South-South Female League begins, History made.

The South-South Female League is the Brian child of the Chairman, Edo State Cricket Association, South-South Representative on the Board of NCF and Vice President of Federation Mr Uyi Akpata. With his philanthropism, Passion and constitutional responsibility via PETS Foundation, Mr Akpata’s vision is to use available manpower resources to discover, harness, develop and promote Female Cricket primarily in the South-South region and by extension, Nigeria at large. Sponsoring the 1st ever Women’s league in Nigeria and North-West Africa became inevitable in order to engage talents that are produced from the zone.

 

Understanding the Importance of Gender balance in the growth and development of Cricket in Nigeria and in line with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) policy on Women’s Cricket, the South-South Women’s league will provide the platform for Female Cricketers around the country to participate in a league structure that ensures equal involvement in Cricket games and competition as much as the Male contemporaries. The 8 team structure also meets the criteria of the ICC senior tournament for it to be recorded in the high performance scorecard of Nigeria.

 

The Sponsor, Mr Uyi Akpata, expressed satisfaction in the structure of the league and its administration thus far. “I am excited that the league has commenced. This league will provide a competition’s platform for Women’s Cricket to thrive in the zone and also in Nigeria. The gender balance of equal involvement in the Men and Women’s Cricket is very key to the overall development of the sport in Nigeria. This comes also on the backdrop of numerous local and international engagements expected to be embarked on by various State senior and National Women’s team in 2021 he said”.

 

Eight Clubs are scheduled to participate in the league, 3 clubs from Edo State, 2 Clubs from Akwa Ibom State, 1 club each from Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta State respectively. Edo State will feature Adolor Amazons, Idia Royals and Ekpoma Supernova, while Akwa Ibom State will feature Rangers and Smashers. Others include Dazagon from Bayelsa, Delta Force from Delta and Pathfinders from Rivers State.

The league has been structured into 2 zones namely A and B. Adolor Amazons, Ekpoma Supernovas Idia Royals and Delta Force in Zone A will lock horns at Iyoba College Benin City in Edo State, While Dazagon, Pathfinders, Rangers and Smashers in Zone B will trade tackle at The University of Port Harcourt Cricket pitch, Rivers state. The format for the league is round robin with the best 2 from each zone playing a super 4 series to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed positions.

MATCH REPORTS

 

MATCH 1: EKPOMA SUPERNOVA CC vs IDIA ROYAL CC.

Ekpoma Supernova CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Ekpoma Super CC scored 101 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs.

Idia Royal CC scored 64 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs.

Woman of the Match: Agharese Okooboh of Ekpoma Supernova CC

Result: Ekpoma Supernova CC won by 37 runs.

 

MATCH 2: DELTA FORCE CC vs AMAZONS CC.

Delta Force CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Delta Force CC scored 84 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Amazons CC scored 85 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 17.2 overs.

Woman of the Match: Peace Monday of Amazons CC.

Result: Amazons CC won by 5 wickets.

ZONE B- UNIPORT CRICKET PITCH, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.

 

MATCH 1: PATHFINDERS CC vs SMASHERS CC.

Pathfinders CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Pathfinders CC scored 134 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.

Smashers CC scored 107 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.

Woman of the Match: Kafayat Olosunde of Pathfinders CC.

Result: Pathfinders CC won by 27 runs.

 

MATCH 2: RANGERS CC vs DAZAGON CC.

Rangers CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Rangers CC scored 213 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs.

Dazagon CC scored 75 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.

Woman of the Match: Salome Sunday of Rangers CC.

Result: Rangers CC won by 138 runs.

 

 

WEEK 1: DAY 2- SUNDAY 28TH FEBRUARY, 2021 REPORT.

ZONE A- IYOBA COLLEGE CRICKET PITCH, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE, NIGERIA.

 

MATCH 3: DELTA FORCE CC vs IDIA ROYAL CC.

Delta Force CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Delta Force CC scored 97 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.

Idia Royal CC scored 98 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 17.1 overs.

Woman of the Match: Joy Efosa of Idia Royals CC.

Result: Idia Royals CC won by 7 wickets.

 

MATCH 4: AMAZONS CC vs EKPOMA SUPERNOVA CC.

Amazons CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Amazons CC scored 90 runs all out in 18.1 overs.

Ekpoma Supernova CC scored 91 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 18.5 overs.

Woman of the Match: Jessica Omorodion of Ekpoma Supernova CC.

Result: Ekpoma Supernova CC won by 6 wickets.

 

ZONE B- UNIPORT CRICKET PITCH, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA.
DAY 2:

 

MATCH 3: SMASHERS CC vs DAZAGON CC.

Smashers CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Smashers CC scored 179 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in 20 overs.

Dazagon CC scored 38 runs all out in 14.2 overs.

Woman of the Match: Blessing Etim of Smashers CC.

Result: Smashers CC won by 141 runs.

 

MATCH 4: RANGERS CC vs PATHFINDERS CC.

Rangers CC won the toss and elected to bat.

Rangers CC scored 54 runs all out in 17.3 overs.

Pathfinders CC scored 55 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in 10.5 overs.

Woman of the Match: Kafayat Olosunde of Pathfinders CC.

Result: Pathfinders CC won by 5 wickets.

 

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