Saturday, 10 October 2009

The struggle continues

Fegocowosa CC's difficult start to the season continued today at the TBS oval as they succumbed to a 4-wicket defeat at the hands of a powerful GCI Old Boys side in their latest warm-up match. Unlike the previous two friendlies, the Federal boys had first go with the bat and their top order struggled to get going against some probing bowling from the Ibadan boys. When skipper Roland Ilube was 5th out in the 26th over with less than 60 on the board, questions were being asked as to whether the team could break the 100 mark, but a late flourish from Femi Olayiwole (28) and James Imhanlahimi (20*) took us to a final total of 155-9 off our allotted 40 overs.

Friday Udoh was again dangerous with the new ball, and got the first breakthrough in the third over, and when Biodun Abioye took the second wicket with his second ball, GCI were looking uncertain at 37-2. Biodun picked up a couple more, but Ramit was beginning to look ominous at the other end, aided by some indifferent umpiring and fielding. Chimezie Onwuzulike joined him at 90-4 for what was to be the match-winning partnership, and even though A-Roy Ororho finally disposed of Ramit (79) and one more, Chimezie held firm to finish on 33* and guide GCIOB to victory with 10 overs to spare.


  1. great job!! pls dont let the early season blues affect your preparation for the main season. friendly games are played for this get ready. congrats again on winning 6 a side competitiong and promotion into div 1. That said..pencil me down for this 2010 season. The "FIRE" is on the mountain...everybody better run...!

    osagie edison-edebor

  2. Kudos to you guys, on the friendlies so far. But one thing is certain;for us to remain in Div 1, we need to improve on all facets of the game, both fielding and batting.Bottom Line, we need more time for Net practice. Obrigado

  3. Kudos to y'all for the friendlies so far. My take here is for us to remain strong in Division 1, we need to take our game up to the next level. Net practice should be taking serious, and our fielding needs to be improved upon for us to make reasonable impact in keeping score rate as low as possible during matches. All hands must be on deck to make this season a memorable one, with more wins than losses.