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EACA Power 40 closed out with a flourish of centuries. The run-gates seemed to be gaping open as Atlantis posted 420 at 10.5 runs per over. Even Galaxy and Arsenal enjoy healthier than normal run rates. The round was highlighted not only by the three qualifiers but also by five centurions.
In the virtual quarterfinal between American Cricket Society (ACS) and Big Apple, ACS earned a narrow one wicket win to finish second. Fortunately for Big Apple, Meten-Meer-Zorg’s defeated to Richmond Hill ensured qualification. Trevis Ross notched and unbeaten 107 for MMZ but it was in vain as Richmond Hill continued their flawless run this season to eliminate the 2011 champions.
In an academic event Liberty edged Hillside by two wickets. A welcomed victory which should bring some much need momentum ahead of the T20 Blitz tournament. Galaxy were in an unforgiving mood as Rafeez Nazeer pasted a brilliant 134 not out, alongside Krishna Harricharran who remained unbeaten on 109.
Atlantis with their destiny in hand made good use of the run flow as they eliminated Arsenal. Arsenal, qualification outsiders needed a positive result to stay alive, were upstaged by US National batsmen Nicholas Stanford 158 and Ryan Girdharry 121. Arsenal made a dash for the grand 400 plus chase scoring at a frenetic 8.15 runs per over before the curtain fell on their 2013 Power 40 campaign. For Atlantis Greg Robinson snared four wickets.
Big Apple 191 in 36.4 overs, Alexandrino Kirton 72, Richard Ramdeen 29, Karan Ganesh 3/48 lost to American Cricket Society 192/9 in 39.3 overs, Steve Nowrangilall 74, Dwayne Smith 26, Himendra Ramdihall 2/25, Telston Johnson 2/49.
Hillside 217/9 in 40 overs, J Mangal 82, Boughnarine Persaud 32, Andy Harricharran 3/34, Imtiaz Hassan 2/30 lost to Liberty 219/8 in 36 overs, Hassan 62, Terrence Madramootoo 40* Ganise Lalisa 3/37, Mangal 3/45.
Galaxy 301/1 in 40 overs, Rafeek Nazeer 134*, Krishna Harricharran 109* Narayan Persaud 1/61, beat Camelot 127 in 18 overs, Ron Frasier 71 Yudesh Bissnauth 3/25 Thackurdeen Dhanraj 2/8.
Atlantis 420/6 in 40 overs, Nicholas Stanford 158, Ryan Girdharry 121, Ron Andrews 77*, Rehan Shahid 3/84, Ayyaz Chaudhry 2/60 beat Arsenal 220 in 27 overs, A Dehaan 52, Moni Khan 37, Greg Robinson 4/58, Jason Greaves 2/39, Girdharry 2/41