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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...

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 ...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 ...

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...

Scout's Corner - Taiwo Mohammed

Name - Taiwo Mohammed, Date of Birth - 3rd June, Nickname - Papa, Club - Ibeju Lekki CC, Role - Bowler. In April of 2018, at the ICC Wt2...

Scout's Corner - Vincent Adewoye

They say "get you a man that can do both". From Flintoff to Stokes, Symonds and Kallis, all-rounders remain the glue that holds many a li...

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 ...