March 1, 2018 By Sahr Morris Jnr
The British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Guy Warrington, helped the British High Commission/DFID beach cricket team to defeat the Sierra Leone 2009 U-19 team in the 2018 beach cricket festival 2018, at the Place Resort, Tokeh Beach, hosted by the Kent Cricket club.
After winning the toss, the British High Commissioner/DFID, chose to bat, Guy Warrington, opened the batting with John Hunt from Tilford Cricket Club in the UK, who happened to be the captain of the British High Commission/DFID Beach Cricket Team.
The opening pair batted very well with over 50runs partnership. John Hunt batted brilliantly and scored and outstanding 32runs before he was forced to retire due to the law, while the left hand batsman Guy Warrington, who was enjoying his batting with lot of excitement, scored 28runs. At the end of the innings, BHC/DFID scored 93runs in their 5overs.
In reply, Sierra Leone 2009 U19 team started confidently but British High Commission/DFID, bowled superbly and took 4 wickets in 4 overs. With only 20 runs to win in last over to be bowled by the High Commissioner, Guy Warrington was consistent on line and length and the match was left to final ball to score 6runs.
Guy forced the batsman to only score 4runs in the last ball to see his team celebrate the only victory in the competition. Cricket has always been a special sport to the British people, who are ardent followers of the game. And it was based on that reason; the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, Guy Warrington, who played for the British High Commission/DFID team at the competition was in full attendance alongside the head of UKaid in Sierra Leone, Mary Hunt, who also watched the matches.