Volta Region Cricket Association successfully held a Scoring and Umpiring Course for about 35 participants at the OLA SHS Library on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2023.
The 2-day course which was to refresh the minds of the rules for some old members of the association, also saw in attendance some new members, students of OLA SHS, as well as some U-19 players of the regional association.
The course which was funded by the Ghana Cricket Association and facilitated by Development Officer, Lawrence Ahadzi saw tutorials of signals of umpires among other duties of Umpires for Day 1 and all there is to know about scoring and Duties of a Scorer for Day 2.
Regional Secretary of the Volta Association, Victor Tetteh was happy to have seen the love for the sport back to the region.
“Volta went to sleep for a while due to some issues beyond our control. We are happy to be back and we will begin slowly and pick up all we lost in the past years. The course has been successful hugely because we had a good facilitator. The boys and girls even enjoyed it more than the trainers and we will really build up upon this.”
There is an impending Boys and Girls league after this scoring course as the first major activity for the region.
After 3 years of absence, Volta Cricket is back and would love to revamp that spirited nature of players and coaches. The last time Volta organized something in Cricket was the U-15 boys and girls league held at the Ho Sports Stadium in April, 2019.
Once upon a time in 2015, Volta cricket was adjudged the most active region and was awarded with a plaque at an Annual General Meeting of the Ghana Cricket Association.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey