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Primary School Cricket Knockout Tourney Reaches Final

Jul 4, 2008, 6:17 AM | Article By: By Sainabou Kujabi

A primary school Cricket tournament organised by The Gambia Cricket Association for schools in Banjul is at its final stages. The six-team tournamentkicked off on the 13thof June and has featured St . Joseph's, Wesley, St Mary's, Albion, Campama, and JC Faye primary schools.

Albion will meet Primary school league champions St Joseph in the final, scheduled for Friday, July 11, 2008 at the July 22 Square in Banjul.

Jonny Gomez, Vice President of The Gambia Cricket Association, speaking to Pointsports, said the tournament is being staged for the second time. He added that both finalists will receive a trophy, Kits, bats pads and gloves at the end of the final.

He said the tournament has featured very interesting matches, adding that one of the finalists, Albion are determined to win in the finals. This, he said, is a sign of progress that the game of Cricket is now been perceived by the younger generation and at grassroots level.

Meanwhile. Johnny has also informed Pointsports that the U-15 and U-17 national cricket teams are currently training in preparation for the upcoming champions to take place in The Gambia and Nigeria.

The Gambia will be hosting the U-15 cricket tournament in Banjul in October starting on the 21st featuringcountries likeCameroon, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Morocco; including The Gambia.The same countries will be represented in November in Nigeria at U-17 level.