Florida Southeast Cricket League (FSCL), an organization of member clubs dedicated to the development and promotion of Cricket in the United States of America, was established in 1998 as a non-profit organization in the State of Florida. Currently FSCL has 17 member clubs and over 400 registered players taking part in Cricket tournaments and competitions locally, regionally, and nationally. This umbrella organization comprised of teams from tri-county areas (Miami-Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach) was formed to organize the sport of cricket played in South Florida.
The Final game of the season was played between the defending champions WWCA and last year’s runner-up Toofan C.C. It was an exciting game of cricket on a typical balmy South Florida day with fortunes swinging in favor of both teams at regular intervals of the game providing entertainment to all the spectators with high class display of batting, bowling, and fielding skills.
WWCA were off to a flying start scoring 40 runs off first 5 overs of the powerplay despite some high quality swing bowling by Toofan’s strike bowlers Arun Prateek and Vasu Konduru. Introduction of South East Region player Anoop Sankaranarayanan into the attack stemmed the flow of runs resulting in loss of 3 quick wickets for 60 runs by end of the 11th over (Sherwin Powell: 16, Faraz Jaferi: 16 and Marlon Grant: 7).
However, experienced Dean Morgan and extremely talented young WWCA skipper and USA U-17 player, Jash Patel steadied the boat for WWCA. Both of them mixed caution with aggression and took the team to a score of 156 runs in the 22nd over when Jash Patel got out to Toofan’s change bowler Ranjeet Chandran after compiling a solid 43 (six 4s and one 6). Dean Morgan and the experienced Vyktor Charles continued attacking Toofan with some lusty hitting to boost the run rate and taking WWCA to a comfortable 194. Vasu Konduru struck for Toofan again claiming 3 quick wickets to reduce WWCA to 195 for 7 wickets by the 30th over. Dean Morgan was consistency personified again for a well deserved 63 studded with seven 4s and three 6s. Vyktor Charles made a quick fire 23 aided with three 4s and one 6. Sensible batting by WWCA younger players Atul Iyer (7), Nicholas Thompson (10 with 2 fours) and Aadam Khan (1 not out) added the critical 23 runs in the last 5 overs that contributed to the eventual margin of victory for WWCA and ensured a solid team score of 222 in the allotted 35 overs.
Toofan C.C. Bowling:
Vasu Konduru was the pick of the Toofan bowlers returning a handsome figure of 7-0-35-4. He was ably supported with some tight bowling by Anoop Sankaranarayanan(7-1-14-2).
Arun Prateek had figures of 7-0-48-1 while Ranjeet Chandran was the other wicket taker with figures of 2-0-17-1.
Toofan went about the chase in a steady manner but kept loosing wickets at regular intervals to some accurate bowling by young WWCA bowlers. Useful contributions with the bat for Toofan came from Anoop: 28 (four 4s and one 6) and Sarthey Patel: 22 ( two 4s). However by over # 23 Toofan were reeling at 113 for the loss of 7 wickets. With 110 runs required from the last 12 overs and only 3 wickets left, extremely talented all rounder Vasu began the repair job for Toofan in the company of the experienced Shailesh Sharma, who is also the secretary of Florida Southeast Cricket League. Vasu played a breathtaking innings of 56 off only 25 balls that included five 4s and three towering 6s capitalizing on the field restrictions during the batting power play. He added 86 for the 8th wicket with Shailesh in 8.1 overs that almost took the game away from WWCA. However an extremely well taken catch at wide long on by young WWCA pace bowler Aadam Khan accounted for the dangerous Vasu and put the breaks on Toofan’s run chase. Shailesh soon ran out of partners and Toofan folded up for 204 in the 33rd over with Shailesh stranded at 31 not out (two 4s and one 6).
Sherwin Powell contributed with an all round performance with bowling figures of 7-0-34-3 in addition to taking 1 catch and 1 run out with a direct hit. He was ably supported by tight bowling from Atul Iyer (7-0-38-1 plus 1 catch), Marlon Grant (2-0-6-1), Akash Pooran (4-0-21-1) and Dean Morgan (5-0-34-2)
Most Valuable Player of the game went to Dean Morgan who scored 63 runs and also took 2 wickets.
