…MSCA Kings and Eagles Clash inconclusive
…tournament enters week 3 on Sunday 3rd July
The Monsion Cup 2002, organised by the Millennium Sports Cricket Association in collaboration with the Cricket Club Abuja had it’s 2nd week games on Sunday 26th June 2022, at the CCA Cricket Oval, Moshood Abiola Stadium Abuja, venue of the tournament.
Two games are billed every Sunday of the tournament and this Sunday’s game 26th of June had the Cricket Club Abuja featured teams, Panthers and Tigers clashing in the first match of the day with first ball delivered at 8am.
The first game of the day had the CCA PANTHERS squaring up against the self-styed, “Stronger”, CCA Tigers.
CCA Panthers batted 111 runs for 4 wickets in 15 overs. Top scorers for the side were Raj Barbara with 37 runs off 34 balls, Ehis Uadiale batted 25 runs off 17 balls.
The much over rated CCA Tigers came to chase 111 runs and needed 112 runs to win. However, that was not to be as the doggedness of the CCA Panther’s bowling and fielding side made sure that did not happen.
Femi Talabi leading the bowling squard of the Panthers took 3 wickets in 3 overs and conceded 20 runs, giving him an eco average of 6.67. Other bowlers were Rajeev with 19 runs, 3 wickets from 2.4 overs with an eco average of 7.12, while Ehis Uadiale got 2 wickets off 3 overs, giving away 18 runs with an eco of 3.0.
Left – Saad Butt, Captain of CAA Tigers, middle Umpire – Musa Bodie Ehizoje and right, Captain of the Millennium Kings, Ramesh
At the end of the second inning, the Tigers batted 84 runs, all out in 13.4 overs.
Again, Durojaiye Akayan performed his magic behind the wicket for the CCA PANTHERS as he stumped 5 wickets, one wicket above his last game’s performance.
Of the 5 wickets taken by Durojaiye from behind the stumps were, one edge which was bowled by Durotoye Gideon, another from Femi Talabi and also Rajeev, the other two wickets were stumped.
The CCA PANTHERS won by 17 runs. Ehis Uadiale was declared Man of the Match.
The second game of the day featured the Millennium Kings versus the Millennium Eagles. The Kings batted 128 runs in 15 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. The top batters were Sameer with 42 runs off 23 balls and Ramesh Gbadge 23 runs off 18 balls.
However, the rain came pouring down at the end of the first inning and the second inning had to be rescheduled for Saturday the 2nd of July, 2022.
At the end of the second inning, the Eagles scored 64 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 15 overs which gave the victory to the Millennium Kings who won by 64 runs.
The Monsooon Cup will enter its 3rd week today, Sunday, 3rd of July, 2022 with the CCA Panthers squaring up against the Millennium Kings at 7.30 am.
By MICHAEL EGIETHUA.
Michael Egiethua is the General Secretary of the Cricket Club Abuja and publisher of Crossfire Reports.