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By Ricardo Inniss
Team USA defeated Team Lauderhill before a large noisy Saturday
evening crowd of enthusiastic Night Cricket fans to take the 2010 MAQ
T20 Lauderhill International Night Cricket Mayor’s cup, as the curtain
came down on the Tournament on Saturday evening June 12th.
Picture (Above): Team USA were winners of 2010 MAQ T20 Lauderhill International Night Cricket Mayor’s cup
USA’s MVP Shawn Beckford entertained the crowd with a boundary studded
sizzling 94 to steal the spotlight. All the action took place at the
Lauderhill Sports Park.
Picture (Right): Shawn Beckford receives his prize for an entertaining knock of 94
Sent in to bat first after losing the toss, Team Lauderhill could only
muster 148 all out off 18.5 of the allotted 20 overs. Glen Anglin,
banged 5 fours and 2 sixes in a brisk 39, Dunae Nathaniel hit 30 (3
fours & 2 sixes), Jamekell Douglas got 21 and Victor Charles
chipped in with 21 also. The best bowler for Team USA, was Rhaines
Boothe who snared 3 for 26, from 3 .5 overs.
In reply, the hard-hitting Shawn Beckford, in a belligerent mood,
plundered the lack-luster Lauderhill bowling, smashing 10 scorching
fours and 6 huge sixes off only 56 balls, in a superb and compelling
undefeated 94, to be the chief architect in the winning score of 151
for 3 in just 13.5 overs.
Picture (Above): Team Lauderhill receive their Runner-up Award from Maq Quereshi
Bhawani scored an enterprising 35, spiced with 3 fours and 2 sixes, and
shared 110 first wicket partnership with Beckford, to help inflict the
comprehensive 7 wicket victory. Bowling honors for Team Lauderhill,
went to Ken Wright, who scalped 2 for 19. Congrats are in order for
Shawn Beckford - MVP of the Championship Match
Vaibhav Nayar - Most runs
Ken Singh - Most wickets
Vaibhav Nayar - Tournament MVP.
Updates from the 2010 SFCA Premier League 45 overs Competition
International vs. Lauderhill United at North Dade Middle School:
Occupying the crease first after winning the toss, Lauderhill United
was dismissed for a paltry 97 after 24.5 overs of the allotted 45.
Keyonie Gayle carried his bat for a well played 24 (2 fours), Nicholas
Mittoo got 16 (2 fours) and Sunil Mittoo 14 (1 four). Bowling for
International, Doane Ranger took 4 for 35 from 9 overs, Andrew Williams
2 for 15 from 6, Timothy Surjubally 1 for 9 from 3 and Zac Sattaur 1
for 12 from 1.5.
In reply, International reached 99 for 6 from 24.2 overs to secure a 6
wicket victory. Mark Johnson top scored with 27 (2 fours & a six),
Baliram Nayaik was undefeated on 26 (1 six) and Joey Pierre got 12 (1
four & a six), with extras 25. Bowling for Lauderhill United,
Durrant Dennis took 2 for 23 from 6.1 overs, Milton Barnes 2 for 25
from 9 and Nicholas Mittoo 1 for 15 from 3. There was 1 run out.
Myrtle Grove vs. Sportsman at Myrtle Grove Elementary School:
Winning the toss and taking to the crease first, Myrtle Grove was
bundled out for a paltry 59 in 19 of the regulated 45 overs. Andrian
Carey who hit 43 (3 fours & a six) was the only batsman to reach
double figures. Bowling for Sportsman, Shameer Khan bagged 4 for 15
from 5 overs, Andre Forbes captured 3 for 12 and Masood Mohamed 2 for
In a brisk reply, Sportsman hustled to 60 for 2 off only 11.1 overs, to
win convincingly by 8 wickets. Ayaz Mohamed cracked 6 fours in a
quick-fire 39, whilst Aleem Ghana remained on 6 not out in the victory
hunt. The Ahmed brothers took a wicket each for 10 and 16
respectively, bowling for Myrtle Grove.
Lauderhill Jammers vs. Parkway at City Hall Park:
Parkway won the toss, and electing to bat first, posted 159 all out
after 34.2 of the arranged 42 overs ( overs reduced to 42 from 45).
Oneil Walker got 41, Robert Hinds 25 and Comel Peart 23. Bowling for
Lauderhill Jammers, Mike Graham scalped 3 for 13 from 5.2 overs, Ken
Singh took 3 for 36 in 7 and Naveed Ahmed 2 for 26 in 4. In reply,
The Jammers, knocked up 162 for 6 in 19.4 overs, to register a 4 wicket
victory. Earl Stephens hit a sparkling 58, Graham got 36 and Singh 24.
Bowling for Parkway, Hinds took 3 for 64 from 7.4 overs, Vernet Hosang
2 for 28 in 6.4 and Walker 1 for 41 in 4.
Alliance vs. United Sports at Gaines Park:
Summarised scores are as follows: United Sports 189 for 9. J. Douglas
and L. Stewart 29 each and C. Salmon 28. M. Wallace 3 for 38, Nick
Thomas 2 for 33 and V. Crawford 1 for 26.
Replying, Alliance made 190 for 6 winning by 4 wickets. C. Dormer 61,
L. Crichton 46 and O. Nelson 28. Douglas 4 for 33, R. West 1 for 41 and
B. Mckenzie 1 for 43.
In the other match , Osswald Park 1 defeated Palm Beach at John Prince Park.