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Indatwa Hampshire and Charity Cricket Club secure final spots in RCA Women’s T20 league

Players of Indatwa Hampshire celebrating a wicket during the semifinals

Indatwa Hampshire and Charity Cricket Club solidified their positions in the finals of the RCA women’s T20 league, showcasing their dominance over other clubs in the competition.

The defending champions, Indatwa Hampshire, demonstrated their prowess by clinching a spot in the final after a convincing 39-run victory over Muhanga Zebras.

Meanwhile, Charity Cricket Club secured their place in the final by defeating Gahanga Queens by 9 wickets in the semifinals.

Indatwa Hampshire has been in exceptional form this season, having previously triumphed in the RCA women’s T10 League.

Their journey to the finals has been marked by an impeccable record, remaining unbeaten with notable victories, including a 28-run win against Muhanga Zebras and a comprehensive 7-wicket triumph over Gahanga Queens in the group stage.

On the other hand, Charity Cricket Club displayed resilience throughout the tournament, opening their group stage campaign with a convincing 7-wicket win against Sorathwe Cricket Club.

Despite a setback against Gahanga Queens, they bounced back with a crucial 6-wicket victory over Muhanga Zebras to secure their spot in the semifinals.

In the semifinal showdown between Indatwa Hampshire and Muhanga Zebras, Indatwa Hampshire set a formidable total of 106/8 in 20 overs, with standout performances from Gisele Ishimwe (38 off 39) and Flora Irakoze (18 off 25).

Gisele Ishimwe

In response, Muhanga Zebras faltered, managing only 67 all out, with Umutoni Chanceline leading the bowling attack for Indatwa Hampshire with four wickets.

Meanwhile, Charity Cricket Club displayed a strong bowling performance in their semifinal clash against Gahanga Queens, restricting them to 93 runs.

Charity Cricket Club players during the semifinals

In their chase, Ugandan wicketkeeper-batsman Kevin Awino played a pivotal role with a solid 27 off 36 balls, supported by Diane Marie Bimenyimana (35) and Uganda Senior Women’s captain Janet Mbabazi (20), guiding Charity Cricket Club to victory.

The final match of the RCA women’s T20 league between Indatwa Hampshire and Charity Cricket Club promises to be an exhilarating showdown, with both teams poised to give their best for the coveted title.

Our reporters stationed in Kigali are closely attuned to unfolding events, poised to deliver timely updates as they occur.

Photo Credits: Ishimwe Abdoulkahal

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