By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Volta Region Cricket Association’s School League has clearly defined its format after week 6 matches were honored at the Ho Sports Stadium on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
The 15 over, Single Round Robin Under 12 Schools’ League which began on Saturday, January 19, has two groups of 5 in each category (boys and girls) with Group ‘A’ consisting of Ho Kpodzi Basic, Anglican Basic, Fiave EP, Methodist and Housing MA. Group B also has Mawuli Basic A, Dome RC, United MA, Heve Basic and Bankoe RC as winners in each group clash for the finals.
This robs off earlier reports and table released portraying a round robin for all 10 teams.
In the group ‘B’ 3rd matches played over the weekend, Bankoe RC, who were to play their first match ever in the league failed to show up and dashed 2 points to their opponents, United MA.
Mawuli’s tie against Heve which came off was however exciting to watch as each won a match.
Mawuli won toss in the girl’s game and chose to field. Heve scored 84 runs for 1 wicket in 15 overs with a wonderful partnership between Praise Avorli and Lydia Nugloze. Praise scored 41 runs, off 41 balls, not out while Lydia scored 28 runs, off 22 balls. Mawuli in the second innings managed 64 runs for 1 wicket in 15 overs of which Esther Dosu scored 24 runs off 32 balls, not out and Richlove Adatsi scored 16 runs off 26 balls, not out. Heve then won by 20 runs.
It was payback time in the boy’s game as Mawuli, batting first after Heve won toss and chose to field, scored a 100 runs, for 8 wickets in 15 overs, with Richard Dzah scoring 21 runs off 16 balls. Heve could have limited the batting performance of their opponents with their effective fielding but to the arrangement of the bowlers. Bless Nyarko, in the bowling figures, took 3 wickets, gave away 10 runs in 3 overs with an economy rate of 3.3. Sewornu Zatey also took 3 wickets, gave away 12 runs in 2 overs while Kingsley Amegah took 2 wickets, gave away 10 runs in 3 overs.
Heve, who needed 101 runs from 90 balls, were limited to score 43 runs, for 7 wickets in 15 overs as Mawuli won by 57 runs. Xorlali Tutor (younger brother of Kennedy Tutor, now under 17 regional product), took 2 wickets and gave away 6 runs in 3 overs.
For the positions, Group B Girls’ table has United MA at the top with 6 points, Heve following with 4 points, Mawuli with 2 points, while Dome RC and Bankoe RC lying 4th and 5th with no point.
The boys’ log has Mawuli leading with 6 points, closely followed by United with 4 points, Dome RC 3rd with 2 points whereas Heve and Bankoe RC lie at the bottom 2 with no point.
Group A matches comes off next Saturday at the Ho Sports Stadium at 8am with match 4 ties.
The only regional school’s league in Ghana is exclusively sponsored by the Ghana Cricket Association with the Regional Association calling on corporate bodies support.