CWB, AUTUMN PROJECT IN NORTHERN UGANDA -2015

Today was a day of two halves. The morning was slow because we had no coaching in due to the fact  it was a Sunday and only boarding schools were open. The allowed us a couple of hours at the hotel relaxing and then a stroll around the streets of Gulu, to have a browse and to do a bit of shopping.


The relaxing morning ensured that all members of the team were eager to get coaching again in the afternoon. We first visited Mary Immaculate school where we received a warm welcome. Like a couple of days before, the students of the all girl school were incredible to coach. They were very attentive and got stuck into the drills we had set up for them. The session involved a mix of catching, batting and bowling drills. The catching drill involved a mix of competitions and silly acts (a chicken impression being one of many). Whilst doing the drills, we would introduce the ABCT messages when applicable.


Following this hour and a half hour session, we headed to Sir Samuel Baker School, which is a senior all boys school. As a team, we decided to set up a game of pairs cricket due to the age of the students and the fact they already had cricket equipment in use on their large flat playing field. This session was very successful and the boys were very knowledgeable about the ABCT messages and were very open about why they would and why they wouldn’t follow the message. One reason why they wouldn’t use condoms was because they are too expensive, which could be a major cause for HIV and AIDS being still a big issue in the country still. One student states that roughly 5% of the school had HIV.


During this project I am in charge of doing the monitoring and evaluating (M and E) of the coaching sessions at each school. This involves asking three random students a set of questions before the session and another three students the same questions after the session. This enables us to understand how much knowledge the kids have about HIV and AIDS before the session and then to see if their knowledge improves as a result of our coaching. M and E also helps the charity understand the long term impact it has in particular areas and at particular schools after multiple visits.

Overall, it was a superb day which involved coaching two very good school and the team felt that we had a positive impact and we look forward to the festival day tomorrow where there will be some members 27th September.

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Cricketers thirst to be fully quenched at 2015 UCA Awards Night

Recognising individuals that excel in sports is not common in Ugandan sport. However, it’s not that rare. A few bodies including Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) do reward best performing sportsmen.

In the aftermath of last year’s edition, CEO Justine Ligyalingi assured the UCA Awards Gala would be an annual occasion like Christmas Day.

True to his word, the UCA Awards Gala are here again. Guests will converge at the Copper Chimney Restaurant in Lugogo to reward 2015’s best tomorrow night. The Gala has been spiced up with sponsors Nile Breweries and Pepsi. “We are grateful for their contribution towards the event,” Ligyalingi said. “With their support, we expect this to be a success come Thursday (tomorrow).” According UCA Development Officer Henry Okecho, shortlisted contestants will battle for nine awards.

The biggest of them all is Male Cricketer of Year gong whose contestants are 2014 winner Roger Mukasa (Tornado B), Ivan Thawithemwira (Challengers), Hamu Kayondo (Wanderers) and Irfan Afridi (KICC).

AWARDS CATEGORIES
Male Cricketer Of the Year
Female Cricketer Of The Year
Young Male Cricketer of the Year
Young Female Cricketer of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Team Manager of the Year
Coach of the Year

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PRESS RELEASE FOR THE U19 NATIONAL TEAM TOUR TO MALAYSIA -2015

MEDIA RELEASE

 

UNDER 19 TOUR TO MALAYSIA

 

Uganda Cricket Association is pleased to announce the Under 19 Boys team set to travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the ICC Under 19 World Cup Qualifiers from 13th to 23rd October 2015.

 

Below please find the team that will represent Uganda the World Cup Qualifiers.

