June 6, 2014
BCL gets going amidst fall-off in competing teams

The 2014 Brooklyn Cricket League (BCL) has experienced a fall-off in teams, with only seven senior teams and two developmental outfits available to play amongst themselves.{{more}}

Whilst there is a drop in the number, all four Vincentian outfits: Middlesex, Cavaliers, Imperial and Queensbury are among the seven senior teams.

St Lucia, Brooklyn Stars and Diplomats complete the composition.

When the league finally got off in earnest last weekend, there were wins for Queensbury, Cavaliers and Middlesex. On Saturday at Marine Park C, Queensbury made 171 all out in 27 overs. Selwyn Cain took 4 for 37 and Timothy Warner 2 for 70.

Cavaliers replied with 149 all out in 29 overs. James Sewell hit a top score of 26. Bowling for Queensberry, Andy Douglas took 2 for 25, as Queensbury triumphed by 22 runs.

Also on Saturday, Middlesex had an easy win over Imperial, who were unable to field a team. But on Sunday, Imperial got the numbers right; they, however, went under to Cavaliers at Marine Park C.

Imperial batting first made 142 all out in 31 overs; Timothy Warner had 3 for 13, Ezekiel Williams 3 for 30 and Dawnley Grant 2 for 20.

Cavaliers responded with 144 for 8 in 28 overs. Grant top scored with 36, and was supported by Williams, who hit 26.

Bowling for Imperial, Orlando Mofford had 2 for 18.

Middlesex recorded win number two on Sunday at Sea View, overcoming Diplomats by 138 runs.

Middlesex won the toss and decided to take first strike, posting 208 for 7 in 33 overs. Mc Nevin O’Garro hit 48, Chandrapaul Roopnarine 41 and Imomol Hasan 29.

Diplomats fell short by 138, dismissed for 70. Bowling for Middlesex, Rod Michael snared 3 for 11, Mark Audain 3 for 23 and George Sutherland 2 for 12.

More matches are carded for this weekend. On Saturday at Sea View, St Lucia play Cavaliers, while at Marine Park A, Imperial meet Queensbury and at Marine Park B, Middlesex and Brooklyn Stars face each other.

On Sunday at Sea View, Cavaliers and Diplomats go head to head and Imperial take on Brooklyn Stars at Marine Park B. (RT)