Lugogo Oval – Semi Final II

Olila High CC Vs KICC

Players to Watch

Janet Mbabazi                   Olila High CC

Joyce Mary Apio                Olila High CC

Rachael Ntono                  Olila High CC

Damalie Busingye              Olila High CC

Franklyn Najjumba            KICC

Mackenzie Ayato               KICC

Mary Nanderenga              KICC

Patricia Malemikia             KICC

Finishing top of the log with 213 points, Olila High CC come into this semi-final as favorites over 4th placed KICC. They won 8 out of a possible 10 games on their way to topping the table in contrast to KICC’s 4 out of 10.

Mbabazi Janet, currently 3rd in the batting ranking stood out with the bat, scoring a total of 169 runs in 6 innings with a high of 69.  In equal measure, Rachel Ntono, Joyce Mary Apio and Damalie Busingye occupy 4th, 5th and 6th positions on the table respectively. Together, the 4 have provided a whopping 577 runs for their team, the highest combined total by any 4 batsmen in any team.

In contrast, KICC come into this game as underdogs, sitting 98 points behind the table leaders. Unlike last season when they largely relied on foreign talent, they recruited and used more local talent and have been focused on building their team. As such, they have been dependent on the experiences of veterans such as Franklyn Najjumba, Mackenzie Ayato and Mary Nanderenga.

The bowling duo of Joyce Mary Apio and Rachael Achan who have picked 24 wickets between them will be key for Olila High CC if they are to apply the brakes on the KICC batting trio of Franklyn, Mackenzie and Mary. For KICC, the pace of Patricia Malemikia will be key, despite the 4 overs she will be restricted to bowling.

The prospect of lifting the trophy is very appealing to either team but one has to overcome the other for a chance at the title against either Damani or Pioneer in the final at Lugogo later in the day.