By Shamaoma Musonda –
NKANA Cricket Club at the weekend inflicted a 34 run defeat on determined Mufulira who they also overtook and move to second position in the Zambia Cricket Union (ZCU) Copperbelt Girls T20 league.
In week-four league matches hosts Mufulira won the toss and sent Nkana into batting and was all out for 69 runs in 20 overs with Queen Kasaka hit an unbeaten 24 runs with the rest failing to make double figures.
Pick of the bowler for Mufulira were Mercy Nguni and Sarah Chapewa who both picked up three wickets apiece while Foster Mwansa got two wickets.
In reply, Mufulira were bowled out for 35 runs in 7.3 overs with Agnes Ng’andwe left stranded on 10 not out as her batting partners went out cheaply.
Nkana’s Carol Muleta was the chief tormentor and destroyed the Mufulira top order with a seven wickets haul while Grace Kabaso got three wickets.
In Luanshya, the hosts and leaders Luanshya beat visiting Ndola B by an amazing 110 runs to move to first position on the log standings.
Luanshya won the toss and elected to bat first and in their innings, they posted 174 all out in 18 overs with Jean Chabula hitting her career best T20 half century at 55 runs.
Wicket keeper and batsman Tina Bwalya made 32 runs while Susan Kasakula contributed 24 runs with the best bowlers for Ndola B Mukuka Mulenga and Beatrice Mbale each picking up three wickets and Ndola B, batting second scoring 64 runs all out in 12 overs.
At Kanini Sports Club in Ndola, the battle for the wooden spoon was won by Nchanga who defeated the hosts by 24 runs.
Ndola A won the toss and elected to field and in their innings, Nchanga were restricted to 66 runs for two wickets and saw sisters Exildah and Pauline Chanda keep the Nchanga innings together with unbeaten knocks of 21 and 19 runs respectively.
Kenty Chimpali got the two wickets and Ndola A batting second were all out for 44 runs with none of their batsmen able to score double figures.
The best bowler for Nchanga was Mary Nalwamba with five wickets while Pauline Chanda got three wickets and Annie Talamana got one wicket.