Anambra State Male and Ebonyi State Female wins 9th edition of Chuma Anosike trophy
- Anambra beats defending champions Enugu state to win the 9th edition of the championship
- Ebonyi state female team beats Anambra female team twice in double round robin to win female category of the championship
- All matches scored online on CricHeros. Follow link to see all match details and scorecards.
- The tournament had a total of 2133 spectators following through the online scoring App, CricHeros.
- Izunna Onwuachu wins player of the tournament.
The 9th edition of South East Cricket Championship for Chuma Anosike Cup saw a dramatic finals in both the male and female category as Anambra (boys) beat Enugu (boys) by 4 wickets to clinch the title in the male category while Ebonyi girls beat Anambra girls twice in a double round robin by 3 runs and 2 wickets respectively, to be crowned champions in the female category.
MALE CATEGORY FINALS
Anambra won the toss and elected to field stopping the scores of Enugu at 96 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted 15 overs final. Obinma Chisom scored the highest runs for his team with 26 runs off 27 balls while Anambra’s Nwokike Nzube and Adogu Chisom both took two wickets each.
In the second innings, Anambra had a sloppy start in their batting as their top order batsmen could not put decent runs on the board. However, the duo of Mmadu Ebuka and Udekwe Chiemelie put up and impressive partnership that yielded 57 runs with Udekwe Chiemelie playing 34 runs (not out) off 27 balls and Mmadu Ebuka playing 23 off 25 balls before being bowled by the quickest bowler in the tournament, Henry Okafor.
Anambra eventually scored the required total of 97 runs for the loss of 6 overs in 13.1 overs.
Udekwe Chiemelie was named man of the match.
Anambra State won by 4 wickets and crowned champions.
FEMALE CATEGORY FINALS
In the finals of the female category between Ebonyi state girls and Anambra state girls, Anambra won the toss and elected to bat scoring 65 runs all-out in 11.4 overs . Izuakor Sabatina stood out in the batting scoring 21 runs off 11 balls (not out).
Mbam Rebecca and Ude Lilian stood took 3 wickets each as the best bowling performance for Ebonyi state.
In the second innings, Ebonyi girls scored the required 66 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 9.2 overs.
Ani Esther was the stand out performer with the ball for Anambra State with 6 wickets in the finals but the figures were not sufficient to prevent the defeat
Ebonyi’s Mbam Henrietta won Player of the Match.
Ebonyi State won by 2 wickets to be crowned champions.
Present at the closing ceremony were the sponsor of the tournament, Barrister Chuma Anosike, the president of Nigeria Cricket Federation, Prof. Yahaya Ukwanya ably represented by the National Development Manager (NDM) South, Mr. Tonye Timinadi, the Chairman of Ebonyi State Cricket Association, Mr. Blessed Ogbueli, the principal of Government College Afikpo, Mr. Nnachi John Ulu, Director of Sports, University of Nigeria, Nsukka amongst other dignitaries.
Batsman of the Tournament: Obidike Nonso with 94 runs from 4 matches. (Enugu team)
- Bowler of the Tournament: Onwuachu Izunna with 9wickets in 4 Matches (Enugu team)
- Wicket keeper of the Tournament: Kene Nwosu with two catches and 5 dismissals (Anambra team)
- Fielder of the Tournament: Chinweze Chidebem with 3 catches and 4 Dismissals (Enugu team)
- Man of the Tournament: Onwuachu Izzunna.