Efotec 39 runs all out lost to Kagarama 40/1 in 5 overs
Kagarama SS win by 9 wickets
Kagarama batting: Bryson Bugingo 16 runs not out
Kagarama bowling: Valence Muvunyi 3/9, Derrick Rwagitare: 2/9
Kagarama Secondary School was on Tuesday crowned the champion of the national boys schools cricket week for the sixth year in a row after beating rivals Efotec SS by nine wickets in the final played at Kicukiro Cricked Oval.
Efotec SS won the toss and elected to bat first little did they know that would befall them in their title setting target of at least above 150 runs in the 50-over game.
The firs time finalists were restricted to a paltry 39 runs in 11.4 overs. In their chase, the five-time winners coming into this year’s tournament reached the target of 40 runs in five overs and lost just one wicket.
Man of the tournament, Bryson Bugingo, scored 16 runs not out for the defending champions, while Valens Muvunyi was the pick of the bowlers with a haul of three wickets for nine runs and was ably supported by Derrick Rwagitare 2-9.
Kagarama skipper Bugingo, who scored a total of 155 runs in the tournament, said, “We are happy to win this tournament because we have been preparing for a long time and we hope to retain it again next year.”
“We came into the final game very confident and focused to regardless of whether we were to bat or field first, we put pressure on them and managed to restrict them to just 39 runs,” he added.
Nicola Iradukunda, the captain of the losing Efotec SS captain said, “Winning and losing is part of the game, we managed to reach finals but we lost. However, we got some experience and we believe that next year we will be up there again.”
In semi –finals, Efotec SS beat GS Giporoso, while Kagarama SS saw off IPRC. Eight teams took part in the three-day tournament that started on Sunday. The girls’ tournament will take place in September.
The schools participating in this year’s boy’s tournament included; Kagarama SS, Efotec SS, Apred Ndera SS, Lycee de Ruhango, GS Giporoso, GS St. Joseph, IPTC and Apade SS.
Kagarama SS retains boys’ title