By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
A 10-year old Bright Alhassan’s exceptional performance in week 3 of the ongoing Volta Cricket Schools’ League at the Ho Sports Stadium has handed Ho Kpodzi, its first victory in the boys’ division against Anglican Basic.
Alhassan in the second boys match, played on Saturday, took 4 wickets and gave away just 1 run in his 2.5 overs with an economy rate of 0.4 as their opponents, Anglican Basic managed 27 runs, all out in 8.5 overs after Ho Kpodzi had scored 61 runs for 5 wickets in 15 overs in the first innings.
Alhassan, whose last delivery ended the game, scored 5 runs off 11 balls in the batting performance as Ho Kpodzi won the game by 34 runs after their opponents won toss and chose to field first.
As if that was not enough trouble for Anglican who were yet to taste defeat in the league, Ho Kpodzi Girls after winning toss and electing to bat first, scored 69 runs, for 3 wickets in 15 over and won by 9 runs against Anglican who managed 60 runs for 3 wickets.
Rita Aguadze of Ho Kpodzi gave her side a second straight win in the league as she scored 28 runs, off 19 balls, not out.
Ho Kpodzi Girls currently lead the table with 4 points, with other teams having 2 points.
In the other pairings, Fiave EP got 2 points only in the boy’s division after two matches, as they shared the joy with Housing, who were playing their first game.
Fiave EP having targeted victories in both categories won toss in the boy’s game and elected to field first. Housing MA scored 49 runs for 5 wickets while Fiave scored 51 runs for 8 wickets in 13.5 overs to win the game by 2 wickets.
Housing Girls fought hard in the second innings to deny Fiave EP who could only manage 61 runs, for 2 wickets as against Housing’s 82 runs, for 2 wickets after Fiave won toss and chose to field.
The league which is the only schools’ U-12 regional league running in Ghana, will see a winner in both categories declared at the end of the 15 over single round robin format.
The league continues on Saturday, February 9, 2019.