Wanderers CC 203/10 in 39.4 overs (Denis Musali 41 0ff 41, David Kateyenge 27 not out) beat Budo CC 56/10 in 16 overs (Jonathan Kiiza 12 off 9) by 147 runs.
Player of Match: David Katayenge (27 not out & 32/3 in 7 overs) - Wanderers CC
When KC Budo CC arrived at the Jinja oval in anticipation of their clash with Wanderers, they expected to get something out of the game but did not see what hit them at the end.
Budo won the toss and elected to have the Wanderers bat first. Wanderers captain Denis Musali opened the bat with Saul Kisikwe and the pair bid their time on the wicket well into the 12th over before the latter fell. Saul’s wicket brought with it the gradual collapse of wickets to the joy of Budo.
Perhaps, the only consolation was the fact that each wicket that fell, made a small contribution before they were ousted from the crease. However, Wanderers eventually saw themselves at 161/9 when the proverbial tip of the tail held on to see the team past the 200 mark.
Opening bowlers David Kateyenge (27 not out) and Zubair Mbote Tembo (13 off 22) put up a 43 run partnership that saw them propel the Wanderers to 203/10 before Tembo fell to seal the innings.
With Budo needing 204 to win, the onus was again upon David and Zubair to inflict damage with the ball in the second innings. The first five wickets fell for 38 runs in 13 overs with Tembo taking three and David two. The budo batting pair of Wilfred Ogwang (11 off 19) and Ahmed Taha (04 in 24) tried to hold on to stem the fall of wickets.
Skipper Denis Musali at that point wasted no time in introducing the spin duo of Norbert Abbi (0/1 in 1 over) and Nirav Hathi (8/2 in 1 over) who needed 12 balls to see KC Budo CC bring in their tail who were quickly cleaned up in the next 12 balls with David and Zubair sharing the last two wickets and finishing on 32/3 and 16/4 respectively.
Four overs saw four Wanderers bowlers take the ball to devastating effect with another five wickets falling in 24 balls to hand Budo another painful loss at the hands of their opponents.
The day belonged to David Kateyenge and Zubair Tembo who not only ran wild with the bat, but also breezed through the Budo defenses with such ease. This result sees Budo still stuck in last place on the table with their only hope coming from their last fixture against Nile who will be equal to the task of staying in the division.