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TheMiddlestump Spotlights Event Planning for Cricket

Africa’s foremost Cricket Blog, TheMiddleStump, has announced the lineup of panelists for the August edition of the Africa Cricket Roundt...

June In Review

It is half year but cricket action is not slowing down; and even in the middle of a rainy season when all the leagues are on break, there...

Ntini, Asanka, Odeku Headline Africa Cricket Roundtable

The Middlestump has announced the panelists for the July edition of Africa Cricket Roundtable jointly hosted with the Nigeria Cricket Fed...

Player Training Tours Will Help National Team

The Captain of the Nigeria men’s Cricket Team, Sylvester Okpe has said the recent one-month players’ exchange programme that involved him...

Mirror At Kwibuka: Appraisal Of The Dance Of Eight

When a child trips, he continues on his way. When an elder stumbles, he goes back to examine the cause of his missteps. Probably to remov...

Love Notes From Kwibuka

Dear Cricket Nigeria, It is with utmost pleasure that I am sending this heartfelt note to you across the continent. I would have handed y...

Nigeria finishes Fifth as Tanzania Lifts Kwibuka Cricket Title

On Friday, the Nigeria Women’s cricket Team rounded off their 8th Kwibuka campaign with a win over Brazil to claim fifth place at the Gah...

NCF President Arrive Kigali, Says Kwibuka is Developmental Path for Nigeria

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata has arrived in Rwanda's capital city to drum up support for the Women’s natio...

Federation Partners TheMiddlestump on Africa Cricket Roundtable

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has partnered with Africa’s leading Cricket Media organization, TheMiddlestump to stage a virtual cricket ...

Nigeria Succumbs to Uganda, To Battle Kenya on Tuesday

The Nigeria Women’s Cricket Team, Female Yellow-Green lost for the first time in the ongoing 8th Kwibuka Women’s T20 Tournament on Sunday...

Nigeria extend winning streak, beat Botswana by 7 wickets

The Yellow-Greens continued their fine form at the KwibukaT20 Women’s Cricket Tournament in Kigali, Rwanda as they made it three wins in ...

Nigeria Humbles Germany after Edging Brazil in Kwibuka Cricket

Nigeria Women’s cricket team made it 2 wins out of 2. This time against Germany in the historic first-ever meeting between the 2 sides af...

Captain, Leader, Blessing!

With the ball in hand, her glide is graceful, and her deliveries are smooth. With the bat in hand, her stance is intimidating and her str...

Match Day 1 - Kwibuka T20 2022 Review

The beautiful skies over the Gahanga Cricket Stadium and the lush green of the IPRC cricket ground flagged off the 8th edition of the Kwi...

Nigeria Beats Brazil in Opening Game at Kwibuka cricket Tournament

The Nigeria national Women's Cricket team, Female Yellow-Greens shoved aside the Brazilian Women’s team in their opening match of the ong...

Remember to remember

Fifty two weeks ago it was when we took you with us across the continent over to Kigali for the Kwibuka Tournament. We hope you have your...

ICC Names Nigeria Cricket Good Social Impact Initiative Winner

The International Cricket Council has announced the Nigeria Cricket Federation winner of the Cricket 4 Good Social Impact Initiative of t...

Nigeria Male Trio In South Africa for Exchange programme

Three National Senior Men's team, Isaac Okpe, Sylvester Okpe and Sesan Adedeji are in South Africa for the Player Placement Program by th...

Nigeria’s Coach, Leke Oyede Targets Wins, Ranking Points

The Head Coach of Nigeria’s Women's Cricket team, Leke Oyede has said his goal is to win enough matches to climb a new height on the Inte...

Nigeria Cricket Team Depart for Kwibuka Tournament

Nigeria’s Women Cricket team, ‘FemaleYellow-Greens’ will depart the country to stake a claim for this year’s 7th Kwibuka Women’s T20 tour...

Etim, Abdulrazaq gets maiden call-up as NCF announces squad for KwibukaT20

Seventeen-year-old Rukayat Abdulrazaq and 23-year-old Sarah Etim have received their maiden call-up to the national cricket women’s team ...

4s and 6s - The T20 Irony

I have an interesting question to ask but before I do, Let me share some exciting news that you may have read about and some statistics y...

Team Nigeria optimistic ahead of Kwibuka T20 Invitational

Leke Oyede, coach of Nigeria’s senior women's cricket team, said the team is optimistic ahead of the 8th Kwibuka T20 Cricket Invitational...

