Westbury Whip Cosmos

Metropolitan Cricket League: All To Play For With One Round To Go

By Sham Ali

Cosmos' Keith Edie has been in good nick this season as he score 52 in a losing effort against Westbury #NYMDCA # Metro League

Cosmos’ Keith Edie has been in good nick this season as he score 52 in a losing effort against Westbury #NYMDCA # Metro League

(Celebrating 31st Anniversary):- It was a near perfect day for cricket and an almost perfect one for Westbury as Cosmos suffered a crushing 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Westbury at Westbury High School last Sunday (7/27/2014). This opposition appeared intent and determined as if they were fighting someone else’s battle, in contrast Cosmos did not do much to counter-attack and as a result had to absorb a second defeat for the season.

Westbury won the toss and decided to field under overcast skies that eventually gave way to bright sunshine. It was a decision that fitted squarely into the Cosmos plan, however, on this occasion; Cosmos were not only guilty of an overly cautious approach but appeared flat-footed against a relatively run-of-the-mill bowling attack. Opening batsman Hemchand Hardeo (8) began his inning with a few crisp drives that did not penetrate the field and was the first to go when he steered one softly to second slip. Tegana Mckenzie walked in earlier than usual and began his inning with mixed aggression before he fell to a smart piece of stumping by Kevin Baugh from wide down the leg side, and when Faisal Taj (21), after being watchful in the early overs, held out at deep mid-on where Javein Thomas took a well judged catch off Ballister McLeish the Cosmos scorecard read 71 for 3.

However, at 102 for 4, the innings was poised for a push towards the 200 runs mark, unfortunately, it was at that point too that the Cosmos innings took a very different route and fell apart. Sohan Dass was stroking the ball cleanly until his in decision on a long-hop ballooned to extra cover, and immediately thereafter David Mohamed cautiously sliced another short ball to slip. With the fall of Dass and Mohamed in quick succession Cosmos innings then wobbled within the next 10 runs as the opposition ceased the opportunity to go for the jugular.

BI_Sports_Logo_T20-1Only Keith Edie stood in defiance while looking for a partner to halt the opposition’s charge, but no one stayed around long enough as wickets tumble around him. Edie eventually went for a patient 52 runs when he nicked one to the wicket-keeper and the Cosmos tail wagged when Cyril Choy popped a simple catch to mid-off, Rasheem James played inside one that turned on him and took his stump, Ralston Levy then pulled a short ball to the boundary and in the process stepped onto his stumps. It was an eventful turnaround within five overs that resulted in a dramatic collapsed of Cosmos to 113 for 9 in the 31st over, and with that the uncertainty of the day which began under cloudy skies left Cosmos dry of runs. Ricky Kissoon and Sajib Salam played within their ability to with a ninth wicket partnership of 16 runs by the end of the allotted 37 overs.

Westbury had a few things to do and one of those was to knock off the required 130 runs needed for victory in a hurry, and Cosmos needed to make a few early inroads into the opposition line-up if they were to make a ‘match’ of a small target. D. Ferguson and J. Thomas were solid and did not offer any half a chances as they began their reply in an aggressive mood. They raced to a 57-run partnership by the 10th over during which time Cosmos searched for a breakthrough between four bowling changes. The breakthrough finally came when Levy bowled Ferguson (26) around his legs with the score on 61, however, by that time the Westbury’s inning was well course. Bartington Bartley and Thomas then stepped on the peddle with some excellent running between the wicket to post an aggressive 52-runs partnership before Thomas (41) was run out going for a third run. Levy then trapped leg before Bartley who had raced to a purposeful 48 runs. At 113 for 3 by the 17th over, the end result in this match-up was academic as K. Baugh and D. Campbell ensured a comfortable victory.

Cosmos will play Sheffield at Floyd Bennett next Sunday 3rd August.

NY Metropolitan League Standing: http://www.leaguelineup.com/standings.asp?url=nymcl&sid=312027655

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MCC’s Laws of Cricket – Running Out The Non Striker

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Cricket Let’s Play USA Featured On One World Sports’ “Out of my League”

Cricket Let’s Play USA, New York Cosmos teamed up with One World Sports

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Cricket Let’s Play USA Calling All U-15 Cricketers


Cricket Let’s Play USA’s (CLPUSA) invites all Parents and Students who are interested in playing Under-15 cricket to join CLPUSA’s Summer Coaching Camps. Cricket Let’s Play Summer Coaching Camps are scheduled, Saturdays continuing on August 2nd – 23rd. Whether you are new to the game or already playing Cricket Let’s Play USA’s strategic and interactive programs will surely assist you in developing your talent in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Do not miss the action! Join in the fun! Register Now for Cricket Let’s Play USA Summer Coaching Camps!

