By Kirunda Wycliffe
KC Budo CC 182/10 in 48.3 overs
Nile CC 118/10 in 29.2 overs
KC Budo CC won by 64 runs
After the conclusion of the boys school cricket week that was held in jinja for four consecutive days, the National Men’s 5o over league returned on two different cricket grounds.
KC Budo cricket club played their third game of the season against Nile cricket club who were on their fifth game of the season at Lakeside oval in Entebbe.
Nile cricket club won the toss and elected to field first against KC Budo cricket club but fell short of weapons in the chase as they gifted KC Budo their second win of the season.
Lwamafa Micheal (12 runs off 40 runs) and Kawanguzi Timothy (45 runs off 98 balls) had a slow but calculated start to their innings as they set a good pace for the incoming batsmen.
But after the first opening pair was lost, their followers struggled to score runs as wickets continued to fall at a terrible rate with only Juma Gabula (22 runs off 39 balls) and Orumo Gerald (18 runs off 16 balls) being the difference in the middle order helping KC Budo to post 182/10 in 48.3 overs.
In the chase, Nile cricket club had a poor response failing to have any strong solid batting partnership that could create any positive difference on the crease.
Alban Ainebyona (23 runs off 51 balls) and Nitin Sivakumar (18 runs off 34 balls) were the only difference but their efforts were not good enough to chase down the required score as they fell short by 64 runs to register their fourth loss of the season.
The win puts KC Budo to four points from three games while Nile cricket club remains on two points from five games.