Former US U19 cricketer Wilson slams ton in NY National Cricket League

first_imgFORMER US U19 cricketer Randall Wilson proved his outstanding batting prowess after back-to-back impressive knocks for the Phoenix Stars Cricket Club on Saturday in the New York National Cricket League.The Guyanese born cricketer slammed an even century and 31 from 30 balls, which propelled his side to a win and a loss in the 25-over competition at Baisley Pond Park.The matches were Wilson’s first for the club this season.Phoenix Stars, made up mainly of overseas-based Guyanese, are fifth in Group B, having won four of their seven games.MOMENTUMWilson, who left Guyana in 2009 after a short stint at the Demerara Cricket Club, said that his morning knock of 31 helped him to score his ton in the afternoon.“Felt great about it because we played an early morning game where I had a great start, but didn’t capitalize, so I took that momentum into the second game and just basically continued where I left off; just this time I was a bit smarter and more patient and yeah made the ton.”In the opening game against Everest/ACS, the eventual winners batted first and scored 213-7 in their allotted overs with Deveshwari Prashad hitting 59. Samuel Raghubir was the pick of the Phoenix Stars bowlers with 3-18 from five overs. In reply, the right-handed Wilson attempted to bat himself in, but he had little support. His 31 (five fours), was the highest score in the chase as the middle and lower order collapsed, which left the side all out for 81 in 21.4 overs.In their second clash against fellow Group B side New York Nepali CC (currently seven on the points table), Phoenix Stars batted first and led by opener Wilson were able to push their score to 213-5.The 24-year-old (25 on Tuesday), who spanked eight fours and six sixes, scored his 100 from 64 balls.On the field, Raghubir was again deadly with his off-spin bowling. The 31-year-old took 5-21 from five overs to help restrict the Nepali side to 83-all out in 18 overs.Support came from F. Azeez and Rameez Mohamed, who picked up two wickets each.last_img

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