Guyanese contingent dominates New York National Cricket League
The New York National Cricket League features many Guyanese players who are representing their respective teams. The Bachan Cricket Club, currently ranked 4th on the league table out of a total of 14 teams, boasts exceptional players in Yutesh Avi Dhanpaul, Subhas Persaud, Javed Karim and Derrick Narine.
Dhanpaul and Persaud have used their experience to establish a partnership which has led their team to some of the most dominating victories in the tournament. Persaud is currently ranked number 5 on the bowling charts, having played a total of 8 matches, as compared to his opponents, who have played their full quotas.
The right-arm medium-pacer has bagged a total of 16 wickets at an economy rate of 5.6 runs per over, and has
played a total of 7 matches for the club, from which he has scored a total of 201 runs. Moreover, he holds the record for the highest individual score, 142, and has also bagged a total of 9 wickets.
He is the record holder of the previous fastest 50 and century in the tournament. That record was broken by his team-mate Derrick Narine, who now holds those titles.
While Narine has scored runs at a batting average of 136, it is his hope that through his exceptional performance he can break into the USA team.
Javed Karim, who hails from the Blairmont Community Centre Cricket Club (BCCC), is also hoping that his league performances with the bat will follow him when he returns to Guyana for the Guyana Franchise League.
While Karim has played a total of only 9 matches, he has amassed a total of 285 runs at a batting average of 47.50, to stand 6th on the batting charts.
Having placed 6th in the 2018 edition of the tournament, Bachan CC are on course to claim the title, with consecutive wins and consistent performances coming from their top players.