• Short Summary

    NIGERIA BEAT GHANA IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY 128 RUNS TO RETAIN THE OMOLULU-CLERK CUP IN THEIR ANNUAL THREE-DAY CRICKET TEST.

  • Description

    1.
    GV EXT Lagos Cricket Club and sign 'Tafawa Balewa Square' (2 shots)
    0.09

    2.
    GV PAN FROM Independence building to Ghana High Commissioner greeting Ghana team. (2 shots)
    0.32

    3.
    CU Nigerian and Ghanaian flags (2 shots)
    0.37

    4.
    SV Ghana High Commissioner meets Nigerian team.
    0.44

    5.
    LV Ghana team takes the field (2 shots)
    0.55

    6.
    SV Nigerian batsmen walk out.
    0.59

    7.
    SV Game in progress (2 shots)
    1.07

    8.
    SV Scoreboard - 5 runs.
    1.10

    9.
    LV Game in progress
    1.18

    10.
    SV Scoreboard - 10-1.
    1.22

    11.
    LV Batsman walks in as crowd applaud (2 shots)
    1.32

    12.
    CUs Ghana High Commissioner and Oba Oyekan of Lagos (2 shots)
    1.40

    13.
    GV Game in progress, batsmen walks out (3 shots)
    1.57

    14.
    LV Scoreboard at 40-2
    2.00

    15.
    GV Another batsman walks away and spectators applaud as team come in (3 shots)
    2.35

    16.
    LV Scoreboard 112-7
    2.39

    17.
    SCUs High Commissioner presents cup to Nigerian captain (4 shots)
    3.04

    18.
    CU & SV Teams-Captains drink beer from cups.
    3.15



    Initials IF/VS/MR/GLH


    SPORT: CRICKET

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: NIGERIA BEAT GHANA IN LAGOS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY 128 RUNS TO RETAIN THE OMOLULU-CLERK CUP IN THEIR ANNUAL THREE-DAY CRICKET TEST. FINAL SCORES WERE: NIGERIA 201 AND 123, GHANA 76 AND 120.

    BY THE CLOSE OF THE FIRST NIGHT (FRIDAY), NIGERIA HAD ESTABLISHED A FIRST INNINGS LEAD OF 47 RUNS, HAVING DISMISSED GHANA FOR 76 IN REPLY TO THEIR OWN TOTAL OF 123. NIGERIA'S SKIPPER, O.A. ALAKIJA, MADE THE TOP SCORE FOR HIS SIDE WITH 28. O. MARVILLE BOWLED SUPERBLY FOR GHANA AND FULLY DESERVED HIS SPLENDID ANALYSIS OF FIVE WICKETS FOR 39 OFF 8.3 OVERS.

    GHANA, WITH SIX SECOND INNINGS WICKETS IN HAND, WERE 197 RUNS BEHIND AT THE CLOSE OF PLAY ON THE SECOND DAY. ON MONDAY, THEY RESUMED THEIR SECOND INNINGS AT SATURDAY'S TOTAL OF 51 FOR FOUR. THE TWO MEN NOT OUT ON SATURDAY, O. MARVILLE AND G. PICKBORNE, OFFERED STERN RESISTANCE WITH MARVILLE ADDING 34 RUNS TODAY TO HIS EIGHT ON SATURDAY. PICKBORNE STAYED AT THE WICKET FOR 90 MINUTES, ADDING ONLY 1 RUN.

    BUT BY LUNCH GHANA HAD ONLY ONE WICKET LEFT, AND THEY WERE DISMISSED 20 MINUTES AFTER PLAY RESUMED.

    GHANA'S HIGH COMMISSIONER IN NIGERIA, MR YAKUBU ALI, WHO WAS GUEST OF HONOUR IN THE ABSENCE OF NIGERIA'S LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, PRESENTED THE CUP TO NIGERIA'S CAPTAIN, VETERAN CRICKETER, OMOLULU 'OGIE' ALAKIJA. IT IS THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING THAT NIGERIA HAS BEATEN GHANA, AND THEY HAVE NOW WON TWO MORE MATCHES THAN THEIR OPPONENTS SINCE THE SERIES BEGAN 11 YEARS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9QHRRPX8PKAFDN1ID3JZB5RMN
    Media URN:
    VLVA9QHRRPX8PKAFDN1ID3JZB5RMN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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