Sunday, 7 March 2010

Wey dem?

After a run of 4 league defeats, the pressure was on in our EDL knockout cup match against Foundation CC at Unilag sports ground on Sunday. Our opponents also felt they had a point to prove, having just been relegated to division II.

Skipper Roland Ilube won his 9th toss in a row, and surprised everyone by inviting FCC to bat first. The early exchanges were even, with the red & gold clad batsmen of FCC scoring freely, but losing wickets along the way. However when their two gun players came together, the tide turned against us, although we did not help ourselves in the bowling and fielding department. Both Gafar and Olayinka chalked half-centuries as they put together a 130-run partnership that seemed to be taking the game out of our grasp. We rallied well in the last 10 overs to keep them to a testing, but gettable score of 229-8, when at one point it looked like 250 plus was on the cards.

Although 2 early wickets went down when our reply commenced, Friday Udoh was in determined mood, anxious to show that his run of ducks was a blip rather than a trough. He was joined by Obo Omoigui, still one of the cleanest strikers of a cricket ball on the Lagos circuit. The second century partnership of the match ensued, and even after Obo fell for 63, the force was now firmly with us. Femi Oduyebo kept the momentum going as Friday reached his 50, and then really began to motor, finally completing a magnificent hundred. Both of them perished with the finishing in line in sight,but the damage had been done, and victory was clinched with 10 balls to spare.

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