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.

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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Kenya National Team Tour to Uganda

The Kenya National team shall be touring Uganda for a series of games. The tour will run from 7th to 13 June 2015, with matches played at Lugogo and Kyambogo Ovals.

The Kenyan team shall be playing against Netherlands in the World Cricket League Series in the near future.

Programmed for the Kenya Tour to Uganda

Arrival: 7th June 2015

Departure: 13th June 2015

Playing Venue: Kyambogo & Lugogo Ovals

Tournament Format: 50 Overs & Twenty /20

 

 Fixtures for the Kenya Tour to Uganda

8th June 2015 | 10:00am | Uganda XI Vs Kenya XI | 50 Overs|Kyambogo

9th June 2015 | 10:00am | Uganda XI Vs Kenya XI | 50 Overs|Kyambogo

 10th June 2015 | Rest Day

11th June 2015 | 10:00am | Uganda XI Vs Kenya XI | 50 Overs|Kyambogo

12th June 2015 | 10:00am | Uganda XI Vs Kenya XI | Twenty/20|Lugogo

12th June 2015 | 2:00pm | Uganda XI Vs Kenya XI | Twenty/20|Lugogo

13th June 2015 | Departure

 

 PREPARED BY:

Franklyn Najjumba

Women’s Development Officer – Uganda Cricket Association

 

 

Patidar bask in T20 glory

 Patidar Samaj produced a stellar performance to beat Nile by four wickets to clinch their second National Men’s Twenty20 League at Lugogo Oval on Sunday.
“It feels great to be champions again,” Patidar skipper Ankit Patel told Daily Monitor upon lifting their second T20 title since 2011.
The success also ended the club’s four years of hurt encrypted by the departure of Charles Waiswa, Lawrence Ssematimba, Roger Mukasa and Akbar Baig to Tornado B.

“Since that quartet left us, we had forgotten how to win,” admitted tournament MVP Ankit.
“But this feat is what all the lads will try to build on so as to earn promotion back to the topflight limited-overs league next year.”
Just like the Sixes Challenge miss in February, it was another defeat for Nile in the T20 final.
“We have failed to win a final on two occasions. But we’ll work harder to finish in top four of the Division One 50-Over League and possibly win the Champions Trophy,” Nile skipper David Musoke said. After Musoke opted to bat first, Patidar’s Hasmukh Patel (4/21) and Emmanuel Taban (3/22) rubbed salt in Nile’s wounds.

It needed Suleman Sharif (20 off 18) and Kenneth Waiswa (14 off 19) covered up for Nile’s mediocre batting as they went on to set 120 for 9.
“I think we were about 20 runs short of our target. It eventually cost us.” Musoke noted.
Needing six per over to win, Patidar were reeling at 37-2 after five overs by Suleman (3/25) and Nasser Ahmed (2/16) but Ankit restored parity with a 28-ball 24 to clinch victory with five balls to spare.

NATIONAL TWENTY20 LEAGUE
WEEKEND RESULTS
FINAL
Nile 120/9 Patidar 123/6
(Patidar won by four wickets)
SEMI-FINALS
Nile 144/6 Wanderers 31/4 (D/L)
(Nile won by 24 runs after D/L)
Damani 122/7 (47) Patidar 50/1 (D/L)
(Patidar won by nine wickets after D/L)

INDIVIDUAL ACCOLADES
MVP: Ankit Patel (Patidar Samaj)
Best batsman: Arthur Kyobe (Challengers)
Best bowler: Mohammed Aneef (Challengers)
Best fielder: Ankit Patel (Patidar Samaj)
Best wicket-keeper: Nirav Patel (Patidar)

CAST OF T20 CHAMPIONS
2014: Challengers
2013: Wanderers
2012: Tornado
2011: Patidar

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UGANDA U19 TEAM DURING A FLAG OFF CEREMONY.

The Uganda U19 Team was flagged off today at 11:00pm by the Assistant General Secretary of National Council of Sports Mr. David Katende. 

