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NATIONAL YOUTH GAMES: EDO STATE CRICKET TEAM MAKES A CLEAN SWEEP AT GOLD

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The U-15 National Youth Games 2019 had its Cricket Zonal Eliminations for South-South in Asaba, Delta State. It had Delta, Akwa Ibom and Edo States for the Female side contesting to get through to the Finals. For the Males, only Edo and Delta State were present.

Team Edo (Female) captained by Jennifer Imasuen had an all round victory against Team Delta and Akwa Ibom. Team Edo Qualified for finals alongside Team Delta (first runner up).

While Team Edo (Male) having just Team Delta to contend with, led by the Captain David Abiebhode, defeated Team Delta by 4 wickets in the ceremonial match. Teams Delta and Edo qualified for Finals automatically as there was no third team to battle with.

 

MATCH OUTCOME ( ZONAL QUALIFIERS):

Match 1 (Female): Akwa Ibom vs Edo

1st Innings: Edo scored 68 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 15 overs.

2nd Innings: Akwa Ibom scored 21 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 8.4overs.

Team Edo won by 47 runs

Match 2(Male): Edo vs Delta

Ist Innings: Delta scored 74 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 19.3 overs.

2nd Innings: Edo scored 76 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 13.4overs.

Team Edo won by 4 wickets.

Match 2(Female): Edo vs Delta

Ist Innings: Delta scored 20 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 10.3 overs.

2nd Innings: Edo scored 21 runs forno loss of  wickets in 3.4overs.

Team Edo won by 10 wickets.

National Youth Games finals was held at Illorin, Kwara State  and had Edo, Kogi, Delta, Anambra, Ekiti and Ebonyi States present for the Girls Tournament and Delta, Lagos, Edo, Anambra, Kwara, Kaduna, Imo and Oyo states present for the Boys Tournament.

The event was in T20 and ODI category. Triumphantly, the Edo State Cricket Team won all Gold medals in both Boys and Girls T20 and ODI events. Ebonyi came second with Silver while Delta finished third with one silver and two bronze.

Munik Obehi
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