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Police, Mid-West on winning drive

Cricket Super League:

January 26, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.

The Sierra Leone Police (SLP) cricket team and Mid-West club both registered victories in their opening two matches at the inaugural Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) T20 Super League.

The SLP started-off their campaign with a hard fought battle against Mid-West on Saturday at the Prince of Wales school grounds. The police, who batted first, narrowly won the tie by three wickets after grabbing 118 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs.

Ballal Mansaray was the SLP’s top scorer with 23 runs, followed by Edward Marrah with 17 runs and Jacob Mansaray with 14 runs. Julius Quee registered 16 runs not-out.

Mid-West’s batting power created so much suspense in the match following their 113 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. Their batting rate left spectators and the police coaching staff on their nerves until the final ball before the winner of the match was decided.

An impressive 22 runs by Yebeh Jalloh, Ishmail Komba and Olu Coker with 20 and 17 runs respectively, helped the Mid-West to almost force a u-turn in the game.

In Sunday’s match, Mid-West put the SLP defeat behind them to secure a three wickets win over Asian Pro. It was Asian Pro that won the toss and opted to bat first, and they were all bowled out for 61 runs in 12 overs, thanks to bowler Edward Ngegba, who took four wickets in 4 overs for 12 runs.

In their batting reply, Mid-West easily scored 62 runs for seven wickets in 12 overs.

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