Five centuries and a hat-trick were recorded as the New York Masters 2012 cricket season got underway on Saturday May 19, 2012.

Derrick Kallicharran struck 55 and took 3 for 11 which was a hat-trick. Photos by Shiek Mohamed

At Beach 32-A in Far Rockaway, R. Bryan of Bleachers scored 127 retired hurt as they amassed a total of 382 for 9 against Old Stars in 35 overs. Deryck Kallicharran who scored 55, followed that up with a hat-trick in a spell of 3 for 11 to bowl Old Stars out for 132 runs. Bleachers won by 250 runs.

At Van Cortland Park, Michael Pusey got 101 not out against West Demerara as Crusaders scored 265 for 5 in 30 overs. West Demerara was skittle all out for 79, in their turn at bat, to lose by 186 runs.

Elsewhere at Floyd Bennett, Devon Spencer scored 104 as Blue Warriors managed 201 for 7 in 33 overs against All-Pro Masters. In reply, All-Pro Masters were bowled out for 90 in 29.4 overs to lose by 111 runs.

In a highly contentious game at Beach 32-B, Far Rockaway, Everest emerged winners by virtue of a faster scoring rate. Everest, who batted first, compiled a score of 344 for 4 in 35 overs with Debo Sankar getting 104. Lions King in reply only managed 253 for 4 in 31overs, of which C. Choi made an even 100.

At Gateway Oval, Village Rams defeated Bronx Valley Masters by 8 wickets.  After winning the toss and taking first knock, Bronx Valley Masters compiled a score of 217 for 8 in 32 overs. Village Rams then easily overhauled the target for the loss of 2 wickets in 25.4 overs.

Jolly XI was a no-show for their fixture against Caribbean Masters in Danbury, Connecticut.
Caribbean Masters won by default, while Jolly XI were awarded “minus 2” points.

Michael Pusey of Crusaders hit an unbeaten 101 against West Demerara.

Here are the summaries of matches played
Round One  – May 19, 2012
Old Stars vs Bleachers at Beach 32-A, Far Rockaway (35 Overs)
Toss won by Bleachers who elected to bat
Bleachers 382 for 9 in 35 Overs (R. Bryan 127 retired hurt, D. Kallicharran 55, E. Chambers 45, P. Walfall 28, P. Heywood 27; Victor ? 3-50, J. Linton 3-53)
Old Stars 132 all Out in 23.3 Overs (R. Mohan 29, Campbell 29, R. Price 20; D. Kallicharran 3-11 (including a hat-trick), M. Cole 3-28, R. Joseph 2-31)
Bleachers won by 250 runs

Village Rams vs Bronx Valley Masters at Gateway Oval, Brooklyn    
Bronx Valley masters won the toss and elected to bat
Bronx Valley Masters 217 for 8 in 32 Overs (E. Wilson 77, R. John 60, W. Freedman 29; E. Gayle 4-33)
Village Rams 218 for 2 in 25.4 Overs (P. Salmon 81 not out, A. Brown 76 not out, I. Grizzle 22)
Village Ram won by 8 wickets

Crusaders vs West Demerara at Van Cortland Park (30 Overs)
Crusaders won toss and elected to bat
Crusaders 265 for 5 in 30 Overs (M. Pusey 101 not out, E. Tonge 61, E. James 34; D. Ragnauth 3-37)
West Demerara 79 all out in 22.1 Overs (S. Choonoo 28, S. Mohamed 20; E. Tonge 2-6, G. Birch 2-17)
Crusaders won by 186 runs

Caribbean Masters vs Jolly XI at Danbury, CT
Caribbean Masters won by default

Lions King vs Everest at Beach 32-B, Far Rockaway (35 Overs)
Toss won by Everest who elected to bat
Everest 344 for 4 in 35 Overs (Debo Sankar 104, Zamin Amin 86 not out, Royo Sankar 83, Ian Sealy 50; L. Marrast 2-72, K. Pryce 2-83)
Lions King 253 for 4 in 31 Overs (C. Choi 100, R. Murray 48, E. Loten 44, G. Singh 33; Z. Amin 2-42, S. Ali 2-47)
Everest won on better run rate

All-Pro Masters vs Blue Warriors at Floyd Bennett Field, Flatbush, Brooklyn (33 Overs)
Toss won by Blue Warriors who elected to bat
Blue Warriors 201 for 7 in 33 Overs (Devon Spencer 104, C. Crawford 22; E. Burke 3-35, Carrol Brown 2-44)
All-Pro Masters 90 all out in 29.4 Overs (S. Staten 32; M. Lewis 2-15, C. Crawford 2-33)
Blue Warriors won by 111 runs

Summaries compiled by Wayne Lewis