Akasumagizi had a rough start to the competition but managed to put up a good show on day two with a proper commitment from the team players to register a clean sweep to win the tournament at the Lakeside Oval in Entebbe.
Just like the other three opens, the central edition also had the same format of play with players under the age of 19 competing in nine games with Fighting Against AIDS as the social cause.
Akasumagizi, Ensega, Kalooli and Naddibanga named after common birds in the central region were the fourth teams to took part in the tournament.
A 25-run win against favourates, Kalooli was just good enough for Akasumagizi to win the Batball Open Central Edition.
Bosco Akena and Gurjivan Singh from Kalooli were both good with the ball as they managed to pick hat-tricks.
“We as Batball Uganda Limited are excited that many people are starting to understand what really our objectives are and this is not a one-off tournament, but one which will be happening every year to enable the young players get a chance to compete and showcase their talents to the whole world,” said Martin Ondeko, COO Batball Uganda Limited.
The best 16 players from this tournament will join the respective best players from other regions to compete at the Batball X later in June this year.
Batball Open will now move to the western region of Uganda next month for last regional tournament to the with the same style of play and with a social cause.
Kalooli won 9 by against Ensega
Naddibanga won by 10 wickets against
Naddibanga won by 8 wickets against Akasumagizi
Kalooli won by 7 wickets against Akasumagizi
Ensaga won 30 runs against Akasumagizi
Kalooli won by 6 wickets aginst Naddibanga
Akasumagizi won by 9 wickets against 9 wickets against Ensega
Akasumagizi won by 11 runs against Naddibanga
Akasumagizi won by 25 runs against Kalooli.