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By Peter Della Penna (on Twitter)
New York City’s best high school cricketers have been chosen to take
part in the 2012 NYC Mayor’s Cup High School Cricket All-Star Game on
Saturday at Gateway Park in Brooklyn, N.Y. The group of 57 players from
PSAL high school teams across Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan and Queens
includes three USA U-18 selections: Amarnauth Persaud of Martin Van
Buren HS, Zahib Tariq of FDR HS and Randall Wilson of John Adams HS, who
was named MVP of last year’s Mayor’s Cup All-Star Game.
will captain the Brooklyn team against Asfaque Chowdhury’s
Bronx/Manhattan team. Persaud and Troy Mars of John Adams, PSAL’s
leading scorer in 2012, will captain each of the two Queens squads.
Three matches will take place as part of the Mayor’s Cup festivities
beginning at 10 a.m. The first two matches will be 15 over affairs as
Queens #1 will take on Queens #2 in the morning contest while a combined
Bronx/Manhattan team will take on Brooklyn at 1 p.m. The winners will
advance to the 20 over championship match at 4 p.m.
two semifinals were reduced by five overs each this year after last
year’s matches ran long, forcing much of the second innings of the
showpiece championship match in the evening to be played in bad light.
The game was eventually halted in the 18th over of the Queens chase.
Brooklyn eventually defeated Queens to claim the championship.
Image (left) - Randall Wilson, USA U-18 selection and
NY PSAL All-Star from John Adams HS. [Courtesy: Peter Della
Three schools have four selections each in the All-Star squads:
DeWitt Clinton, Herbert Lehman and 2012 PSAL champion Long Island City.
Martin Van Buren, John Adams, Richmond Hill, Hillcrest, FDR, Bronx HS of
Science and Stuyvesant all have three representatives from their
schools. Midwood, Franklin K. Lane, Abraham Lincoln, Sheepshead Bay,
Jamaica, Queens HS of Teaching, Newcomers, William Bryant and Aviation
have two representatives each. Lafayette Educational Complex, Prospect
Heights, Brooklyn International, John Bowne, HS for Construction and
Thomas Edison each had one selection. Wingate Educational, which went
0-12 on the season, was the only high school which failed to have a
Click here for complete All-Star squads.