Girls Schools Cricket Week 2024: Three central region schools placed in the same group

Nalumansi Resty the captain for Mukono Kings while participating in the draw

As the draws for the girls’ schools cricket week unfolded this evening at St Mary’s Girls Secondary School in Madera, an interesting pattern emerged with three central region schools landing in the same group.

Ndejje SS, Mukono Kings, and Gayaza High School found themselves grouped in B alongside opponents like Kilembe SS, Kasese SS, Sacred Hearts, St Mary’s Madera, and Light SS, last year’s tournament runners-up.

In Group A, the central region champions, St. John’s SS, are joined by Masaka SS, Jinja SS, Masindi SS, Good Heart, Iganga SS, and last year’s champions, Olila High School. Notably, finalists from the previous year are automatically allocated to Groups A and B for the champions and runners-up, respectively.

Notably, last year’s finalists automatically slot into Groups A and B as champions and runners-up, respectively.

On the tournament’s opening day, the schedule is packed with exciting matches across various grounds. Here’s the lineup:

Morning fixtures:

  • Sacred Hearts vs. St Mary’s Madera at City Ground
  • Iganga SS vs. St James at Madera Ground
  • Mukono Kings vs. Light SS at TCA Ground
  • Jinja SS vs. Olila High at TCA 2 Ground
  • Ndejje SS vs. Kilembe at Father Hilders Ground

Afternoon fixtures:

  • St John’s SS vs. Good Heart at City Ground
  • Kasese vs. Mukono Kings at Madera Ground
  • Light SS vs. Ndejje SS at TCA Ground
  • Masaka SS vs. Masindi SS at TCA 2 Ground

Morning games kick off at 9:30 AM, while afternoon matches start at 2:00 PM.

Note that there won’t be a game at Father Hilders Ground tomorrow the afternoon.

The tournament adopts a single round-robin format, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the semifinals, culminating in the finals at Madera.

SKy View has generously sponsored the event, and Deep End Sports Media will broadcast the games live on their YouTube channel.

Sky View Brands displayed on the table as the draws took shape

Stay tuned as our reporters provide live updates from Soroti, promising timely coverage of the tournament.

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