Charity ran out of steam in chase of 125 runs falling short by 18 runs in the loss to KICC.
KICC one of the the T20 Cup favorites was too strong in the end not allowing Charity the chance to freely score runs, youngsters Stephen Wambose (30) and Ronald Opio (25) tried but failed.
Frank Nsubuga (40) and Siraje Nsubuga (46) helped KICC score 125/5 which in the end was just enough for the win.
However, in the afternoon Simon Ssesazi followed up his quickfire 7o in Jinja with another 72 off 34 balls helping Charity score 138/3 in a reduced 10 over game due to rain.
Jonathan Ssebanja conceded only 7 runs in his 2 overs picking up 2 wickets dismissing Nile for 8o/2 in 10 overs giving Charity a 58 runs win.
Team Mentor Innocent Ndawula gave us his review;
Tough game in the morning… We had KICC on their back sides at 48/3 in 10 overs but Frank Nsubuga rode his luck running like a Ferrari and Sirajje Nsubuga who we had dropped earlier on combined to score 73 runs in the last 8 overs and this broke our back.
Even 125 wasn’t a huge total, but Cosmas couldn’t execute his slogger role up the order. Our batting was in shambles, we failed to follow the script we batted slowly raising the required rate to 9 an over from 5 with all batsmen failing to apply themselves especially Jonathan Ssebanja, Simon Ssesazi and Stephen Wambose who failed to make any contribution.
The rain in the afternoon nearly left our quarterfinal hopes in the taters but we were able to have a 10 over game and after scoring 135 there was no way Nile would win. At least finally the team gave me a birthday win on a weekend where all my favorites teams seemed to be in trouble. We are a young side and we look to knocking out some big names when we progress.
Charity will most likely make it out of Group A as one of the 4 teams to make the quarterfinals along with Kutchi Tigers, ACC and KICC
KICC 125/5 in 20 overs beat Charity CC 107/9 in 20 overs by 18 runs
Toss won by Charity who opted to field
Batting KICC: Siraje Nsubuga 46(57)N.O, Frank Nsubuga 40(32)
Bowling Charity: Steven Wabwose 2/15 in 4 overs
Batting Charity: Steven Wabwose 30(40), Opio Ronald 25(28)
Bowling KICC: Sohaib Ehsan 2/17 in 4 overs, Suleman Sharif 2/14 in 4 overs
Man of Match: Siraje Nsubuga 46(57)
Charity CC 138/3 in 10 overs beat Nile CC 80/2 in 10 overs by 58 runs
Toss won by Charity and opted to bat
Batting Charity: Simon Ssesazi 72(34) N.O, Jonathan Sebanja 26(12)
Bowling Nile CC: Samuel Mwanja 1/14 in 2 overs
Batting Nile CC: Timanshu Rushi 32(25) Jayrathe Ruwan 22(20)
Bowling Charity: Jonathan Sebanja 2/7 in 2 overs
Man of Match: Simon Ssesazi 72(34)