ROTARIANS GET INTRODUCED TO CRICKET BY THE CRICKET CRANES

In a bid to make the game more popular, the Uganda Cricket Association in partnership with the Rotary Club of Kampala South introduced the game to its members.

Only a few members of the club had ever interacted with the game with the majority getting a feel of bat and ball for the first time.

However, despite being still being dressed in their formal work clothes the members showed enthusiasm especially when it came to the practice games. The ladies were more interested in bowling while the gentlemen picked up the bats to smack the ball.

he eager students were taken through the basics of the game by the Cricket Cranes interim coach Davis Turinawe before being divided into four groups that played four over games amongst themselves.

The evening was also an induction for Cricket Cranes players Deus Muhumuza and Charles Waiswa who were formally welcomed into the Rotary Club of Kampala South.

The eventful evening was ended with a Uganda Cricket giving two national team jerseys to the incoming Club President Jennifer Carolyn Byokusheka and Club President Peter Mukuru whose jersey was received by Vice President Charles Odaga by the CEO of Uganda Cricket Martin Ondeko.

These partnerships are important for the growth of the game as more people get introduced to the gentleman’s game.

By; Denis Musali

 

CRICKET CRANES REMAIN UNBEATEN AFTER SEEING OFF ITALY BY 38 RUNS

Cricket Cranes continued their fairytale run in the desert at the World Cup Challenge League Group B with a 38-run win over Italy at Al Amerat.

The win is their fourth in a row as they aim to finish top of Group after the first round.

The Cricket Cranes were without their captain Brian Masaba who was ruled out of the game with a fever and vice Captain Arnold Otwani slotted into his position.

At the toss, the luck continued to elude Uganda as Arnold Otwani called wrong and Cricket Cranes were asked to bat by the Italians.

Roger Mukasa and his opening partner Arnold Otwani continued their barren run as both failed to put on a reasonable score and it was up to Shahzad Kamal (78) and Ronak Patel (53) to steady the ship. The second-wicket partnership was worth 120 runs as both batsmen followed by their half-centuries from the win against Bermuda with well-crafted half tons.

Shahzad’s departure at 163/3 slowed things down and the remaining seven wickets only contributed a paltry 55 runs.

The late collapse, however, didn’t do much damage as the Uganda finished on 218 all out, the first time the Cricket Cranes have been bowled out in the tournament.

In the chase, Uganda got rid of dangerman Nikolai Smith to keep the Italians at bay but his opening partner Gian Meade (43) took on the responsibility of aggressor as they tried to chase down the total.

There were some nervy moments when the Italians seemed to have settled but Man of the Match Bilal Hassun had other ideas as his 5/27 sealed the game for the Cricket Cranes.

The win, though laboured, means that the Cricket Cranes will definitely finish among the top 2 sides at the tournament. They will take on HongKong on Wednesday which is their final game of the tournament.

The second leg of this Cricket World Cup qualifier will be held in Uganda next year in July.

Prepared by:

Denis Musali

UGANDA CRICKET CRANES HOLD THEIR NERVE TO DEFEAT JERSEY BY 25 RUNS IN OMAN

Uganda held its nerve to defeat Jersey by 25 runs in their first game at the Cricket World Cup Challenge League Group B tournament in Oman.

The island nation won the toss and chose to field first in the only game of the opening day of the Challenge League B.

Uganda named a predictable starting XI with youngsters Richard Agamire, Fred Achellam, and Kenneth Waiswa missing out with Steve Tikolo naming a very experienced side.

Roger Mukasa and Arnold Otwani opened the batting for Uganda and despite both getting some good starts they were unable to capitalize as they fell for scores below 20.

Ronak Patel is still soul searching and he dragged a ball onto his stumps for zero to limit Uganda to 36/3 inside 15 overs.

A 70 run partnership between Shahzad Kamal (47) and captain Brian Masaba (40) settled all nerves and laid a platform for the middle order to prosper.

Dinesh Nakrani (79) and Riazat Shah (37) who in the past have combined for some memorable knocks had a 91-run partnership that helped Uganda pile 248/8 in their 50 overs.

In the chase, Jersey took the game to Uganda scoring freely and wickets were difficult to come by for the Cricket Cranes. The usually reliable spinners had an off day as Henry Ssenyondo and Frank Nsubuga had a difficult time as they failed the partnerships that were growing.

However, Bilal Hassun, Riazat Shah and Dinesh Nakrani had a great day with the ball containing the run flow and also picking up the important wickets.

Nakrani undoubtedly the man of the match picked the last wicket of the game as Uganda closed out a 25 run win.

The win gives Uganda momentum as they go into their next four games. Uganda needs at least two more wins to be able to remain in contention for the top slot in Group B.

CRICKET CRANES FALL TO STRONG TAKASHINGA SELECT SIDE BY 8 WICKETS

Takashinga put together a very strong Select Side that took on the Cricket Cranes on Wednesday.

The Select Side included the newly appointed Director of Cricket for Zimbabwe Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe internationals Timcen Maruma, Shingirai Masakadza, and Innocent Kai.

The visitors batted first and were quickly reduced to 7/2 inside two overs with Roger Mukasa and Brian Masaba back in the dressing room. Arnold Otwani (31) and Ronak Patel (40) steadied the ship with a 60-run partnership until the former was out at 67/3.

Dinesh Nakrani (21) continued his good form on tour but it was all-rounder Riazat Ali Shah (54) who batted well with most of the tail to propel the score to 193/8 in 50 overs.

Cricket UgandaTakashinga Select

In the chase, the experienced Takashinga side gave the visitors no chance with the opening pair of Innocent Kaia (100) and Kudza Maunze (30) putting up an opening stand of 99 with the former going on to score a century but he was not there to finish the job as Joylord Gumbie (34) and Timcen Maruma (16) knocked off the deficit to give the hosts an 8 wicket win.

This was the third game for the Cricket Cranes on the Zimbabwe tour on which they have lost two games and won one.

The team will take a break tomorrow (Thursday) and will play their fourth game on Friday.

Prepared by Denis Musali

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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