2007-06-21 / Sports

Brooklyn Cricket Matches Heat Up As Weather Warms

By Marcus Bethel

Brooklyn Panthers vs.

Carriacou United

The Carriacou United cricket team suffered its third defeat in as many matches when they came up against the undefeated Brooklyn Panthers in the Brooklyn League's cricket competition at the Canarsie Park cricket field last Saturday.

Batting first on a humid Father's Day, the Panthers took advantage of a couple of drop chances to post a challenging 217 all-out in 38.1 overs. Amir led the batting for the pouncing Pan-thers with 56, Adnan getting 38, Man-soor 25 and Jameel 22.

Captain Marcus Bethel was Carria-cou's leading bowler picking up four for 33 from 6.1 over, getting support from R. Charles with and economical spell of two for 20 from eight overs and S. Currie who took two for 24 from five.

Carriacou in their turn at the wicket squandered a good start, being at one stage 81 for one to lose by 32 runs when they were bowled out for 185 in the final ball of the 36th over. Open batsman C. Alexander top scored for C.U.C.C. with a patient 63. K. Mathews with 19, R. Norton, 15 and M. Bethel, 14, were the only other batsmen to get into double figures.

Adnan followed up his significant knock of 38 with an outstanding spell of medium pace bowling, capturing four for 13 from 2.5 overs, a late outburst that was mainly responsible for the demise of Carriacou. He got support from Jamal who took three for 42 from eight overs.

Stars United vs. St Lucia

St. Lucia defeated Stars United by five wickets at the Marine Park Ground A. Batting first Stars United was bowled out for 76 in 17 overs. M. Bato with 17 was the only Stars batsman to reach double figures, as they were toppled, unable to bat half of the allotted 40 overs. M Wilson was the peak of the St. Lucian Bowlers with figures of four for 12 from three overs - well supported by W. Celestine with three for 16 in six overs and T. Peter three for 31 in six overs.

In their reply St. Lucia made 78 for five, overhauling Stars total in 11 overs with plenty of time to enjoy Father's Day. F. Daniel top scored with 23.

Cavaliers vs. Imperial

At Marine Park "C" Cavaliers de-feated Imperial by three wickets in a well contested affair.

Batting first Imperial scored a challenging 241 for eight off 38 overs. Opener, D. Mufford followed last week's century with a top score of 55, with C. Wyllie getting an even half century; F. Lewis, 49 and E. Ollivierre 41.

Bowling for Cavaliers K. Martin took two for 53; M. Morgan, one for 28; with the father/ son combination of Mark and Dominic Audain capturing one for 32 each.

Cavaliers in response got 242 for seven in 35.5 overs, winning convincingly with 13 balls to spare. K. Payne took two wickets for 33 runs; O. Bostic, two for 53; C. Wyllie, one for 32 and K. Sylvester one for 45.

The action continues Saturday when the Inter-League competition gets underway with New York Youths taking on the Brooklyn League at Can-arsie Park, followed by continuation of the Brooklyn League cricket tournament on Sunday.

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