Brooklyn Cricket League

Middlesex Captures Second Title Of The 2016 Season

New YorkNews October 11, 2016 admin


Middlesex cricket club celebrates another championship win.

On October 8th at Marine Park C, the finals of the Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) 35 overs knockout Championship was played between Middlesex Cricket Club and Junoon Cricket Club. The match was reduced to 30 overs a side due to a late start and since the weather conditions was not ideal for cricket, it was overcast and a drizzle was most of the time.

Middlesex won the toss and asked Junoon to take first strike. They found themselves in trouble reeling at 20 runs for 4 wickets. Opening fast medium bowler Tegana McKenzie sending back Wayne Ahmad 01 and Omer Sarwari bowled for a duck. Leg spinner Rushane Manning had Rahim Khan, 3 and Moshin Khan, 4, back in the pavilion. Star batsman Syed Haider batted for a well-played 31, Usman showed some resistant with 17 and Awais batted with the tail to finished on 23 not out.

Kavir Singh the swing bowler produced an inspired spell of bowling which ripped the heart out of the Junoon middle order. He was responsible for the wickets of Haider, Imran Khan, Usman and Shah Ayar. Captain Rod Michael bowling his off spin mopped up the tail picking up the wickets of Jabir Khan and Waqar.

Junoon 110 all out from 27.2 overs, bowling for Middlesex, Kavir Singh was the pick of the bowlers who had figures of 6 overs, 22 runs, 4 wickets, Rod Michael 3 overs, 7 runs, 2 wickets, Tegana McKenzie 6 overs, 11 runs, 2 wickets, and Rushane Manning 6 overs, 15 runs, 2 wickets.

Mark Audain during his knock of 66 not out in the final.

Mark Audain during his knock of 66 not out in the final.

Middlesex opened their inning with veteran Mark Audain the former St. Vincent and the Grenadines youth player and Rushane Manning the former Jamaica youth player. With one eye on the weather Mark Audain batting fluently, batted like a mad man possessed. It was a clinical batting performance with some exquisite shots to all parts of the field. He played all the shot in the book to produces a magnificent 66 not out (2 x 6s, 8 x 4s).

Rushane Manning at the other end give great support, playing some classical drives down the ground and a couple of lofted 6s over deep mid-wicket. He produced a gritty 33 not out. Middlesex reaching their target 110 without loss in 11 overs.

Middlesex winning their 2nd Championship of the 2016 Brooklyn Cricket League season. A week earlier Middlesex was crowned Twenty20 Champions.

Report courtesy of Mark Audain