Tortibo Twinkle Stars Cricket Club has once again exhibited consistency in the Asuogyaman U-19 Cricket league, as they went unbeaten in the boy’s division, winning the Zone 1 league after their triumph against Abuakwa Super Kings on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
The final match of the league played at the Akwamuman SHS park saw Abuakwa test the boundaries with the fresh bats and balls after winning toss. Their consistency in scoring more runs were halted and truncated by the Twinkle stars, as they were all out for 36 runs in 11 overs.
The likes of Oloko Benjamin, Rudolf Akunnor, Siantey Joseph, Gabriel Teye and Isaac Tetteh took turns to restrict the hard hitting Abuakwa Super Kings, dismissing their best batters in extreme jubilation and fun, while focusing on achieving the glory.
In all, Prosper Bambile managed to score 14 runs, off 19 balls, while Oloko Benjamin and eventual Player of the match, Siantey Joseph took 4-0-18-3 and 3-0-8-3 respectively.
In the second innings, Tortibo scored 37-5 in 8.2 overs and finished top of the table with 10 points from 5 matches, with an NRR of +2.5, as they won by 5 wickets.
Rudolf Akunnor scored 12-12, while Sylvester Teye came good in the bowling figures with 2-0-12-2.
For many, Tortibo took the shine and excitement from the expectation of the final match but their coaches, who are bent on inking good records for the small but enthusiastic cricket playing community.
The success and consistency of Tortibo can be attributed to the hard work of coaches, Michael Teye, Bernice Yeboah and Ofori Amos Kwabena, who believe, the boys can do better when they get more exposure in hard ball cricket.
For Abuakwa Super Kings, they have had a fantastic league and produced good players as well. They have the highest score in 5 matches (440 runs) and lowest runs conceded (187), with highest balls faced (525) and the lowest balls bowled (330).
Pupuni Pacesetters finished 3rd with 6 points, while Senchi Royals followed with 4 points. Senchi Fire Batters and Mangoase finished bottom 2 with 2points and 0 point accordingly.
Earlier this year, the girls of Tortibo defeated Boso Terrific Hitters in the zonal championship to lift the Asuogyaman league trophy, also after winning all matches in Zone 1.
Selected players from both zones are currently feverishly preparing for the Girls U-19 Regional T20 Championship slated for the KNUST, Obuasi Cricket Oval from Friday to Sunday, August 26-28, 2022.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey