By Norman Katende
Charity 95/6, Tornado 74/6
(Charity wins by 21 runs)
GERTRUDE Candiru hit 26 runs off 47 balls as Charity Women Cricket Club beat their Tornado counterparts to retain the Mehta T20 cricket league title for the third time in a row.
Candiru, who came in to bat at number three was still going strong before she was run out by Tornado’s Prico Nakitende. But more runs from Ritah Nyangendo (16) and Barbara Mukakunsi (17) saw Charity set Tornado 95 runs for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
It was a false start for Tornado, whose opening batter Gloria Adubu was out for a duck after she was caught by Joyce Nyakato off a Ritah Nyangendo delivery. Lelia Namaganda (06) followed suit after she was, trapped leg before wicket by Flavia Laker as Tornado struggled to stamp their dominance.
Nakitende was unbeaten at 6 runs as most of the anticipated support from Franklyn Najjumba (06) who was caught by Mukakunsi off Carol Namugenyi delivery and Concy Aweko run out at 15 runs did not bear any notable figure as they could only manage 74 runs in the 20 overs.
“My back was aching so I could not go for singles,” said Najjumba after the game.
Charity’s Nyangendo was later named the tournament’s player of the series with total 192 runs and 10 wickets as team mate Carol Namugenyi and Barbara Mukakunsi took the best bowling and batting accolade respectively
Tornado’s Franklyn Najjumba and Kevin Awino were awarded the top fielder and wicket keeper awards respectively.
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Charity retains women''s Cricket title