To knock Tornado ‘Bees’ cricket club off their perch will take more than a performance of gigantic proportions.
On the weekend, they travelled to Jinja and sorted out both resident teams- Jinja SSS and JACC comfortably. That came on the back of a near defeat to Charity Cricket Club the weekend before, though. Charity Cricket club had restricted Tornado ‘Bees’ to an 8910 in 18.4 overs score in their National T20 championship clash.
But when Charity got in to bat, Tornado ‘Bees’ cut short their anticipation of picking a major scalp by restricting them to an 809 in 20 overs score, a mark of how indefatigable the 2013 National Cricket League champions are proving to be.
“I believe we have got better and we are on course to even be better than we were last season,” said Jeremy Kibukamusoke, the Captain of Tornado Bees, following their hard-earned victory over Charity.
He added that Charity had given them a real big test for the way they applied themselves on the day generally. Kibukamusoke explained that Charity, who are atop the log in group ‘A’ having played two games more, are a dogged side because of their determined fielding.
They run after what may appear as lost causes. And even when they bowl or bat, they do it right. And because of that, they had threatened to stop Tornado Bees’ unbeaten run so far in the championship.
Until the real spirit shone through, at least. Kibukamusoke told The Observer that after winning the league title last season, they have gained a lot of experience and confidence to weather the storm.
Tornado ‘Bees’ have added National cricket team captain Davis Arinaitwe to their squad and with his return of picking up two wickets and giving away eight runs in the game against JACC.
Arinaitwe has been a big addition. And added to that has been Tornado Bees’ fighting spirit and more training, which lifted the team’s mental strength, making them g favourites to add the T20 title to their winning streak. It will be difficult to stop Tornado ‘Bees’. And only Charity has come closest.
Jonathan Sebanja, the captain of Charity, said he didn’t feel that Tornado Bees were unplayable. But they made so many mistakes, which handed the initiative to Tornado ‘Bees.’
Sebanja added: “We restricted them nicely to few runs.
And had we not rushed and kept our composure to throw away three quick wickets, it would have been another story in the news…a story of a beaten Tornado Bees.”
Well, that is still a prospect and T20 cricket is so unpredictable. With teams like Challengers, Tornado, Wanderers and KICC still in the run-in, Tornado ‘Bees’ will surely not rest on their laurels although they are looking indestructible and are going for the National T20 championship jugular.
Source : The Observer