By James Persaud
These two teams have reach the finals in the Legends Cup for the last four years straight, Better Hope won in 2008 and 2009, NYSCL won in 2007 and 2010. It was a very exciting final with both teams at some point of the game had the advantage.  Better Hope won the toss and send Augustus Gordon and Aproo to start their innings. Giddings bowling very fast and wild send the first ball for four byes, the next delivery Gordon took a single and the fourth ball remove Aproo stump for a duck. Moses Mahabir joins Gordon and added 25 runs before he was caught of Giddings for 10. Arjune came to the crease and the next ball he was caught without scoring and the score was 31 for 3. Jerry Persaud and Gordon were able to pull the innings together and add another 51 valuable runs before Jerry was bowled by Paul Drickpaul for 31. Four runs later Gordon who was batting well was caught of Drickpaul for 35 runs, the score was 89 for 5 wickets. With 6 overs remaining Better Hope with a huge supporting crowd in attendance was looking to get close to 140 runs.

Roy Britania and Zakir Bacchus put on a 10 runs sixth wicket partnership, Ivor Chan was called into the attack and he had Bacchus caught for 5. Skipper Ronald Evelyn made a quick 5 runs before losing his stump to Chan. Narpaul Singh was caught of Cedric Beaton for 6 and N. Ramroop (1) and Richie Bacchus (2) was left not out at the end of the twentieth  over. The score was 130 for 9; Giddings took 3-13, Paul Drickpaul 2-20, Ivor Chan 2-10, Cedric Beaton 1-19 and Boodram Deopaul 1-24.

The NYSCL legends got off to a flying start with Tony Fernandez and Steve Sookhoo taking the score to 71 without loss by the 10th over. The Better Hope skipper used five bowlers in trying to break the partnership without any luck. After the water break in the 12th over Roy bowled Fernandez for 40 and in the next over Jerry got Sookhoo caught for 28. Beaton was run out for 1 and Drickpaul was caught of Arjune for 5, Arjune also got the wicket of Balram Singh for 8. At this point the NYSCL Legends was in some trouble losing 4 wickets for only 16 runs and the game had swung in Better Hope favor.

With 4 overs remaining and still needing another 28 runs, the game was well in the balance, Arjune bowled the 17th over for 3 runs and Roy bowled the 18th for 3 wide.  Arjune in the 19th over, Longhorn knock the first ball for a four and the second for 6 before he was caught. Ivor Chan came to the crease and he connects for a four, a double and a four to end the over which cost 20 runs. Still needing 2 runs in the last over Andrew Jerrick went for a big swing and missed the next ball he connect for a triple and the entire NYSCL  camp invader the field in celebrating. Chan was left on 11 not out and Jerrick on 3 not out. Arjune took 3-29, Ronald Evelyn 1-15, Jerry Persaud 1-24, and Roy Britania 1-13. Tony Fernandez scores the most runs in the tournament and Steve Sookhoo scored the highest individual score. Ronlad Evelyn took both bowling awards for the most wickets and the best bowling figure in a match. Fernandez won the man of the match in the final and was judged the most valuable Player of the tournament.

Ramjit Jitlall Smashed A Century
By James Persaud

Ramjit Jitlall scored his first century of the season in the second week of the NYSCL 30 Over Cup competition. Batting against Caribbean Boys in Brooklyn he smashed 11 fours and 5 sixes for an even century. Jitlall opened the innings for Volcano with Shawn Singh who scored 54, but the inning was dominated by the fine batting displayed by Jitlall who smashed the ball to all parts of the ground.

The Volcano captain Shawn won the toss and took the first strike at the crease, he made some changes in his team batting order moving Jitlall from number 5 to his opening partner. The two batted well and took the score to 121 runs by the fifteenth over. When play resumed after the water break Jitlall continues to dominate and reach the century mark in the 19th over. After reaching his century he lost his partner Shawn Singh for 54. The two put on an opening partnership of 156 runs, immediately after without adding to the score Jitlall was caught for an even century.

The partnership probably the highest by an opening pair in softball cricket, Jitlall a good hard hitting batsman who has scored many centuries before but was in a drought after hitting 132 last season. The Caribbean Boys bowlers toiled in the field for most part of the day as Volcano builds a huge score of 263 all out. Jitlall returned with the ball and grabbed two wickets for 13 runs in 3 overs. As he helped restricting Caribbean Boys to a measly 82 runs all out.

Wolfpack Dominate Horizon In Opener
By Dave Autar

Wolfpack defeated Horizon by 6 wickets in division 1B 30 competitions. Horizon won the toss and decided to take first strike. After two overs the first three batsmen were sent back with the score on 1 run. Rickford Mayers try to restore order but didn’t get any support from the other side as wickets keep falling at regular interval. Mayers was eventually caught for a well played 21 runs. S. Jackson made a blistering 25 runs cracking 2×6 and 3×4. Horizon was bowled out for 83 in 19 overs. R. Baichoolall was on target picking up 4 for 9 runs in his 6 overs and W. Asrula was also bringing the heat picking up 3 for 17 in 5 overs.

Wolfpack in reply finished off the require total for the loss of 4 wickets in 15 overs with Z. Bacchus making 34 not out which included 4×4 and 1×6. S. Adam batted patiently for his 16 runs with support coming from K. Ramcharran and E. Jaikarran 14 and 12 runs respectively to see their team to victory.  S. Jackson was Horizon most successful bowler picking up 3 for 24 in his 6 overs.

