7th May, 2012
Vice Chairman of Lagos State Cricket Association, Ephraim Barnaby has described the just concluded season as a fulfilled one for the association.
The season ended with the successful staging of the 5th GTAssur T20 Tournament at the Cricket Oval of the Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS, Onikan, Lagos.
BRF Cricket Club won the final after beating Government College, Ibadan Old Boys Cricket Club by 13 runs in a low scoring encounter.
Barnaby, who also is the Tournament Coordinator of Club Cricket Committee, CCC League, said the two teams that played the final justified their rating in the competition, adding that the association could not have a memorable 2011/2012 season more than this.
“We had a good season and I want to thank all stakeholders for their support to ensure that we had a hitch free season,” he said.
Endurance Ofem was adjudged Man Of The Match in the GTAssur T20 Tournament final.
Ofem’s outstanding performance with his teammates helped BRF Cricket Club to confirmed their supremacy over the Government College, Ibadan Old Boys team.
The bowling of 3 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs earned Ofem, who is the captain of BRF with the Man Of The Match award. Ofem also won Man and Bowler Of The Series award to complete an exciting and rewarding season for himself and the BRF.
Other award winners at the end of the match were Benjamin Anyia of Foundation Cricket Club, FCC, who won Fielder Of The Series award. Shittu Abiodun of Government College, Ibadan Old Boys won Wicket Keeper Of The Series award, while Batsman Of The Series award was won by Jamin of IPCC.
Barnaby described the final match as a well fought encounter by BRF, who lost the Super 4 final to Government College, Ibadan Old Boys.
“BRF have taken the centre stage in the club cricket in the last two seasons. They were dethroned in the Super 4 by the Government College, Ibadan Old Boys team. So, I was not surprised that the BRF team fought to win the T20 final. They rose up to the occasion when it mattered most and were rewarded with the victory,” Barnaby said.