PSAL Round Up Week 1-2
by Dyon Ravello
Weeks 1 and 2 of the New York City, Public School Athletic League (PSAL), had been marred by torrential spring showers postponing a host of matches. Few schools were able to shake the winter chills off with Franklin K. Lane and Newcomers taking the early initiative with two win each from as many matches. US Under-19 fast bowler Keifer Phill, demonstrated his ability with the bat as he scored the only half-century to date (4/11/2014) 62.
Other notable performers were Naimul Islam who picked up five wickets for Thomas Edison with the best bowling figures this term with 5/6. MD Ariful Muyin scored 45 and took 2/8 to lead Dewitt Clinton over Stuyvesant with resounding 104 run victory. Asmar Khan provided support wih 21 and 3/3. Kurt Sankar nabbed 4/13 to lift Franklin K. Lane over Brooklyn Tech. in a low scoring encounter. Samad Hussain 3/13 and Zaheer Ahmad 3/12 completed the rout as Brooklyn Tech. could only manage 48.
Mohammed Hossin restricted William C. Bryant with 4/9 although Sayadur Raihan 45 had helped his side to a competitive total of 133/9. MD Shafat Choudhury 34* and Refat Islam 33* remained unbeaten to see Newcomers home with just four deliveries to spare, see full match report: https://vellocricket.net/2014/04/05/newcomer-open-psal-with-brace-over-bryant/. MD Muhtash Fuhad claimed 4/6 and scored 24 as Jamaica won by seven wickets over John Bowne, Jason Hall scored 21 for the Flushing unit as Tanbir Hussein 38 laid a winning foundation for the Jamaicans (NY).
Summarized Scores, Source psal.org
BRONX SCIENCE 57 all Out, Madhev 15, Naimul Islam 5/6 and Chad Singh 2/12 Lost to THOMAS EDISON 58/5 Shoun Baburam 14 and M. Thakkur 2/5.
DEWITT CLINTON 144/4 MD Ariful Muyin 45, Saiful Islam 24, Asmar Khan 21 and Fatin Ishraq 3/24 beat STUYVESANT 40, Joydeep Baidya 16, Asmar Khan 3/3 FM Hasib 2/4 Kauser Ahmed 2/8 and MD Ariful Muyin 2/8.
FRANKLIN K. LANE 94 Samad Hussain 15, Tarek Munawar 14* Abhideep Singh 2/12 and Zain Ansari 2/18 beat BROOKLYN TECH. 48 Ekok Soubir 14, Moshiur Rahman 14, Kurt Sankar 4/13, Samad Hussain 3/13 and Zaheer Ahmad 3/12.
WILLIAM C. BRYANT 133/9 Sayadur Raihan 45, Taranjit Singh 19, Mohammad Hossin 4/9 Wahidur Rahman 2/34 lost to NEWCOMERS 134/2 MD Shafat Choudhury 34* Refat Islam 33* and Fokhrul Miah 27.
JOHN BOWNE 97 Jason Hall 21 and MD Muhtash Fuhad 4/6 lost to JAMAICA 99/3 Tanbir Hussien 38 and MD Muhtash Fuhad 24.
FRANKLIN K. LANE 113 Chandrapau Rodhan 19, Samad 19, Stephon Swaby 2/9 Parmanand Singh 2/10 and Cobi Wilson 2/21, beat WINGATE 62