Towering Jackson Ogwang shed some skin after a six-match indiscipline ban with a career high knock of 75 to help his side Charity Trust Fund register a 116-run win over Jinja Secondary School at Kyambogo Oval on Sunday.
The 19-year-old’s crime was accepting a sign-on transfer fee of Shs400,000 from KICC which he failed to pay back immediately after he refused to feature for the club.
Charity chairman Jaz Karim helped Ogwang refund the transfer fee to KICC last month. “I am happy with this sounding comeback,” said a delighted Ogwang, who had last played against Kutchi Tigers in March during in the National Twenty20 League.
“My innings is a revelation that my net practice is not a waste of time,” the 6’4 player said before explaining the ban.
“Back in December, I accepted KICC’s terms when they approached me but as the transfer window went by, I realised they had attracted many big names and I feared being used as a reserve. So I changed my mind.” Charity were 4 for 2 in 3.1 overs after Jinja’s Aloysius Odoi’s (2/37) but captain Jonathan Ssebanja’s 37 off 45 and 118-run fifth wicket stand between Ogwang (75 off 106) and Viraj Patel (41 off 67) helped Charity to set a formidable 233 all-out in 49.4 overs.
Viraj (3/5) and Ssebanja (4/17) returned to suffocate Emmanuel Taban (36 off 31) and Kenneth Waiswa (30 off 79) as Jinja SS fell for 117 in 36 overs. And as Charity consolidated second place with 24 points, leaders Tornado B, yet again, battled to defend their 188 score for another narrow 11-run victory over Jinja-based Rounders at Lugogo Oval.
Davis Karashani (46 off 73) and Roger Mukasa (4/30) were Tornado B’s saviours on the day.
RESULTS - NATIONAL 50-OVER LEAGUE
Charity TF 233/10 Jinja SS 117/10
Tornado B 188/10 Rounders 177/10
ACC 173/7 Premier 169/9
JACC 130/10 Kutchi Tigers 131/7