The team will be travelling to Tanzania ( Dar -es-salaam) tomorrow Thursday 12th February 2015 at 12:00pm aboard Rwanda Air.

Tanzania hosts the Africa div 1 u/19 world Cup Qulaifier which starts in Dar Es Salaam on Saturday. 14th February 2014.

The Participating countries are


Tanzania

 Botswana

 Namibia

Uganda,

Kenya

 Nigeria. 


 

PREPARED BY: FRANKLYN NAJJUMBA

Ochan, Mutyagaba back in Cricket side

 Patrick Ochan and Abram Mutyagaba have been recalled to the senior men’s national cricket team preparing for the Division 11 World Cricket League (WCL) tournament due next month.
Australia-based Ochan and Mutyagaba, who features for South African side Natal, last played for the Cricket Cranes in January when Uganda were relegated to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Division Three.
But recent consistent displays have now earned the duo call-ups to the national squad for the January 17-24 tournament. They are replacing Indian-born Suleman Sharif and UK-based wicket-keeper Naeem Bardai, who Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) considered surplus to requirements in the 14-man squad. 
“I believe their (Ochan and Mutyagaba) return will bear fruit in Namibia,” Cricket Cranes skipper Frank Nsubuga welcomed the changes before speaking about the fixture line-up. “The fixture line-up is tricky. But knowing that every player selected knows what is at stake, we’ll try take it one game after another,” he added. “Ochan has been playing against some very good players in Australia lately and we hope his bowling can give us an extra punch.” Three months ago, dread-locked seamer Ochan turned down the call to represent Uganda in Malaysia because UCA had requested his club to release him on short notice. 
“This time, UCA wrote to my club in time. My boss and I will be able to come to Kampala in a few days,” Ochan, the second best team bowler with six scalps when Uganda suffered relegation in New Zealand, said on phone from his base in Adelaide. 
Uganda will open their account against WCL Div.3 champions Nepal at the Wanderers Affies Oval. 
“The fixture line-up is tricky. But we are here to represent our country and want to do so well. We will fight to the end in every match,” he said. 
Ochan is expected to improve coach Peter Kirsten’s pace-bowling options that include Jonathan Ssebanja, Deus Muhumuza and Danniel Ruyange.. 
Mutyagaba finished as Uganda’s best batsman in New Zealand with batting figures of 61 off 93 deliveries against Kenya enroute to a total tally 130 runs from six innings. 
“His contribution to the top-order will be vital if we are to achieve our batting aggregate of about 270 runs per match,” Nsubuga said.
Uganda will hope to finish among the best four countries; hosts Namibia, Kenya, Netherlands, Canada and Nepal.

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Senior Men National team profiles

profiles the team that will represent Uganda at the ICC WCL Div III that will take place in Malaysia after it was moved away from Uganda due to security concerns.

FRANK NSUBUGA (CAPTAIN)
frank nsubuga
Club: Tornado
Age: 34
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm off break
A decade of featuring for the senior national side, Franco as he is popularly known is a spin bowler. He will be deputized by Brian Masaba. He takes over from Davis Karashani in the October 23rd to 30th event.
 
"We are a family and I am happy with the work put in so far, the boys are hungry, confidence is high, we are more focused than ever before and looking forward to the tournament.’

Key for him will be soaking up the pressure especially for some debutants at the big stage.
‘Do your basics well and you will win the game’, believes Nsubuga.

BRIAN MASABA ( Vice CAPTAIN)
brian masaba
Club: Nile
Age: 23
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm medium
An all rounder who has come into his own by being a regular fixture on the national team side, He is a good fielder and can bat in the middle order. He is your go to guy when you need stability after quick falling wickets. As an assistant captain, more responsibility will come and it will be interesting to see how he handles it.

