Sunday, 7 February 2010

Buried under the Rocks

Fegocowosa CC's bad run of form in 2010 continued as they crashed to a 6 wicket defeat at the hands of the Ogun Rocks Club at TBS yesterday.

The Warri batsmen were never able to settle against some disciplined bowling from the boys from the Gateway City and limped to a paltry 86 all out. Only skipper Roland Ilube, who made a painstaking 31, and Michael Agbiboa, who hit a six and a four coming in at number 11, were able to break into double figures.

With such a small total to defend it was going to take a minor miracle to push our opponents close in the second innings, and although Michael and Frank Omozejele bowled tidy spells with the new ball, it wasn't until Friday Udoh came on that we were able to pick up our first wicket. Friday then found Yemi Adegbola's edge immediately after lunch but a simple chance went down and with it our last hope of salvaging anything from the game. The Rocks captain took this reprieve as a sign to launch the assault and although he finally perished with just 1 run required for victory - one of two wickets for James Imhanlahimi in his first spell of the season - the damage had been done.

This result means that we will probably need to beat GCI Old Boys in our final league game of the season to stay in the top flight. A lot of work is needed in the next two weeks to prepare for that encounter.

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