By Oscar Pilipili
In Mombasa, Collins Obuya and Maninder Singh put on 66 runs stand as Kongonis recovered from their poor start in the competition to register a convincing six wickets victory over hosts Coast Pekee.
In Kampala, Roger Mukasa scored unbeaten half century to steer hosts Rwenzori Warriors to a whooping eight wickets win over Kenya’s Rift Valley Rhinos.
In the first match, Kanbis posted a modest 143 for seven after being put into bat and completed the win by restricting the visitors for 129.
Kanbis had beaten Kongonis in their first match, while Knights had lost to Warriors.
Openers Patel (36) and Harish Vekaria (44) put on an opening stand of 73 runs with Rajesh Varsani chipping in with 28.
Deuz Muhumuza got Ramesh Mepani (6) and Rajesh Bhudia (two) to finish with 2/22 in four overs.
Later, the spin of Kanbis Patel and Harish Varsani’s cutters ripped apart the Knights middle order, tilting the scale in favour of Kanbis.
Mitch Horrocks was the top scorer for the hosts with his fighting 23 off 20 balls that included 2 sixes before becoming Patel’s first wicket. Captain Davis Arinaitwe made 21 runs.
In the second match, Shem Ngoche picked two wickets as Kongonis bowlers proved too strong for Coast restricting them to 114 at Coast Gymkhana.
Irfan Karim was the top scorer with 38 runs. Maurice Ouma had started the inning on a bang making 20 off 21 balls before falling to Elijah Otieno. Apart from Nehemiah Odhiambo who made 13, no other players got into double digits.