The choices we make in life make or break us, they often say so. Lady Cricket Cranes all-rounder Franklyn Najjumba can now relax after her decision to leave National Women’s 50-Over League champions Pioneer for Jinja Secondary School.
It certainly feels right after the 28-year-old spurred Jinja SS to the National Women’s Sixes Cup title on her first day in business at Lugogo Oval on Saturday.
“I am so excited playing with the girls,” Najjumba told Daily Monitor after the five-wicket win over Tornado Bee. “And the fact that we have won our first trophy of the season, this is a perfect start here.”
Najjumba’s right-arm medium-fast deliveries earned her figures of 2/4 in her five-ball spell and together with Stephannie Nampiina (2/2) they bowled out Tornado Bee for 35 runs in 4.5 overs.
Skipper Naome Kayondo top-scored with 10 off 13 balls. The target for coach Habibu Mugalula’s side was within reach and revenge for defeat in last year’s Sixes Cup final was imminent.
Dinah Adong sealed the job with a 16-ball 15-run knock to add to the club’s 2014 Twenty20 title.
Prior, both sides had played in the 50-Over League season opener that had gone Tornado Bee’s way.
“The girls have been used to the Twenty20 format but with time we, shall catch up,” Najjumba said.
Here, Tornado Bee majorly relied on the chemistry between their openers Rashida Kalsum (43 off 82) and Saidat Kemigisha (24 off 22).
The pair built a firm foundation and despite Nampiina (4/19) and Rita Musamali’s (3/42) resistance, they coasted 147 in 37 overs.
- Published in Women Cricket