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CRUSADERS CC REMAIN UNBEATEN AFTER BRUISING INTEGRITY FORCE BY 106 RUNS

After winning the toss, Crusaders CC elected to bat first. The new ball was swinging around, and the bowling was very tight from the Integrity force bowlers getting four quick wickets in the first 5 overs. Eromosele Emmanuel (16) and Miracle Solomon (*82) had a good partnership in the middle with later contribution from Aghahowa ...

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Musings OF A GROUNDSMAN - COMMON SENSE TEST

Cricket, they say, is a gentleman's game. I've always known it to be so. I've always tried to play it so. Not because the only people who play it are "gentlemen" in the sense of the word but because the mould of the game is that which makes a gentleman out of you-at least on...

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Musings OF A GROUNDSMAN - CHIN MUSIC

In my early years of minding the ground at my first cricket home, the tradition that I saw trainers hand down to bowlers was to always pitch the ball up to the bat. Bowling anything short was criminal and a bowler may be taken off bowling for the rest of the day-even if it was...

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ANOTHER THRILLING WEEKEND AS GCI, GCU, ILCC, LACC, BENVIC, WHALES STEP OUT TO MAINTAIN WINNING FORM.

Its a blockbuster weekend of cricket action in the CCC League. The bumper fixture list gives us 5 matches across 3 venues to feast on. The weekend's big game is unarguably the titanic clash between GCIOBCC who bounced back last week to win after a false start in the first weekend and newly promoted GCU who...

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CCC LEAGUE WEEK 2 - GCI BACK TO WINNING WAYS

GCI bounced back from their hammering in the opening weekend to beat FGCW by 8 wickets. FGC, having been put in to bat, were reduced to 34 for 3 within the first hour and 60 for 4 shortly after the first drinks break. Wickets fell at an alarming rate and it was only a combination...

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GCI VS IBEJU LEKKI

A battling 73* by Seun Adeboro could not prevent GCIOBCC from falling to a massive 95 run defeat at the hands of their bitter rivals Ibeju Lekki. GCI, soundly beaten in the end will look to take some encouragement from their performance with the ball in the first hour of the game when, after being...

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GCU VS CLCC

Tafawa Balewa Square. Saturday 12th January. The skies were clear, weather was great. Second day match week 1. The two new entrants into Division 1 - GCU and CLC about to take on each other to see who between them was better prepared for the challenge ahead. The first battle was won by Vincent Adewoye,...

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THE NOTORE LAGOS CRICKET LEAGUE RETURNS THIS WEEKEND WITH 4 MATCHES ACROSS 2 VENUES.

Hello and happy new year from all of us at themiddlestump.xyz.We are so happy to tell you that cricket is back. It feels like Christmas all over again. The Notore Lagos Cricket League returns this weekend with 4 matches across 2 venues. We get right into it with 2 of the usual protagonists squaring up...

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ACUSN LAGOS SETS PACE, ORGANISES ONLINE SCORING SEMINAR

ACUSN Lagos set pace, organises online scoring seminar Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers in Nigeria (ACUSN) Lagos State Chapter has held a successful Seminar which attracted 40 participants among which included over 15 female members. The One Day Seminar / Training higned on the Use, Application and Importance of Online Scoring in Cricket with...

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Musings of a Groundsman: Inconsistent Constant

1978 was the year the world saw international cricket being played in coloured strips for the first time. Coloured jerseys, white ball...that kind of gave a livelier spectacle to cricket disciples worldwide...away with the days of wearing whites, and using red balls for both formats of the game. It became easier to tell at a ...

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Brian Game

More than any other sport I have been involved in, cricket is cerebral For a few years now, I have been fixated on answering the same question; Where will the next crop of cricketing talent come from- More than once, I have engaged people at the forefront of development now and in the recent ...

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Squeaky Bum Time

If you thought the EPL game between Liverpool and ManCity was massive, you should see what the CCC league has in store this weekend. Its a titanic, tantalising, season defining matchup as perennial champions Ibeju Lekki CC go up against FCC1 with the title on the line. FCC1 are 5 points ahead of Ibeju and a...

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IBADAN METROPOLITAN CC VS IGBOBI COLLEGE OLD BOYS CC (24/11/2013)

IMCC romped to a massive 243run victory in their first game of the new season. The "oluyole warriors" made light work of the new comers Igbobi college OBCC. IGBOBI won the toss and elected to field on the newly laid Jubril Martins Oval wicket. IMCC's Ayo Ewete, in his first game for the club, took...

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GCIOBA Cricket Club Gets MANSARD Sponsorship

Mansard Insurance Signs 1st Club Cricket Sponsorship Deal With Government College Ibadan Old Boys Cricket Club Ahead Of The 2013/2014 Season Government College Ibadan Old Boys Cricket Club on Monday September 23rd,2013 achieved a remarkable feat in Nigeria's club cricket history by signing the first club sponsorship deal with one of the fastest growing insurance...

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Review of the 1st Round of Matches in the 2012/2013 Cricket Season

The first weekend of the 2012/2013 league season has come and gone and I can confidently say that we were entertained. For those of us that missed the action, here's a short recap of what went down. On saturday, Ibeju Lekki CC took on GCIOBCC at the TBS Oval. Ibeju won the toss and elected...

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