2014 WICUA Final Written Examination Results

CHAIRMAN TRAINING & EXAMINATION REMARKS

This year forty three (43) candidates wrote the WICUA 2014 Final Written examination, 98% or forty two candidates pass the examinations. The 2014 WICUA top candidate is BERNADETTE REID of Jamaica, her score was 98%, and the second highest mark came from RAJESH BABU-JALLI of USA who attained a score of 96% in the final written examination. Congratulations to all successful candidates.

Based on the above results, WICUA is well on its way at strengthening the resources of professional Umpires. Let me say to that you have just completed step 2 in the career path of a qualified umpire. Your next focus should be getting your mind and body in the game of play, standing behind the wicket is not an easy task but your trainers will ensure that you are prepared for your next stage in becoming a qualified WICUA umpire.

Let me urge on WICUA’s unsuccessful candidate, this is not the end, go back review the laws ask your lecturer/s for guidance, work with your fellow colleagues to understand the laws and come back at the next sitting and make a good attempt at the paper.

Special thank you to my fellow WICUA lecturers for your time spent at ensuring the success of our future WICUA umpires.

Respectfully

Clyde Cumberbatch

Chairman, Training & Examination Committee

ANTIGUA: Javid Gooding

BARBADOS: Ian White, Trevor A.S. Clement, Ernle Fields, Shane Mullin, Desmond Osbourne, Anderson A Mc Lean, and John Martin-Collymore.

CANADA: Mathew J. Francis and Kamal Deepseita

GUYANA: Javid Persaud

JAMAICA: Bernadette Reid, Richard Thomas, David Forester, Courtney Campbell, Robert Foster, Kemar Jarett, Artie Aranseiva and Maurice Green

ST MAARTEN: Brian Solomon and Linehe Mc Farlane

ST. KITTS: Eardley Nisbett

ST. VINCENT: Maria Abbott Shavrone Clarke and Atron Byam

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Hosein Khan and Deolal Ramnath

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Rajesh Babu-Jalli, Petula S. Felkin, Ragopathy Venkata, Dyon Ravello and Dervon Wallace

 

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Photo Album I: Cricket Let’s Play USA v. Indoor Cricket, NJ 10/25

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VCJ Youth Invitational: CLPUSA To Host Indoor Cricket 10/25

Cricket Let’s Play USA, New York’s #1 “Pee Wee” Cricket Program!

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“Health, Wellness and Fitness Through Cricket. Developing Talent, Nurturing Dreams!’

Cricket Let’s Play USA will welcome Indoor Cricket Sons of Liberty of New Jersey to the New York on October 25th 2014. The VCJ Youth Invitational series continues following CricMax’s visit to New York on September 27th. The cricket academies will face off in another doubleheader with Under-13 and Under-15 age groups as categories.

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USACA AGM To Be Held In NYC Nov. 15

USACATo All USACA Members,
Notice is, hereby, given of the Annual General Meeting of United States of America Cricket
Association (USACA).
Date: Saturday November 15, 2014
Time: 10.00 am EST
Venue: Hilton New York JFK Airport
144-02 135th Avenue, Jamaica, New York 11436
Agenda:
1) Roll Call and Registration of Delegates
2) Reading of the Minutes of the last Annual General Meeting
3) Ratification of Minutes
4) Matters Arising from Minutes
5) Reports:
-Report of the Board of Directors
-Financial Report
-Report of the Regional Administrations
6)Other Business:
. Ratification of the New Constitution
7)Adjournment
NB: Election of Officers will be held between 30 and 60 days after the ratification of the Constitution
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Photo Album: Cricket Let’s Play USA vs CricMax Academy

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Photos by Trilok D. Coach Ravello recaps the day’s proceedings with New York’s Cricket Let’s Play USA players    

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Cricket Let’s Play U-13 Go Down At Home

Spirited Effort Highlight One-Day Series With CricMax Academy

by Dyon Ravello,

CLPUSA Wh logoFollowing a spirited display at the NATA Under-13 Tournament over the Labor Day Weekend Cricket Let’s Play USA (CLPUSA) hosted CricMax Academy (NJ) in Queens, New York. In a match-up of America’s future! CricMax “broke first sweat” at Baisley Pond Park as they won the toss and took first strike.