Other Match Summary
Division IA Premier

Hustlers won Vs Titans
Assassins won Vs Liberty Knights
Cavalier’s loss Vs Mafia

Super Chargers Vs Braveheart
Braveheart 95 all out
Ramesh 16, Kevin 13
V. Singh 5-11, D. Singh 3-11
Super Chargers 97 for 3
Asif Ali 46 n/o, K. Gopaul 28

Unity cricket club.

Division IB
Country Boys Vs Sheffield

Sheffield 126 all out
M. Tappin 21, C. Richmond 19, M. Persaud 14
Ivor Chan 2-7, Y. Giddings 2-25, A. Jerrick 2-27
Country Boys 127 for 7
G. Dow 44, A. Jerrick 25, I. Scipio 14, G. Leacock 14

Wolfpack Vs Sunrise
Wolfpack 220 for 8
Z. Bacchus 53, K. Ramcharran 45, D. Autar 35 n/o
Hussain 2-35, R. Reenu 2-38
Sunrise 143 all out
S. Cheong 34, S. Manbodh 18
W. Asrula 3-13, Z. Bacchus 3-20

Phantom Vs Wildfire
Phantom all out 145 all out
L. Vasquez 60, A. Haniff 22, G. Lloyd 19
R. Persaud 3-34, C. Singh 3-18, D. Ramroop 3-2
Wildfire 64 all out
C. Singh 15
D. Singh 2-8, R. Ramjas 2-7

Waves Vs Essequibo XI
Waves 116 all out
A. Gassa 24, Bissessar 21
J. Holder 5-19, R. Britton 2-27, C. Beaton 2-16
Essequibo XI 122 for 7
J. Holder 57
Lilkumar 3-29

Division IIA
New Jersey Vs Wakefield

Wakefield 181 for 8
Barrat 43, Trevor 24, Ricky 24
John 3-21
New Jersey 182 for 7
C. Rajnaught 50, S. Algoo 40, F. Rajban 20

Unity Vs Royal Challengers
Royal Challengers 217 for 5
K. Persaud 97, B. Persaud 31, S. Isshack 29, R. Kowlessar 28
G. Charles 2-29, V. McLennon 2-36
Unity 218 for 5
D. Sanichara 86 n/o, C. Lafleur 34
K. Persaud 2-31, R. Kowlessar 1-30, S. Isshack 1-25

Invaders Vs Flashers
Flashers 109 all out
R. Narayan 37, C. Sookwah 24
W. Valladares 4-2, Rajesh 2-21, Danny 2-24, P. Drickpaul 2-7
Invaders 110 for 5
P. Valladares 45 n/o, P. Drickpaul 16, N. Bickram 15
Rabin 3-28, Rooco 1-22, Avinash 1-17

Unpredictable Vs Champions
Unpredictable 181 all out
K. Kemraj 45, V. Naidoo 31, T. Ramphal 21, T. Dookie 18
Boodhoo 3-39, Rajcomar 2-37
Champions 94 all out
B. Singh 20, Rampersaud 14, Danny 14
K. Kemraj 4-40, A. Barrrat 2-15

Brooklyn Boys Vs United Brothers
United Brothers 185 all out
A. Gopaul 72, R. Durga 50
D. Morrison 3-30, F. Hoosain 2-8, B. Bhadrasain 2-42
Brooklyn Boys 169 all out
F. Hoosain 51, V. Sankar 34, R. Balkaran 30
A. Gopaul 4-42, B. Dave 2-8

Division IIB
Volcano Vs Caribbean Boys

Volcano 263 all out
R. Jitlall 100, S. Singh 54, A. Maniapen 20
Irshaad 3-34, Malcolm 2-55, Vishal 2-43, Roy 2-38
Caribbean Boys 82 for 7
Danny 25, Young 19
T. Jagroop 2-8, S. Singh 2-7, R. Jitlall 2-13

Buccaneers Vs Rising Sun
Buccaneers 173 all out
Boysie 41, Mahendra 25, Vishnu 20, Dave 15
K. Goolcharan 4-23, R. Itwaro 3-23, S. Goolcharan 2-40
Rising Sun 91 all out
S. Goolcharan 27, R. Itwaro 23
Vishnu 6-18, Chan 3-13, Dave 1-13

Better Hope B Vs PM Youth
Better Hope B 161 all out
J. Aproo 73 n/o
S. Satayanan 2-15, S. Dani 2-32, Yakoob 2-32, V. Kadyoo 2-36
PM Youth 115 all out
K. Yakoob 26, I. Mohamed 17
K. Mangra 3-13, J. Mahabir 3-13, C. Singh 2-19

Lions B Vs Crown XI
Lions B 74 all out
T. Jairam 29, N. Ramdin 28
Crown XI 78 for 5
R. Williams 25, S. Harrichan 21
N. ramdin 3-24, T. Jairam 1-32, V. Persaud 1-12

T’Bros Superstar Vs Ravens
T’Bros Superstar 167 all out
M. Persaud 29, Dave Singh 25, Sylvester 17
Ravens 142 all out
Todesh 35, Kevin 29, Tolesh 23
D. Singh 3-24, S. Thakur 2-28

Young Brothers Vs Cricket International
Young Brothers 170 for 6
T. Dhanraj 47, C. Roopnarine 31, D. Jainarine 23
Ken 2-25
Cricket International 81 all out
K. Bissessar 17, Ganesh 12, S. Persaud 11
D. Jainarine 2-12, C. Roopnarine 2-15