Sierra Leone national under-19 cricket team

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Sierra Leone
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg
Captain: Ibrahim Kabia
First-class debut: Kenya Under-19s
in 2009
at Central Sports Club Ground,
Lusaka, Zambia

The Sierra Leone Under-19 cricket team represents the country of Sierra Leone in Under-19 international cricket. Emmanuel Pessima is the all times runs scorer of the Sierra Leone U-19 Cricket Team and also the only Batsman that has given the team over 61 runs not out

Sierra Leone have only competed internationally at Under-19 level for the last couple of years but have already been very successful, qualifying in 2009 for the 2009 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.[1] Unfortunately, due to visa reasons, Sierra Leone were unable to make it to Canada for the event and so missed out on the chance to qualify for the World Cup.[2] They are also in a minority of affiliate cricket nations who field an Under-19 side.

Most recently, Sierra Leone participated in the 2010 ICC Africa Under-19 Championships.

Current Squad[edit]

The squad selected for the 2010 ICC Africa Under-19 Championships was:[3]

  • Ibrahim Kamara
  • Charlie Coker
  • Edward Marrah
  • Alvin Williams
  • Emmanuel Pessima
  • Ibrahim Kabia
  • Solomon Williams
  • Ibrahim Mansaray
  • Brima Ansumana
  • Balowa Mansaray
  • Bami Williams
  • Richard Tommy

Future[edit]

Sierra Leone finished sixth in the 2010 Division 1 Championship and so are due to compete again in the next installment, likely to take place in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uganda and Sierra Leone through cricketeurope4.net 19/02/11
  2. ^ Sierra Leone out of Under 19 World Cup Qualifier cricketeurope4.net 19/02/11
  3. ^ Africa Under 19 Division 1 Championship 2010 cricketeurope4.net 19/02/11