CLPUSA began be constricting the run flow with new ball partners, M. Khan and R. Bhatia leading the charge with a mere eight (8) runs off the first four (4) overs. It was J. Hinds who broke the opening stand bowling C Parwal 47/1. Another partnership between S. Mukkamalla (28) and A Khangura yielded 29 runs before Mukkamalla was run out through a combination between A. Hakeem and wicketkeeper N. Kisto. J. Hinds had Gunatilaka bowled and caught 89/3.

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CricMax got past the hundred mark with Khangura carrying his team. F. Yasin and M. Khan combine to find M. Patade short of his crease 102/4. Khan dismissed Khangura (22) run out, completing a throw from S. Ramsaran. Khan was not done yet as he scalped N. Bachu with timber-music, 102/6. A. Sharma was run out by a Yasin/Bhatia combination 103/7 as the inning retarded rather then accelerated at the end. CricMax U-13 closed at 111/7 in 2o overs. Bowling for CLPUSA:- Khan 4-0-17-1, Bhatia 4-0-9-0, Yasin 4-0-22-0, and Hinds 3-0-22-2.

CLPUSA needing 112 at 5.60 runs per over off 20 overs got off to a slow start as K. Sahabir who had batted 10 overs on debut only lasted two deliveries bowled Khangura 0/1. Khangura seemed to be always in the game as he accounted for T. Persaud caught Bachu 2/2 in the third over. K. Edwin and Hinds conjured a promising partnership with the latter as the aggressor and the former as the anchor.

Edwin’s stay ended via the run out route with Khangura in the mix, with an accurate throw, completed by Gunatilaka to end the 26 run stand, 28/3. Hinds who belted the only sixes at the NATA U-13 tournament also hit the first boundary ending with four in total (4×4’s) . Hinds was eventual deceived by a flighted delivery from K. Elamurugan, bowled for 21, 35/4. J. Samuels showed his tenacity at the crease before he too was bowled S. Grover, 47/5.vc-first-logo5

Khan and Yasin in tandem, ensured there would be no further loss as they took the game to CricMax. Khan (14) and Yasin (9) remained unbeaten in a 25 run partnership as they were retired. With two overs left only academics mattered as the CLPUSA Coaching Staff took the opportunity to get a look and other talents. S. Hussain and R. Mangru paired for the final two overs, did not disappoint as they both remained unbeaten too. CLPUSA U-13 ended on 72/5, the least number of wickets lost in the first four matches played. A marked improvement from CricMax 163/4 versus CLPUSA 53 all out. Bowling for CricMax, Khangura 3-0-9-2, Bachu 3-1-2-0, N Elamurugan 3-1-6-0, and S. Grover 2-0-7-1.

A. Khangura (CricMax) and M. Khan (CLPUSA) were the respective MVP’s. CricMax copped the winners trophy sponsored by Millat Sports. This event was presented by the VelloCricket Journal, with contributions from CLPUSA Parents, Queens United C.C., Melbourne NY Alliance, Darbar’s Restaurant, Farrouq Trucking, Arizona Beverages, Crichq and Bedessee Sports.

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Liberty SC Blitz Group To Qualify For EACA T20 Playoff

LSC off to second EACA Playoff of the season and second consecutive T20 blitz playoff.

vc-2nd-logoVijendra Sign, Francis Mendonca, Leon Mohabir, Terrence Madramootoo, Altaaf Habibulla and Trinson Carmichael made crucial contributions to ensure their Liberty Sports Club (LSC) swept Zone Four (4) in the EACA T20 Blitz. The Liberty knocked off New York Centurion and Metem Meer Zorg Cricket Clubs on September 21st then completed the sweep against Victory Cricket Club on September 28th.

