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Anambra emerge Southeast Cricket champions, win Chuma Anosike Cup 

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BY AKANIMO KUFRE

Four-time champions of the Chuma Anosike Cup, Anambra offset Enugu to become winners of the 11th edition of Nigeria’s longest cricket competition in Umuahia, Abia state capital on Thursday.

Anambra men scored an unexpected total of 186 runs, thanks to a brilliant batting display by Destiny Eghosa who added 60 runs to the tally.

Eghosa won Player of the Match and Fielder of the tournament awards.

Enugu had a tall order as they chase 187 runs. They were slowed down by tactful Anambra fielders. However, Temple Orji gave the Coal City boy a splitter of hope as he scored 21 runs off 20 balls. His effort was too little, too late.

Enugu’s total was 116 runs and all out in 18.2 overs

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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