Batball X: Central Rhinos Top Day One

Match Day one results

Group A
Central Rhinos 141/3
Western Bulls 67/3
Central Rhinos won by 74 runs

Western Bulls 44/9
Rwanda Emerging 45/4
Rwanda Emerging won by 6 wickets

Central Rhinos 88/6
Rwanda Emerging 77/8
Central Rhinos won by 11 runs

Group B
Nile Leopards 107/3
Eastern Buffalos 67/3
Nile Leopards won by 45 runs

Eastern Buffalos 92/2
Northern Elephants 70/5
Eastern Buffalos won by 26 runs

Nile Leopards 110/4
Northern Elephants 54/8
Nile Leopards won by 56 runs

Match Day One of the Batball X ended with tournament favourites Central Rhinos bossing the day in Lugogo.

Central Rhinos – made up of majority of the national U-19 boys – bowled off the tournament against Western Bulls.

The side, captained by Christopher Kidega won the game by 74 runs, and Kidega won the Player of the Match for his 46 not out.

Ali Balidawa picked three wickets for his side, but the ripper of this game was Owoli Obele. Obele scored a quick 43 off 12 balls. The youngster needed only eight balls to score 40 runs.

Anas Baig also gave a good account of himself, getting 29 from 9 balls.

In their second game, Rhinos edged Rwanda Emerging by 11 runs. The guest team had beaten Western Bulls by six wickets, but came short in their quest to stop the favourites.

Rhinos will head into match Day two as Group A leaders having won both their opening games.

In Group B, Nile Leopards were the indomitable in Jinja. Leopards coached by Habib Mugalula opened the tournament against Eastern Buffalos and they won that game by 45 runs.

Jonathan Nyiiro did well for his side in this game, scoring 33 runs from 17 balls.

In the second game, Nile Leopards won it by 56 runs against Northern Elephants. Hassan Bagaga hit the first half century of the tournament with his 58 runs.

Bagaga also contributed with the ball, with his two wickets. For his display, he was rewarded with Player of the Match award.

Eastern Buffalos lost their opening game, but their captain Peter Ocen was one of the standout players on match Day one.

Ochen picked three wickets and scored 48 runs as he led his side to a 26-run win against Northern Elephants.

The other players that stoodout were Rhino’s Balidawa who picked a combined six wickets on Tuesday. Balidawa’s teammates Obele with his 43 off 12 stood out too as well as Bagaga.

Israel Mugisha from Rwanda Emerging can not be left out from this list. Mugisha plucked four wickets as his team beat Western Bulls.

Games return on Wednesday with the final group games.



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