- Sunday, March 8
- KICC Vs Ceylon Lions – Kyambogo Oval
- Challengers Vs Strikers – Entebbe Oval
KICC will look to quickly forget their nightmare start to the 2018 National Cricket League when they face off against a Charity side playing their first game of the season.
The loss at the hands of Challengers in the opener saw them sit alongside new entrants Strikers CC and Premier CC at the bottom of the table.
So, what better way to bounce back than beating a Charity side who will equally be looking for a positive start to the season?
After barely surviving the drop last season, Charity will be holding on to lady luck’s apparels a little tighter in what looks like a game that could go against them. They will look to the services of in-form National Team opener Simon Ssesazi to get the board ticking.
With their win against KICC, a side that was highly favored in the run to the encounter, Challengers will probably feel invincible against a Strikers side who were outclassed for experience against the defending champions Aziz Damani.
Youngster David Wabwire who snared an impressive 5 wicket haul will be key to halting any progress Strikers will look to make.
Coming up against a team considered as their feeder club, the pressure will be on the Challengers to not only continue their impressive winning feats, but also assert themselves as serious contenders.
A win for Challengers will see them seat atop the logging with a game more than the vast majority of teams but it will one they would welcome.
Strikers did not have the greatest of games in their 70 run loss at the hands of the defending champions but there were positives from the game with hard hitting Rogers Olipa holding out his own to score a 32 ball 43, and Richard Agamire heavily featuring with both bat and ball.