Liberty SC vs NY Centurion – 9/21/2014

Mendonca and Madramootoo displayed their power hitting abilities after LSC batted first in the first match of their double header. Mendonca struck five fours (5×4’s) and four sixes (4×6’s) which included three consecutive maximums to race to 57 when he opened the batting. After the loss of a few quick wickets Madramootoo came in and added some much needed impetus to close off the innings. He hit three fours (3×4’s) and five sixes (5×6’s) in his knock. LSC finished off their innings with 138 all out in the 19th over.

Francis Mendonca led the batting with 57 against NY Centurion

Atlantic Region’s Francis Mendonca led the batting with 57 against NY Centurion

Needing a good fielding performance to defend what appeared to be a par score on the Seaview & 108 wicket LSC’s bowlers did exactly that. NY Centurion’s batting was good enough to chase down a similar total against MMZ the previous week but on the day they could not repeat it against LSC.

Habibulla struck early and made way for Trinson Carmichael, Terrence Madramootoo and Leon Mohabir who all made continous inroad through to the end. Carmichael led the bowling with 3.5-0-5-3 while Mohabir finished with 3 for 20. Madramootoo picked up 1 for 11 and Tooneshwar Kristona 2 for 7 as #TheBlueNation bowled out Centurions for 66.

Batting for Centurions Trevor Singh top scored with 26 before his team succumbed to the 72 runs defeat.

Liberty SC vs MMZ – 9/21/2014

In the second match of the doubleheader #TheBlueNation once again took first strike this time against MMZ CC. The MMZ team was determined to turn their fortunes around after they were beaten by NY Centurion the previous week and were on the verge of being eliminated from the competition.

Leon Mohabir picked up 5 for 28 off 7 overs during Sept 21st's double header

Leon Mohabir picked up 5 for 28 off 7 overs during Sept 21st’s double header

MMZ enjoyed some early success when Andy Mohammed removed Mendonca, Trinson Carmicheal and skipper Danesh Deonarain early. All three via the leg before wicket (LBW) route. Habibulla and Dilly Khilawan helped patch the hemorrhage but LSC was still in a hole after both departed along with Madramootoo shortly after.

Vijendra Singh led a rearguard recovery by the bottom order, however. Partnered by the veteran Tooneshwar Kristona the pair turned consolidation into a full out Blitz when they put on 66 in 7 overs. The retaliation was led by Singh who blasted 47 which included three fours (3×4’s) and a hattrick of sixes among his five maximums (5×6’s). Kristona finished with 21 while Leon Mohabir chipped in with 11 to help LSC to 144 in their 20 overs.

Bowling for MMZ Rayhan-ul-Islam picked up 3 for 30 to support Mohammed’s 3 for 33.

Altaaf Habibulla top scored with an unbeaten 67 against Victory CC

Altaaf Habibulla top scored with an unbeaten 67 against Victory CC

In almost a replay of the NY Centurion game, Habibulla picked up the first MMZ wicket to get the ball rolling in LSC’s defense. Number three batsman Andy Mohammed stuck around and survived three chances as he rode his luck to a well played 66. Hitting six fours (6×4’s) and three sixes (3×6’s) the former USA National maintained hopes for the MMZ fateful. He found little help from his batting mates, however. When Leon Mohabir bowled Mohammed in his second over into the attack the game was sealed. The remaining MMZ bats carried the total to 109 before the last wicket fell.

Mohabir was again the pick of the LSC bowlers with 2 for 8 and capping a brilliant bowling day with figures of 5 for 28 off 7 overs. The other LSC bowlers to find success were Javed Shakoor 2 for 21 and Habibulla 2 for 18.

