Challenge League: Cricket Cranes Ease Past Italy

Cricket Cranes players. Daniel Andrade photo

Sunday, August 7
Uganda – 122/3 (19.5/50 ov)
Italy – 119 (38.2/50 ov)
*Uganda win by 7 wickets


Uganda Cricket Cranes rolled over Italy to pick their first win in the third round of the Cricket Challenge League B in Jersey.

Uganda who lost the toss, won by Seven wickets to recover from an opening day loss against Jersey.

The win was built on impressive bowling highlighted by Franco Nsubuga 3-8 and Dinesh Nakrani 3-20 as Uganda limited Italy to 119 all out.

Franco Nsubuga

And the response was swift despite Simon Ssesazi falling early for just six runs.

Arnold Otwani scored 21 before Ronak Patel anchored the innings with an unbeaten 67 to send the Cranes home with 181 balls to spare.

Harry John Manenti who hit 36 off 61 balls was the only live wire for Italy but the Cranes did just enough to pick their 9th win overall at the tournament that is a qualification pathway to 2023 World Cup in India.

Laurence Mahatlane’s charges will return to action on Wednesday against Kenya before facing Bermuda and Hong Kong on Saturday and Sunday.

Ronak Patel. Andrade photos

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