ROGER MUKASA
roger mukasa
Club: Tornado B
Age: 25
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Right-arm off spin

Uganda’s opening batsman for the last five years, he has been on great form with three centuries in the local league and has improved his bowling tremendously, he will need to put runs on the board to get Uganda going. Good hooker, cut and drive, used to scoring fast and when that doesn’t happen might be forced to make a mistake but all round a good bat.

DEUSDIT MUHUMUZA
deus muhumuza
Club: Tornado
Age: 25 years
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right -arm medium
Nick named Baby because of his youthful looks; he has worked himself back on the team after being dropped for the World T20 qualifiers in the UAE last year. Runs well between the wickets, bats well at the death, good arm and as a medium pace bowler, has a lot of variety with his in-swinger. He is also a good fielder. 

DANIEL RUYANGE
daniel ruyange
Club: KICC
Age: 29
Batting: Right-hand bat
Bowling: Right-arm medium-fast 
A bowler who can bat, it has been a long journey for him back to the national team after an injury on his right shoulder that saw him get surgery and sit out a year without cricket, fitness and a lot of hard work has seen him return and will be an important addition if he can last the duration of the tournament.

DAVIS ARINAITWE KARASHANI
davis karashani dubai
Club: Tornado B
Age: 27
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: Right-arm off break
The ex-skipper comes into this with lots of experience under his belt. Changing his home club this season has boosted his confidence even more and has been batting longer and picking the runs. He can drive well and loves playing the slog sweep. Tends to turn the ball down the leg-side but will be key on the spin friendly wickets in Malaysia.

LAWRENCE SSEMATIMBA
lawrence sematimba
Club: Tornado B
Age: 32years
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Fielding position: Wicket-keeper
Dropped for the (ICC) World T20 qualifiers in the UAE, he has worked his way back on the team. Arguably the man to take on the Benjamin Musoke’s role after his retirement from the national team, he is agile in front of the wicket, he can improvise on all shots and rotate the strike well. Not the biggest hitter on the team by a mile, but plays spins very well.

HAMU BAGENDA KAYONDO
hamu bageya kayondo
Club: Wanderers
Age: 24
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm bowler
Promoted from the U19 side, Kayondo has come through the ranks fast and will need to deliver at the big stage. Being handed captaincy at his home club has matured him. He works hard and wants to improve, technically can play straight and, good with spin. Perhaps his only flaw comes with attempting to hit the ball hard and sometimes it doesn’t go the distance. 

ARTHUR KYOBE
arthur kyobe pp
Club: Challengers
Age: 26years
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Self confident, when Kyobe decides to bat freely it is a master–class. He has been on form with his club since being dropped from the team for the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand sighting indiscipline, all that has fueled him to want to prove a point and that will benefit team Uganda. Criticized for batting for himself and not the team in certain occasions.

PHILLIMON SELOWA
Club: TUT South Africa
Age: 28
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Fielding position: Wicket-keeper
A good bat brought in for reinforcement, he did not get as many runs as expected at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand but very consistent and should get runs.

HENRY SSENYONDO
henry senyondo
Club: Charity TF
Age: 21
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: slow left-arm orthodox
The slow turning wickets in the sub-continent favors spin and that is what Ssenyondo provides, having put his injury worries behind him, he should have a good tournament.

JONATHAN SEBANJA
jonathan sebanja
Club: Charity TF
Age: 26
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: Left-arm medium-fast
He has come into his own recently and accepts more responsibility, he has improved with bat and bowl and that will be important for Team Uganda.

SULEIMAN SHARIF
Club: KICC
Age: 29
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
Only recently made his debut on the national team, he gave a good account of himself and comes off as an all-rounder.

NAEEM BARDAI
naeem bardai
Club: Hatherley & Reddings (UK)
Age: 22
Batting style: Right-hand batsman
Fielding position: Wicket-keeper
He will be the lead Wicket-keeper and also a good bat. He knows the basics well and a confident young man making his debut for Team Uganda at an International tournament.

