African Champions Uganda had no time to rest after arriving on Saturday morning in Harare Zimbabwe. They took on Namibia in the morning and faced fellow East Africans Tanzania in the afternoon.

In the first game, the Ugandan Ladies scored 106/9 in 20 overs with MVP Gertrude Candiru top scoring with a brisky 30 supported by Rachel Ntono (20) and Mary Nalule (18).

Namibia ran out of overs in the chase finishing on 79/9 with Girls Cricket Week winner Immaculate Nakisuyi of Jinja SSS the pick of the bowlers with 3/18. Her school mate Stephanie Nampiina (2/11) and Vice Captain Janet Mbabazi (2/11) offered the support. The Lady Cricket Cranes then wrapped up a 27 run win against the desert nation.

In the second game, Tanzania set 103/8 in 20 overs with Carol Namugenyi the pick of the bowlers with 2/13, supported by Janet Mbabazi (1/14) and Franklyn Najjumba (1/9).

However, Uganda failed to keep with the rate after some disciplined bowling by the Tanzanians. Immaculate Nakisuyi (20), Prico Nakitende (19) and Kevin Awino (15) were gallant in the 82 scored by Uganda. The African Champions suffering a 24 run loss to their fellow East Africans.

The ladies are preparing for the Global Qualifier due in Netherlands later this year.

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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