Monday’s defeat to Kenya was the female Patriot second in the tournament which leaves them with little hopes of securing the only World Cup qualifying spot for Africa in the tournament.
The Kenyans got things started after winning the toss and decided to bat and were limited to 170 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. Kenya skipper M. Ngoche was the match top scorer with 73 runs from 53 balls, S. Juma was second with 39 runs from 30 balls while SW Kinyua secured 16 runs from 27 balls.
Aminta Kamara and A.M Kamara were both not out after scoring six and 30 runs respectively while J. Kowa finished with 10 runs from 15 balls. Sierra Leone’s poor run rate gave the Kenya Women 106 runs victory.
Also, the Lady Cricket Cranes of Uganda got their title defence off to a flier with a 90 runs win over Sierra Leone in the opening day at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
Uganda Damalie Busingye won the Player of the Match after she carried her bat for an unbeaten 65 runs, Naomi Kayondo scored 34 and Franklyn Najjumba added the finishing touches with 26 not out as Uganda set 143 for 2 in the allotted 20 overs.
Then spinners; Consy Aweko snared 4 for 6 and all-rounder Immaculate Nakisuyi claimed 3 for 14 as Uganda’s fine team effort restricted Sierra Leone to 53 all out.
Sierra Leone will now face Namibia in their third match after losing to both Uganda and Kenya in Group B and hosts Zimbabwe are with Mozambique, Rwanda and Nigeria in Group A. The group winners will meet in the final to decide who heads to Scotland.