The cricket school competition which started last month with 9 secondary schools has ended with the Prince of Wales (POW) School emerging as champions in the competition.
In the final match played between Prince of Wales and Government Model secondary
School the Prince of Wales school emerged victorious by a margin of 39 runs.
It was Prince of Wales (POW) School that first took the crease and they made 123 runs for 7 wickets in 20.0 overs with S Williams making the highest score of 48 runs not out to be followed by A Mansaray with 28 runs. R Conteh made 15 runs and T Thorlie made 6 runs.
Bowling for Government Model Secondary School was M.Kpaka who in 5 overs conceded 29 runs, M.Bangura in 5 overs conceded 37 runs and 1 wicket; A Dumbuya in 5 overs, conceded 30 runs and I.S Gbla in 5 overs conceded 22 runs and took 2 wickets.
When the Government Model Secondary School took the crease they replied with 84 runs all out in 19.1 overs with M.Bangura making the highest score of 27 runs to be followed by I. S Gbla with 13 runs and A Gbla with 8 runs.
When Prince of Wales started bowling Solomon Williams in 5 overs conceded 19 runs and took 2 wickets; E Akpoh in 5 overs, conceded 25 runs and took 3 wickets, Richard Conteh in 4 overs, conceded 16 runs and took 2 wickets, A Mansaray in 2 overs, conceded 11 runs and T.Thorlie in 2 overs conceded 11 runs and took 2 wickets.
In the third place match Government Rokel Secondary School defeated Albert Academy by 8 wickets.
It was Albert Academy who started the batting with Balowa Mansaray making 65 runs and Charles Brown making 11 runs.
Bowling for Government Rokel Secondary school was A.Gbla who took 2 wickets for 30 runs. S. Brima took 3 wickets for 3 runs and O Koroma took 1 wicket for 1 run.
When Rokel took the crease to bat A. Gbla made 27 runs J Sandy – 25 runs not out, R James – 18 runs and O Koroma – 13 runs not out.
Bowling for Albert Academy was B Mansaray who took 1 wicket for 29 runs and E Mansaray, I wicket for 34 runs.
During the presentation ceremony the Principal of Prince of Wales School Mrs. Ogoo presented the trophy to her school and the assistant Secretary General of Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) presented the runners up trophy to government Model Secondary School.
Solomon Williams of the Prince of Wales school won the highest runs scored in the league with a total of 169 runs at an average of 33.8 runs per inning.
He also won the highest wicket taker of the league with a total of 16 wickets at an average of 3 wickets per match.