Thursday, 24 November 2011

Roller coaster start to the season

Fegocowosa CC's start to the 2011/12 season has been a bit of a roller coaster. A heavy opening game loss to the ever formidable BRF CC was followed by an equally emphatic victory over the youthful Ibeju Lekki outfit.

Emmanuel Okwudili compiled a magnificent 85 against the tough BRF attack, including one imperious 6 onto the pavilion roof at TBS, but only Prosper Mgbanwa (23) was able to lend any support, and a total of 167 all out never looked like being enough. BRF overhauled our total at a canter, thanks to a pugnacious 80* from ex-national skipper Endurance Ofem.

Against Ibeju-Lekki, our 4 prong pace attack was on song, as we bundled the youngsters out for just 70. A couple of indifferent shots saw us lose 4 wickets in reply, but in truth the result was never in doubt. This weekend is a blank for us, before we lock horns with GCI Old Boys in a match which will give a big indication as to which end of the table we will be fighting at come the end of the season.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The rains are going...the cricket is coming

Fegocowosa CC start the 2011/12 CCC League campaign this Sunday 13th November with a stern test against reigning league champions BRF CC. The Warri boys have been undergoing intense pre-season training, and comfortably overcame Foundation CC last weekend in a pre-season friendly, but BRF will pose a tougher challenge.

Overall, it promises to be a highly competitive season in the CCC league Division 1. Foundation are back from the second division with a vengeance and a large chequebook. GCI are as mercurial as ever, and the youngsters of Ibeju Lekki have shored up their squad with some canny signings. But as ever, it is BRF who everyone is looking up to, unbeaten in the league for two straight seasons, will this be the weekend when that run finally comes to an end?