Abuakwa Super Kings have equaled Pupuni’s 3 wins in 3 matches after defeating Senchi Royal Batters in week 5 of the Asuogyaman Boys U-19 T20 Community Cricket League.
The second match played today, Wednesday, June 30 at the Senchi Methodist School Park, saw Super Kings terrified, after Senchi Royal Batters gave them a scare with swift falling of their wickets, beginning the 2nd ball of the first innings.
Super Kings, however came into the game proper, with a great partnership between Sylvester Teye, who emerged Player of the Match, and Godwin Agbenyenu. The two, 7th & 8th batsmen, helped their team to record a score of 56 runs, all out in 10.4 overs. Sylvester, scored 21 runs, off 17 balls, not out.
Super Kings, in the second innings were a delight to watch, as their bowling efficacy, coupled with their fanciful fielding restricted Senchi Royal Batters to score 27 runs, all out in 9 overs.
Although Super Kings won by 29 runs, Royal Batters’ Abraham Asamoah was instrumental in the bowling figures, taking 4 wickets and giving away 21 runs in 3.4 overs.
The win takes Abuakwa Super Kings, back on top of the Zone 2 Table with a better NRR, leapfrogging Pupuni Community Cricket.
Tortibo Twinkle Star Gentlemen Cricket Club maintained their 3rd place spot on the table but with 2 more points after their famous win over Senchi Master Batters.
The rained off game on Saturday which continued before Super Kings versus Royal Batters saw Tortibo push their nemesis to the wall, taking the 3 more of their wickets, restricting Senchi Royal batters to a score of 74 runs, all out in 16 overs.
Tortibo Twinkle Star Gents, who had scored 83 runs, all out in 11 overs in the first innings however won by 9 runs.
Benjamin Oloko won the Man of the Match accolade with a batting performance of 20 runs, off 7 balls plus taking 3 wickets, and giving away 15 runs in 4 overs in the bowling figures.
With 4 loses in 4 outings, Master Batters’ Kaka Atsu improved upon his individual brilliance, taking 3 wickets and giving away 14 runs in 3 overs.
James Awui, Head Coach of Master Batters says they will still taste victory before the league ends.
“We have prepared very well for this game and a win was certain but some missing players caused us this defeat. I promise we will bounce back strongly with the players who were absent to win our last game.”
Meanwhile, Coach of Tortibo Twinkle Star Gentlemen, Michael Teye believes, they have what it takes to qualify to the Semis.
“I am very sure I will qualify to the semifinal because I was having a strong team and most of my players travelled, the reason we lost the second match, but this time, they are back. We will win with a vast margin next week because my boys did magic today due to classroom learning and training.”
Three (3) Clubs will qualify to the semi’s and it looks good for all Clubs except the Senchi’s, who will only have to watch how, either an NRR or point difference disqualifies just 1 Club.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey