Edo Boys High School wins the 24th Hawzat National Cricket Cup

Edo Boys High School wins the 24th Hawzat National Cricket Cup

Edo Boys High School in Ugbowo, Edo State has won the 24th Hauzat National Junior Cricket League, winning the Philip Asiodu Trophy.

Edo Boys defeated Government College Ibadan in the final held at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval on Saturday as Government Model Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State, supported by Howzat Foundation for Cricket Won 3rd place in a tournament hosted by Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF).

The tournament, which started on Thursday and ended on Saturday, saw participation from six secondary schools from Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Edo and Delta states. The six schools that competed for the championship in a round robin were King's College, Lagos. ; Ansar Wood Dean Grammar School, Lagos. Benin City Edo Boys High School. Government College, Ibadan; Government Model Secondary School, Asaba, Delta State and St. John High School, Ogun State.

At the end of the competition, Onoshagbe Joseph of Edo Boys High School was awarded the Best Player and Best Bowler awards while Emmanuel Ezegui won the Best Batsman award.

The best fielder award went to Fatai Bello of Ansar Urudeen Grammar School while Okobi Destinyi of Delta State Model Secondary School won the wicketkeeper award.

Speaking after the award ceremony, Howzat Foundation For Cricket Chairman Professor Frank Osato Giwa Osagie praised the efforts of the players and officials who made this year's tournament a success.

He pointed out that cricket is not about knowing how to play the game, but is about big personalities that influence the youth, and urged the government to develop a similar sport to cricket so that the sport grows in Nigeria like football and basketball. He asked them to focus on other sports.

“We have started encouraging cricket from secondary school to university level. It is important to note that we cannot all focus on football and that is why the government supports this sport with adequate funding. There is a need.

Source: guardian.ng

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