Wanderers cricket club’s hopes of winning a league title crushed following their 7 wicket loss to Kutchi Tigers on Sunday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Given table toppers Challengers were out of action, Wanderers who were playing their final game of the season needed to win to go top of the table. They needed victory and hope other results go their way for them to have a chance of winning a first league title in 24 years.
The Davis Karashani captained side set the target at 218 all out, but due to the afternoon showers, the target using the Dutch Lewis method was reset at 164 which Kutchi Tigers found little resistance in chasing.
Karashani gave his assessment on the game.
“I thought yesterday, Kutchi Tigers played much better than we did. They were hungrier than us, they got to the ground much earlier than us. I felt because they were in the relegation zone, they came out with so much intent to make sure that they actually beat us. So I give them kudos to that. I think they did excellently well to execute that job.
“As a team Wanderers, I don’t think we played well. I think we played at about 40% of what we can do. We were never really that much into the game. We hadn’t played a game for a month now so we were short of momentum.
“But I’m very glad of the kind of campaign that we have had. I can’t make too many complains. I give as much kudos to my teammates and I think that maybe next season we will state a much bigger and more serious title aspirations towards the league.”
Aezaz Kothariya hit a century not out in that game while Dhansuk Jesani was the best bowler of the day with three wickets and three maidens to his name.
The result meant Kutchi Tigers rose above relegation and improve their chances of survival.
In the women’s Division, defending champions and table toppers Aziz Damani won by 10 wickets against Tornado Bees at Lugogo on Saturday, while Soroti Challengers won by 167 runs against Pioneer at the Entebbe Cricket Oval.