By Charles Mutebi
Multiple Industries Cricket League
Wanderers 171/10 Nile (Washed out)
Rounders 146/10 Tornado 60/5 (Washed out)
Mehta Women’s Premier League
Charity 104/3 Tornado 91/8 (Charity win by 13 runs)
Tornado 63/2 Charity 64/2 (Charity win by 8 wkts)
LEADING scorer Arthur Kyobe has refused to throw in the towel after the rain denied Tornado a chance to slice the huge deficit on Multiple Industries Division 1 Cricket League leaders Tornado B on Sunday.
“We won’t give up until it is over,” Kyobe defied after Tornado’s clash with the Rounders ended in a washout.
The Rounders had been bowled out for 146 in 40.5 overs but a rain interruption saw Tornado’s innings sliced to 20 overs with a revised target.
But after racing to 60/5 in 10 overs the heavens came down for good and the match was abandoned. That meant that Tornado only removed two of the 19 points they trail Tornado B by.
Yet a win and a bonus point would have cut the gap to 13 points, with Tornado having a game in hand in addition to their second round clash with their sister club.
Tornado B, with 56 points from a stupendous record of 10 wins in 10 games, were strong favourites to go on and win the title before Tornado’s wash out.
Now the race almost looks academic. Kyobe’s 368 runs just do not tell that to Kyobe, who has smashed a league-best 368 runs so far.
“For as long as there is a slim chance that we win the title, it can happen,” argued Kyobe. “I won’t give up. Cricket has told me to never quit. It is a strange game. Tornado B can lose a game and draw two. Some of their games can be washed out too. So we still believe.”
Nile’s clash with the Wanderers at Lugogo was also washed out.