No More Quick Singles

Yesterday, we lost Tunde Elliot AKA “Baba Dealer” to the cold hands of death. I know many are still in disbelief. If you have been to the...

Silly Point - Congratulations Are In Order

As a competitor, I should not typically be heralding the success of my rivals. But I am first a cricket lover and I appreciate good team ...

April in Review

To some, it is no longer news. To some others, it is still a reality they are unwilling to accept. The head coach of the national men's s...

Players are Nigeria's biggest assets - Asanka

The last couple of years has been very busy for the Nigeria Cricket Federation. With landmark activities that are presently reshaping how...

Asanka Exclusive Resignation Interview

When the news broke that the National Head Coach and High-Performance Manager, Asanka Gurusinha had resigned due to health reasons, fans,...

Promising Future Awaits Women’s Cricket in Africa

The adjectives; electrifying, nerve-racking, scintillating, and exhilarating barely describe the events of that afternoon in April. Seven...

What do England and Nigeria have in common?

No, this has nothing to do with colonialism. We’ll help you. The female cricket teams of both nations lost in final matches to their fier...

Phantom Wars and the Colorful Cricket Party in Lagos

Hardly will you find the words ‘war’ and ‘party’ in the same sentence…but here we are presenting both to you in just the title alone. The...

March In Review

Welcome to a new month and the second quarter of the year. It has been an eventful year so far and these events keep tumbling in one afte...

Nigeria Defeats Ghana, Takes on Rwanda in Women T20i Cricket

The Nigeria Women’s team at the ongoing Nigeria Cricket Federation T20i Invitational in Lagos overran the Ghanaian Women’s team for a thi...

Nigeria, Ghana in Epic Semi-Final Duel At Women T20I Tourney

With two victories in the bag, Nigeria will resume the Nigeria Cricket Federation Women’s T20I Invitational Cricket title chase on Friday...

Nigeria Claims 41-Run Victory Over Sierra Leone at Women T20I

A half-century by Nigeria’s Salome Sunday was instrumental to Nigeria’s 41 runs victory against West African rivals Sierra Leone at the A...

Access Bank Backs Women’s T20 Invitational

Nigeria’s leading bank, Access Bank PLC has thrown its weight behind the NCF Women’s T20I Invitational that starts at the Tafawa Balewa S...

Nigeria Tackles Sierra Leone in T20I Opening Duel

The first ball of the Nigeria Women T20I Invitational Tournament will be bowled at 9:30 am on Monday 28th January in the opening fixture ...

Ding Dong - Ready Bells Ringing

A few years ago, it was only a dream but now, it’s a beautiful reality. Many of us remember when Nigeria's only representatives to world ...

We are Ready to Host Women T20I Cricket, Akpata Says

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Uyi Akpata has said that all is now set to host the maiden Women’s Invitational T20I Tou...

Women's Cricket Takes Centrestage

The 8th of March is significant for the celebration of International Women’s Day, a celebration that carries on for the entire month. Sym...

NCF President Donates Kits To Unilag’s NUGA Cricket Team

The University of Lagos Cricket Team got a boost to chase gold medals at the forthcoming Nigeria University Games (NUGA), on Tuesday when...

Nigeria’s Captain Etim, Banks on Teamwork Ahead Women T20

Blessing Etim, captain of Nigeria’s senior women's cricket team, said good communication with her teammates has been effective in overcom...

Cricket Federation Appoints Injured Captain

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has appointed Samantha Agazuma, injured former captain of the Senior Women’s Cricket Team as its team mana...

Women’s T20 Cricket is a Litmus Test for Nigerian Team - Obalola

Vice-President and facility sub-committee Chairman of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Oyewole Obalola, has said that the newly upgraded T...

Nigeria Announces Six-Nation Women’s T20I Cricket Tournament in Lagos

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has announced a six-nation T20 International Cricket Tournament holding from March 26th to April 4th, 2022...

February In Review

We thought January was fast. We had barely dropped the pen to catch our breath and February had zoomed past. Where did it go? Well, we wi...

South-South Wins a Double at U-17 Cricket

Both Male and Female teams representing the South-South region at the 3rd PwC National Cricket Championship won their categories to emerg...

National Cricket Coach, Asanka Delights in talent pool

National cricket coach and High-Performance Manager, Ashanka Gurusinha, said on Sunday that the pool of players in the country at the mom...

Agboya is Girls’ MVP at 3rd PwC U17 Championship Abuja

Peculiar Agboya, a member of the winning South-South female team has emerged the Most Valuable Player at the just concluded 3rd PwC Natio...

