After losing three demoralizing matches against RLAF, Mid-West and Old Edwardians, Regent Olympics beat Kent cricket Club (KCC) by 66 runs in their second round encounter in the on-going Mercury One Day International Cricket Premier league at the Prince of Wales ground on Saturday 25th February 2017.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Olympic posted a total of 160 runs all out in 31.3 overs. E. Akpoa scored 27 runs. H. Kamara made 16 runs, C. Kargbo scored 30 not out and M. Kainesie scored 11 runs plus an extra 49 runs.
Olympic entered the match with extreme anxiety for a win to reduce the threat of relegation as they set a target of 161 runs.
In reply, KCC was bowled out for 94 runs in 22 overs for the loss of 10 wickets. E. Pessima made 26 runs. R. Tembeh 13 runs; Nabeel 10 runs and an extra 22 runs was given away by Regent Olympic bowlers.
“I don’t think there was ever a state of panic. Apparently we had three hard games and the fact that we didn’t perform was unsatisfactory. But a win just puts things a little more at ease. It gives us a little bit of assurance as our aim is to stay in the premier league,” Regent Olympic Captain Chernor Bah said.