Saturday November 25 2017

Race to the wire as Jinja SS, Olila eye maiden league title



Either of Jinja Secondary School or Olila High School will lift their maiden Jazz Safari National Women’s 50-Over League title today.
But there is simple mathematics to determine who will be crowned champion. Table leaders Jinja SS must beat opponents Tornado Bee at the University Oval in Kyambogo.
Jinja have won all their four matches to tally 19 points, one ahead of Olila who beat KICC by 43 runs via Duckworth & Lewis Method last weekend.
“It will be decided on the last day,” Jinja SS’ coach Habibu Mugalula told this paper. “I do respect our opponents Tornado Bee but, we shall try to win our last game and see how it all goes.” For Olila, they must beat fourth-placed Wanderers with a bonus point in Jinja and pray Jinja falter against already relegated Tornado Bee.
Key to Jinja’s season has been batter Stephannie Nampiina who has made 104 runs with a strike rate of 93.46 percent.
Kevin Awino and Rita Musamali too have made 58 and 54 runs respectively and it is this trio that Patricia Munguryek and company must arrest.
But it could be too difficult for Tornado Bee to stop Jinja considering Awino leads the wicket-keeping charts as is Sarah Walaza with the bowlers. But Munguryek, Mary Nalule and Saidat Kemigisha have a chance to bowl out with pride before beginning life in the lower tier.
For Olila, Damalie Busingye (77 runs) and Joyce Mary Apio (six wickets) lead their quest with bat and ball against Wanderers who failed to turn up on time against Pioneer last weekend in Entebbe.

Olila HS vs. Wanderers, Jinja
Tornado Bee vs. Jinja SS, Ky’bgo