The presentation ceremony was conducted by Rizwan Mohammed, USA Cricket Association (USACA) board member for the South East Region. Rizwan congratulated both teams for a well played and entertaining finals. Rizwan thanked all clubs for their participation in the tournament that started in January. Ten clubs participated in the round robin tournament. Wesley from Palm Beach United Club presented the runners up trophy to Toofan. The champions trophy was presented to the winning team, WWCA, by Coach Greg. Finally the MVP trophy was presented to Dean Morgan by Jerry Punwassie, who is the manager for FSCL regional teams.
Worldwide Cricket Academy defeats Toofan to claim their first 35 Overs championship.
Florida International defeats Toofan to claim their second straight T-20 championship.
In an exciting 40 Overs final, Kendall Stars defeated Toofan by 1 wicket to claim the 2013 40-Overs division 1 championship. Toofan 1st Innings 247/7 (Overs 40) Gopalakrishnan,Girish 44; Mitra,Tilak 36; Raghava,Venkat 68; Padala,Kaushik 32; Khan,MT 2/46; Khan,Mohammed Faisa 2/53 Kendall Stars 1st Innings 248/9 (Overs 39.4) Prabhakar,Rajeev 74; Ali,Usman 64; Khan,Irfan 20*; Makarla,Rohit 3/50; Gopalakrishnan,Girish 2/35; Raghava,Venkat 2/30
We have two teams participating in the 2012 US Open, Florida Panthers and Florida Tigers. Many players from this list will be playing for these two teams. We can enter additional teams if more players want to play in the tournament this year. If you are interested in playing please contact any one the executive committee members or Asif Motiwala at (954) 494-9512 who has volunteered to coordinate this effort. Contact information for all the executives is available on the FSCL website.
Atlantic Vs Miami Power 1-Innings Match Played At Miramar Park – South, 06-May-2012, 2012 40-Overs Div I Atlantic Win by 39 runs Atlantic 1st Innings 207/10 All Out (Overs 40) Choubey,Durgaprasa 30 Blake,Leecent 47 Nandina,Srinivas 37 Verma,Abhishek 19 Tucker,Elton 25 Mvarapu,Deepak 2/17 Rahman,Mohammed 3/34 Huda,Mohammed 4/34 Miami Power 1st Innings 168/10 All Out (Overs 37) Choudury,Shabbir 23 Mvarapu,Deepak 27 Zahid,Fardeen 26 Salekin,Md 19 Nandina,Srinivas 2/15 Tucker,Elton 3/22
Kendall Stars Vs South India 1-Innings Match Played At Miramar Park – North, 06-May-2012, 2012 40-Overs Div II South India Win by 56 runs South India 1st Innings 240/10 All Out (Overs 39.3) Karthikeyan,S 23 Edwin,Vijay 95 Nachiketus,Vysakh 40 Zubair,Mohammed 5/48 Kendall Stars 1st Innings 184/10 All Out (Overs 34.2) Khan,MohammedFaisa 19 Adil,Mohammed 31 Awan,Faisal 33 Farooq,SheikhAbid 21 Nachiketus,Vysakh 2/33 Abraham,Siju 2/23
March 19, 2012: Congratulations to Florida Southeast Cricket League (FSCL) for winning the 2nd Annual International (St. Patrick’s Day Festival) Weekend cricket tournament. This tournament was played on March 16 & 17, 2012, at the picturesque International Polo Club grounds in Palm Beach Florida. FSCL was the dominant team winning both games convincingly to claim the winner’s trophy. On Friday, March 16, FSCL played against the International All stars comprising of selected players from England and Ireland. The final was played on Saturday, March 17, between FSCL and South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) after SFCA defeated US All Stars on Friday to setup the title clash on Saturday. In the final, SFCA won the toss and elected to bat first. SFCA got off to a flying start and were cruising at 53 for 1 after 5 Overs on the back of an aggressive batting display by Timmy Surujbally and Ken Wright. However, Naveed Ahmed provided the crucial breakthrough for FSCL when he clean bowled Ken Wright for 16. Then the introduction of Hussain Haider and other spinners put the brakes on SFCA. First, Hussain clean bowled Timmy on the second ball of his first over after he flighted one up and Timmy went for the big swipe, missed the line after the ball turned viciously and rattled the stumps. Thereafter wickets fell at regular intervals. Syed Hasan was economical in his 4 Overs giving only 17 runs. Zach Sattaur bowled well for figures of 1 for 30 in 4 Overs. However, the young duo of Hussain