Sipi Trekkers players celebrate after winning the 1st edition of the Waterfalls T20 women Cricket tournament at Lugogo Cricket Oval Credit: John Batanudde

The Water Falls T20 League Women’s Edition
FINAL: RESULT
Sipi Trekkers v Itanda Kayakers
Sipi Trekkers 98/8
Itanda Kayakers 76 all out
Sipi Trekkers won by 21 runs
Player of the Match: Janet Mbabazi
Full scorecard link: https://cricclubs.com/viewScorecard.do?&matchId=1713&clubId=5335

In a low-scoring final, the Sipi Trekkers found a way to defend only 98 runs and were crowned champions of the third edition of the women’s Elite League.

Itanda Kayakers won the toss and elected to bowl 1st, Itanda had gotten most of their wins by chasing down totals and after restricting Sipi Trekkers to only 98 who felt that the advantage was with Itanda Kayakers to chase down the total.

Itanda came up with a plan to use slow bowlers up front which worked wonders for them with the runs only coming later on when the quick bowlers came into the attack.

Sipi Trekkers coach Lawrence Ssematimba Credit: John Batanudde

In the chase Itanda Kayakers lost their top order very cheaply and take left them chasing the game for a long time, this gave Sipi Trekkers the opportunity to tighten the noose around their necks and eventually skittled them out for just 76.

The favourites Itanda Kayakers failed at the most important part of the tournament but nonetheless put in a shift, especially with their tactics.

Janet Mbabazi led from the front as team captain with a sound all-around performance in the final that earned her the player of the match award.

Janet Mbabazi was crowned player of the match Credit: John Batanudde

Sipi Trekkers coming 1st ahead of Itanda Kayakers and Bujjagali Rafters, Proscovia Alako taking home a total of 300k for her two players of the match awards and MVP crown.

The men’s edition of the Waterfalls T20 league will start this week on Thursday.

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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