park in the Bronx. At 81 for 2 wickets after only 12 overs CCL was expecting to chase a huge target. But with the introduction of the spinners the scoring rate decreased considerably and wickets started to tumble. Vijay Seonarine at one end and Sarrmad Khan at the other see NYCL all out for a meager 117 runs. Vijay taking 3 wickets and Sarrmad 3.

Commonwealth started with all guns blazing and at one point looking to reach the target without loss. Waheed of the New Star CC made a blistering 49 with 3 sixes and 5 fours. He was matched stroke for stroke by Asif of Yonkers Eagles CC who cracked 37 scintillating runs including 2 sixes and 4 fours.

In the end it was 22-year old Azeem Khan of the Scorpions CC who hit the winning run. He ended up with 27 not out. The average age of the CCL team that played the NYCL was 26 years. The policy there is that the youths must be encouraged.

CCL is anxiously waiting to play the Semi Final against the NYC Parks team next week.

Brooklyn Defeat American League

On 5/1/10 the new season got on the way with the Mayors cup, Brooklyn League VS American League. Match played at Seaview Ave and 80th Street.

Brooklyn League won the toss and elected to bat first. Brooklyn scored 175 for 8 from 20 Overs, Gregory Anthony 56, Joey Pierre 28, Romeno Deane 19 and Adil Ali 18, bowling for American League Keon Lake 3 for 23 from 4 overs, Ryan Hope 2 for 15 from 3 overs, and Tony Hinds 2 for 30 from 4 overs.

American League 111 all out from 18.4 overs, Don Parris 28 not out, Clifton Thomas 23 and Dwayne Smith 15, bowling for Brooklyn league Imran Khan 3 for 13 from 4 overs, Adam Sanford, Mark Audain, Andre Kirton, and Kelly Payne picked up one wicket each.

Brooklyn League winning the game by 64 runs.

Stuart Mills of Eastern American Cricket Assocation was splendid, hitting 82 against Nassau Cricket League.

Eastern American Cricket Association Humble Nassau
EACA 188 for 5 in 20 overs
Stuart Mills 82, Clain Williams 51
Bowling for Nassau CL:
L. Le Blanc: 4-0-24-2
A. Msihra: 4-0-35-2

Nassau CL 110 for 8 in 17 overs
A. Mishra 35 / S. Massiah 21
Bowling for EACA:
Asad Ghouse 4-0-16-4
Azurdeen Mohammed 2-0-9-2