Haider and Faizan Maqsood were the pick of the bowlers. Faizan with his fiery pace took 3 wickets for 18 runs. Hussain Haider bowled his off spinners brilliantly and took 3 wickets for 30 runs including the prized wicket of Timmy Surujbally. SFCA was restricted to 136 runs and could not bat out the allotted 20 Overs. Replying to SFCA’s modest target of 136 runs, FSCL got off to a scintillating start on the back of Naveed Ahmed’s batting fireworks. Naveed who is well known in south Florida cricket circles for his aggressive batting style did not disappoint his many fans in attendance. Naveed Ahmed punished the SFCA bowlers by scoring 42 runs that included 3 massive sixes and 4 glorious boundaries. SFCA had no answer to Naveed’s onslaught. However, After Naveed was dismissed, SFCA fought back to stem the flow of runs. After Naveed’s dismissal, sensible batting by the FSCL middle order brought FSCL within striking distance of the SFCA total. Durgaprasad Choubey and Varun Penmatsa consolidated the FSCL innings by scoring 15 runs and 16 runs respectively. Syed Hasan played a captain’s knock of 24 runs that included 1 six and 1 boundary. Hasan curbed his natural aggression to play a responsible innings. Coming in late Faizan Maqsood blasted 19 runs that included 3 boundaries including 18 in one over from Glen Anglin that sealed the game for FSCL. Zach Sattaur, another young prospect from FSCL and Hussain Haider were at the crease when FSCL overhauled SFCA total for a convincing win. The result was never in doubt as FSCL was always in control of the game. Timmy was the best SFCA bowler on display taking 2 wickets for 22 runs. Faizan Maqsood was adjudged the man of the match for the finals for his brilliant all round batting and bowling display. Said a happy Rizwan Mohammed, President of FSCL, after the final, “First, I want to acknowledge International Polo Club (IPC) and the tournament organizers for hosting this fabulous tournament in the beautiful IPC grounds. Special thanks to MAQ Qureshi who co-sponsored the event and was instrumental in inviting the FSCL team to participate in this years event. I am very proud of the performance given by the young team. We had a plan to showcase our young players and the young players did not disappoint. Congratulations to Syed Hasan who brought home the prestigious trophy in his very first outing as FSCL skipper, ably supported by Rajat Verma his deputy. Hasan marshaled his resources well and made the right moves in both games. The whole team did well but I must praise Faizan Maqsood and Hussain Haider who made critical contributions at key points in the game to seal the victory after Naveed Ahmed provided the platform on both days with his special batting display. Debutant Wicket keeper Farhan Samana, responsible for 4 dismissals, also grabbed the opportunity and was outstanding behind the stumps on both days. Thanks also to the selectors for making the bold moves in selecting this young team. This augurs well for our future, so best wishes for continued success to FSCL.” Scores in brief: FSCL vs SFCA; Match Played at IPC on 17-Mar-2012 SFCA – 136 All Out in 19.2 Overs Timmy Surujbally 31 (3 sixes and 2 fours); Ken Wright 16 (2 sixes and 1 four); Faizan 3 for 18; Hussain Haider 3 for 30; Syed Hasan 1 for 17; Zach Sattaur 1 for 30. FSCL – 142 for 6 in 19.2 Overs Naveed Ahmed 42 (3 sixes and 4 fours); Syed Hasan 24 (1 sixes and 1 four); Faizan Maqsood 19 (3 fours); Varun Penmatsa 16 (1 Four); Durgaprasad Choubey 15 (1 six) On Friday FSCL defeated the English Irish International All star team by 3 wickets. Batting first, International All Stars made 136 runs in the allotted 20 Overs. Faizan Maqsood took 2 wickets for 15 runs, Hussain Haider took 3 wickets for 25 runs, while Zach Sattaur and Syed Hasan took 2 wickets each. In reply, FSCL knocked off the required runs in the 18th over. Naveed Ahmed scored a quickfire 32 runs with 1 six and 5 boundaries. Syed Hasan scored 28 runs with 2 sixes and 1 boundary. Finally, Faizan Maqsood remained unbeaten after scoring 27 runs with 3 sixes and 1 boundary. Faizan was adjudged the man of match for his all round performance.
