Charity vow to keep Women’s League title

National Women Cricket league (Tomorrow)
Charity TF vs. Gayaza HS – Lugogo
Tornado vs. JACC – Jinja

After recruiting national team vice-captain, Scovia Akullo and Rwandan right hand pace bowler, Sonia Uwimana to their ranks, defending champions, Charity Trust Fund will start their national women cricket title defence tomorrow at Lugogo against Gayaza High

school who lost by eight wickets to Jinja SS in the recently finished schools’ cricket week final.

“We are much improved, strong and the team is composed” said Flavia Laker, Charity captain whose side has been preparing from the time hosts, Uganda won Africa women’s T20 tourney last December. “Most of the players left ACC for Wanderers but we are ready for the challenges” added another Charity player, Barbara Mukankusi.

Although they lost Scovia Akullo, Gloria Adubu from ACC will fill the void as Franklyn Najjumba’s Tornado hope for victory against JACC in Jinja.
The fifth side, Wanderers are out of action till next weekend.

This year’s national women’s cricket league will bowl off less 2010 winners Africa Cricket Club (ACC) and Hope Rangers sides owing to in-house challenges and financial weaknesses in turn.  Jinja side, Hope Rangers failed to get the shot in the arm which has stalled their participation, leaving only five teams in this year’s fray.

According to Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) administrative officer, Martin Ondeko, UCA and the Trinidad and Tobago High Commission (TTHC) will meet this season’s league costs.  “We are grateful to have them for this year’s league and this will improve on our budget.”

TTHC also sponsored this year’s girls’ cricket week.  The first ever century in Ugandan women’s cricket courtesy of Christine Aryemo (107 runs), 211 wickets and 1,711 runs were recorded last season.

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