 

Players: Frank Akankwasa (Kololo SS), Abdalah Lubega (Kololo SS), Derrick Bakunzi (Capt)(Kampala International University),Brian Adriko (Kololo SS), John Gabula (Kyambogo College), Joseph Byaruhanga(Busoga College Mwiri), Zephania Arinaitwe (Busoga College Mwiri),Kenneth Waiswa (Busoga College Mwiri), Collins Okwalinga (Busoga College Mwiri), David Wabwire (Busoga College Mwiri),Ashiraf Majid Senkubuge (Kololo SS),Trevor Bukenya (Luigi Guissani High School),Simon Peter Okecho (Kololo SS), Steven Wabwose (Jinja SS).

 

Reserves: Ronald Opio (Busoga College Mwiri), Eddie Agaba (Jinja SS)

 

Officials: Martin Ondeko (Team Manager), Henry Okecho (Coach), Emmanuel Isaneez (Assistant Coach), Dennis Musali (Head of Delegation).

 

The teams at the tournament are Nepal, Ireland, Papua New Guinea, Uganda and The United States of America. Only the best team from tournament will qualify for the Under 19 World Cup in February 2016 after the final on 22nd October 2015

 

Uganda has made 2 appearances at the Under 19 World Cup in 2004 (Bangladesh) and 2006(Sri Lanka. Several players from these two teams went on to play for Uganda later on.

 

The team departs from Uganda on 12th October 2015 onboard Emirates Airline and returns on 24th October 2015. The reserves are replacements to members on the final 14 and therefore will not travel with the team.

 

We believe the team has had good preparations leading to the tournament with the most recent being a residential camp in October and tour to Kenya in September 2015.

 

We are hopeful that we can make another appearance at the World Cup and request for all the support we can get to achieve this.

 

Regards

 

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Justine Ligyalingi

 

Chief Executive Officer.

C.W.B Coaching Visits in Uganda -2015

Cricket without Boundaries Visit.

The above mentioned volunteers will be visiting Uganda from 19th September to 2nd October 2015. This time 6 members will be visiting, in CWB’s 10th year of coaching in Uganda.

 They will carry out coaching in the Districts of Gulu, Arua and Lira. They will be assisted by CWB Ambassador to Uganda, Isaneez Emmanuel and the Northern Region Development Manager, Grace Mutyagaba. It will be the 5th time the volunteers are visiting the Northern region.

 

Below is the Itinerary;

 

CWB Autumn 2015 Project
Dates Day Confirmed Itinerary Possible Activities Accomodation Venue 
Saturday 19th September 1 Fly in Day arrive at 10.55pm   Nob View Hotel  
Sunday 20th September 2 Travel Travel White Castle Hotel, Arua Arua Hill PS Ground
Monday 21st September 3 Arua Teacher Training White Castle Hotel, Arua Arua Hill PS Ground
Tuesday 22nd September 4 Arua Schools Coaching White Castle Hotel, Arua Arua Hill PS Ground
Wednesday 23rd September 5 Arua Festival White Castle Hotel, Arua Arua Hill PS Ground
Thursday 24th September 6 Travel Travel Hotel Paerl Afrique, Gulu  
Friday 25th September 7 Gulu Teacher Training Hotel Paerl Afrique, Gulu Gulu Public Play Ground
Saturday 26th September 8 Gulu Schools Coaching Hotel Paerl Afrique, Gulu Gulu Public Play Ground
Sunday 27th September 9 Rest Day Hotel Paerl Afrique, Gulu  
Monday 28th September 10 Gulu Festival Hotel Paerl Afrique, Gulu Gulu Public Play Ground
Tuesday 29th September 11 Lira Teacher Training Lira Hotel, Lira Lango Sports Ground
Wednesday 30th September 12 Lira Schools Coaching Lira Hotel, Lira Lango Sports Ground
Thursday 1st October 13 Lira Festival Lira Hotel, Lira Lango Sports Ground
Friday 2nd October 14 Travel Travel    
Saturday 3rd October 15 Flight at 1.05am      
           

Bhudia’s seven wickets sink Challengers

Rajesh Bhudia took season best bowling figures of 7-13 to help Kutchi Tigers defeat Challengers by five wickets in a National Men’s Division One 50-Over League clash at Kyambogo Oval on Sunday.

