Around the Park: Panthers Complete Hatrick to Reach Final

Panther won three consecutive matches on Memorial Weekend to reach BB Memorial T20  Finals. Panther disposed of Jinnah in the BB T20 quarters on Saturday to meet Bedessee Destroyers on Memorial Day. In between the T20 fanfare Panthers won over Middlesex in the Brooklyn League 40 over tournament. On Sunday  Panthers batted first at Marine Park scoring a 123 of 26.2 overs. Ulfat Shahzad was the main contributor scoring 49 as Middlesex offspinners Joseph Ledwridge and Claymont Rose pegged the Panthers batting with career best 5 for 18 off 5 over, and 6-1-15-3 respectively. In reply Middlesex fell to their first defeat of the season falling 44 runs short scoring 79 with Andre Kirton 25 and Alston Bacchus 22. Nousherwan Adil ripped through the opponents with a potent 4-2-2-4.

Panthers again batting first on Monday this time in BB T20 struck 158 for 6 from the allotted 20 over with Ulfat Shahzad again leading the way with an unbeaten 61 he was supported by Shahbaz with 41 and Boxer 21. Bowling for Destroyers, Adam Sanford had 2 for 20, Keon Lake 2 for 37 and Andre Kirton 2 for 39. In reply Bedessee failed to get over the line ending on 142 for 6 only  Romeno Deane 26*, Nicholas Stanford 23 and Kaveshwar Bridgepaul 23 with respectable cameos. N. Adil was again on the ball with 2 for 51, and brother Bilal 2 for 21 to restrict  the opponents. Panthers now move on to play Golden Duck in BB T20 final on June 2nd at 8:30 am at Marine Park.

Treat Travel enjoyed a pedestrian day in the BCL as they won by default against newcomers Sheffield, who failed to show for their fixture scheduled for May 27, in what can be dubbed a dose of miscommunication. The battle for Brooklyn continues on June 2:

Saturday June 2

Mpk A    Cavaliers    vs   Sheffield                     Mpk B    Travel Treat   vs   Wanderers

Mpk C    Queensbury    vs   Imperial                        Mpk D    Diplomats    vs    Middlesex

Sunday June 3

Mpk A     Panthers  vs  Queensbury                       Mpk B     Wanderers    vs    Diplomats

Mpk C      Middlesex   vs     Cavaliers

Brooklyn Standings: 5/28/12 (unofficial)

Team         Matches  Wins Loses  Tie      Points

Panthers          2          2          0          0          20

Middlesex       3          2          1          0          20

Travel Treat     3          2          1          0          20

Wanderers       1          1          0          0          10

Imperial           2          1          1          0          10

Sheffield         3          1          2          0          10

Cavaliers         1          0          1          0          0

Diplomats        1          0          1          0          0

Queensbury     2          0          2          0          0

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Both Eastern American and Metropolitan Tournaments resume on June 3rd following the holiday break.

In EACA Power 40:

Everest/ACS tackle Atlantis at Bay Park                Richmond Hill host Camelot at  Baisley
Liberty face Phantom  at Flushing                            East Side Warrior play  Enmore at Brentwood II

Long Island United v. Meten-Meer-Zorg at Brentwood I             Arsenal v. Victory at Hecksher II
Falcon v. Hillside Sports Club at Riis Park                                          All Stars v. Big Apple at Flushing II

In the Metropolitan Cricket League:

Westbury vs Suburbia at Westbury HS                         Villagers vs Frank Parsons at Gateway
Spice Island vs Progressive at Marine Pk                     Mid Island vs Pioneer at Roy Wilkins Pk.
Liberty vs Lucas at Fennigan Rec                                   Staten Island vs Island Wide at Walker Pk
New Hope vs Lions at Fairmont Pk                                Cosmos vs River Valley at Floyd Bennett


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