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23rd HOWZAT National Junior Cricket Super League For Chief Philip Asiodu Trophy

The Howzat National Junior cricket league For Chief Philip ASIODU Trophy-organized by the Howzat Foundation for Cricket, concluded recently with Obele Community High School winning the maiden edition. The tournament is being played between secondary schools who automatically won the junior league in the 6 zones and forms part of the foundations well-structured developmental programme...

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Musings OF A GROUNDSMAN - CODE OF MISCONDUCT

In a society, there are unwritten rules. Codes that allow us as individuals to coexist. But as humans, there are times when codes may be violated, rules disobeyed and honour trampled on. However, in some certain circumstances, code violation may be excusable. Matters of life-and-death, for instance, will render any law, rule, regulation or agreement...

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PORTHARCOURT CRICKET LEAGUE FINAL

The much-anticipated PHCL final is here. After months of exciting, hard-fought group games. One of Benvic CC or Whales CC will be crowned champions of the 2019 PHCL season.Whatever the result, the NCF's aim of making cricket a dominant sport in Nigeria is gradually coming to fruition with various state leagues springing up around the ...

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GOOD NEWS - ABUJA CRICKET LEAGUE AND EDO WOMEN'S T20 LEAGUE

Aaaand we-re back After a brief hiatus, The Middle Stump has been knocked back in place and we are ready to play. We have news for you! The Edo Women's T20 League History will be made on the 16th of March 2019 when the Edo State Women's T20 League kicks off. A testament to the...

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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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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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