NY Tri-State blow away DCC by 8 wickets in championship victory

GCA/American Youth Premier Cricket League U-19…

By Brandon Corlette

Sealed with a boundary off the bat of Captain Sanjay Stanley, the NY Tri-State team thumped a depleted Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) team by eight wickets at the Everest Cricket Club on Friday last.
DCC were bowled out for 96 in 26.2 overs, while NY Tri-State reached 100 for 2 in a comfortable win.

Sanjay Stanley top-scored for the NY Tri-State (Brandon Corlette photos)

Earlier, a third string Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) team won the toss and elected to bat first on an Everest pitch that was filled with moisture. In a match reduced to 32 overs because of inclement weather, DCC were without their stars Ashmead Nedd and Sachin Singh, who are in a West Indies U-19 training camp; while Alphius Bookie and Qumar Torrington were involved in the DCB Inter-Association’s U-19 cricket.
The New York (NY) Tri-State team had a costly start, the opening over bowled by right-arm seamer Abhayit Khangura going for 15 runs.
Guyana U-15 opener Jaden Campbell got off the mark with a streaky inside edge, but timed two other deliveries to hit classy fours in an over that set the tone for the match.
Six runs later, DCC left-hander Brandon Jaikaran fell for four when he was in no position to pull a short ball. He was out caught off Gautham Ravindran off Vedant Parwal with the score on 21-1.
A 24-run partnership between Campbell and Ezekiel Wilson ended in premature fashion, with Campbell being run-out for a promising 20 from 30 balls that were decorated with three fours.
In the middle overs, when the slower bowlers were introduced, the floodgates of disaster were opened when DCC lost five wickets for 15 runs. They were reduced to 73-7 in 22 overs, with only Ezekiel Wilson batting at number three occupying the crease with 22 from 47 balls and stroking a lone boundary.
Osoppho Greene smashed a breezy 19 from 18 balls, hitting two fours and one six; but DCC crumbled to 96 all out in 26.3 overs. Only three of their batsmen reached double figures in a pedestrian batting effort.
The organised NY Tri-State boys bowled collectively. Left-arm spinner Tamesh Persaud had 3-17 in seven overs of bowling from the northern end, while Adil Shivakumar had 3-16 in 2.3 overs.
In reply, NY Tri-State lost Ishaan Bansal for three, but Saiteja Mukkamalla and Captain Sanjay Stanley took the game away from the depleted DCC team, adding 44 runs with some cautious batting, and being assisted by some fielding blemishes from the DCC team.
Mukkamalla was dismissed for 26 from 29 balls after he had hit three fours.
The level-headed skipper Stanley hit some impressive shots, along with his partner Chaitanya Parwal. It was the fourth wicket partnership of 40 that led the NY Tri-State to the championships. Stanley ended unbeaten on 41 from 48 balls, which was decorated with three fours and one huge six into the sight screen.
His partner, Parwal, supported well with an unbeaten 20 from 27 balls.
Bowling for the DCC boys, leg-spinner Jafar Pinder had 1-25 and Muniram Singh had 1-11 in a losing effort.