The Accra Cricket Series T20 tournament continued over the weekend at the Achimota cricket ovals with 4 exciting matches and a classic display of skills and talents.
On oval A, Supreme Warriors locked horns with MMG cricket club in the morning where the latter won the toss and opted to field. Supreme scored a total of 162 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Kofi Bagabina and Bradley Charlie held the innings with a 101 runs partnership when Supreme felt early pressure scoring 25 for 4 in 3.5 overs, 76 runs off 47 balls with 5 sixes and 4 fours with a strike rate of 161.70 and 32 run off 35 balls 1 four with a strike rate of 91.43 respectively.
Rahul Salagare and Navalekar Anil were the picks of the bowlers for MMG with figures 4 overs 23 runs 2 wickets with 5.75 economy and 4 overs runs 2 wickets with a 6.75 economy respectively.
In reply, MMG scored 121 runs 7 wickets in 20 overs. Malik Vinod scored 34 runs off 39 balls with 5 fours and a strike rate of 87.18. Supreme warriors won the match by 42 runs.
On oval B, Taysec Titans who were hoping to recover from a heartbreaking defeat the previous week were again overpowered by the bowling attack of GTA. Taysec Titans who started well felt short giving away 4 wickets for 32 runs in 5.1 overs.
The captain of Taysec Titans Peter Ananya and Kelvin Awala were the only two players who scored double figures for the side, 27 runs off 27 balls with 3 fours and strike rate of 100.00 and 14 runs off 20 balls with a strike rate of 50.00 respectively.
Taysec Tittans could only manage a double figure of 83 runs all out in 17.1 overs.
GTA who had worked so hard in restricting the match favourite Taysec Titans also had a tough time in exceeding the total score giving away 7 wickets for 84 runs in 17.5 overs. Anna Durai scored 31 runs off 42 balls 1 four and strike rate of 73.81. Aziz Sualley was the pick of the bowlers for Taysec Titans with figures 4 overs runs 3 wickets and an economy of 2.75. GTA won the match by 2 wickets.
United Cricket Club (UCC) opened the afternoon encounter in a strong hit out against Super Leopards. UCC lost only 4 wickets putting up a total of 196 runs in the 20 over the encounter. Zabair Riaz and Pretam scored 59 runs off 38 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes with a strike rate of 155.26 and 52 runs off 42 balls, 2 fours, 2 sixes and a strike rate of 123.81 respectively.
Super Leopards fought hard to stay on course but eventually gave up the fight scoring a total of 107 runs all out in 19.5 overs.
Francis Gbey and Tettey Bright scored 30 runs off 31 balls, 2 fours with a strike rate of 96.77 and 22 runs off 26 balls, 2 fours and a strike rate of 84.62 respectively. Nitin Khobchandani with his left arm killer instinct bowling took 4 wickets for 17 runs and an economy of 4.25 in his 4 over spell, Aqueel also bowled with figures 3 wickets for 19 runs and with an economy of 4.75 for UCC. UCC won the match by 89 runs.
On oval B, U-19 battled it out with 38 runs victory over IPMC Spartans. IPMC Spartans who won the toss and opted to field first, could not stop the young lads from taking quick singles and a couple of fantastic shots from Paul Ayolehene, Eric Amoah and Emmanuel Armah. The team effort of 137 runs for 3 wickets in 20 overs was defendable for these enthusiastic cricketers who seem to be gathering experience and improving match after match.
IPMC Spartans came out strongly in the second innings but were tamed for 99 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs. Paul Ayoleyine was the man of the match scoring 51 runs off 55 balls 4 fours and a strike rate of 92.73. U-19 won the match by 38 runs.