After 4 rounds of matches played in the ongoing Ashanti Region Senior Women’s T20 Cricket League, Captain of Tutuka Queens Rozabel Asumadu, has said, that their eyes are on the trophy.
Tutuka Queens finished 3rd in last year’s edition of the league with 4 points and are currently 2nd with 4 points, 2 behind leaders, Royal Batters.
Tutuka begun with a 3 wickets victory over defending champions Pomposo Royals on week one, match 2, but lost in their return fixture (match 7) on Monday, March 7, 2022. Before that, they lost match 3 on Saturday to leaders Royal Batters. Tutuka however got their second victory against White Hawks on Sunday (match 6).
On Saturday, Tutuka Queens had the first innings and scored 73 runs, for 9 wickets in 18.1 overs with Vida Kaakyire scoring 22(23). Royal Batters won by 7 wickets, after they scored 75 runs, for 3 wickets in 13.4overs. Emmanuella Nyaaba of Royals took 3 wickets, gave away 2 runs in 2.1overs, with a maiden wicket. (2.1-1-2-3)
On Sunday, Fati Bawa 19(21) and captain Rozabel Asumadu 18(18) led the team to their second victory against White Hawks, who could only manage 79 runs for 9 wickets after Tutuka had scored 113 runs, all out in 18.4 overs. Tutuka’s Beatrice Oduro (4-0-16-2) exhibited good pitching, as she bowled Lucy Loree 5(20) and Richlove Osei 7(18)
Captain Rozabel, who spoke to TalksenseSports believes, their chances are high.
“Our chances are very high and we are sure we can win this time round. We realized the extras were more than we thought and so we have worked on the bowling to reduce the number of wides. Our target is to get better net run rate in the 2 matches left and get more wickets to drop. Our eyes are on the trophy.”
Tutuka unfortunately couldn’t replicate the winning momentum against White Hawks and also achieve a double victory over Pomposo on Monday, as the latter won by just a wicket.
Tutuka scored 98 runs, for 9 wickets and Pomposo scored 99runs for 9 wickets in 18.4 overs.
Pomposo’s Serwaa Felicia, had the most 31(27) while Beatrice Oduro dominated the bowling figures with 4-10-4 in the second innings. Pomposo captain, Rhyda Ofori also gave her best in the first innings, taking 4 wickets and giving away 15 runs in 4 overs (4-0-15-4) while Miriam Eshun 23(32) and Vida Kaakyire *20(17), made their presence felt.
“Our two defeats were caused by inexperience on the part of some of the juniors. The wides have reduced as we kept practicing and they can hit the ball well now. We are going all out to win it this year, although Royal Batters are on top.” Rozabel added.
Tutuka has 2 more matches, away tie to leaders Royal Batters on Saturday morning, March 12 and a final meet up with White Hawks on Sunday afternoon.
With Ghana using the league as a preparatory exercise towards the Women’s T20 International Tournament in Lagos, President of the Ghana Cricket Association, Emmanuel Asare, together with Vice Oscar Provencal and Ethics Officer graced the week 2 actions and took the opportunity to dialogue with KNUST.