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Resilient Charity face Tornado B in table-toppers clash

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By DARREN ALLAN KYEYUNE

Posted  Sunday, June 1   2014 at  01:00

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Although Charity is just a youthful side, Tornado B will go the extra mile and bring in the Kenyans.

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Kampala- Like it was last year, reigning champions Tornado B lie top of the National 50-Over League log with 17 points from a possible 18 after three games.

They are unbeaten and share a similar 100% record with second-placed Charity Trust Fund (12) who have played two games.

But today, either of the two table-toppers will drop points when they face off at Kyambogo Oval.

Whereas Tornado B boasts of the quality and experience, Charity can take pride in the array of hungry youngsters in their ranks.
“We have had a perfect start to our campaign,” said Charity captain Jonathan Ssebanja after Friday evening’s training session.

“Sunday’s (today) opposition is tougher than any side we have played so far,” he said. “But the fresh fighting spirit in our team will help cope with Tornado B’s star cast.”

But with Kenyan pair of the Obuya brothers (David and Collins) coming to the party, Tornado B’s Jeremy Kibuukamusoke is confident of a fourth victory.

“Old is gold,” Kibuukamusoke said. “There is no replacement for experience and so I will go for a win.” He will welcome back in-swinger John Mpande to the side having missed out on the previous 54-run victory over Challengers.

Meanwhile, Challengers’ top-order batsman Arnold Otwani has taken criticism for the recent loss and wants to pull up his socks when they visit Rounders at Jinja SS Oval. Challengers lost to Tornado B in a thriller and Otwani together with fellow opener Arthur Kyobe are anxious to make amends for the T20 Champions.

“Jinja is a tricky venue for all visiting teams,” said Kyobe. “It is a different type of wicket that allows the ball to come onto the bat. We want to score many runs.”

At Lugogo Oval, bottom-placed Wanderers will hope to get the monkey off their back and script their first win in four games when they play Nile.

TODAY - NATIONAL 50-OVER LEAGUE
At Lugogo Oval
Wanderers vs. Nile
At Kyambogo Oval
Tornado B vs. Charity
At Entebbe Oval
Makerere vs. ACC
At Budo Oval
Partidar vs. SKLPS
At Jinja SS Oval
Challengers vs. Rounders
*All Games at 10.30am

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