The immediate past Captain of the National Under-19 Men’s team and current skipper of Mid-West Cricket Club, Edward George Ngegba, has risen to the pedestal of glories by topping Sierra Leone’s run scorers’ list at ICC level with 639 pitch hunts in four years of international cricket.
In his last three ICC U-19 tournaments, the 20-year-old scored well over 400 runs, took 32 wickets and plenty of catches. “I was the top scorer for Sierra Leone in each of those tournaments and was also amongst the tournament’s top 5 runs scorer. My spin bowling at the U19 team was always exceptional as it most times helped the team secure wins by taking crucial wickets and causing many dot balls whenever the need arises,” says George.
Over and above this scale-tipping feat, George has been the top runs scorer for the U-19 Men’s side in all combined friendlies played against club teams in South Africa.
His highest individual score for the U-19 team at friendly matches is 76 runs off 43 balls, an accomplishment he attained in a town called Alberton. At another ICC arranged tourney against Kenya, George smashed 69 runs off 54 balls.
As a former Captain of the U-19 Men’s side, George says he is excited to be having some behind-the-scene engagement with the U-19 team to help with skill-polishing drills, ability-enhancement workouts, and mentorship.
“It is an honour for me to be around the team since the lads themselves and their head coach are enraptured about the idea as they get ready for the ICC tournament in Abuja, Nigeria,” he adds.
By SLCA Media