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BRF, GCI for GT Assure T/20 final

BRF Cricket Club and Government College Ibadan Old Boys Cricket Club set up another finals after defeating their opponents in the semi finals clash over the weekend.

BRF Cricket Club played Lagos Asians in the first semi finals, while GCI confirmed their supremacy over Federal Government College Warri Old Boys Cricket club in the other semi finals.

Captain Endurance Ofem won the toss against Lagos Asians and opted to bat first. Asim Sheik opened the bowling and secured two maiden opening overs as BRF started slowly.

BRF opening batsman, Femi Solebo departed for 12 caught behind off Golsalkar Jay. Ofem joined Onikoyi . Onikoyi departed on 21 with score on 42. Bejide and Ofem put up a partnership of 82 runs before Bejide departed on 40. Ofem 57 not out, Bejide 40 and Onikoyi 21 were top scorers for BRF. They ended on 135 after 20 overs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Lagos Asians set up a decent chase although the usually dependable Happy Singh departed early. Jay Golsalkar 25 and captain Rikky Shamar 19 had the only decent figures in a chase that ended on 114 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs.  Seye Olympio had 1 wickets for 9 runs in 3 overs, Oyede leke 2 wickets for 19 runs in 3 overs. BRF won by 21 runs.

In the second semi final also decided at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval, GCI dismissed Federal Government College Warri Old Boys Cricket Club by six wickets.

The final match is expected to be keenly contested. GCI looks to parade players such as Seun Odeku, Kunle Adegbola, vice captain of the Nigerian National team, Onwunzilike Chimezie and Osita, Femi John, Obed Harvy, Ghanian International, Chibuike Iteogu, while BRF will be looking up to Onikoyi Ademola, Bejide Jide, Endurance Ofem, Seye Olympio, Oyede Leke and Joshua Ogunlola for victory.

The final comes up on April 29th at the TBS Cricket Oval.




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