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First women's championships held in Nigeria

Wed, Jul 7, 2010 12:48 PM

The maiden edition of the National Women Cricket Championship was held in Lagos from June 18-20, 2010.

The tournament, organised by the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) had in attendance, Edo, Lagos, Imo and Ogun States.

The opening game was played on Friday June 18, 2010 and Edo State won the toss and put in Imo State to field. Edo scored 114 -9 wickets in 20 overs. Chasing the score, Imo State put up 116-6, winning the game by four wickets. The woman of the match was Onyedum Justina who scored 22 runs in 17 balls and took 2-23.

The second game was between Lagos and Ogun States. Ogun won the toss and put Lagos into bat. Lagos scored 111 runs in 20 overs while Ogun state fell short of the score putting up 50 runs in 20 overs, thereby giving victory to Lagos by 61 runs.

On the final day, torrential rain forced the day's play to be moved to nearby King's College ground which was very suitable for the event. Imo won the toss and put in Lagos to bat.

Lagos scored 104-9 in 15 overs, while Imo State scored 55 runs all out thereby losing the game by 49 runs. However, Onyedum Justina was the woman of the match with a score of 11 runs not out and 2-16.

Ogun State won the third place match by winning Edo State by 31 runs.

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