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Sierra Leone Sports: Salone U-19 boys cricket team lead group A

Francis Samura the Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone Cricket Association said Sierra Leone qualified for the Semifinals as group A leaders in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup Africa Division 2 qualifier 2018 in Potchefstroom, South Africa with four wins out of four matches.
In the final group A match on Saturday against Swaziland at the North West University cricket stadium, Swaziland won the toss and elected to bat. Swaziland were bowled out for 81 runs in 35.3/50 Overs setting a target of 82 runs for Sierra Leone.
Haroun Kamara delivered 39 balls, got 1 Maiden, took four wickets, conceded 16 runs with a bowling economy rate of 2.5. Captain George Edward Ngegba delivered 60 balls, conceded 12 runs, took 2 wickets with 3 Maidens and an economy rate of 1.2.
The Team Manager, Daniel Koroma, said Sierra Leone responded by achieving the target in 10.4 overs losing two wickets. Captain George Edward Ngegba posted 48 runs off 36 balls with a strike rate of 133.333, Haroun Kamara who took 4 wickets and caused the damage for Swaziland struck 27 runs off 20 balls with a strike rate of 135.
Coach Mustapha Kallon said Sierra Leone plays Mozambique on Sunday 26 August 2018 while Nigeria will play Tanzania in the other semifinals.
A win for Sierra Leone will automatically qualify Sierra Leone to Africa Division 1 where Namibia, Kenya, Uganda plus the 3 top teams from Division 2 including Sierra Leone will be battling for two places to qualify for the ICC U-19 cricket World Cup 2020 in South Africa. But since going to press time the result was not available.
By Bernard Turay
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Monday August 27, 2018.

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