Aziz Damani is seemingly determined to do what he does best: dominate the Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) 40+ Women’s National League for the umpteenth time.
No one can blame them and little attention will be paid to their game against the Tornado Bees as they are expected to be landslide winners that day.
But with the game being played at Uganda cricket’s ‘official’ home – Lugogo, the spectators who will be in the stands are hoping it’s ‘outsider day’ to throw a spanner in the works of a team. . who effortlessly won her first two matches on the back of comeback queen Immaculate Nakisuyi (123 points and 7 wickets).
Skipper Sharifah Kutaaka makes it clear that the Tornado Bees’ victory will not mark maximum points today but will continue to show remarkable improvement in the areas where they lacked in the six-wicket loss to Olila Cricket Club (Match Day 1) and defeat at five wickets. at Wanderers last Saturday.
“We have to be honest,” said multi-faceted Kutaaka who also plays volleyball and baseball in the top flight.
“We are not looking to win. We want to do better with the bat. This is our gray area. But our bowling alley is in order. We scored 53 runs against Olila, but they went over 20 overs to hunt our seemingly small target. Then against Wanderers we went 72 but they lost five wickets in the chase.
“If we can improve our striking against Aziz Damani as we plan to strike first again, then our bowling could tie them up. And with the type of team we have, it’s important to take it easy and look for smaller wins.
Kutaaka has no less than seven young girls from the Soroti Cricket Academy in its ranks, as well as national team batsman Shakira Sadic, turning in the versatile Hope Wanichan to turn to for a performance.
In Entebbe, two winless teams, Pioneer and Soroti Challengers, will be eager to get their ‘W’ column on the points log, finally when they face off on the lakeside oval. The second division – a 30-plus affair – also has two games on the card in Ndejje and Jinja.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Saturday – Division I – 10:30 a.m.
Pioneer v Soroti Challengers, Entebbe
Aziz Damani vs. Tornado Bees, Lugogo
Division 2 schedule – 30 overs
Jinja SSS versus Ndejje SSS, Ndejje
St John’s vs. JACC, Jinja