“I feel so happy,” the Indian-born Kenyan said. “It was a very good bowling spell.” After Challengers opted to bat first, Bhudia, signed alongside Vinod Rabadiya and Ramesh Mepani from Kenyan champions Kanbis Sports Club, ensured none of their opponents’ batsmen troubled the scorers.

Kanti Vekaria (1/7) dismissed danger man Arthur Kyobe (5 off 12) in the fifth over and when Nandi Kishore (1/13) bowled Arnold Otwan (32 off 86), Bhudia’s moment came.

In his 10-over spell, the right-arm medium pace bowler claimed four wicket-maidens and another maiden before Challengers’ innings folded at 74 in 34.1 overs. Spinner Henry Ssenyondo (2/18) put up some resistance for the 2014 Twenty20 champions but it mattered less as Rabadiya’s composed 13-ball 26* saw Tigers earn their third win in four outings in 19.2 overs.

NATIONAL MEN’S 50-OVER LEAGUE
DIVISION ONE RESULTS
Challengers 74/10 Kutchi Tigers 77/5
(Tigers won by five wickets)
Tornado vs. Rounders (washed out)
DIVISION TWO
ACC 214/5 KC Budo 117/3 [D/L]
(ACC won by 97 runs)
Mwiri 127/10 Wanderers 121/1 [D/L]
(Wanderers won by nine wickets)
SKLPS 109/10 Jinja SS 110/9
(Jinja SS won by one wicket)

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Pioneer look to maintain momentum

Cricket. Defending champions Wanderers are winless and destined to find the going tough against the Davis Turinawe-tutored Pioneer Cricket Club.

Aside from experience, the levels of expectation are pretty much similar when Pioneer Cricket Club clashes off with holders Wanderers in the National Women’s 40-Over League at Lugogo Oval today.
“No team in the title race wants to falter at this stage,” Pioneer’s Franklyn Najjumba said. “We want to keep pace with main contenders KICC and Tornado B,”
All-rounder Najjumba struck the season’s highest batting score thus far of 45 off 50 balls as they defeated favorites KICC by 27 runs a fortnight ago.

“That win over KICC propels our title quest,” skipper Justine Musubika said. With Musubika’s undoubted bowling strength and significant contribution from Barbara Mukankusi and Pricco Nakitende, Wanderers are in for a tough test.
“We lost our opener to Tornado B (last weekend) but our fight is not done,” Wanderers captain Janet Mbabazi said.

She, alongside Esther Ngabirye, Mary Nalule, Evelyn Anyipo and Julia Karungi are the survivors from the team that popped champagne last year. “Pioneer may be a more experienced side and albeit that, we also want to show the mark of champions on Saturday (today).” Mbabazi added. Across the Nile River, Jinja SS and Ndejje-Premier will look forward to their first season contest after JACC failed to turn up in both outfits’ opening fixtures.
“We hope to start off well despite losing some key players,” said Jinja SS coach Habibu Mugalula whose hopes lie in skipper Claire Mushakamba and Damalie Busingye.

Mini-Cricket
A vast number of talents at the helm of Ugandan cricket today such as Ham Kayondo, Charles Waiswa and Arthur Kyobe were realised through Mini Cricket Development Program (MCDP). That talent search norm has not stopped. This year, the MCDP is set to attract over 6000 participants in U-11 and U-13 categories at district levels. These will partake in softball activation festivals at primary school level around the country.

“Once youngsters get introduced to the bat and ball early, there is a chance to grow their interest in the game of cricket,” Uganda Cricket Association Development Officer Henry Okecho told Saturday Monitor.

TODAY - WOMEN’s LEAGUE 
At Lugogo Oval
Pioneer vs. Wanderers, 10am
At Jinja Oval
Jinja SS vs. Ndejje-Premier, 10am

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