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Sierra Leone Sports: Cricket: Wanderers maintain unbeaten streak

Wanderers Cricket ClubDespite the huge burden of playing two tough matches on Saturday, Wanderers Cricket Club beat Old Prince of Waleans by 11 runs and Murray Town by 7 wickets in the Mercury T20 division one league at the Prince of Wales grounds in Kingtom to maintain their remarkable unbeaten run.
Prior to the match, Old Prince Waleans was tagged as the favourite side to win, considering the quality of players they assembled for the game. However, that doesn’t pose any threat on Wanderers who were much more ready to maintain their winning streak with the focus of promoting to the ODI Premier league without losing a match.
The Old Prince Waleans were lucky enough to win the toss, but due to overconfidence they decided to field knowing that they have top bowlers that are capable of destabilizing the batting order of WCC by taking their wickets so that when they take the crease in the second innings they will be in the position to respond adequately.
They actually got it right by bowling Wanderers all out for 115 runs in 20 overs which was not enough to frustrate them. The Prince Walens realized their mistake when they failed to reach their target of 116 runs after scoring 105 runs in 18.1 overs and they were all bowled out.
The victory for Wanderers inspired them to thrashed Murray Town Cricket Club by 7 wickets in the second match, which automatically authenticates their hope of promoting to the top flight with one more match to play.
Osman Thomas Sankoh, player of Wanderers, said those two wins will absolutely give them the confidence to play against Crusader in their next match which with certainly sealed their hope of winning the 2017 division one league.
Team Manager Alhaji Koroma was impressed with the manner in which his boys played. Saying they’ve exhibited how serious they are to play the premier league.
“My boys seem ready to face the task ahead. They are no longer thinking like division player, they are now behaving like the big boys in the premier league”, he said
Koroma affirmed that they will ensure to win the league unbeaten as they will continue to stick to their game plan which has worked so well for them. Adding, “We have made few errors, but my boys batted and field exceptionally well. The bowlers were as well superb especially in our match against Old Prince Waleans who have bulky of good players”.
Old Prince Waleans spin bowler, George Edward Ngagba, confessed they lost to Wanderers because of failing to go by the decision of the coach, which resulted to the surprise defeat.
In the other matches on Sunday, Albert Academy lost to Old Prince Waleans and Murray Town respectively. The result means that Albert Academy lays bottom of the table after playing four matches with a single win.
Wednesday November 29, 2017.

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