Coconut Creek Vs Grenada 1-Innings Match Played At Brian Piccolo Park-North, 18-Dec-2011, 2011 30-Overs Div I Grenada Win by 1 wkts Coconut Creek 1st Innings 116/10 All Out (Overs 28.3) Semana,Farhan 42* Denis,Ashton 2/21 Mohammed,Ryan 2/34 Mohammed,Wahid 4/16 Grenada 1st Innings 117/9 Closed (Overs 30) Pierre,Simeon 21 Denis,Ashton 28 Braithwaite,David 2/27 Mohammed,Rizwan 3/23
Miami Power Vs Pakistan Eleven 1-Innings Match Played At Brian Piccolo Park-North, 08-Jan-2012, 2011 30-Overs Div II Miami Power Win by 106 runs Miami Power 1st Innings 203/5 (Overs 30) Zahid,Fardeen 61 Wadhawania,N 46 Choudury,Shabbir 19* Ahmed,B 2/27 Pakistan Eleven 1st Innings 97/10 All Out (Overs 23) Siddiqui,Ali 43 Mvarapu,Deepak 2/18 Kader,Nayeem 3/13 Ahmed,M 4/15
Team Atlantic defeat team Toofan by 8 wickets to claimed their 8th FSCL champion title at Brian Piccolo Park in Florida. They were undefeated throughout the 2011 FSCL Twenty20 competition. Atlantic elected to field after winning the toss. Opener Rajat Vema’s 47 runs with 3 fours and a six was the top scorer in the Toofan inning as they posted 156 runs for 7 wickets in their allotted overs. Priyantha Liyanage had the best figures for Atlantic in the field, taking 3 wickets for 32 runs while Leecent, Abhishek and Russell contributed with a wicket each. In reply, Toofan struck an early blow by removing Durgapersauds’ opening partner Justin, caught for 2 runs by Rohith of Amresh Manthena, to make it 13 for 1 of 2.2 overs. That only served to accelerate the scoring as the skipper Priyantha Liyanage entered and put on 56 runs for the 2nd wicket with Durgapersuad Choubey. Durgapersauds’ blistering 53 run which included 3 sixes and 5 fours came in to an end in the 8th over when he was bowled by Amresh. With undefeated 88 run partnership between Priyantha and Leecent Blake Atlantic cruised to the target in 18.2 overs. Blake demonstrate what he is known for, his prolong assault included 6 mighty sixes and finished with 55 runs nut out, while Priyantha end up unbeaten 34 runs with 2 sixes and fours. Durgapersaud Chouby was adjusted man of the match for his blistering score of 53 and wonderful fielding display that included two brilliant catches. Earlier in the morning, Atlantic defeat Florida Int’l by 8 wickets to secure their place in the finals. Int’l only managed to post 136 for 4 wickets. Skipper Naveed Ahamed and Mohamed Mazhar post respectable figures of 36 and 35 respectively for Int’l. Atlantic reached the target in 18.3 overs, Leecent Blake was not out 62 that included 7 mighty sixes.
Congratulations to Grenada – Division 1 CHAMPION! Toofan Vs Grenada 1-Innings Match Played At Brian Piccolo Park-North, 12-Jun-2011, 2011 40-Overs Div I Grenada 1st Innings 192/9 (Overs 39) Deonarinesingh, Parvesh 19 Mills,Terry 88 Vabbina,Phanikiran 3/20 Bobba,Sumanth 2/26 Toofan 1st Innings 119/10 (Overs 27.1) Verma,Rajat 38 Vabbina,Phanikiran 21 Denis,Ashton 3/25 Singh,Prem 4/22 Congratulations to Eagles – Division 2 CHAMPION!
