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Girls Schools Cricket Week 2024: Soroti Schools continue to shine, Jinja SS falters, Ndejje SS claims debut victory


In a day filled with twists and turns, the Soroti Cricket Academy schools showcased their unwavering determination, while surprises shook the tournament standings.

The morning session witnessed Olila High School’s assertive performance against Masaka Secondary School. Despite Masaka’s efforts, setting a modest score of 54 all out, Olila the defending champions swiftly chased it down with Jimia Mohammad leading the charge with a blazing 32 off 20, supported by Lorna Anyait’s 20 off 14.

The afternoon saw Olila continuing their winning streak, this time against Masindi SS with a commanding 100-run victory.

Jimia Mohammad’s unbeaten 35 off 40 reaffirmed her claim to the best batter award, maintaining Olila’s flawless record atop Group A.

Meanwhile, St. Mary’s Madera Girls School, hosting the tournament, showcased dominance against Gayaza High School, setting 105 runs and then bowling out Gayaza for a mere 15 runs, maintaining their position as second in Group B.

In another afternoon game, Light SS secured an 8-wicket victory over Kasese SS, maintaining their second-place position in Group B.

Ndejje SS broke their streak of losses by convincingly defeating Mukono Kings by 52 runs, marking their first victory in the tournament and igniting hopes for their remaining group stage matches.

Ndejje’s much-awaited victory finally arrived after enduring four consecutive losses in their opening games of the tournament.

The day saw a dramatic upset as Iganga SS surprised everyone by defeating Jinja SS by 8 wickets, opening up opportunities for Masaka SS in Group A to move close to a semifinal spot.

As the tournament progresses, St. John’s SS faced a setback with a loss to Jinja SS by 47 runs, and they need to gey ready for tomorrow’s back-to-back games against formidable opponents in Olila and Masaka SS.

Mayday four wrapped up with a burst of entertainment as 16 schools showcased their talent in a thrilling dancing competition, ultimately claimed by Gayaza High School.

The Girls Schools Cricket Week continues to unfold with a blend of dominance from established teams and unexpected twists, keeping spectators on the edge of their seats.

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