Uluguru Stars stretch winning run in 2020 Women Premier League

16Oct 2020
The Guardian Reporter
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Uluguru Stars stretch winning run in 2020 Women Premier League

MOROGORO's Uluguru Stars women cricket team hammered Arusha Girls by nine wickets in a 2020 Women Premier League's Group A clash, which took place at Usagara ground in Tanga last weekend.

Arusha Girls women cricket team pictured before playing Uluguru Stars in a 2020 Women Premier League's Group A tie, which took place in Tanga early this week. PHOTO; COURTESY OF TCA 

It was a second consecutive victory for Uluguru Stars, helping the squad emerge as a serious contender for silverware in the tournament.

Experienced batter, Fatuma Omary, put player of the match displays to see to it Uluguru Stars record the resounding victory over the mostly inexperienced Arusha Girls.

Arusha Girls, led by skipper Lisa Justin, won the toss and elected to bat, recording 84 runs for five wickets in 20 overs.

Lisa, who also features for the senior national women team, had the best performance at the crease given she ended with 27 runs which consisted of three fours.

Marium Abedi that has also turned out to be a key performer for the Arusha team chipped in with 18 runs which included a boundary.

Marium and Lisa immensely contributed to the team's ability to amass the double digit figure, as the duo's fellow batters were below par.

The two saw to it Arusha Girls keep Uluguru Stars' bowlers at bay for some time after early dismissals of Mwanaisha Bakari and Caren Christopher, who had opened the team's innings.

Nailegiegi George and Mwasiti Jafari made their way back to the pavilion with bat in hand, notching five runs not out and one run not out respectively for the Arusha Girls.

Adolphina Jeremia had the best bowling figure for Uluguru Stars, finishing her spell with two wickets and conceding 17 runs in four overs.

Martha Karisti and Sonia Chachala ended with one wicket apiece for the Morgoro team.

With a modest target in their sight, Uluguru Stars did not drain a sweat, easily chasing Arusha Girls' score for the loss one wicket in 9.5 overs.

Fatuma put her experience to show, ending six runs short of a half century and forging an unbeaten stand with the equally experienced Mwanaidi Ammy.

Mwanaidi posted 37 runs not out, which consisted of five boundaries, Fatuma cleared the boundary on seven ocassions in what turned out to be the best innings.

An early exit of Martha, who was run out by Arusha Girls' Lisa from Angela Agustino's delivery, could hardly frustrate Uluguru Stars' ambition.

Uluguru Stars are, for that matter, leading the rest of the pack in Group A, given they have notched two wins in two games they taken part in.

They have notched 193 runs and leaked 178 runs, which have seen them post a net run rate of 2.0193. 

Tanga's Simba Queens have been positioned second with victory in one match and defeat in the other clash. 

They have scored 198 runs and leaked 174 runs, settling for a net run rate of 0.6000. 

Dar Combine Girls and Arusha Girls are placed third and last respectively in the group.Dar Combine Girls have notched one victory in two outings whereas the youthful Arusha Girls have no win in two matches.

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