December 19, 2010 – Congratulations to FSCL Panthers for winning the inaugural BIG Broward Cricket League tournament at Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP). The Panthers went undefeated in the entire tournament and beat the SFCA Cavaliers in a low scoring final. After winning the toss the Panther’s skipper Priyantha Liyanage sent in the Cavaliers to bat. Hector Wallace who has been in fine form the entire tournament scored a quick fire 42 with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes to give the Cavaliers a flying start. However, when Hussain Haider was brought on in the 6th over, Haider stemmed the flow of runs and dismissed Wallace who was caught by Pieter Potgeiter for his 42 runs. After Wallace’s dismissal wickets started to fall at regular intervals and the Cavaliers were dismissed for 110 runs. Haider was the pick of the Panthers bowlers, he took 3 wickets for 15 runs in his 4 overs. Nasir Javed, the wily leg spinner in tandem with Haider kept the scoring in check. Javed gave away a paltry 16 runs in his 4 over spell. Haider has been in excellent form this season. Haider was selected to the 18 member USA squad that was called to camp in preparation for the upcoming tour of the US team to Hong Kong early next year. Skipper Liyanage took 2 wickets for 8 runs in his 4 overs while Syed Hasan took 2 wickets for 16 runs in his 3 over spell. In reply, the Panthers never looked in trouble on their way to reaching the winning target. Neil Mungal, the Panther opener anchored the innings on his way to a responsible 32 that included 2 boundaries. Farhat Ullah showed flashes of brilliance during his brief knock of 12 that included a majestic 6 over the third man fence and 1 four. Ashton Denis also played a very useful unbeaten knock of 30 that included 1 six and 2 fours. Both Neil and Ashton followed the game plan set by the skipper and delivered a convincing 6 wicket victory for the Panthers. The young Cavaliers team showed a lot of poise and fight in defending the modest total. Herlando Johnson was the best Cavalier bowler on display, he took 2 wickets for 10 runs in his 4 overs. In a glittering ceremony after the game, Big League CEO, Salman Ahmed, presented the winners with a $2,000 check. Former West Indies opening batsman and a cricket legend, Gordon Greenidge, was the chief guest and gave a rousing speech to everyone present and spoke about the importance of using cricket to build character for the youths. The President of Big League, Shafaqat Chowdhary, was also in attendance and thanked the gathering in his brief speech. The runners up, Cavaliers, took home $1,000 while the third place team, Gators, were presented a check for $500. Ken Singh was adjudged the Player of the tournament for his many match winning performances during the tournament. Ken’s last over heroics against the Raiders will forever be etched in South Florida cricket fans memory when he hit two towering sixes off the last 2 balls to deliver victory for the Panthers against the Raiders. Rizwan Mohammed was adjudged the best bowler for the tournament for his haul of 15 wickets. Rizwan was virtually unplayable and had all top batsmen in trouble during the entire tournament. Both Ken and Rizwan were presented with new bats by Big League USA for their performances. Congratulations to Big League USA for putting on a great tournament and for giving a chance to local cricketers to play in the only cricket stadium in United States.
December 12, 2010 – It had all the ingredients for a fantastic game of cricket from the minute it was set. The #1 seeded team in the league, Florida International vs the #2 seeded team, Broward Cricket Club. The same teams met in the first week of the 30 over competition and Florida International won by 12runs. However, on this beautiful day for cricket with not a cloud in the sky at Brian Piccolo Park, Broward CC would go on to win their first title in over a decade. Broward, having 8 out of its 11 players being Under 25 years old is undoubtedly the youngest team to ever win a championship in South Florida. With four of the best young bastmen in Florida: Steven Taylor, Alastair Khan, Anil Bhawani and Ryan Ramnarine the Broward boys decided to bat and opened with Steven Taylor and Ryan Ramnarine. Off to a dashing start, Steven taking 16 off the first over, he was dismissed the first ball of Kashif Chugtai’s over caught behind. Broward’s captain, Alastair Khan joined Ryan at the crease and they consolidated and built a good partnership of 74 runs in just 10 overs before the captain was caught on the long-on boundary for a stroke filled 27. This brought the very talented Anil Bhawani to the crease. Ryan Ramnarine played a beautiful knock of 55 with 5 boundaries before being C&B by Syed Hassan. Rhaines Boothe, the coach/player of BCC, joined Anil and they had a partnership of 93 runs in 11 overs with Anil blasting 74* and Boothe 40*. Anil played a brilliant knock consisting of 3 sixes and 4 fours. Broward scored 232/3 at the end of 30 overs. In reply with a high total to chase, openers Naveed Ahmed and M. Saquib got off to a similar flying start, scoring 38 in the first 5 overs of play before Saquib was caught at covers off the bowling of Anand Maharaj. This brought one of the best bastmen in the league out to the crease, Syed Hassan and he made the game extremely interesting by scoring a quick fire 66 with 6 fours and 3 massive sixes. The experienced Shabir Chaudery played a good knock of 28 but was outdone by outstanding fielding by Anil Bhawani. With 2 run outs and some good depth bowling from Alastair Khan and Steven Taylor, Florida International ended up 23 shy of victory. Steven Taylor 5 overs 28 runs 2 wickets was the pick of the BCC bowlers. Ryan Ramnarine was adjudicated MVP of the match for his knock of 55 runs, 2 wickets, and 2 brilliant catches. It was one of the best finals in a long time and displayed the talent of a lot of the young upcoming stars in the Florida Southeast Cricket League.