Camp Sites: Idlewild Park Cricket Oval, Rosedale (Queens) and Gateway Oval, Brooklyn, NY.

cricket let's play usaFor Cricket Let’s Play USA at your school or for a camp near you contact:

  • Dyon Ravello: dyon.ravello@cricketletsplayusa.com, Queens, New York
  • Rudy John: rudy.john@cricketletsplayusa.com, Bronx and Long Island
  • Triholder Marshall: triholder.marshall@cricketletsplayusa.com, Brooklyn
  • Linden Fraser: Linden.fraser@cricketletsplayusa.com, New Jersey

Cricket Let’s Play USA Programs Include:

  • Introduction To Cricket for Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Summer Cricket Coaching Clinic (Students 6-15 yrs old) – (July 12 to August 23)
  • Cricket Education for Physical Education Teachers (Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary)
  • Cricket for Camps (Summer Camps, Boys and Girls Clubs)
  • Talent Development – Group Sessions / One on One (Students and Adults)

Darbars 1Special Thanks to Darbar’s Restaurant for supporting Cricket Let’s Play USA. Be sure to visit Darbars (718) 529-4900 at 126-09 Liberty Avenue, Queens, NY.

Direction to Idlewild Park: http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/idlewildpark – Take Belt Parkway to Exit 22 Springfield Blvd. Take Springfield Blvd South crossing 147th Ave. Turn Left at black fence then turn right into parking lot. Buses: Q3, Q6, Q113 and 113 Vans from Jamaica and Parsons

Directions to Gateway Oval: Exit 15, (Erskine St) off the Belt Parkway, Gateway Mall west, Buses: Q7, Q8, B13

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Liberty SC Edge Past Falcons In Low-scoring Affair

Khilawan, Carmichael Keep LSC Atop

Dilly & TrinsonDilly Khilawan stroked a patient 62 before Trinson Carmichael scalped 4 for 16 to ensure a 47 runs Liberty Sports Club (LSC) victory over Falcons Cricket Club (FCC). On a humid day in Bronx’s Van Courtland Park the GMA Enterprise sponsored LSC posted 179 for 9 batting first then returned to defend the chase, bowling out FCC for 132 in the 33rd over. 

On a heavy outfield where value for proper cricket shots was hard to come by The Blue Nation inched along at 46 without loss by the 12th over before Francis Mendonca (18) was left stranded after being called through for a single. Mendonca’s opening partner, Khilawan, would remain steady at the other end as he partnered Carmichael for another 42 runs before another unfortunate run out. Khilawan drove straight back and the outstretch hand of the bowler glanced the ball unto the non-striker’s stumps to find Carmichael (17) short of his ground. 

Khilawan kept on going in weather and playing conditions which made batting hard work. The right-hander struck three fours (3×4’s) and two sixes (2×6’s) in his 29 over innings. Skipper, Danesh Deonarain (14) and Terrence Madramootoo (1) had short stays at the crease with Khillawan before he too fell via the run out route. 

cricket let's play usaAltaaf Habibulla came in at number six (6) and batted well with the remaining batsmen. The diminutive left-hander carved out an unbeaten 34 hitting one four (1×4’s) and a six (1×6’s). Vijendra Singh (9) and Bose Persaud (13) shared a 12 and 45 runs partnership respectively with Habibulla to boost the total. Jason Rooney and Javed Shakoor fell quickly in the final over in an effort to get late runs. 

Sudesh Hemnauth picked up 2 wickets for 27 while Brahma Sanichar, Manoj Shamsundar and Akshay Homraj took a wicket each for Falcons CC before they limited LSC to 179 for 9. 

Having only 37 overs to chase the total due to a late start Falcons started briskly taking 23 off the first three (3) overs. Joining in what seem to be the order of the day after LSC suffered 4 run outs, Falcons lost their first wicket when Carmichael and Mendonca combined to catch Mohammed Zaheid (9) short of his ground.  Tooneshwar Kristona would strike two (2) overs later to remove Manoj Shamsundar for 16. 

Jagdat “Bear” Hardeen had a brief stay at the crease before he cut Carmichael straight to Habibulla at backward point for 11. Denesh Harriprashad (24) and Zulfikar Ali (18) shared a 38 runs partnership before Vijendra Singh trapped Ali leg before. Singh would strike once again in his next over. 

