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Avengers triumphs over JACC to claim Division two title

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Result

Avengers CC 140 all out in 41 overs

JACC 114 all out in 31.4 overs

Avengers CC won by 26 runs

Avengers Cricket Club clinched the UCA Men’s National League Division Two trophy by defeating JACC in a 50-over match at Jinja SS Cricket Oval.

Opting to bat first on a challenging wicket, Avengers showed resilience and strategic acumen.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Kothari Utkarsh Chandrakant was the standout performer, scoring a pivotal 53 off 93 balls.

Opening alongside Abhishek Mashru, who contributed 31 off 45 balls, the pair established a solid foundation with a 54-run partnership from 85 balls.

However, once this partnership was broken, Avengers struggled to maintain momentum.

Yashashvi Josh was the only other batsman to reach double figures, scoring 20 off 30 balls, leading to Avengers being bowled out for 140 in 41 overs.

JACC’s bowlers, particularly their spinners, shone in the first innings.

Eddy Agaba led the attack with 4 wickets, supported by Sadam Oyaga’s 3 wickets and Marvin Kitamirike’s 2 wickets, while Edwin Nuwagaba added a single wicket to the tally.

Despite having completed half the job by restricting Avengers to a modest total, JACC faltered in their chase.

On the batting card for JACC, Puwata Ronald, who had scored a half-century in the previous match, managed only 22 runs.

His opening partner, Sadam Oyaga, top-scored with 28 runs.

Contributions from coach player Habib Mugalula (17 runs) and Marvin Kitamirike (12 runs) were not enough to chase down the target.

JACC was bowled out for 114 in 31.4 overs, falling short by 26 runs.

Pravin Gadhvi was the hero for Avengers with the ball, taking 4 crucial wickets to deny JACC their first-ever trophy.

Reflecting on the victory, Avengers’ player and under-19 captain Kidega Christopher noted that defending a seemingly low total of 140 required belief and determination, drawing confidence from a previous successful defense of 132 runs at the same venue against Rounders.

Courtesy Photo of Christopher Kidega

Christopher emphasized the team’s unwavering confidence and collective effort as key to their triumph, saying, “140 looked like a small total against JACC’s lineup, but we kept our heads high and believed until we won the game.”

This victory marks a significant achievement for Avengers claiming immediate promotion and a major trophy this season.

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