Florida Warriors Vs Pakistan Eleven 1-Innings Match Played At Central Broward Regional, 19-Dec-2010, 2010 30-Overs Div II Florida Warriors Win by 2 wkts Pakistan Eleven 1st Innings 140/10 All Out (Overs 26.3) Ullah,Farhat 43 Salman,M 50* Kazmi,Ali 3/33 Zaidi,Irfan 3/7 Florida Warriors 1st Innings 141/8 Closed (Overs 29.5) Anwer,Majid 35 Qazi,Fawad 29* Ullah,Farhat 2/12 Khan,Junaid 2/10 Farhan,Mohamed 2/18
Congratulations to FSCL for going undefeated in the 2010 SER cricket tournament! After the washed out game on Friday, June 4, against Atlanta Georgia Cricket Conference, FSCL beat Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference by 149 runs on Saturday, June 5. Finally, on Sunday, June 6, FSCL defeated Georgia Supreme Cricket League by 9 runs in a thrilling and exciting finale. Please see below for detailed reports on each day: June 4 – FSCL vs Atlanta Georgia Cricket Conference(AGCC) played at Central Broward Regional Park (Main Stadium): Magnificent batting by Victor Charles who scored 85 runs in 64 balls with 10 sixes and 1 boundary helped FSCL make 210 runs. He was supported by Farhat Ullah who scored 48 runs that included 1 six and 6 boundaries. Ashton Denis also chipped in with 30 runs. Amin Khan was the best bowler for AGCC taking 3 for 43 while Nimir Desai, Japen Patel, and Jibran Gul chipped in with 2 wickets each. In reply AGCC was 44 for 2 when rain came in and play had to be abandoned. Ken Singh took both the AGCC wickets that fell. Victor Charles was adjudged Man of the Match for his blistering score of 85. June 5 – FSCL vs Mid Atlantic Cricket Conference(MACC) played at Miramar Regional Park (North): Victor Charles who is playing only his second SER regional tournament dominated the proceedings again on the second day and top scored with an unbeaten 144 with the help of 7 sixes and 12 fours. His full repertoire of strokes was on display as he drove, lofted, pulled, and hooked with disdain as he single handedly took the team on his shoulders and helped FSCL make a mammoth 426 for 4 in 50 Overs. He was supported in his efforts by Ashton Denis who scored 85 with 5 sixes and 11 fours. MACC fielders could only look on helplessly as the ball soared over the ropes or crashed to the boundary many times during the FSCL innings. The brutal display of power hitting, lovely strokes, and delightful batting from the blades of Victor Charles and Ashton Denis was enjoyed by all spectators in attendance. Syed Hasan chipped in with a useful 51 off 39 balls that included 6 boundaries. Neil Mungal hit 5 fours in his score of 43 that came off 60 balls. Waseem Shazada scored a quick fire 40 that included two sixes and 4 boundaries. Victor’s knock will be remembered for a long time in the South Florida cricket annals as well as the southeast region leagues. He is in murderous form this competition and showed no mercy as he sent MACC on a leather hunt. Victor is batting with vengeance and looks like he is making a statement to the selectors who ignored him in the previous years. The crowd was thoroughly entertained by the lusty hitting of Victor and Ashton. Boundaries flowed freely during the whole inning and MACC bowlers never troubled the FSCL batsmen. In reply MACC was bowled out for 277. Mike Neuson was the only batsman who offered some resistance and the top scored with 68. H Patel scored 42, Sunny Singh with 36, and Sanjay Patel with 33 also chipped in to help MACC. Hyder Hussain was the best FSCL bowler on display as he took 3 for 42 in his 10 overs. Victor Charles was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant innings of 144. June 6 – FSCL vs Georgia Supreme Cricket League(GSCL) at Miramar Regional Park: FSCL won the toss and elected to bat. Farhat Ullah and Neil Mungal went after the GSCL bowlers from the start. Farhat scored a brilliant 47 with the help of 6 boundaries. Neil Mungal played an achor role and scored a valuable 57 with the help of 4 fours. Neil steadied the FSCL innings and was involved in many useful partnerships. Just when Syed Hasan was beginning to come into his element and was looking to post a big score he threw away his wicket after a good knock of 31 that included 5 hits to the fence. FSCL was 170 for 4 and looking a post a huge total. However, the side collapsed after the umpire allowed GSCL to take a new ball after 34 overs. The umpires did not follow the laws of cricket and despite protests from the FSCL captain and management GSCL was given a new ball. With the advantage of the new ball GSCL ran through the middle order and FSCL was bowled out for 236. Only Waseem Shazada offered some resistance and scored 19 runs with three scorching hits to the fence. E Dyer had figures of 3 for 46, J Slocumb took 2 for 41, and A Hooper took 2 for 38. GSCL