TOP

Cricket: Mukasa's century sinks Nile

By Kasozi Balikuddembe

Added 20th March 2017 03:19 PM

How long will Mukasa have to stand out in a high flying Tornado Bee side? Perhaps always!

Cricket 703x422

Jazz Safari National League

Selected results (Division one)

Tornado Bee 212/6 Nile 108/10

(Tornado Bee win by 104 runs)

Challengers 83/10 Aziz Damani 85/1

(Aziz Damani win by 9 wickets)

Kutchi Tigers 219/10 Charity 130/10

(Kutchi Tigers win by 89 runs)

Roger Mukasa grabbed an undefeated century (130 from106) as holders Tornado Bee hit it out of the park against Nile Sunday at the Entebbe Lakeside Oval Sunday.

It was a one-man show of sorts when the strong armed sallying batsman again picked 4 wickets from five balls in 3.4 overs during the second innings of Nile.

How long will Mukasa have to stand out in a high flying Tornado Bee side? Perhaps always!

This was just another routine victory for the defending champions who have dominated the league in the past four seasons.

"I really need to keep the form ahead of the fast approaching ICC World Cricket League Division3 here in Uganda and such performances give you the confidence needed to go forward"

Ivan Baidhu claimed 3 wickets from 32 balls in 10 overs for Nile but Tornado Bee raced to 212/6 in 46 overs after opting to bat first.

Abdallah Lubega also joined in the offensive duties claiming 4 wickets and eventually leaving Nile all out for 108.Tornado Bee are leading the table after two successive wins.

At Kyambogo oval, Aziz Damani finally got some wind in their sails after registering an important 9 wickets win against Ivan Thawithmwira's challengers.

New recruit Emmanuel Isaneez put on a man of the match performance when he grabbed 3wickets as challengers were unexpectedly all out for 83 in 35.4 overs.

It was a redemption moment for last season's division two winners having lost their first game against Tornado Bee.

At Lugogo Nanji Pindoriya's half century of 70 off 50 balls guided his side to a comfortable 89 runs win against Charity despite Lawrence Sempijja's 4/43 in 8 overs

Elsewhere Tornado are finding life "easy " in the division two following their relegation from the top tier. They overcame a student filled Jinja SS at the Jinja oval.

 

More From The Author