Sunday, 6 March 2011

Season update

The season is drawing to a close and it has been a period of ups and downs for the Fegocowosa Cricket Club:

CCC League - In the league we lost 2 of our last 3 matches, including a particularly painful 8-run defeat to the young guns of Ibeju Lekki but we finished in style with a crushing victory over Lagos Asians to end up in 3rd place in the league. Although this was an improvement over last season, we could probably have done better given our superb start.

LSCA Knock-out tournament - After a comprehensive demolition of FCC veterans in the quarter-final, our cup dreams were ended yesterday by BRF CC as we went down by 5 wickets in the semi-final. Kehinde Olabiwonu showed again that he is probably the best spinner in the country with a spell of 4-21 against the top batting side in the competition, but it was not enough to prevent them getting past our below-par score of 159.

CCC Super 4 - The highlight of the season so far was undoubtedly our 4-wicket victory over GCI Old Boys in the Super 4 semi-final. An excellent all-round bowling performance, led by Femi Oduyebo, riding high on his elevation to the national squad, kept the Ibadan boys to a score of 147, and solid contributions from most of the batsmen ensured that we booked a place in the final without too many alarms.

Next week we commence our 20/20 campaign, and beyond that we eagerly await the Super 4 final against BRF.

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