SFCA Simms Cup Update
South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) Simms Cup Semi-Finals was marred
by some persistent showers which brought a premature end to both
matches at Lake Stevens Elementary School, on Sunday April 11.
Pic (Right): Mark Johnson scored a sizzling 111 with 11 fours and 6 sixes! [Courtesy: Mark Johnson]
The number one team Jamaica, playing Team USA in a match shortened by
rain, will advance to the final and Guyana, also in a match marred by
rain, scored a win over Trinidad & Tobago (T&T), by a faster
run rate, to set up a Jamaica vs. Guyana final. The man-of-the-day was
Jamaica’s Mark Johnson who banged a stroke-filled ton.
Semi-final 1 - Jamaica team vs. USA at Lake Stevens-East:
Taking to the crease first after winning the toss, Jamaica amassed a
respectable 290 all out off 38.3 of the allotted 40 overs. Leading the
way, the ebullient former USA left-handed hard-hitting batsman Mark
Johnson hit his second ton in the competition, when he blazed his way
to a sizzling 111, spiced with 11 peppery fours and six huge sixes.
The consistent Ken Wright, slammed 4 fours and 2 sixes in a sparkling
knock of 49, whilst Fredrick Redwood hit 21 (4 fours) and Jermaine
Thompson got 15 (2 fours). Johnson, whose 111 came off 82 balls and
with Wright’s 49 coming off 62, shared a 102 run fourth wicket
Bowling honors for Team USA went to Cedrick Davis, who captured 3 for
50 from 6.3 overs, Dave Wallace 3 for 57 from 7 including 1 maiden,
Andre Forbes 2 for 42 from 5 and Mark Simpson, 1 for 24 from 2.
In reply, Team USA was on 57 for 2 after 11 overs when rain ended play.
Dave Wallace scored 23 (4 fours), Micton Wallace got 11 (2 fours) while
Shawn Beckford and Shane Ford, were both not out on 11 and 7
Bowling for Jamaica, Andrew Williams took 1 for 20 from 5 overs and
Redwood, 1 for 37 from 6. Since the competition dictates that 16 overs
must be completed in a last innings effort, to make it a match, and as
this did not happen, Jamaica as the number 1 team will advance to the
Semi-final 2 - Guyana vs. T&T at Lake Stevens-West:
Sent in to bat after losing the toss, T&T was dismissed for 171 in
the exact 40 overs allowed. Joel Lee cracked 7 fours in an
enterprising knock of 47, Bally Nayaik hit 45 including 3 fours and a
six and Timothy Surujbally got 23 (3 fours & a six). Bowling for
Guyana, the skipper, leg- spinner Masood Mohamed, captured 3 for 25
from 8 overs, another leg-spinner Vickram Ramoutar bagged 3 for 27 from
8, Imran Saddick took 2 for 30 from 8 and Nazim Ali, 2 for 38 from 8.
In reply, Guyana was on 94 for 4 after 18 overs, when heavy rain ended
play. Rasheed Bacchus hit 23 (2 fours & a Six), whilst Kayume
Mohamed and Vickram Kumar were both undefeated on 19 and 18
respectively. Kayume Mohamed smacked 2 fours and Kumar, 2 fours and a
7, which included an overthrow. Bowling for T & T, Tasmool Hosein
took 2 for 3 from 6 overs and Ken Singh, 2 for 27 from 8.
The final Jamaica vs. Guyana, is scheduled for North Dade Middle School on Sunday April 18.
MAQ T20 Lauderhill Night Cricket Round 11 Update
When the 2010 MAQ T 20 Lauderhill International Night Cricket
Competition completed Round 11 on Saturday evening April 10, at
Lauderhill Sports Park, Barbados whipped Guyana and Sri Lanka trashed
Leewards, while Barbados’ Raymond Denny and John Willoughby, stole the
spotlight in an unbroken scintillating second wicket partnership worth
First match at 5 PM, Guyana vs. Barbados:
Winning the toss and electing to bat first did not help Guyana, as they
were toppled for a not so competitive 132 from 14.4 of the allotted 20
overs. Opener Nazim Ali, banged 5 fours and 2 sixes.
