Challenge League: Cricket Cranes Fall Short


  1. Jersey – 22 (Net run rate – 1.5384)
  2. Uganda – 22 (1.0610)
  3. Hong Kong – 19
  4. Kenya – 15
  5. Italy – 11
  6. Bermuda – 1

Cricket Cranes finished second after a third leg of the Challenge League B concluded on Sunday in Jersey.

Coach Laurence Mahatlane’s side have seen their long pursue to qualify for the 2023 World Cup Qualification to India and also dream of attaining an ODI status go up in flames.

And the chance now goes to Jersey who finished on top of the six-team pile despite falling to Kenya in their last game.

But it’s still a long way to go for Jersey who have qualified for the 2023 World Cup Qualifier play-off where the top two sides will advance to the final qualifier in Zimbabwe later on.

However, it has been an impressive campaign for Uganda who led the charts after the first leg in Oman in 2019 when they finished unbeaten.

And despite tumbling with two defeats – against Jersey and Hong Kong – during the second leg in Kampala, the Cricket Cranes retained their top slot.

A loss against Jersey and Kenya in the third and final leg left Cricket Cranes reeling and miss out on top place by just an inferior Net Run Rate against Jersey’s.

Cricket Cranes Too Good For Hong Kong

Uganda beat Hong Kong by 218 runs in their last group game on Sunday at Farmer’s Cricket Club ground in Jersey.

The Cricket Cranes set 397 for three, their highest tally in memory.

It was built from two tons from Simon Ssesazi (137) and Arnold Otwani (129) while Dinesh Nakrani and Riazat Ali Shah knocked off 50 each.

It was a tall order for Hong Kong and it was no surprise that they succumbed to a loss after Franco Nsubuga (3-27) peeled through their attack before they were all out with 38 balls.



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