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Soroti city schools eager to retain girls schools cricket week trophy


As the countdown to the Girls Schools Cricket Week 2024 in Soroti ticks away, anticipation fills the air as schools in the region gear up for the competition.

Soroti City Schools are particularly eager to defend their title, with the Soroti Cricket Academy poised to host the tournament for the second consecutive year.

Scheduled from May 4th to May 11th at Madera, the event promises a week of spirited competition.

St. Mary’s Madera, the host school, is especially motivated to secure victory on home turf.

Captain Kulume Ruth expresses the team’s excitement, highlighting their journey through the qualifiers and their determination to retain the trophy.

Kulume Ruth, captain for St Mary’s girls school Madera

Despite finishing third in the regional qualifiers, St. Mary’s Madera remains optimistic under the guidance of Head Coach Twijukye Emmanuel.

Their resolve to improve and compete at their best shines through as they prepare for the upcoming challenge.

Training at Madera Ground

Meanwhile, Light Senior Secondary School enters the fray with high hopes, having qualified for the nationals undefeated.

Captain Apolot Patricia exudes confidence, buoyed by their historic victory over Olila High School and their sights set on the Schools Cricket Week championship.

Apolot Patricia the captain for Light SS

In a dramatic twist, Olila High School, a perennial powerhouse, seeks redemption after missing out on the regional title.

Led by Jimia Mohammad and coached by Wilfred Ogwang, they are determined to reclaim their dominance and secure a fourth consecutive national championship.

Excitement permeates the atmosphere as preparations reach their zenith.

Elizabeth Akello, administrator of the Soroti Cricket Academy, assures that all arrangements are nearly complete, from ground preparations to logistics.

Elizabeth Akello, while at Soroti Cricket Academy offices in Soroti City

With eager anticipation, Soroti eagerly awaits the arrival of participating schools on May 4th, ready to witness a week of fierce competition and sportsmanship.

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