The Zonal eliminations for the 4th edition of the National Youth Games slated for 7-17th September 2018 in Ilorin, Kwara State have been concluded across 2 zones. South-South and South-West conducted their zonal eliminations on the 8th and 9th of August with 4 states set for the finals.
Match 1 :Edo State vs Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom won the toss & chose to field sending Edo State to bat
Edo scored 77 runs for the loss of 6 wickets after 15 overs.
In the second Innings, Akwa Ibom scored 57 runs for the loss of 9 wickets after 15 Overs.
Edo State won by 20 Runs
Qualified to the Finals to await winners between Rivers and Delta.
Match 2 :Rivers State vs Delta State
Delta State won the toss and elected to Bat scoring a total of 81 runs all out in 15 overs.
In the second innings, Rivers chased and agonizingly fell short scoring a total of 78 runs all out in 15 overs.
Delta won by 3 runs.
Edo State vs Delta State.
Delta State won the toss and elected to bat first and scored a total of 39 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 15 overs.
In the second innings, Edo Chased down the scored recording a total of 40 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 7.1 overs
Edo State won by 9 wickets and booked a place in the finals.
Rivers State vs Delta State
Delta State won the toss and elected to Bat first scoring a total of 43 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 10 overs.
In the second innings, Rivers State scored 46 runs for no loss of wicket in 8 overs
Rivers State won by 10 wickets to sail to the Finals to face Akwa Ibom.
Rivers vs Akwa Ibom
Rivers State won the toss and elected to field sending in Akwa Ibom to bat. Akwa Ibom scored a total of 65 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 10 overs
In the second innings, Rivers State chased down the score to record a total of 66 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 9.1 overs
Rivers State won by 3 wickets
Zonal Elimination final results from South-South
Edo State Qualified for Male
Rivers State Qualified for Female