Soroti Cricket Academy U17 girls team clinched their first international Series after overcoming a scare against Rwanda U17 girls team on Friday- the final day of the five-day Series.
The Ugandan youngsters comfortably led the Series 2-0, but they were pegged back when the Rwandese won two games in a succession including the 40 Over game that was game three.
SCA however, had the last laugh! The hub from Eastern Uganda recovered from the two losses to beat their opponents by 7 wickets in the final game.
Rwanda U17 had the bat in the first innings, but the ruthlessness of SCA’s opening bowlers couldn’t let them exhaust their balls.
Sarah Tino, the eventual Player of the Match was in triumphant mood; she dismissed four including Sylvia Usabyimana- Rwanda’s top scorer (13) in the game. Patricia Apolot and Patricia Timong each came out with two.
Nasila Umukundwa won both the Best Bowler and MVP awards, but the other awards went to SCA players. Asumin Akurut won the Best Batter award while wicketkeeper and team skipper Jimia Mohammed took home the Best Fielder award.
Aside from winning, the girls enjoyed their stay in Rwanda, which to many, was their first country to visit.
“The girls had quite an experience! They made friends with their age mates, learnt some French and experienced Rwandan culture and traditions.
“They got a chance to tour Kigali and visit some iconic places like the BK Arena , Convention Center, the Kigali no car zone to add lifetime memories to the tour.” Felix Musana, the chairman and founder of the academy said.