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Zimbabwe Lady Chevrons

Uganda had a day of mixed results as they won one and lost one in the Victoria Tri Series on Sunday.

Uganda was able to get a win over their bitter rivals Kenya in the morning but fell to the Lady Chevrons of Zimbabwe in the afternoon.

In the morning, Uganda won the toss against Kenya and chose to field first a decision that was backed up by some very tight bowling. Consy Aweko continues to impress with her spin bowling as she gave away only 3 runs in her quota of four overs.

Kevin Awino and Consy Aweko

Kenya found the going tough but they managed to creep over 100 run mark with Vanessa Ooko top scoring for her side with 30 runs while Lady Cricket Cranes vice-captain Janet Mbabazi picked up 3/24.

Despite losing two wickets early one Uganda was in control of the chase with Rita Musamali (35), Naomi Kayondo (27) and Immaculate Nakisuyi (23) making significant contributions to give the lady cricket cranes a 7 wicket win.

This was Kenya’s third loss in the series and inevitably keeps them out of the final on Wednesday. The win was the second for Uganda and followed it up with their first win against the same side.

In the afternoon, a fresh Zimbabwe side was able to sweep the Lady Cricket Cranes with some brilliant bowling.

Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first and despite some tidy bowling from Uganda, player of the match Precious Marange delivered some nasty blows at the end that helped Zimbabwe post a commanding 115/6.

The Lady Cricket Cranes tinkered with their batting line-up moving captain Kevin Awino up the order which never worked as they failed to keep up with the asking rate.

Naomi Kayondo Credit: Cricket Uganda

Only Naomi Kayondo (26) and Rachel Ntono (21) made any notable contributors as they Lady Cricket Cranes went down by 24 runs.

The win for the Lady Chevrons made it a perfect three out three and sit comfortably on top of the table.

The teams take a break today and will resume action on Tuesday as Zimbabwe will have to take on both Kenya and Uganda in the day.

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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