New York Defeat Floodlight A
The Floodlight A team are once again runner-up in the Florida Cup Softball Masters Cricket Tournament held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA last weekend.
Last year, Floodlight A were defeated by New York Better Hope in the final, this time New York Cricket Softball League (NYCSL) are the champions, after they won in a thrilling encounter. Floodlight A batted first after winning the toss made a commanding 175 for 7 off the allotted 20 overs. Captain Ricky Deonarain top-scored with 55, while support came from Ishwar Persaud 35, Hardat Sing 29 and Richard Persaud 20.
When NYCSL batted, Tony Fernandez was the chief scorer with a brilliant match-winning 95 not out. NYCSL scored the winning runs in the 5th delivery of the 20th overs for the loss of 7 wickets.
Earlier Floodlight A defeated Strikers of Fort Lauderdale and Georgia to reach the semifinal. They defeated South Florida in the semi-final to reach the Final. The Floodlight B team lost all of their three games against New York Better Hope, Orlando and South Florida. Both teams were sent to the USA to take part in Florida Cup 2011 by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA).
In the open tournament called the “All Stars”, NYCSL All Stars defeated New York Doctors X1 in the Final. The next tournament called “Independence Cup” will be played in New York on the 4th of July weekend.