In readiness for the Anambra state cricket league, Bishop Crowther Seminary Cricket Club (BCSCC) and Bishop Crowther Seminary Old Boys Cricket Club (BCSOBCC) played a pre-season match in Awka on the 27th of October, 2017.

BCSOBCC won the toss and elected to field. They let BCSCC  put up 117 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the first innings of the 20 overs derby.

In the second innings, BCSOBCC scored 119 runs for the loss of 8 wickets to win the match.

Aside from getting the teams prepared, the game was also organized to give match experience to new grassroots talents and prepare the state team for a match experience for the forth-coming National Male and Female Cricket Championship prelims scheduled to be played at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka cricket oval.

Four states in South-East Nigeria will be participating in this preliminary. They include Anambra state, Enugu state, Imo state, and Ebonyi state.