Victory CC vs Liberty SC – 9/28/2014

Jay Singh led the batting with 47 against MMZ

Jay Singh led the batting with 47 against MMZ

With a chance to sweep Zone Four, #TheBlueNation boys were ready to go after an early Sunday morning drive to Brentwood. Again given the opportunity to bat first LSC took full advantage. Habibulla & Deonarain (21) put on 27 for the third wicket before Madramootoo came in and smashed 49 after the departure of his captain. Habibulla anchored the innings batting 18 of 20 overs and finishing unbeaten on 63. Vijendra Singh smashed an unbeaten 26 off 9 balls to close off the innings at 182 for 4.

Bowling for VCC Darshan Raval picked up 2 for 34.

Vijendra Singh returning to new ball duties struck in his second over to remove Jasdeep Singh (5). Madramootoo who replaced Kristona, who bowled three overs with the new ball, knocking over VCC’s first down batter. Singh would go on to pick up two more wickets to finish with figures of 3 for 19 off his 4 overs. Madramootoo picked up three more scalps to finish with 4 for 8. Jason Rooney 4 overs 1 for 19, Leon Mohabir and Carmichael with a wicket each polished off the VCC tail to wrap up the inning for 92.

vc-first-logo5Harleem Singh batting at the top of the inning struck three fours (3×4’s) and a six (1×6’s) to top score with 29 for VCC.

Three wins ensured LSC a spot in the T20 Blitz playoff and they now await the final ranking to decide who their quarter final opponent will be this coming Sunday (10/5).

Follow the progress of Liberty Sports Club and join #TheBlueNation via facebook (facebook.com/LibertyCricketClubb), Twitter (@LibertySportsC) & Instagram (@LibertySportsC)

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EACA T20 Playoff Schedule

Eastern American Cricket Association, New York

Quarter Finals   2014 HOME AWAY LOCATION
1 5-Oct EverestACS CC VS Big Apple CC 11:00 Baisley
2 Liberty SC NY Centurian CC TBA
3 Galaxy CC EastSide Warriors CC TBA
4 Atlantis CC Richmond Hill CC 2:30 Baisley
Semi-Finals 1 12-Oct Winner Q1 VS Winner Q3 10:30 TBA
2 Winner Q2 Winner Q4 10:30 TBA
Finals 1 12-Oct Winner S1 VS Winner S2 2:30 TBA
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Cricket Let’s Play USA’s Inaugural Youth Invitational – Sept 27

Media Release: New York’s #1 “Pee Wee” Cricket Program To Host New Jersey’s CricMax Academy

CLPUSA Wh logoThe VelloCricket Journal (VCJ) in partnership with the Queens United Cricket Club will host Cricket Let’s Play USA’s Inaugural Youth Invitational on Saturday 27th September, 2014 from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm at Baisley Pond Park, Queens, NY.

Cricket Let’s Play USA’s (CLPUSA) America’s Cricket Academy and CricMax Academy will contest two matches, one each, Under-13 and Under-15. This event is geared towards the development of Long-term American Cricketers (LAC) focusing on Elementary and Middle School aged students.

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THE PROGRAM:

08:00 Arrival of CricMax Academy, NJ

08:30 Toss and Brief Opening Ceremony

09:00 CLPUSA America’s Cricket Academy U-13 v. CricMax Academy U-13

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12:00 LUNCH INTERVAL – Keynote Speaker, Interviews and Give-Aways

13:30 CLPUSA America’s Cricket Academy U-15 v. CricMax Academy U-15

16:30 Presentation and Awards Ceremony

6:00 Departure

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Support the future of America, through Cricket, Health, Fitness, Wellness and Education

To participate call 917-266-5395 / 347-414-6987 to see how you can be apart of this Fall Blockbuster.

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Cricket for students 5 plus every Saturday till November 9th - Call  917-266-5395 or register @ http://vellocricket.net/2014/04/23/register-for-cricket-lets-play-usa/

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