The stage is set for second edition of Templars sponsored Cricket competition among’st secondary schools in Edo state.
The games begin Friday 9th February and finish Sunday 4th March 2018.
The competition modeled as U-17 competition as part of the Edo state Cricket Association youth cricket development program.
There is an improvement in number of participating schools from 5 in the maiden edition to 8 schools this year.
PREVIEW OF PARTICIPANTS
- SCHOLARS IMPERIAL SCHOOL
Defending champions of the competition, coached by Efosa Aghaowa, Edo state player, looking poised to go all out with depth in the reservoir of upcoming talents. A private school with strong liking for the game.
- EDO BOYS HIGH SCHOOL
Runners up from the last edition and host of the competition. Coached by Edo state player, Theophilus Ibodeme and strong contenders with added advantage of kids gaining lots of experience from vast amount of senior Cricket activities on show regularly.
Government school with support from the PETS Foundation
- GLORIOUS CROWN ACADEMY
Another private school with Cricket tradition. Coached by Edo State player, Osasu Roy Obasogie. Plenty of talent male and female including Joy Efosa youngest female cricketer recently selected to play for Nigeria.
- EDO COLLEGE
Government school with boarding facility enjoys support from PETS foundation and coached by Edo state player, Otuagoma Oghale.
Looking determined to improve on their last year performance.
- CONTINENTAL SCHOOL
Another private school with Cricket tradition, guided by the Obruthe Cricket Academy . Fun runners last year looking to improve their performance this year with Edo state player Festus Igbineweka as coach.
- EDOKPOLO GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Government school and latest entrants on the stable of PETS Foundation. Coached by National player Ovie Osuaso. Exposure year for them.
- UJOELEN GRAMMAR SCHOOL EKPOMA
One of the strong contenders from Ekpoma with rich Cricket tradition. Christopher Okhide, Edo state player is their coach. Looking to make a mark in their first year of participation.
- AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY SEC.SCHOOL
Strong contender from Ekpoma coached by Victory Akhigbe, Edo state player, with rich Cricket tradition especially with the female cricket, producing a handful of National female Cricketers, eg Samantha Agazuma and Agatha Obulor. Also looking forward to making a mark in their first year of participation.
There is a big buzz in town as the Friday bubble is about to begin for youngsters looking forward to outplay each other while the coaches show case their player management skills.
PETS Foundation in Collaboration with Edo state cricket Association is well set to deliver an exciting second season of Templars Secondary School League
Regional Development Officer
Chairman, Tournament Committee