by Dyon Ravello
NYPD Cricket completed its third week with matches across Queens. Monday at Baisley Pond, Stallions played Dragons as Superstar meet Brooklyn Knights. In game one Dragons batting first scored a competitive 172/5 with Trinson Carmichael scoring a tournament high of 83 with support from Rafique Nazeer 29. Stallions completed their third victory in as many matches winning by five wickets with Fahad and Jazeeb Tariq 34 each and Asiun 28 to stay unbeaten.
Brooklyn Knights won the toss and batted first but could only manage 118 off 19.5 overs. Ali scored 35 and Rahim 32 as Rahynul Islam continued his potent bowling from the weekend with 2/8, Inzamam 2/16 and Dino Cho Wam Nee 1/12. Superstars webt all guns blazing as they completed the chase in 10 overs to win by five wickets, Clifford Hamilton 35 and Islam 17 not out.
On Tuesday at Kissena, Daredevils made light work of Knight Riders as Knight Riders were routed for 47. Bilal Khan ripping through the top order with pace, aggression and accuracy to return figures of 4/5. Prashant Nair had 1/6 and left arm seamer Burhan 1/10. Daredevils needed just seven overs to complete the win losing two wickets in the process.
Richmond Hill chalked up their second win as they beat Predators by 37 runs. Richmond Hill racked up 181/7 with Jassi 42, Sahel 21 and Leon Mohabir 20. Predators were restricted as they could only manage 144/7 in reply, still in search of a win.
Punjab took first strike against the bustling Lycans, looking for a win, a first at that. Wickets fell at regular intervals with only Mustafa Moiz (21) batting to give his side a chance. Lycans were led by captain Foysal and Mahruf with three wicket each, as Reza and Rmran had two scalps to restricted Punjab to 134 in 19.3 overs.
Having chased 172 last week 135 looked less daunting. Even with loose bowling from the Punjab
quickies Lycans looked set. But Imran Mahzar bowled opener Tanim (23) as Punjab looked to dig in. Mustafa Moiz bowling both leg spin and off breaks, proved witty as he snared three wickets to put the pressure back on the batting side. Waqas Shah had danger man Syed caught and bowled a vital wicket as he picked two wickets. Khawar with two wickets finalized the resulted as Lycan lost the plot allout for 110 losing by 25 runs.
It was “D Dey” for Night Owls as the wicket keeper batsman scored 81 to lead his side to 186/7 against Kryptonites. Muktaz had two wickets. Kryptonites were never up to the task as they cheered every run allout for 101 losing by85 runs.
Play continues on Thursday 11 July and next week, then breaks for the Islamic holy month of fasting, Ramadan, to resume in August. see standings below:
NYPD Cricket: 7/12/2012 (unofficial)
Team Matches Wins Loses Tie
1. Superstar 3 3 0 0
2. Stallions 3 3 0 0
3. Daredevils 3 2 1 0
4. Night Owls 3 2 1 0
5. Richmond Hill 3 2 1 0
6. Lycans 3 2 1 0
7. Dragons 3 1 2 0
8. Punjab 3 1 2 0
9. Kryptonites 3 1 2 0
10. Brooklyn Knights 3 1 2 0
11. Predators 3 0 3 0
12. Punjab 3 0 3 0