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 Wt20 Africa A Qualifier in Lagos, Nigeria unearthed a gem. A fresh-faced, left-arm seamer took the entire subcontinent by storm. His name? Mohammed Taiwo Blessed with natural …

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 enrich ourselves, until we show genuine care and concern for the growth and the development of the game, until we change our minds about being selfish and unaccountable, the future of the …

Scout’s Corner – Vincent Adeowoye

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 lineup together and, Vincent Adewoye looks set to be one of Nigeria’s all-time great all-rounders.  An absolute dynamite of a player who can hold his own either as a bowler, …

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 cricketers all over Nigeria agree on, it is that our chances of progressing as a cricketing nation has been hampered by the lack of access to cricket pitches that meet international standards. Promises …

A 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, runs scored against left-hand seamers vs number of dismissals when batting against spinners. A plethora of data points which, on their own, to the uninformed may seem meaningless. How do you connect …

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 the individual (officials and opposition), are the mantra that the game hinges on…remove those, and the game is as good as those played by touts and hooligans. One of the …