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Busoowoko overpowers Itanda to lift the Red Ball and All Whites title

by Rose Agwang
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The second edition of the Red Ball and All Whites came to its conclusion on Friday with Busoowoko emerging winners.

With the first game ending in a stalemate after four playing days, Busoowoko picked up a 240 runs win over Itanda in the second game that lasted five days.

The second game bowled off early this week on Monday, and it was Busoowoko who won the toss and opted to bat first at the Jinja SS Cricket Oval.

The side scored 271 runs on the first day before notching 300/7 in their second Innings.

Itanda scored 168 runs in their first innings, but they were unable to track down Busoowoko’s total of 571 as they recorded 163 all out in their second Innings.

Former Cricket Cranes star Charles Waiswa, the chairman of Jinja Cricket Association gave his verdict on the competition.

“We have witnessed a big improvement from the first edition. More 100s have been scored and, kids are learning how to stay on the wicket and construct big innings.”

“Mental and physical fitness have been put to the test and strong characters are in the making. it’s a much better brand of cricket,” he added.

Back to the game, Hassan Bagaga was Itanda’s main tormentor with the ball. Despite not getting any wickets, he conceded only five runs from as many Overs.

The Player of the Match conceded only 11 runs from the ten Overs he bowled altogether. And with the bat, he bagged 208 runs, the most by any player.

Eddie Agaba who was exceptional with the bat for Busoowoko in the first game, but scored just a solitary run in the second one.

However, he came in handy with the ball, claiming a total of four wickets. Agaba was joined by teammate Samilu Oluka as players who took the most wickets in game two, both with four.

In total, Bagaga edged everyone with the bat, thanks to his 259 runs. Agaba followed in with 253 while Sadam Oyaga scored 222.

In bowling, Itanda’s Arafat Masinde picked the most wickets with eight to his name. Richard Soheri, Paul Muberi, Agaba, Bagaga, Oyaga, and Oluka followed, each with four.

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