On Sunday 19th May 2019, Kent Cricket Club played against Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Cricket Club in a match which was thought to be highly competitive as both teams were coming into the game in good form.
Kent CC batted first and Musa Sam Ganda continued with his fantastic form with that bat that was on display in previous games by scoring 20 runs. But the speed of Musa Sam Ganda’s runs, 29 balls, was a sign of the struggles of the Kent batting line up and the team were bowled out for 87 from 17.2 overs.
Full credit must go to Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Cricket Club as they displayed discipline with the ball with wickets shared throughout the bowlers. There were two standout performances from M.Kamara who took three wickets and Sulaiman Tarawallie who completed the rare feat of bowling a maiden in a T20 match.
With Kent defending a small score they had to bowl tightly and this is exactly how the team started. Kent reduced Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Cricket Club 44-7 after 9.5 overs. At this point Kent looked to be in the driving seat to bring home an unlikely victory, however, unfortunately for the boys it was not to be. A fantastic partnership between Ibrahim Kabia and Osman Koroma who scored 19 and 18 not out respectively were able to see Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Cricket Club home after 15.5 overs.
Kent’s premium bowler of the day was Sanjay who took 3 wickets and bowled a maiden during his four over spell which only conceded 10 runs. Alusins Turay demonstrated good skill in as a wicketkeeper by taking three catches.
Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Cricket Club won the game by three wickets.
Congratulations to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces for a victory in that fantastic cricket match. Despite the loss, there were many positives for Kent youngsters to learn from that game.