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Girls Schools Cricket Week 2024: Olila High school maintains dominance while St Mary’s Madera faces setback


As matchday five concludes, Olila High School, the defending champions, reaffirmed their prowess in the tournament with a commanding victory over St John’s SS, securing a remarkable 114-run margin.

Jimia Mohammad Abadallah’s strategic decision to bat first proved fruitful as Olila amassed a formidable total of 155 runs within the allotted 20 overs.

In contrast, St John’s struggled to find their footing, managing a mere 41 runs in their chase.

The trajectory of the tournament presents a challenging narrative for St John’s, with three consecutive losses dampening their prospects.

Their upcoming fixture against the resilient Iganga SS poses yet another hurdle in their journey.

Meanwhile, St Mary’s Madera faced a setback against Kasese SS, succumbing to a narrow defeat of 10 runs.

Their bowling department exhibited vulnerabilities, lacking the necessary equilibrium, ultimately costing them valuable points.

Gayaza High School showcased their mettle by clinching a victory over Kasese in the morning match, albeit by a slender margin of two wickets.

The highly anticipated showdown between the formidable Ndejje SS and Gayaza High School, was regrettably disrupted by adverse weather conditions.

This eagerly awaited clash unfolded amidst discussions and speculations on how the scorecards would reflect the performance of these titans of the game.

Despite Ndejje SS’s commendable batting performance, tallying 157/6 in 20 overs, heavy rainfall during the fourth over disrupted the game’s continuation at the Teso College Ground.

This unforeseen turn of events left the outcome of the match as a no result, underscoring the unpredictable nature of sports amidst external factors.

The group stage matches are set to conclude tomorrow, with one spot in Group A still up for grabs, pending a decision likely to be based on net run rate.

Iganga SS, Jinja SS, and Iganga SS are currently deadlocked with 8 points each.

However, Jinja SS holds the advantage with a superior net run rate, securing the second position for now.

In their final group fixtures, Jinja SS will face off against Masindi SS, while Iganga SS will take on St John’s SS, and Masaka SS will clash with Goodheart.

Over in Group B, Light SS, who had a bye today, have secured their place at the top of the table and qualified for the next stage.

Meanwhile, St Mary’s Madera, with one win away from securing a semifinal spot, has two crucial games remaining, including matches against Light SS and Kilembe SS.

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