Cricket Fraternity shocked by loss of umpire Francis Ekalungar

Terrible news was shared on various fraternity whatsapp groups of the disappearance of Mr Francis Ekalungar, it was reported that he had last been seen on the 31st/12/2017 when he had gone to the bank to execute his normal duties as the accountant of Case Clinic where he was employed.

However, any hope of finding him turned to grief when it was reported late last evening that a badly burnt body had been discovered in Nakigalala Tea Estate and taken to Mulago for further examination.

His family confirmed that they could at least confirm that it was him by 80% therefore DNA tests were being conducted by the Government Analytical Laboratory to confirm a match.

The soft spoken Francis Ekalungar has been very pivotal in  the development of umpiring in Uganda.

Francis has been part of the Africa Elite Panel of umpires from Uganda a slot he shared with Patrick Makumbi.

He has stood in lots of international matches within Africa and his loss is a big blow the growing umpires association.

He was passionate about umpiring and he went out of his way especially in terms of resources to make sure the umpires were up to standard.

Until his passing, Francis he has been the Chairman of the Umpires association and he his calm handling of volatile players while on the oval will be greatly missed.

He was key in mentoring very many junior umpires as well improve the welfare of those that had served the association for a long time.

Burial arrangements are yet to be communicated from the family as they await final DNA results from the Laboratory.

BY DENIS MUSALI

Uganda Smashes South Africa Invitational XI in the ACA Cup.

UGANDA Vs SOUTH AFRICA INVITATION XI

 

UGANDA 281/7 IN 50 OVERS BEAT SOUTH AFRICA INVITATION XI 137/10 IN 37.5 OVERS BY 144 RUNS IN THE ACA CUP

 

Uganda, UCA

 

R

B

4's

6's

SR

Min

RG Mukasa

Dolley b B Erasmus

75

75

11

0

100

 

A Ziraba

D Fielding

36

83

3

0

43.37

 

HK Bagenda

B Mosena* b B Erasmus

20

24

2

0

83.33

 

PM Selowa

retired out

26

44

3

0

59.09

 

B Masaba

C Samboer b T Kannemeyer

28

37

2

0

75.68

 

Davis Karashani

Dolley

2

7

0

0

28.57

 

J Sebanja

P Fojela b T Kannemeyer

19

12

3

0

158.33

 

F Nsubuga*

not out

26

14

1

2

185.71

 

D Muhumuza

not out

24

5

3

2

480

 

Extras (w 10, b 1, lb 14) 25

Total (7 wickets; 50.0 overs) 281 5.62 RPO

Did not bat: A Otwan K Waiswa AS Kyobe D Ruyange H Senyondo

Fall of Wicket: 124-1 ( A Ziraba 25.6 ov ), 124-2 ( RG Mukasa 26.1 ov ), 156-3 ( HK Bagenda 34.5 ov ), 190-4 ( PM Selowa 40.4 ov )*, 194-5 ( Davis Karashani 42.5 ov ), 217-6 ( J Sebanja 45.3 ov ), 257-7 ( B Masaba 49.1 ov )

 

 

 

 

South Africa, South African Invitation XI

O

M

R

W

EC

AV

EX

M Budaza

4.0

0

18

0

4.50

-

(w 1)

M Njoloza

3.0

0

20

0

6.67

-

(w 3)

P Fojela

7.0

0

50

0

7.14

-

(w 1)

B Mosena*

4.0

0

21

0

5.25

-

 

Dolley

8.0

1

37

1

4.63

37.00

(w 2)

B Erasmus

10.0

2

33

2

3.30

16.50

 

D Fielding

10.0

1

41

1

4.10

41.00

(w 1)

T Kannemeyer

4.0

0

46

2

11.50

23.00

(w 2)

 

 

South Africa, South African Invitation XI

 

R

B

4's

6's

SR

Min

T Koekemoer

A Ziraba b Davis Karashani

71

96

7

2

73.96

 

P Fojela

A Ziraba b D Ruyange

10

20

2

0

50

 

D Fielding

A Ziraba b J Sebanja

0

3

0

0

0

 

B Mosena*

RG Mukasa b J Sebanja

0

12

0

0

0

 

B Erasmus

H Senyondo

23

46

3

0

50

 

C Samboer

J Sebanja b H Senyondo

0

2

0

0

0

 

Dolley

H Senyondo b Davis Karashani

12

27

2

0

44.44

 

T Kannemeyer

lbw b H Senyondo

1

6

0

0

16.67

 

K Pedi

H Senyondo

2

5

0

0

40

 

M Njoloza

not out

6

4

1

0

150

 

M Budaza

D Ruyange b Davis Karashani

2

7

0

0

28.57

 

Extras (w 9, lb 1) 10

Total (10 wickets; 37.5 overs) 137 3.62 RPO

Did not bat: F Adams J Van Dyk

Fall of Wicket: 24-1 ( P Fojela 6.4 ov ), 25-2 ( D Fielding 7.3 ov ), 31-3 ( B Mosena* 11.3 ov ), 71-4 ( B Erasmus 22.5 ov ), 77-5 ( C Samboer 24.1 ov ), 120-6 ( Dolley 33.1 ov ), 127-7 ( T Kannemeyer 34.5 ov ), 127-8 ( T Koekemoer 35.2 ov ), 130-9 ( K Pedi 36.2 ov ), 137-10 ( M Budaza 37.5 ov )

 

Uganda, UCA

O

M

R

W

EC

AV

EX

D Ruyange

6.0

1

21

1

3.50

21.00

(w 5)

J Sebanja

6.0

2

10

2

1.67

5.00

(w 2)

D Muhumuza

5.0

1

23

0

4.60

-

 

F Nsubuga*

8.0

0

32

0

4.00

-

(w 1)

H Senyondo

8.0

2

24

4

3.00

6.00

(w 1)

Davis Karashani

4.5

0

26

3

5.38

8.67

 

 

Prepared by; Franklyn Najjumba ( Women's Development Officer - UCA)

 

 

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