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Torn lift title

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th October 2003 03:00 AM

TORNADO lifted the Castle Lager national cricket league trophy after trouncing champions Wanderers by 75 runs in their final Super Six tie at Kyambogo oval on Sunday.

TORNADO lifted the Castle Lager national cricket league trophy after trouncing champions Wanderers by 75 runs in their final Super Six tie at Kyambogo oval on Sunday.

By Ronnie Kintu

Tornado 273/6 Wand 198/10
Maruti 188/8 ACC 181/10
Kutchh 76/10 Nile 77/2
Patidar 113/10 JACC 114/5

TORNADO lifted the Castle Lager national cricket league trophy after trouncing champions Wanderers by 75 runs in their final Super Six tie at Kyambogo oval on Sunday.

The side, that last tasted the passion of being on top in 1999, played with determination in the second edition of the Castle league maintaining an unbeaten record in the 14 innings.

In the final tie it was Michael Ndiko who batted with great purpose to lead Tornado to a second victory against Wanderers in the league.

The opening batsman struck 60 runs off 100 balls after being dropped at zero by wicket keeper Joshua Mwanja.

Nehal Bibodi also chipped in with 46 runs before attempting to play a Kenneth Kamyuka delivery for a catch by the wicket keeper.

Talisman Baig Akbar got the ship in the right direction with an unbeaten 53 runs that included two huge sixes as Tornado piled a total of 273 for six in fifty overs.

Wanderers started the chase on a wrong note with a silly run out of Hillary Kafuka orchestrated by Benjamin Musoke.

Nand Kishore demolished the upper order attack, clean bowling Lawrence Sematimba (3) and Hamza Saleh (00) before key batsman Kamyuka (21) cheaply gave away his wicket to off-spinner Frank Nsubuga who had earlier dropped him at back-ward point.

At Lugogo oval, it was all drama as Maruti CC celebrated a seven run victory over arch rivals Africa.

Sam Prakash and Yonah Wapakhabulo guided Maruti to 188/8, a score that ACC threatened to overhaul.

Pace man Richard Okia saved Maruti from the jaws of defeat when he clean bowled the last wicket of Emmy Kibirango (31) with 1.4 overs at hand.

At Entebbe, Bashir Ansasira stole the limelight with two winning sixes that guided Nile to a comprehensive eight-wicket victory over Kutchh Madu.

George Kayondo (35) ensured Nile overhauls Kutchh’s paltry score of 76 runs in 13.3 overs.

JACC produced the shock result of the league with a five wicket victory over fancied Patidar CC after excellent batting from Aggrey Kintu (21*) and Habib Mugarula (20*).

Action continues next Sunday with the top four sides competing in the Castle Lager champions’ trophy knockout.

Torn lift title

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