Cricket Will Take Kids Off the Street - Akpata

The President of the Nigeria Cricket Federation, Mr. Uyi Akpata, has said that one of the goals of his team when fully implemented will h...

Salako Rings Changes Ahead of PwC U-17 Championships

Within the last twelve months that the last edition of the PwC National U-17 Championship was concluded at the Edo Boys High School in Be...

Edo Cricket League Advances to Super Four

The 2021-22 season of the Edo Cricket League has moved into the crucial stage as the top four teams are set for Super Four this weekend F...

North Central Female Team Confident Ahead of NCF/PwC Tournament

The third edition of the PwC/NCF Under 17 national cricket tournament will be nothing sort of excitement, great cricket, and an array of ...

Club Cricket Resumes on Refurbished TBS Cricket Oval in Lagos

Cricket action resumed over the weekend at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval in Lagos as the division one sides of the Club Cricket C...

PwC, Youth Engagement and Cricket Intervention

Nigeria’s growing population leaves a yawning gap in the active engagement of school-age kids which is presently put at 42.54 percent of ...

PwC National U-17 Cricket Championship Hots-up

The Regional Qualifiers for the 2022 PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) National Under 17 Cricket Championship got underway last Saturday, Jan...

Musings of A Groundsman - Facelift In Phases

In the last few years, the development and improvements that cricket has seen in this country have been in leaps and bounds. It's almost ...

Five Star Obulor Shines at Female Cricket League Opener in Edo

Immediate past Assistant Captain of the Female National Cricket Team, Agatha Obulor gave a command performance at the opening match of th...

Revamped TBS Cricket Oval Commisioned in Lagos

Former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode joined professor Osato Giwa-Osagie on Sunday, January 16, for the commissioning of the t...

TBS Cricket Oval - Back and Better

After 16 months (1year and 4 months) of serious renovation work, the famous Tafawa Balewa Cricket Oval (TBS) would be re-opened officiall...

Meet the Winners - TMS EOY Awards 2021

Compliments of the season from us and ours, to you and yours. This year has taken a lot of getting used to. Almost everything around us h...

The Thankless Job of Umpiring

For many of us, when we were being taught cricket, it was batting, bowling and fielding in that order. The coaches would usually stand in...

NCF Appoint, Odeku, John, Ilube, Others

The Nigeria Cricket Federation held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 18th of December at the Media Centre of the Abuja National St...

Edo Cricket League Goes on Christmas Break

The 2021/22 Edo State Cricket League has gone on a two-week Christmas break after last weekend’s encounters, leaving the defending Champi...

Laying the Foundations - A chat with the NCF President

In a few hours, the AGM of the Nigeria Cricket Federation will be held at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja. The question on the lips of ma...

The Edo League: Abiebhode, Osaro and Adjiwanou Light Up Week 2

The defending champions of The Edo Cricket League, the U17 Cricket Club saw their first taste of action this weekend and left an indelibl...

From Kigali, with Roses and Thorns

It’s been over a week since we got back home from the regional T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Kigali, Rwanda, where The Cranes of Uganda pic...

National Players Light up Edo Cricket League As New Season Begins

The new season of Edo Cricket Leagues flagged off last Saturday, November 27, 2021, at one of the few turf wickets in the country, with a...

Musings of A Groundsman - Speed Kills

Sanath saw the future. Years before the first-ever T20 ball was bowled in county cricket in 2003, Sanath had fashioned a new tactic that ...

ICC T20 QUALIFIER: NIGERIA BOWLER ABOLARIN OUT; MOHAMMED NAMED AS REPLACEMENT

Nigeria’s opening bowler Rasheed Abolarin has been ruled out of the Regional Final ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier billed for Rw...

Nigeria Cricket Team Chase World Cup Ticket In Rwanda

The Nigeria National Senior Men’s team, the Yellow-Green will this week begin a four-day six-match session for the ticket to represent th...

The Storm Before The Calm?

...yes, you read the title right. When the team to face West African neighbors Sierra Leone was announced, many of us were sure that t...

Bilateral T20i Fallout: Yellow-Green Re-shuffled on the way to Kigali

While most of us were watching the youthful Yellow Greens of the Nigerian side ride roughshod over the Patriots of Sierra Leone with thei...

Ahoy! Its Peter (Again) Steering the Nigerian Ship to Safety

Whatever is written (and said) about the six-match bilateral encounter between Nigeria and Sierra Leone, the lone run of youngster Peter ...

