Castle cricket league
Super six division
Nile 161/10 ACC 157/9
(A tie after the D/L method)
Tornado B v Tornado
washed out (Points shared)
IT was a day of ties after both Super Six matches between Nile and Africa Cricket Club (ACC) and Tornado B against Tornado ended without a victory â€” although for slightly different reasons, reports Charles Mutebi.
While the down pour washed out the top of the premier table clash, Nile and ACCâ€™s encounter saw at least 78 overs played but in the end the spoils were shared after bad light caused the invocation of the Duck and Lewis method.
It consequently determined that Nileâ€™s 160/10 and ACC 157/9 was a tie.
Both sides initially settled for 45 overs per inning and having won the toss, Nile elected to bat but soon hit a patch after losing four wickets for 33 runs.
Roger Mukasa once again shouldered Nileâ€™s charge by hitting 87 to help his team set 161.
Daniel Strachan (3-29) and Innocent Ndawula (4-31) had ensured Nileâ€™s innings did not turnover more runs.
Their teamâ€™s response began on the wrong note when Arthur Kyobe was dismissed for 10. Richard Lwamafaâ€™s 14 and Davis Turinawe (27) helped reduce the damage done to their middle order by Abraham Oduch, who took 3-28, and David Musoke, who claimed another three for 25.
But ACCâ€™s fledgling chase was salvaged by Strachan, who managed an unbeaten 44, at which point the umpires took over.
The rain interruption had ensured that darkness descended on the contest when ACC had only played 38 of its revised 40 overs.
The results mean Tornado B maintained their five point lead atop the Super Six meaning Tornado may have to claim every bonus point from their last three matches to beat their offshoot rivals to the title.
Tornado have two games left.