Sierra Leone top the African table
The Africa Under-19 Championship got underway this week and the big surprise from the tournament so far is the appearance of Sierra Leone at the top of the table. They kicked things off by beating Kenya by four wickets then followed it up with a 10-wicket thrashing of Nigeria, who were bowled out for a paltry 44. Uganda, second-placed in the table with two wins out of three, beat Tanzania quite comfortably by six wickets, but their unbeaten run came to an end when Namibia rolled them for 128.
---Points Table (as of third day)--- 1. Sierra Leone (6 points, NRR: 1.323) 2. Uganda (4, 0.986) 3. Zambia (4, 0.513) 4. Namibia (4, 0.510) 5. Botswana (4, -0.226) 6. Kenya (2, -0.289) 7. Tanzania (0, -0.864) 8. Nigeria (0, -2.158)
Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo