Atlantis’ Ronaldo Ali Mohammad, 166 not out, and Villagers’ Tristan Coleman’s 101 not out were the dominant headliners as the New York Metropolitan Cricket League kicked off its Roy Sweeney T20 Challenge Cup for 2022 last Sunday.

Tristan Coleman
Tristan Coleman produced a knock of 101 not out against Staten Island Cricket Club. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Villagers Sports Club vs. Staten Island Cricket Club
Villagers won by ten wickets.
Staten Island won the toss and opted to bat first, scoring 133 for five wickets. Alex Miller with 30 (2x6s, 2x4s) and Glen Felix, 22 not out, were the top run-getters for Staten Island. Villagers’ Mikhail Miller 2 for 24 and Aldean Elliott 2 for 27 shared four scalps. Mikie Alexis enjoyed one for 18.

Villagers was set a target of 134 off 120 balls and went about the tack clinically, reaching 135 at 8.2 overs without losing any wickets. Overseas registrant Tristan Coleman was dominant with the blade scoring 101, not out off just 30 balls (8x6s, 11x4s). His partner Barrington Bartley at the other end, was quite comfortable contributing 29 not out (2x6s) 1×4) for the Duckworth/Lewis win.
Player-of-the-Match: Tristan Coleman

Atlantis vs. Staten Island at Idlewild
Atlantis won by 235 runs.
Atlantis batted first, scoring 296 for 2 in their 20 overs. Overseas registrant Ronaldo Ali Mohammed top-scored with 166 not out (9x6s, 17x4s) off 71 balls. He was aided and abetted by fellow overseas registrant Kellon Carmichael with 54 off 22 deliveries (1×6, 9x4s). Akeel Hoyte, batting at number five, was not out on 35 (2x6s, 1×4). The Atlantis wickets fell at 6 and 16.

Ronaldo Ali Mohamed
Atlantis’ Ronaldo Ali Mohammed scored an unbeaten 166 off 71 balls.

Staten Island, in reply, could only muster 61 all out in 16 overs. Only Abdul Choudhury, 17, A. Dilan, 14, and Extras, 15, reached double digits. Bowling for Atlantis – Avinash Wajib 4-1-15-3, Seth Maughn 4-2-10-2, Navinash Ramdyal 4-0-24-2, and Garfield DeRoche 4-1-8-1 were the scalpers.
Player-of-the-Match: Ronaldo Ali Mohammed

Westbury Cricket Club vs. Lucas Sports Club at Westbury
Westbury won by 50 runs.
Westbury won the toss and batted first, scoring 166 for 4, with Mario Lawrence top-scoring with 66 (1×6, 7x4s) and Roberto Simpson, 64 (3x6s, 2x4s). In reply, Lucas’ Aloysious Fontenelle top-scored with 31 (3x6s, 2x4s) as Lucas fell for 116 in 15 overs. Westbury’s overseas player Joseph Brown had figures of 3-0-7-4 in the Westbury win.

Sheffield Cricket Club vs. Villagers Sports Club at Gateway
Sheffield won by four runs.
Villagers won the toss and elected to bowl, as Sheffield opener Syed Abdullah, 44 (6x6s, 1×4) batted with confidence to set the pace for skipper Akeem Dodson’s half-century, 53 off 26 balls (3x6s, 6x4s) and Michael Noble’s 31, to reach 183 for six in the 20 overs.

Villagers set a target of just over nine per over and were in good shape behind the bats of Barrington Bartley, 48 (5x6s, 2x4s), Tristan Coleman, 44 (5x6s, 3x4s), and Bjorn Brown, 26; however, they ran out of time and overs at 179 for seven in the allotted 20 overs. The Villagers’ wickets fell at 68, 68, 80, 124, 124, 141, and 168.

Sheffield’s Zahib Tariq enjoyed 3-0-15-3, while Michael Noble had 4-0-49-2Overseas registrant Christopher Barnwell and Muhammad Bajwa grabbed one apiece for 26 and 38, respectively.
Player-of-the-Match: Akeem Dodson

Akeem Dodson
Sheffield skipper Akeem Dodson hit a 26 balls 53. Photo by Shiek Mohamed

Spice Island Cricket Club vs. Queens United Sports Club
Queens United won by 80 runs.
Queens United won the toss and batted first, scoring 194 and losing three wickets. Overseas registrant Oraine Williams missed a ton after hitting 90 off 41 balls (7x6s, 5x4s). Fellow overseas registrant Andrew Davis contributed 49, including 1×6 and three boundaries.

Spice Island, in reply, crawled to 114 for nine at the 20 overs mark. The team’s three double-digitizers were Overseas registrants Larando Best, 25, and Keon George, 20. Skipper Bevis Nyack chipped in with 20 in the losing cause.

Bowling for Queens United, Kemar Bennett 4 for 22, and Akeem Dewar 3 for 25 were the pick of the bowlers.
Player-of-the-Match: Oraine Williams

Westbury Cricket Club vs. Suburbia Sports Club at Westbury
Westbury won by 73 runs.

Westbury won the toss and elected to post the first run total of the match. They were off to a less than impressive start losing opener Mario Lawrence before the scorers could record the first run scored. However, Roberto Simpson, 50, overseas registrant Daniel Beckford, 42 (2x6s, 3x4s), and skipper Horace Porter, 40 (3x6s, 4x4s) righted the ship and posted a total of 165 for five. Suburbia’s Rohan Knight 2 for 25 was the pick of the bowlers.

Surburbia was off to a slightly better start losing its first wicket with 16 runs on the board. However, the effort was not sustainable as the team folded at 92 at the end of 20 overs. Top-scorer was overseas registrant Dean Burrell, 43 not out, Towan Henry, 14, and Andre Lindsay, 10. The Suburbia wickets fell at 16, 30, 57, 60, 76, 76, and 79.

Joseph Brown, with 3 for10 off four overs, was the pick of the bowlers. John Lewis grabbed 2 for 15 off his four overs.
Player-of-the-Match: Joseph Brown

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