Edo State and Kaduna state get off to a flying start in the male category while Rivers State and Ogun state dominate the female category in day 1 of the National Youth Games 2018 in Ilorin Kwara State



Game 1 Edo State vs Oyo State

Edo State won the toss and elected to bat first scoring a total of 55 runs all out in 14.5 overs

In the second innings, Edo state put up a decent fight, strength for strength and mettle for mettle to defend the score restricting Oyo State to a total of 54 runs all out in …overs

Ogbemudia Eweka took 5 wickets in 3.4 overs to clinch man of the match award.

Edo state won by 1 run.


FCT vs Kaduna State .

FCT won the toss and elected to field sending in Kaduna State to bat. Kaduna scored a total of 186 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Theophilus Jeremiah scored an impressive 63 runs off 48 balls not out from the first ball.

Victor Babatunde got 2 wickets as the best bowling effort from FCT.

In the second innings, FCT could only manage a total of 64 runs all out in 14.1 overs.

Jerimiah Theophilus got 3 wickets in 4 overs to win the man of the match.

Kaduna State won by 122 runs.



Game 1 Rivers State vs Kwara State

Kwara State won the toss and elected to bat first scoring a total of 51 runs all out in 17 overs.

Divine Uranta and Rejoice Assan of Rivers state got 2 Wickets each.

In the second innings, Rivers State blew away Kwara state by scoring the required total of 52 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 6 overs.

Rebecca Awaji of Rivers State Scored 11 runs off 15 Balls

Rivers State won by 9 wickets.


Game 2 Ebonyi State vs Ogun State

Ebonyi State could not conclude their Registration and Accreditation on time due to late arrival of their Team to Ilorin… The Technical Committee had no option than to award the match and 2 Points to Ogun state on Technical Grounds.

Ogun State won by a Walkover Decision.