Lagos Cricket Stakeholders Women's T20 - Beyond Expectation

More than we promised, the Lagos Cricket Stakeholders Women's T20 delivered beyond the expectations of everyone. Starting with a bang and...

LAGOS CRICKETSTAKE HOLDERS FEMALE T20 FINAL: Team Ibeju Lekki vs Lagos Island

The maiden edition of Lagos cricket stakeholders female t20 is about to come to an end as Ibeju-Lekki Cricket Club and Lagos Island Crick...

ICC U-19 World Cup Africa Qualifier, Nigeria in the Spotlight

Barring any glitch, the Nigerian team for the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier will be touching down in Kigali, on Monday, Septem...

Nigeria’s Cricket Team is on the Right Path- Asanka

Head Coach and High-Performance Manager of Nigeria's Cricket Team, Asanka Gurusinha, has said the series of defeats that the national mal...

The Cranes doing the double over the Yellow Greens

If you are a Nigerian, a cricket lover, and a frequent reader of our blog it won’t be news to you that both the senior Female and Male na...

Nigeria Upbeat on Departure for Tri Series against, Uganda and Kenya

The National Men’s Cricket Team has jetted out to Entebbe in Uganda on Thursday afternoon to honor a Tri-Series with the national teams o...

Nigeria Brushes Sierra Leone in Cricket W/C Qualifier

Nigeria women's Cricket team began her ICC T20 Women's World Cup Qualification Campaign on a sound note with a 5 wickets victory over Wes...

ICC Women's T20 World Cup Africia Qualifiers - Nigeria in the Spot Light

Excitements trickle down my spine as a cricketer and as a Nigerian, an associate cricketing nation as international cricket action is upo...

Match Report - Uganda U19 V Kaduna State | Sept 4, 2021

After the previous win by Kaduna state in the first ODI, which was delayed due to rain, but with the aid of D/L a revised target of 193 r...

Musings of A Groundsman - Tigers' Tigritude

If like me, you've been trying to catch up on all the cricket we've missed out on, then you should have been following all the cricket go...

Introducing - The GreenShoots Project

Growing up as a young boy in Lagos, I was lucky to have been admitted into a cricket-playing secondary school. One of the highlights of t...

Musings of A Groundsman - As We Wait.

As it is with a duck on the surface of the water, it has been somewhat calm and quiet around the cricket circle across the country. But b...

Kwibuka 2021 - Meet the Stars

From the capital of the land of a thousand hills, the amazon rose. The stage was set, the drum rolled, the actions took place, and the cu...

Musings of A Groundsman - Nigeria in Kwibuka: The Evaluation

Just over a week ago, our girls jetted off to Kwibuka, Rwanda to represent about 200 million of us in this beautiful game of cricket. Man...

Musings with the swinger - Unlearn; Relearn!

There's always a sense of anticipation leading up to and during competitions. The anticipation from many angles. The anticipation from th...

Over the Hill View - Kwibuka 2021: Rise of the Amazons

It has been an interesting week of cricket so far with stunning individual performances, upsets, and last-over victories. With most teams...

Kwibuka 2021 Between Expectation and Reality

Before all the teams take their hit for their third game from tomorrow, there is a need for an honest review of the matches. First, none ...

Kwibuka: Rise of the Amazons

The Rwandan Cricket Association, as she continues to help the girl-child dream anew, is very worthy of commendation. It is fitting that w...

International Cricket Is Back

Nigeria's female national team is currently flying above our heads en route to Kigali, Rwanda to compete in the Kwibuka tournament. The e...

Lagos State Cricket – Politics Over Development?

In the last two months, there have been many activities in Lagos geared towards resurrecting grassroots cricket in the state. I understan...

A Change of Guards?

Nigeria Head Coach, Asanka Gurusinha has today announced a 20 man list that will form the core of the country's national team for the res...

Edo Crowned National Men’s Cricket Champion

Edo state’s men team outran their Kaduna State counterpart with 57 runs on Wednesday to emerge champion of the National Men’s Cricket Cha...

Musings with The Swinger - Nigeria: A Country of Bowlers

It's been a minute. I know. It has not been for nothing. The past few weeks have witnessed plenty of cricket action across the nation. An...

Lagos Tackles Kaduna in Men’s Championship Semis

The on-going National Men’s Cricket Championship has entered a feverish pitch as Semi-Final Matches get underway with battle line draws b...