Eighteen year old Javed Shakoor meanwhile was enjoying a favorable bowling debut for LSC in Eastern American Cricket Association (EACA) Power 40. Having sent down 3 overs for 13 runs during the Harriprashad and Ali partnership, Shakoor bowled Harriprashad in his fourth over after which he completed a maiden. The young right arm orthodox would go on to finish his 8 over spell with the a wicket maiden for 31 runs. 

Imran Khan (34) struck a few lusty blows to keep the Falcons camp hopeful but once introduced back into the attack, Carmichael wrapped up the victory for LSC. The Falcons CC inning ended at 132 all out in the 33rd over. Carmichael ended with figures of 6.2 overs 4 wickets for 16 runs.

The LSC bowling was rounded off by Vijendra Singh 2 wickets for 26 runs off  5 overs and Kristona 1 wicket for 13 runs while Habibulla and Madramootoo bowled economically for 25 off 5 overs and 19 off 6 overs respectively but were unlucky to not pick up a wicket.  

The win takes #TheBlueNation to 8-1 in the EACA Power40 tournament as the Division 1  tournament continues. 

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Frozen Ropes Syosset Camp To Feature Cricket

Multi-Sport camp to incorporate cricket for he first time

INDOOR CRICKET 516-364-ROPE (7673)

516-364-ROPE (7673)

“Take a break from the sun and take part in our traditional “Beat The Heat Multi-Sport Camp.”  Boys and girls will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and participate in various athletic activities, including baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, dodgeball and a special introduction to the game of Cricket”

Dates and Time: August 25-29, 9am – 4pm

Location: 575 Underhill Blvd, Syosset NY, 11791

Frozen Ropes Syosset Multi-Sport camp includes lunch and snacks.

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MCC’s Laws of Cricket – Leg Before Wicket (LBW)

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PSAL’s Keifer Phill Included in US U-17 Squad


USACAThe United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) is pleased to announce the 14-man squad to compete in the ICC Americas U17 High Performance Camp to be held in Bermuda from August 18 – 23, 2014.

The participating countries for this high performance camp are USA, Bermuda and Canada. This tournament will serve as a part of the qualification process for the ICC U19 CWC 2016

USA National U17 Team

Sagar Patel

Gauranshu Sharma

Jash Patel

Nahusha Rao

Kusal Ganji

Chetram Persaud

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516-364-ROPE (7673)

Keifer Phill

Gaurav Patanker

Mohak Buch

Novendra Boodhoo

Arjun Patel

Vivek Barbhaiya

Shehan Perara

Mihir Athanvale

Reserves: Azeem Charania

Sahil Patel

Burhan Saeed

Congratulations to this group of next generation USA players and thanks to ICC Americas for arranging this High Performance Camp. It is an extremely important and critical camp for USA cricket, as any skills and experiences gained will be pivotal in the lead up to the 2015 ICC Americas U18 championship next year and then beyond that to the U19 CWC in 2016 should, USA qualify.

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MCC’s Laws of Cricket – No Ball

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New York Shortlist 32 For National T20

New York Cricket Region Investing In Youth For USACA T20

Promoting the World's Best Game!

Promoting the World’s Best Game!

The New York Cricket Region (NYCR) has invited  32 players to prepare for the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) National Twenty/20 Tournament this fall. This selection comes on the heels of the NYCR’s Inter-League T20 Tournament which feature five leagues and a NYCR Under-25 team. NYCR’s Inter-League T20 Final is carded for July 26th at Baisley Pond Cricket Park at 9:30 am, with American League NY versus Metropolitan League.

The following player have been invited to attend a screening session at Baisley Pond Cricket Park on Wednesday 23rd July from 5:30pm:

Metropolitan: Steve Massiah, Rashard Marshall, Akeem Dodson, Barrington Bartley, George Adams, Keith Eddy, Mikey Alexis, Dennis Evans, Keifer Phill, Javein Thomas, Faisal Taj, Sajib Salam

American: Andre Lindsay, Waqas Shah, Tariq, Amir

cricket let's play usaEastern American: Karan Ganesh, Zaheer Saffie, Alex Amsterdam, Prashant Nair, Adam Sanford, Trevis Ross, Azurdeen Mohammed, Randall Wilson, Rafeek Nazeer, Keon Lake, Casper Davis Jr., Himendra Ramdihal, Zamal Khan, Terrence Madramootoo, Trinson Carmichael

New York: Omar Roye,

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