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Cricket: KCC gains premier league status

November 15, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

Kent Cricket Club male team booked their Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) premier league promotion ticket on Saturday after defeating Old Prince Waleans Cricket Club by 7 wickets in the final match of the SLCA / Mercury International T20 Division One League.

In what was described as clash of the titans and winner takes all contests at the Prince of Wales Cricket ovals, the Princewaleans won the toss and elected to bat in which they were all out for 109 runs in 17.1 overs.

KCC did remarkably well with their bowling power but the Princewaleans, Emmanuel Akpoh was limited to 17runs as the team’s top scorer. Bockarie Abdul of KCC took 4 wickets in 4 overs for 19 runs, while Osman Thomas Sankoh took 3 wickets in 4 overs for 24 runs.

In reply to the batting of 110 targets, the Kent Cricket Club scored 113 runs in 12.2 Overs for the loss of 3 wickets with their skipper, James Bundu, finishing the match as the top scorer, with 55 runs not out off 43 balls and Osman Thomas Sankoh scored an incredible 22runs not out off 6 balls.

The win automatically saw KCC grabbed the only available promotion spot and the KCC coach, Joseph Pessima, said it was a great fete to achieve.

He said: “It was particularly pleasing that we achieved this promotion. It was great to see different players standing up at key points throughout the Division One League. Their attitude and team spirit was outstanding and was key towards achieving our promotion.”

The club’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Emmanuel Pessima, who was also part of the squad said the development of the youngsters, was one of the highlight of which the club’s was formed. He added that the lad’s performance showed that their development program has proven what hard work and dedication can do.

“Great credit should go to all the volunteer coaches who have helped this group of players develop in such a short space of time,” Pessima said and thanked the club’s kit sponsor,  Darren Talbot of Twenty20 Community Cricket in the UK and both Harold Greene and Dr.Haratio Sam-Aggrey for their support.

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