It’s going to be a spectacle

Absolutely bonkers when the country’s finest line up against each other in a feast of cricket and we are here for the fireworks. To think...

Pool B Semi Finalists Emerge With One Match to Spare

Both Kaduna and Oyo States have registered themselves in the Semi-final of the on-going National Men’s Cricket Championship after they ea...

Kaduna and Oyo Register Victories as Pool B Matches Resume

The 2021 National Men's Cricket Championship entered its second phase in Benin today as Kaduna and Oyo states drew closer to picking the ...

Cricket: Lagos, Edo Qualify for Men's Championship Semis

Lagos and Edo States served a nail-biting duel in the closing match of Pool A at the National Men's Championship in Benin City. The host ...

Cricket: National Men’s Championship Gets Underway in Benin, Monday

Eight teams will be on parade from Monday, March 22nd to 31st, 2021 when Umpire calls play for the National Cricket Men’s Championship at...

Maiden Female Cricket League Ends with Super-Four in Benin

The first Female Cricket League in the country; The South-South Female League would be rounding off this weekend, with Super-Four playoff...

T20 Cricket: A Fiery Furnace

T20 cricket is a short game but long in suspense, drama and pressure. The game to all intents and purposes is a Pressure game and played ...

NEW FRONTIERS: End of one era, the beginning of another

It is time to bid farewell to our heroes and welcome new champions. The 2021 Men and Women’s Cricket Championship will be a swansong for ...

Obruthe Clive Ogbimi: A GREAT PLAYER and an even GREATER COACH

Few sights give greater joy than an Uthe Ogbimi classical on-drive or a flick off his pads. He was and still is a great batsman with an a...

Musings of A Groundsman - Superior Superhuman

Cricket is back and international cricket has been entertaining us since the action resumed. Though the match venues have not been occupi...

Cricket Federation Celebrates Ex-Captain At 80

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has announced that the life of dedication and professionalism on the game by Professor Olajide Bademosi; w...

The Moment Destiny Called at the Tenth Over

Growing up as a teenager, in a football dominant society like Nigeria, the choice to go with cricket will naturally meet with some opposi...

Now, Let The Children Come Too

Today, Nigeria Cricket seems more like the center of (development) attraction on the continent. Not that things have been excellent, but ...

Thrilling finish as South South becomes U-17 National Cricket Champions

The 2nd edition of the National Under 17 Cricket Championship sponsored by PwC ended on Sunday February 7, 2021, with the South South tea...

Piety Sweeps Awards At PWC National U-17 Cricket Girls Final

South-South teenage sensation Lucky Piety was the center of the National Finals of the Girls Under-17 Cricket Championship after leading ...

NCF and PwC Nigeria Go Big On Youth

Over the last couple few weeks, there has been a wave of cricketing excitement coursing through all the regions of the country. Boys and ...

Asanka: PwC Under-17 Event Critical for Development

The Head Coach and High-Performance Manager of Cricket in Nigeria, Asanka Gurusinha who has been following the on-going Regional finals o...

Cricket Firework in Regions for Boys National U-17 Qualifiers

More than 360 players would be fielded this weekend when the boys qualifier of the on-going PwC National U-17 Cricket Championship and th...

Ukwenya: Female Cricketers will Make the Country Proud Soon

President of Nigeria Cricket Federation Professor Yahaya Ukwenya has said the entry of close to 300 female Cricketers from 21 states last...

Teenagers upset leaders UNIBEN in Edo League

The Under 17 Cricket Club now top the table at the end of week two at the Edo State Cricket League when they dismissed league favourites ...

Meet the Winners: EOY Awards

Dear cricketers, cricket lovers and lovers of cricketers, we are glad that you are here. 2020 has been much like facing all of the best s...

2020 in Review: Many Colours of A Broken Cricket Year

Despite the lull, lockdown and perhaps loss that the year has been for cricketers globally, in Nigeria, the year opened with a World Cup ...

ICC Confirms Nigeria for Key Cricket Engagements in 2021

The International Cricket Council, the umbrella body for the sport has confirmed Nigeria in two of the body's major activities in 2021 in...

NCF Announces 25 Man High Performance Camp

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has released the names of the 25 Players who will go into a 1 Week High-Performance Camp to be led by newl...

NCF Facility Investment Is Underrated

While it may be too early to start raining applause on the four-year works of the present Cricket administration, it may worth the while ...

81 Million Reasons For Onion Scarcity

There is no society without its own challenges, the way these challenges are handled, however, reveal the capacity of the leadership of e...

