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Sierra Leone Sports: Sierra Leone female cricket team loses two matches

Sierra Leone female cricket team has lost their first two matches in the Africa Women’s qualifier that is taking place in Zimbabwe. In the first match Sierra Leone lost to Uganda.   The defending champions, Uganda, also made a fine start as they defeated Sierra Leone by 90 runs in Group B. Damati Busingye struck a steady 65 not out, while N. Bagenda weighed in with 34, with Uganda ending on 143 for two in their allotted overs. In reply, Sierra Leone struggled in the face of some consistent bowling. Coney Aweko was the starlet with four for 6 in just 3.5 overs. Immaculate Nakisuuyi also got amongst the wickets, with three for 14, as Uganda cruised to a comfortable opening victory. In the second match play on Monday 6 May 2019, they lost to Kenya by 106 runs and it was Kenya who took the crease first and they made 170 runs  and Sierra Leone Reply with 64 runs. In other matches played in Group A action, Nigeria were upset by a gallant Rwanda. Some gritty late-order batting from Rwanda, thanks in chief to Henriette Ishimwe’s  27, saw them post a tricky 102 for six for Nigeria to try and chase down. The green machine spluttered to 65 all out, as tenacious fielding from Rwanda saw to it that four run outs were executed. That was good enough for a 37-run victory, for the happiest of first day upsets. In the final fixture of the day, Namibia enjoyed a well-earned 39 run victory over plucky Kenya. Batting first, Namibia scored an even 117 for six, with contributions from Adri van der Merwe (25), Sune Wittmann (25) and Kayleen Green (21). Mercyline Ochieng helped herself to a tidy three for 11 in her four over spell.


By Bernard Turay

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Wednesday May 08, 2019

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