lost their first wicket in the first over when L Johnson was given out LBW to Ken Singh for a duck. This was a controversial decision and looked like the umpire was making up for the LBW he missed on the previous ball. Alexander top scored with 45, Harper scored 33, M Mumby scored 32,and T Powell scored 23. Leon Garrick was run out for 9 when he tried to take a cheeky single. Hussain Hyder got the important wickets of M Mumby and T Powell in one over. Syed Hasan took 2 for 17 in 4 overs. In an exciting end Pieter Potgeiter delivered the final blow when he clean bowled Husut with GSCL still needing 9 runs. Neil Mungal was adjudged Man of the Match for his valuable knock of 57 and four dismissals behind the stumps. Victor Charles also received the trophy for Best Batsman of the series and was declared tournament MVP as well. Last years winner GSCL went home empty handed even though they had many star players including ex West Indies test players and Jamaica first class players. SFCA must also be disappointed with their youth experiment. Congratulations to the FSCL executive, the selectors who put the team together, and the skipper Priyantha Liyanage for a job well done!
We request all FSCL clubs to come out and support the T-20 series being played at Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP) this week. Check out these exciting videos of New Zealand team taking batting practice at the Florida Marlins Baseball Stadium! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4NyzAtRr3s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIfRMUE6fKU Also, please click on the link below to see the front page coverage in the Miami Herald! http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/05/18/1634325/international-exchange.html
|Grenada takes FSCL First Division TitleBefore a decent size crowd, at Brian Piccolo Park-North, on Sunday December 13, Grenada whipped Florida International to take the Florida Southeast Cricket League (FSCL) First Division Title. It is the second title that Grenada has won in the space of six weeks, as they defeated United X1, to take the Twenty 20 title on September 29th.Grenada Cricket Club – FSCL 2009 ChampionsSent in to bat after losing the toss, Florida International, encountered some tight bowling, and was restricted to a modest 117 all out after 27 .2 of the allotted 30 overs. Only Ismail Mahmood with a topscore of 35 that include 3 sixes, C. Shadbir 29 (2 fours) and S. Chughai 24 (1 four), offered any resistance. Bowling for Grenada, Terry Mills captured 3 for 20 from 6 overs, Rawle Miraj 2 for 10 from 3 and Wahid Mohammed 2 for 17 from 6.Looking for 118 to win, Grenada reached 120 for 6 from 27 overs, to inflict a convincing 4 wicket victory and walk away with the 30 overs title. Taking them there, D. Mungal hit 2 fours while scoring a brisk 36, Mills turned in a fine all-round performance by carrying his bat for 21 (1 four & a six), Rene Toussaint got 13 and Ryan Mohammed 13 not out (1 four). The best of the bowlers for Florida International, were M. Mazhair who bagged 4 for 23, Shadbir 1 for 20 and S. Khrum 1 for 32. Congrts Grenada.Florida Warriors crush Kendall Stars to take Division 2 30-overs titleAsked to occupy the crease first at Brian Piccolo South after losing the toss, Florida Warriors knocked up 174 for 7, off the regulated 30 overs. Aun Ali Merchant stroked 3 fours and a six while compiling an enterprising 44. Fawad Qazi hit a four and 2 sixes in a well played 33, Uamair Zikar got 31 (1 four & a six) and Mohammed Farhan 29 (1 four). Bowling for Kendall Stars, Faisal Khan took 2 for 35, Usman Ali 1 for 36 and Abid Farooq 1 for 38. There were 3 run outs. In reply, Kendall Stars were bundled out for a paltry 85, With S. Fardeen 24 topscoring. Bowling Florida Warriors to an 89 run victory, and the second division title, Rizwan Ahmed ripped out 4 for 14 and Aun Ali 2 for 2. Congrats Florida Warriors.Rizwan Mohammed elected for another 2 year termMeanwhile, Rizwan Mohammed was recently elected as FSCL President for a another 2 year Term. Rizwan won by a vote of 10 to 2 over Parmy Bhagwandin. Following is a look at the others who were elected: Priyantha Liyanage (Vice President), Shailesh Sharma (Secretary unopposed), Shanawar Chugtai (Treasurer unopposed) and Shabeer Baksh ( Asst. Secretary/Treasurer unopposed).|
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By Ricardo Inniss – Special CorrespondentAtlantic inflicted a decisive 6 wicket whipping on Grenada, to take the 2009 Florida Southeast Cricket league (FSCL), 40 overs competition title before a large gathering of supporters for both teams, at Brian Piccolo Park-North, on Sunday June 21.Batting first after winning the toss Grenada posted 184 for 7 off the regulated 40 Overs.
