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Defending Champions Mwiri draw first blood at the Sky View Boys Schools Cricket Week

Results

Masaka SS 73/7

Busoga College Mwiri 77/8

Busoga College Mwiri won by 2 wickets

The 2022 Champions of the Boys Schools Cricket Week Busoga College Mwiri claimed a slim victory as they edged Masaka SS on the opening day of the 2023 Skyview Schools Cricket week at the Jinja College School cricket oval.

Busoga college Mwiri won by two wickets after Masaka SS having won the toss and elected to bat first a put up a score of  73 runs for the fall of 7 wickets in the first innings for Mwiri to chase.

Mwiri were up to the task batting well in the second innings as they chased down the score and put up a 77 runs rate for the fall of 7 sparing two batsmen 

Tendo Rayan put up a splendid performance on the day as he took down three wickets in nine balls.

The Sky View Boys Schools Cricket Week runs under the theme of promoting talents from the grass roots and thei was experienced at the opening games with Masaka SS captian left amazed with the performance of his team despite losing their first game 

“I would like thank the organizers of the schools cricket last night we were gambling with which group we were going to be in but we landed in Mwiri’s group, the Champion of last year’s edition.” said Geoffrey Kakaire the captain Masaka SS.

“We came to play this game knowing that we had already lost since we knew how hard the Mwirians were in Cricket but fortunately we have so far played good Cricket” he added

On other side, the Mwiri Captain Edwin Nuwagaba was convinced that it was their batting line up that won his side the game;

“The pitch where we played from wasn’t that good since it was our first time and didn’t know how it was working but at least we told our bowler not to bowl short but put the balls in the right channels.” he said   

“That helped us limit them to that (73/7) score line but we lost so many wickets since we never followed instructions with our heads up and down.” he added  

“But what helped us to win was our batting line up risking one senior player to stay behind and win us the game and managed to win.” he concluded 

Busoga College, Mwiri and Masaka SS are in Group A alongside 

Ndejje SS,Delhi Public School International, Jinja SS, Ntare School, Teso College, Aloet and Kilembe SS

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