Many sides often want to find rhythm early in the season. For it to come in time, it requires a lot and Wanderers certainly got the aspects.
The Denis Musali-led team have been on the happier end of things in all their three opening National Men’s T20 League fixtures.
They travelled to Jinja on Saturday and defeated home sides JACC and Jinja SS by nine and seven wickets respectively at the latter’s ground.
That could perhaps have sparkled off an unstoppable run.
On Sunday afternoon, they mantained their 100% record when they beat Africa Cricket Club (ACC) by six wickets at the university oval in Kyambogo.
ACC’s Yusuf Nanga won the toss and decided to bat first. He took the mantle and opened with 31 off 44 balls. His collapse was the fourth wicket. Chris Engola added 19 off 20 while Sly Rokani (11 off 10) also reached double figures.
Humphrey Kayondo (1/10), Arnold Otwani (1/15), Trevor Kapere (1/19) and Ibra Migadde (1/13) all shared a wicket a piece.
In the end after batting the allotted overs for seven wickets, Wanderers needed 96 runs.
The chase was slow. Openers Arnold Otwani returned to the dressing room with four runs off eight while Arthur Ziraba only managed 10 off 13 before being caught by Emma Gonahasa. Their partnership was broken after only 28 runs.
But batsmen three and four Hamza Saleh (18 off 25) and Kayondo (16 off 18) showed some resistance before Saleh was bowled out by Rashid Mukasa (2/15).
Wanderers needed 20 runs and Musali (14 off 11) with Timothy Kayigwa (six off eight), both not out, finished the task in just 12.5 overs.
“The campaign has started well for us and hopefully, this run can go on” Musali told Kawowo Sports, moments after returning from the fulcrum.
But Nanga thought they also would have won the game. “We had a mediocre performance,” he said.
“We had poor misfielding at critical moments in their innings. We could have won.”
That was ACC’s second loss in as many games.