Jinja SS celebrate their second Schools Cricket title
Jinja SS celebrate their third Schools Cricket title

Jinja SS dethroned Mukono Parents as Champions of Schools Cricket after defeating Mwiri in the final played yesterday at Kyambogo.

Mwiri had a difficult semifinal against Mukono Parents and playing immediately didn’t do them any favours compared their rivals who had an easier semifinal against Nyakasura.

Mwiri failed to get the better of their Jinja rivals only managing to post 75 all out before Jinja SS knocked it over for a loss of only 4 wickets.

Perry Wazombe won the MVP award, with Mwiri captain Marvin Kitamirike won the best bowler, Mukono Parents tailsman Zephaniah Katungi best fielder and Frank Akankwasa best batsman.


31st August 2017

Semi Final 1

Nyakasura School 92/10 in 18.2 overs lost to Jinja SS 94/5 in 16.5 overs by 5 wickets
Toss won by Jinja SS who opted to field

Batting Nyakasura: Murungi Pascal 20(21), Matiya Busingye 15(8)
Bowling Jinja SS: Derrick Bwire 3/9 in 3 overs, Aloysius Odoi 3/13 in 3 overs
Batting Jinja SS: Perry Wazombe 22(12), Robison Obuya 22(20) N.O
Bowling Nyakasura: Joseph Baguma 1/12 in Overs

Semi Final 2

Busoga College Mwiri 130/8 in 20 overs beat Mukono Parents 104/10 in 18.3 overs by 26 runs
Toss won by Mwiri who opted to batting

Batting Mwiri: Ronald Opio 36(45), Mwebaze Solomon 29(29)
Bowling Mukono: Cosmas Kyewuta 2/25 in 4 overs
Batting Mukono: Juma Miyaji 25(20), Cosmas Kyewuta 24(15)
Bowling Mwiri: Marvin Kitamirike 3/16 in 4 overs, Ronald Opio 2/11 in 2.3 overs


Busoga College Mwiri 75/10 in 20 overs lost to Jinja SS 79/4 in 8.4 overs by 6 wickets
Toss won by BC Mwiri who opted to bat

Batting Mwiri: Rogers Olipa 19(17), Innocent Mwebaze 18(37)
Bowling Jinja: Aloysius Odoi 3/26 in 3 overs, Perry Wazombe 2/9 in 4 overs
Batting Jinja: Perry Wazombe 56(31) N.O
Bowling Mwiri: Rogers Olipa 2/18 in 3 overs, Trevor Bukenya 2/22 in 3 overs

Accolade Winners

Player of Series – Perry Wazombe (Jinja SSS)
Best Batsman – Frank Akankwasa (Kololo SS)
Best Bowler – Marvin Kitamirike (BC Mwiri)
Best Fielder – Zephania Arinaitwe (Mukono Parents)
Best Wicket Keeper – Ashraf Senkubuge (Mukono Parents)

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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