The Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) has started their assessment matches for both the North West Africa cricket competition in Nigeria and for another tournament in South Africa.
On Tuesday many cricket fans stormed the Kingtom oval to witness the first assessment match which saw team A winning the match. They scored 208 all out in 44.3 overs
Ibrahim Sesay, one of the most experienced players in the national squad, made the highest score of 51 for his side. He was followed by Salia Kamson Kamara with 30 score, while Lansana Lamin and Gabriel Anthony scored 24 and 20 respectively, and Mohamed Dumbuya had the highest number of wickets of four.
When group B took the crease to bat they scored 105 for 5 wickets in 24 overs, and Abubakarr Kamara scored 39 not outs with Julius Brewah scoring 20 not outs.
Speaking to Awoko Sports the publicity secretary Bockarie Alieu said these assessment matches would put the cricketers in a proper mind for both international competitions.
He also noted that new cricketers were expected to make the trip as some of the old players were not fit for international assignments.
The second assessment match will be played next Tuesday at the same venue.