THE OFFICIALS
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/COACH: PETER KIRSTEN
peter kirsten
Assistant Coach: MICHEAL NDIKO
Manager: ANDREW MEYA
Physiotherapist: TANIA LE ROUX
tania le roux

ICC W.CRICKET LEAGUE DIV III 
TEAM UGANDA FIXTURES
OCTOBER 23-30 2014

Oct 23 4:30am: Nepal v Uganda at (Kinrara Academy Oval) Kuala Lumpur 

Oct 24 4:30am: Singapore v Uganda at (Kinrara Academy Oval) Kuala Lumpur 

Oct 26, 2014 4:30am: Uganda v U.S.A. at (Selangor Turf Club) Kuala Lumpur 

Oct 27 4:30am: Malaysia v Uganda at (Bayeumas Oval) Selangor 

Oct 29 4:30am: Bermuda v Uganda at (Bayeumas Oval) Selangor
 
PREPARED BY AISHA NASSANGA KAWOWO SPORTS

Ruyange keen to make most of national team comeback

It is often difficult for many sportsmen to regain their top form once they suffer injuries or undergo surgeries.

Such has been the case for Daniel Ruyange. The multi-talented player has not fully regained his fast bowling mojo ever since he tore muscles in his right shoulder while representing Uganda at the 2009 ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division Three event in Argentina.

Lucky enough, the 29-year-old returned to action after one year and is now part of national coach Peter Kirsten’s plans as Uganda finalises preparations for the upcoming WCL in Malaysia.

“From the time I underwent surgery, my performance has never been the same,” Ruyange said in an exclusive interview early this week.

“The last five years have been tough for me but I am glad to be back into the national team set-up,” he said. Within the last half-a-decade, he played at the ICC 2011 WCL Div.II in UAE and the ICC Regional Twenty20 World Cup Qualifier here last year.

And now, all-rounder Ruyange is the only second player after club-mate Suleman Sharif in the senior national side selected from the men’s Division Two National 50-Over League largely because of his good displays with both bat (565 runs in 11 innings) and ball (15 wickets) that helped KICC earn promotion to the top-flight next year.

“Playing in the lower league helps to build my confidence and improves my game especially with the bat,” he said. It is the second successive time he has helped a team get promoted to the top tier after Challengers last year.

And Ruyange, a doubles partner to his sibling tennis ace Duncan Mugabe, now wants to shift the form from the red and blue club stripe to the yellow national colours when they travel to play on the small spin-favouring pitches in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.

“The form partly showed while we were in national camp recently in South Africa. The wickets in Malaysia are flat and they favour batsmen, so I expect even a better performance,” a confident Ruyange noted before hinting on how to tackle the spin bowlers. 
“In training, we are working hard against spin and foot movement on the wicket and good enough the coach is not putting us on pressure,”

“Once our top-order batsmen like Arthur (Kyobe) and Roger (Mukasa) play longer innings, then a top-two finish in Malaysia will be on the cards for us,” he added.

Team to Malaysia 
Frank Nsubuga (captain), Brian Masaba (asst. captain), Roger Mukasa, Daniel Ruyange, Arthur Kyobe, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Jonathan Ssebanja, Davis Karashani, Hamu Kayondo, Henry Ssenyondo, Naeem Bardai, Selowa Mukobe, Lawrence Ssematimba and Suleman Sharif.
OFFICIALS: Andrew Meya (team manager), Peter Kirsten (coach/ technical director), Tania Le Roux (physiotherapist).

ICC W. CRICKET LEAGUE DIV. 3 
TEAM UGANDA FIXTURES
OCTOBER 23-30
October 23: Nepal vs. Uganda (Kinrara Academy Oval) 
October 24: Uganda vs. Singapore (Kinrara Academy Oval)
October 26: USA vs. Uganda (Selangor Turf Club)
October 27: Malaysia vs. Uganda (Bayeumas Oval) 
October 29: Uganda vs. Bermuda (Bayeumas Oval)

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