The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), is excited by saying the success recorded by the Senior team in their friendly matches in the United Kingdom, saying it is an indication that the team is ready to take on their opponents when the World ICC Division Six league finally bowls off on the 19th of this month in London.
Speaking in Abuja, NCF Media Officer, Kayode Adeniyi said the Nigerian team is sending a very strong signal to their opponents that their victory in April in Gaborone, Botswana where they defeated their counterparts to win the Division Seven League was not a joke.
“Our African Nations Cup victory in Gaborone is the first of its kind for the country and this has clearly shown that we are destined to reach the top in the Cricket World.
“The Board of the federation led by Emeka Onyeama had given the team every needed moral support to win the division six League”, Adeniyi said.
The Victory on Sunday in Cheltenham over Herefordshire Cricket Club brings to three, matches won since arriving in United Kingdom on the 5th of this month. Nigeria Chased 184 runs in 44 overs in a 50 overs game. The team won by 3 wickets. Herefordshire batted first and scored 184 runs all out.
It is also on record that Nigeria defeated Brockhampton Cricket Club by 2 wickets in the first friendly match while beating Wiltshire Quarries Cricket Club by 3 wickets in their second match.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian team will continue its preparations with another friendlies this week with Notterne CC and Free Forester CC, both of London Clubs.