LSCA INVITES REGISTRATION FOR SIX-A-SIDE CHAMPIONSHIP

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CLUBS willing to participate in the second six-a-side cricket championship being sponsored by the Chairman of Ibeju Lekki Council Area, Prince Bayo Balogun, have been invited to pick their registration forms from the Lagos State Cricket Association (LSCA) Secretariat.

According to the LSCA Chairman, George Wiltshire, clubs are expected to register at least six players and not more than eight for the tournament. Wiltshire disclosed that a club could register more than a team for the event provided it could raise squads of up to six players per team.

Shedding more light on the competition, a release by LSCA Vice Chairman, Barnaby Ephraim, stated that confirmation of participation should get to the secretariat on or before today, adding that, “all matches shall be five overs each except the final game, which will be 10 overs.'

Ephraim added: 'Players can only play for the club they are registered with for the season, and matches shall be from 9a.m to 6p.m daily. Fixtures shall be made available by Friday, May 21, and any team without the minimum of four players on ground will be walked over 10 minutes after the scheduled time of the game.'

The Guardian learnt that some teams have already started training for the event, which is one in the series of competitions scheduled to round off the 2009/2010 season. Among the teams eager to use the competition to pacify their fans for not winning any of the major tourneys this season is the defending champion, Federal Government College Warri Old Boys Cricket Club (FGCWOB), which sees the competition as a must-win event.

GCWOBCC won the title in 2009, the same year it gained promotion to the elite class, but could not build on that victory for more glory in the outgoing season. Its biggest achievement this season was qualification for the glamorous Super Four mini-league, where it did not win anything.