ASANKA Is Here

Now that Asanka is here, It is an open secret that Nigeria now has a new Head Coach in the person of former Sri Lanka World Cup Winner, A...

The South-South Region Launches First Female Cricket League

The Regional Development Officer for the South South, Mr Theophilus Ibodeme has announced that all is now set for the first edition of th...

Musings of a Groundsman - Cricket Interlude

Let me take your minds away from the Indian Premier League for a moment. Many people don't know, but there's an internal series going on ...

Musings of a Groundsman - Dreams Of The Dream11

Somebody pinch me, please! No, don't pinch me. Get a pin instead. Now prick me with it. Prick me hard. I cannot believe what I saw last n...

Musings of a Groundsman - Dream11 Dreams

If like me, you're the type who enjoys the explosive nature of T20 and the fireworks the Indian Premier League especially brings, then yo...

Online Scoring Course from CricHeroes

Like the game itself, taking scores of a cricket game requires skill, preparation and a great bit of concentration. As important as it is...

Musings of a Groundsman - Will This Change Last?

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Until we stop thinking about administration as an opportunity to kill poverty and ...

Development Starts Here

Rapid development, especially in a sport like cricket is heavily dependent on the availability of facilities. If there is one thing that ...

Managing Expectations

PART ONE. On the eve of what is probably the most highly rated game in Nigeria's cricketing history. Definitely the most eagerly awaited ...

Data Analyst's Paradise - CricHeroes

Over rates and strike rates, bowling averages and fielding extras, runs scored during the power play overs and runs conceded at the death...

Interview with Endurance Ofem

One rainy Sunday evening, armed with my facemask and BNC sweatshirt, I set out purposefully, through the wet roads of Surulere. My task w...

Your Life or Your Sport ?

There has been a lot of interesting news coming out of the heartbeat of the nation, Edo State. We are obviously referring to news about t...

ORDER, REORDER

Patience, dominant straight bat, decent judgement...those are the qualities you need to makethe top order of any batting side anywhere in...

Musings of a Groundsman - In Dispirit of Cricket

There is reason why my sport is referred to as the gentleman's game-and it's not because it is played only by men. Honesty, respect for t...

Musings of a Groundsman - Model Role Models

When I was growing up in cricket, I didn't have the opportunity to see so much of it on TV. Heck I didn't even know that cricket could be...

ACUSN Conducts a One Day Successful Webinar

The Association of Cricket Umpires and Scorers of Nigeria (ACUSN) under the guidance of theNigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) successfully ...

The "New" Normal

Dear Reader, It has been a while, hasn't it? A lot has happened since you last heard from us. The World has gone through some difficul...

The Unending Cycle of Misdirection

Latest Yellow Green squad announcement has once again shown that cricket is not immune to the godfatherism that plagues many other sphere...

And The Ball Drops

Welcome to the new year. We have missed you.Since you last read from us, the Yellow Greens have competed at the T20 World Cup Qualifiers ...

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 recent...

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 ...

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...

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 Inte...

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...

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 pi...

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. Th...

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 ...

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 a...

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......

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 q...

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...

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 I...

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 Sea...

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 th...

CCC League Preview 2012/2013 Season

Hello cricket lovers!! I know the season can't start early enough for most of us. Even with the cricket event of the 18th National Sports...

PREVIEW OF SUPER 4 FINAL

Date - 22/4/12 Time - 10am Venue - Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval The Champions will be without key players for what promises to be a ...

LACC VS RBCC

Lagos Asians CC won the toss and elected bat. LACC captain and Nigeria international Ricky Sharma (54 runs off 70 balls) top scored for h...

FCC VS IBEJU Report

GAFAR DOLAPO fell 8 runs short of a century in a magnificent display of his attacking prowess with the bat Due to the sanitation exercise...

GCI VS FGCWARRI

GCI completed a double of league victories over their rivals FGC in a game that had been dubbed -match of the weekend- by cricket enthusi...

Weekend Preview

The league is back in full swing with a couple of crackers in each division. In division 2, Ibadan Metro CC take on FCC2 on Saturday whil...

IBEJU VS BRF Preview

IBEJU LEKKI CC vs BRFCC Sunday 11th December 2011 TBS Oval The sister clubs take on each other on sunday in what is widely regarded as a ...

GCI VS FGCWARRI Preview

There are 3 games to choose from this weekend as the CCCLeague returns. In division 2, high flying OgunRocksCC face Redbulls who lost to ...