The Sierra Leone cricket team after losing to the Army cricket team came back very strong to defeat one of their arch rivals in the competition – the Asian cricket club, winning by 10 wickets.
During the match with the Asians batting first, they were able to make 126 runs in 20 overs with Atiq making the highest score of 35 runs, Lanansa Lamin 24 runs, Humish 17 runs and extras 21 runs.
Bowling for Sierra Leone Police was E. Marrah who took 2 wickets for 27 runs; Momofoe Kpundeh took 2 wickets for 26 runs, Gabriel Anthony took 1 wicket for 20 runs, S Kamara took 1 wicket for 20 runs and Alusine Dumbuya also took 1 wicket for 21 runs.
When the Sierra Leone Cricket team took the crease they replied with 130 runs with Jacob Mansaray making the highest score of 60 runs not out while Luseni Sensei made 45 runs not out.
In the other match the Army cricket team continued their winning spree, battering their opponent Murray Town cricket by 146 runs.
The Army first took the crease making 208 runs for 4 wickets in 20.0 overs with Ibrahim Mansaray making the highest of 64 runs not out. Abubakarr Kamara made 56 runs, Ibrahim Kabia made 27 runs, George Kpundeh made 24 runs and Alhaji Mansaray made 10 runs.
Bowling for Murray Town Alimamy Turay took 2 wickets for 53 runs and Abdul Saffa took 1 wicket for 36 runs.
When Murray Town took the crease they replied with 62 runs all out in 14.5 overs with Richard Tommy making the highest score for his side and they have an extra of 27 runs.
Bowling for the Army was Abubakarr Kamara who took 4 wickets for 22 runs, Ibrahim Kabia took 2 wickets for 9 runs, Joseph Sandy took 3 wickets for 10 runs and Alhaji Mansaray took 1 wicket for 4 runs. The competition continues this weekend.
In another development in preparation for the U-19 competition in Zambia the Sierra Leone U-19 squad will battle with the senior side in their second trials which is going to be tough and exciting as the senior side is going for revenge while the U-19 are going in to the match, hoping to maintain their supremacy over the senior side.