In a topscore of 46. Andrew Permaul chipped in with a useful 32 (5
fours & a six) and Skipper Masood Mohamed got 29 (3 fours and a
six). Bowling for Barbados, Micton Wallace took 2 for 19 from 3
overs,Steven Brathwaite 2 for 30 from 3, Justin Holder 2 for 35 from
3.4 and David Brathwaite, 1 for 15 from 3.
In a positive reply, Barbados made light work of the winning total by
cruising to 133 for 2 off 15.2 overs, to inflict a convincing 8 wicket
victory. Taking them there, former USA captain Raymond Denny and John
Willoughby, flayed the Guyana bowling, whilst associated in a 119 run
third wicket partnership. Denny slammed 9 flawless fours and a six in a
sparkling 36 ball unbeaten 61 and Willoughby, smacked 4 scorching fours
and 5 towering sixes, while carrying his bat 55, scored of only 39
balls. The best of the bowlers for Guyana, were Ali with 1 for 27 from
4 overs and Avinash Rampersaud, 1 for 40 from 4.
Second match at 8 PM, Leewards vs. Sri Lanka:
Occupying the crease first after winning the toss, Sri Lanka posted a
respectable 209 for 7 off the arranged 20 overs. Naveed Ahmed,
smashed 3 fours and 5 sixes in a blistering 58, not to be left out
Nazir Javed, blazed his way to an exact 50 off 39 balls that included 7
The opening pair put on 101 for the first wicket. Other useful
contributions came from Syed Hassan, who hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his
red-hot 18 ball 41, Mohamed Mahazar who got 20 (1 four & 2 sixes)
and Ken Singh 15 (1 four and a six).
Bowling for Leewards, Everton Mapp took 2 for 38 from 3 overs, as
Trevor Garvey, Steven Lewis and Boswell Jeffers each took a wicket for
12, 33 and 48, while there were 2 run outs.
In reply, Leewards were dismissed for 133 after 18.2 overs, leaving Sri
Lanka the victors by an emphatic 76 runs. Only Lewis who banged 5 fours
and 4 sixes in a blazing 54 off the 38 balls he received and Jeffers
who got 27 (2 fours and a six), offered any resistance.
Bowling Sri Lanka to victory, Singh scalped 4 for 20 from 4 overs,
Sadik Haque snared 3 for 17 from 2, Hassan 1 for 3 from 1.2 and Pieter
Potgieter, 1 for 20 from 4.
The following matches will be played on Saturday evening April 17:
First match at 5 PM, Windwards vs. Team USA, and in the second match at
8 PM, Jamaica play India.
Lauderhill Jammers wins seventh straight Parkway Masters title as Charles and Henry steal spotlight
Current champions Lauderhill Jammers, defeated Palm Beach to retain the
Annual Parkway Over-45 Years-Old Title, for the seventh straight year,
when the two teams squared off at North Dade Middle School, on Saturday
April 10. 2010.
The Jammers’ Victor Charles cracked an exact 100 and Ivor Henry, a sparkling 76, to steal the spotlight.
Winning the toss and deciding to occupy the crease first, reigning
champions Lauderhill Jammers posted a very competitive 242 for 4 off
the arranged 25 overs. Victor Charles, smacked 5 fours and 5 sixes in
fiery unbeaten 100 to lead the way.
Not to be outdone Ivor Henry, with an array of shots on either side of
the wicket, of which 9 fours and a six were the most rewarding, stroked
a classy 76, whilst Horace Stanley got 24 (1 four & a six). Charles
and Henry shared a valuable second wicket partnership worth 92 runs.
Bowling for Palm Beach, Ronald West took 2 for 28 from 3 overs, Val
Campbell 1 for 32 and Paulton Hall 1 for 48.
In reply, Palm Beach looking for 243 for victory and the Parkway
Masters title, was restricted to 162 for 4, off the regulated 25 overs,
to concede victory by an emphatic 80 runs. Ross Livingstone, banged 5
fours and 2 sixes in a well played 41, Vickram Ramoutar in a cameo
knock, blasted 4 fours and 2 sixes in 38, and Steve Wint hit 24 (2
fours & 2 sixes).
The best of the bowlers for the victorious Jammers, were Gaythorne
Williams, Virgil Francis and Conroy Henry, with a wicket each for 3,
17, and 34 respectively. Congrats are very much in order for Lauderhill