Eagles lose playoff against CCC A, despite Williams’s efforts
The action continued over the weekend in the MSCL Division A 40 overs playoff match held at the Wrentham II cricket ground. The encounter saw the Boston Eagles lose against the Commonwealth Cricket Club A in a thrilling encounter that went down to a super over.
Despite excellent performances from Shaquille Williams with both bat and ball, Raviteja Vakkanthula with the ball and Nikhil Reddy, it was not enough to save them.
Batting first, the Eagles posted a small total of 142 in 38.5 overs. They never got going, as the CCC A unit made sure they did not. They kept things tight at the other end, and forced the hand of the Eagles. At one point, the score was at 83-4, but Guyana’s very own Shaquille Williams made sure that his 39 off 45 deliveries, which include 3 boundaries and 1 maximum, got his team off the ground.
Nikhil Reddy chipped in with 35 as he supported Williams, but no other player made any impactful contribution.
Bowling for CCC A, Munawar Abasi took 3-40 and Hemanth Para took 2-18.
When the Eagles took to the field, they flipped the script on their opponents and turned the game in their favour. They got wickets at regular intervals, Williams in particular bagging two wickets that shifted the game.
Kumarjeet Joseph was the standout player, bagging 4-15 as the CCC A were bowled out for 142.
In the end, Commonwealth needed 6 in the last over, and they got it and won the game. The super over was bowled by Kumarjeet Joseph, who gave away 13 runs. When came turn for the Boston Eagles to bat, they could manage only 7 runs, and hence bowed out of the playoffs.