Oyo and Lagos State teams to the maiden edition of the Jide Bademosi U-19 Cricket Tournament began the competition in intimidating fashion. While Oyo State overran Osun by 118 runs in the match played on pitch 1, Lagos dismissed Ogun by a whooping 10 wickets. The matches were played simultaneously.
Ogun State won the toss and elected to field first against an experienced but youthful Oyo State team. Oyo State went on to post a high total of 203runs for the loss of 5wkts in 40overs. Captain of Oyo State Runsewe Sulaimon top scored for his team with 53runs off 55balls, Olaleye Elijah contributed to his teams total with 47runs off 47balls, Adewoye Vincent also contributed by scoring 30runs not out off 18balls.
Oyo state bowlers quickly wrapped up the Ogun batsmen bowling them all out for 85runs in 20.4overs. Adeleke Olumide of Ogun State could only manage 11runs off 15balls while Adila Samuel also contributed to his teams total with 10runs off 19balls.
Runsewe Sulaiman (Oyo State), emerged man of the match
In the second match, Osun State won the toss and elected to field first against a talented and really young Lagos State team. Osun state were bowled out for 45runs 19.1overs.
Sakariyan Sikirulahi top scored for Osun State with 12runs off 19balls. Oladele Dapo and Lagos State Captain Oluronbi Simisola took 4wkts respectively restricting the relatively inexperienced Osun State batsmen.