The maiden edition of the Ekpoma Cricket League heats up as 4 weekends of action ensures that each club have recorded a win at with extra game points proving the difference on the table.
WEEK 1 UNICORNS CC vs DAUNTLESS CC
Unicorns CC won the toss and elected to field sending in Dauntless CC to bat. Tidy bowling and spirited fielding, Unicorns were able to restrict Dauntless CC to a total of 70 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 14 overs.
In the second innings, Dauntless CC fought back taking early wickets which saw Unicorn CC losing 4 wickets for just 22 runs in 6 overs. There was a short break during the second innings due to rain but soon play resumed with Unicorn CC gradually crossed the finish line scoring a total of 71 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in 15.5 overs
UNICORNS CC won the match by 2 wickets.
WEEK 2 STRIVALS CC vs RAVEN CC
Strivals CC won the toss and elected to field sending in Raven CC to Bat. Precision bowling from the opening pair of Strivals CC ran through the bating line-up of Raven CC dismissing them for a total of 62 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 20.4 overs
In the second innings, Raven CC tried to create early problems for Strivals CC with a maiden wicket recorded in the first over. Lack of runs on board was the undoing for Ravens CC as Strivals CC were able record a total of 63 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 19.4 overs
WEEK 3 RAVEN CC vs UNICORN CC
Ravens CC won the toss and elected to field sending in Unicorn CC to bat. Unicorn CC struggled to put together a decent partnership due to the determination of Raven CC making sure they do not lose their second Game . In the end, Unicorn CC was able to manage a total of 89 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 29.3 overs.
In the second innings, Ravens CC quickly took advantage of some untidy bowling racing to a 29 runs in just 6 overs before the fall of the first wicket. 2 senior players from Benin strengthened the Raven team to ensure that they recorded their first Victory of the season scoring a total of 90 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 17.3 overs.
RAVENS CC won the match by 5 wickets.
WEEK 4 DAUNTLESS CC vs STRIVALS CC
Dauntless CC won the toss and elected to field sending in Strivals CC to Bat. The opening pair for Strivals CC produced a spectacular performance to give the middle order batsmen the licence to strike the ball. The Bating effort of Strivals CC helped the team to produce the highest score of the league so far with a total runs of 154 for the loss of 7 wickets in 30 overs.
star player for Strivals CC was Ebhozele Favor Scoring a total of 20 runs not out.
In the second innings, Demoralized by the huge total on board, Dauntless CC could not respond in their bating effort and could only manage a meager total of 54 runs all out in 15 overs.