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Mukono Kings display determination but fall short by 3 runs



St. John’s SS 95 all out in 14.5 overs

Mukono Kings 92 all out in 19.2 overs

St. John’s SS won by 3 runs

In a captivating friendly match held on February 25, 2024, St. John’s SS emerged triumphant over Mukono Kings High School, securing victory by a narrow margin of 3 runs.

The showdown, hosted at the renowned St. John’s Ground, treated spectators to an exhilarating exhibition of cricketing prowess.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, St. John’s SS set a challenging target of 96 runs for Mukono Kings to chase, posting a total of 95/10 in 14.5 overs.

Nakirayi Leticia and Nakasagga Judith* led the charge with scores of 22 and 18 runs, respectively.

Mukono Kings’ bowling attack, spearheaded by left-handed pace bowler Nalutaaya Christine, showcased commendable effort, with Christine claiming 3 wickets in 3.5 overs at an economy of 4.43.

Medium pace bowler Nyesigire Sandra Mary and left-handed spinner Nakanwagi Aisha also contributed with two wickets each, despite the challenge posed by the 35 extras.

In response, Mukono Kings embarked on a spirited chase but ultimately fell short, concluding their innings at 92 all out in 19.2 overs.

Namwanje Mercy’s resilient innings of 24 runs and Nampaamu Jackline’s steady 18 runs kept Mukono Kings’ hopes alive.

However, the relentless bowling attack led by Babirye Caroline and Nelima Jorin from St. John’s SS proved formidable.

Babirye Caroline’s exceptional bowling performance, which saw her claim 4 crucial wickets for just 22 runs, rightfully earned her the title of Player of the Match.

Coach Solomon Lubwama, leading the dugout for Mukono Kings, highlighted the numerous lessons learned from the game, emphasizing the need to focus on fitness, game awareness, remedial work on basics, captaincy, and field setting.

Coach Solomon Lubwama while conducting the warm up session at St John’s SS play ground

Cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the next showdown between these two formidable teams, anticipating another riveting display of talent and determination on the cricket field.

This exciting friendly match serves as just the beginning of a series of encounters, as the Mukono Cricket Community aims to enhance player skills and foster greater application of skills and game awareness in future matches.

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