Cricket: Titans spill first blood in tri-team tournament

Author: Kwame Larweh
Everest Cricket team will feature this Sunday

Titans beat Kyebi Leopards by 97 runs in the first week of the tri-team cricket tournament staged at the Achimota School Oval last weekend.

The two teams from Nsromma Academy batted and bowled in a fierce competition that was watched by a large number of students.

Leopards won the toss and elected to field, with Titans having the privilege of batting first. Titans scored 191 all out in 28.4 overs.

Joseph Adotei top scored with 70 runs while Samuel Adotei supported with 35 runs.

In response, Leopards scored 94 all out in 25 overs. Leopards Yahaya Ademy did the damage for his team by taking five wickets in five overs.

Joseph Adotei made 70 runs off 48 ball to be adjudged the most valuable player of the match.
The three-club tournament is expected to climax on March 8 and comprises Everest Under-19, Taysec Titans and Kyebi Leopards.

Put together by renowned cricket enthusiast Samuel Nana Ekow Biney (SNEB) Asamoah and sponsored by food company Phos Foods, the competition will have a trophy at stake for the winner.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Mr SNEB Asamoah of the Nsromma Cricket Academy noted that the competition would prepare the teams for the upcoming season and also identify new talents.

Hunting for talents
“This tournament is unique in the sense that while we look to hunt talents for the national cause, we are also preparing these teams which are full of youthful players for future tasks,” he stated.
He appealed to corporate bodies to support cricket and help the state to grow and develop the sport from the grassroots.
The Manager of Phos Foods, Joshua Budu, expressed his outfit’s desire to support the growth and development of cricket in the country.
“We at Phos Foods, makers of the best nutritious food and the best food delivery services company, want cricket to be at par with football and we are committed to doing that”, he told the Daily Graphic.