The burly hard-hitting Roy Weekes hit a brisk 40 to topscore, Neil Mungal played well for 34 and Rawle Mirjah carried his bat for a sedate 18. Bowling for Atlantic, Priyantha Liyanage took 2 for 32 from his 8 overs, Pieter Potgieter 2 for 35 from his 8 overs and Leecent Blake 2 for 47, also from his 8.In reply, Atlantic rattled up 192 for 4 off 38 overs, to romp home to a decisive 6 wicket victory and, the 2009 forty overs championship. Taking them there in fine style, Blake and Liyanage, turned in excellent allround performances, as they scored 55 and 40 respectfully, ably assisted by Andrew Ashman with 26 and Sudhakar Narasegowda who, solid as a rock, remained undefeated on 22.The best of the bowlers for Grenada was, Wahid Mohamed who grabbed 2 for 22, from 5 overs.The umpires were, Ali Salahjee and D. Williams. Congrats are in order for Atlantic.
In a rain affected match, Miramar Masters beat Pakistan Green by overall run rate to win the 2009 Florida Southeast Cricket League (FSCL), 40 overs competition Division II title. Pakistan won the toss and sent Miramar Masters to bat. After losing 3 quick wickets, the Masters recovered to finish with a score 169 all out after 38.5 overs. Kap Bhagwandin kept his best inning of the season for the finals as he scored an aggressive 43. Vickram Ramoutar made a fine 37 and Hafeez Sattaur chipped in with 30. Bowling for Pakistan Green, Almas ripped thru the top order and finished with impressive figures of 5 wickets for 13 runs in his allotted 8 overs. Faizan got 2 wickets for 31 runs. Pakistan Green replied with 101 for 6 off 29 overs when rain halted play, short of the required run rate. Zeeshan scored a patient 24 before he was run out. Opening the bowling for the Masters, Moneer Baksh bowled impressively with figures of 3 for 32 off 8 overs. Even though wicketless, Vickram Ramoutar had an excellent spell in which he conceded only 6 runs off 5 overs. Rahman Baksh bowled well also, taking 1 wicket for 16 runs off 5 overs.
May 2, 2008 – Florida Southeast Cricket League defeated South Florida Cricket Alliance (SFCA) in the first ever cricket game played at the newly constructed Central Broward Regional Park (CBRP). FSCL won the toss and elected to bat. FSCL scored 142 runs in 30 overs. Ken Singh was the top scorer with 28 runs that included two boundaries. Roy Weekes scored 21 runs with the help of one six and two fours. Nasir Javed scored 20 with two boundaries. Bowling for SFCA, Ryan Brown took 2 wickets for 5 runs; Robert Cresser took 2 wickets for 34 runs; and Renardo Francis took 2 wickets for 35 runs. In reply SFCA was bundled out for 121 runs. Shawn Riley was the top scorer for SFCA with 30 runs that included one six and two fours. Renardo Francis made 21 runs with the help of one four. Ken Singh opened the bowling for FSCL with an economical spell of 6 overs for paltry 13 runs. Russell Mohammed was the top wicket taker with a haul of 3 wickets for just 7 runs. Nasir Javed with his wily leg spin had figues of 2 for 28.