The junior league cricket finals are to be held next Wednesday at the Botswana Cricket Association (BCA) grounds.
The Under 13s league is expected to come to an end on the 23rd of this month when one hardworking school walks off as the 2009 Junior League champions.
Last year, Mojadife Primary School remained the defending champions after picking up the title for the third time since the inception of the league.
Question is: will the other schools let them get away with the trophy again this year? The tournament now has more schools competing for the championship than in previous years.
That remains to be seen because Mojadife is still in the run and is to play in the semi final against Philip Moshotle on Tuesday. The 2nd semi finals are to be played on Tuesday between Itumeleng and the winner of the game between Rasesa and Oodi today (Friday). To commemorate the day the 09 league began, two matches were fixed to be played on each competing day. It all started early this month during the opening act when Rasesa primary school beat Kgabo Sereto by scoring 51 runs for 1 in 19 overs. Man of the match had gone to Ntsimane from Rasesa. The second match played was between Ramogotsi and Tlhakame primary school, Ramogotsi won by scoring 160 runs in 20 overs.
Lefika Setlhabi had proudly walked away with the man of the match title.
The second day, which was on a special date-09-09-09, saw the likes of Lady Michigan going up against Modipane, Modipane walked away unscathed as they secured a win by scoring 80 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. Gaotlogelwe Tau, the most dominant man of the game was also from the winning side, Modipane.
Oodi also went on a winning streak as they beat Boikhutso by scoring 136 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. It also brought about the man of the match, Archie Mhotsha, special day indeed, for Oodi and Modipane.
Bophirima went up against Solomon Dihutso and won by scoring 60 runs for 3 wickets in 11 overs. Resego Sekete from Bophirima was the man of the match.
Philip Moshotle and Tsogang were up next, Moshotle won by scoring 142 runs for 1 wicket in 20 overs. Moshotle’s Philip Mazula won the man of match title. Botsalano outplayed Notwane when they won the match by 71 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Obakeng Maseunya from Botsalano was the man of the match.
The defending champions Mojadife proved their worth when they went against Ikageng and won by scoring 85 runs for 1 wicket in 12 overs. Mojadife’s Gagotshwane Mothupi walked away with the man of the match title. The last game out of the first batch of games was between Ledumang and Itumeleng, Itumeleng won by no loss in 20 overs. Its player Thatayaone Tshosa was man of the match.