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Takashinga are not untouchable. The Zimbabweans have chinks in their armour as exposed by the Kenya and Ugandan sides over the past three days in the ongoing Uganda Quadrangular Series.
The latest of their scares was provided by Brian Masaba’s Uganda Select side that bowled them out for 196 runs in 37.4 overs only for them to bounce back with the ball enroute to comfortably emerging victorious by 104 runs.
While reeling at 30 for 4 in 12 overs, Takashinga once again got out of jail thanks to the experience of Zimbabwe internationals Shingirai Winston Masakadza and Tymcen Maruma who were solid in a fourth-wicket tandem partnership of 105 runs that came off at a healthy rate of 6.5 per over.
Masakadza, in particular, was brutal in his knock of 69 off 61 with a flurry of boundaries and four sixes whereas Maruma redefined the phrase ‘controlled aggression’ in his beautiful half-century knock of 52 off 69 balls.
Despite not batting their quota of overs, Takashinga capitalised on that stand to set 196 in 37.4 overs – a total that proved out of reach for the Ugandans (92 all out) at the end of the day.
“They are a good side,” Takashinga coach Eric Chauluka said about coach Michael Ndiko’s troops. “They put us under pressure with the early wickets but paid the price of not grafting singles and instead opting to unwisely go for boundaries.”
Masaba blamed his troops for not coming to the party on a day they should have won. “It is still a learning curve for us,” admitted the bowling all-rounder. “I thought the guys bowled well upfront. But we didn’t bat with heart. We need to show that we can get ourselves out of trouble situations.”
Stay in the picture
Meanwhile, Davis Karashani and his Uganda XI men will take a deserved break today after another clinical show that earned them a 213-run win against Kenya XI at Kyambogo Oval.
The result means Uganda XI have two wins from three games and must beat their ‘nemesis’ Takashinga on Thursday at the same oval. Roger Mukasa fell two runs short of a crafty century at 98 off 77 balls on the last ball of the innings. Prior opener Hamu Kayondo (55 off 66), Shahzad Kamal (37 off 41) and later Lawrence Ssempijja (25*) were among the runs as Uganda sent 267 for 6 in a match that was reduced to 44 overs due to a rain interruption.
Kenya folded meekly for 54 with Aman Ghandi top scoring with 18 off 27 balls thanks to the superb bowling spells of Karashani (3 for 8 in 6 overs), Henry Ssenyondo (3 for 22 in 8) and Charles Waiswa (2 for 7 in 7).
Takashinga 196/10 Uganda Select 92/10
Takashinga won by 104 runs
Uganda XI 267/6 Kenya XI 54/10
Uganda XI won by 213 runs
Today: Rest Day
Tomorrow’s fixtures – 10am
Uganda XI vs. Takashinga (Kyambogo)
Uganda Select vs. Kenya XI (Lugogo)
The Combined Girls’ Schools Select XI team traveled to Rwanda (Kigali) for the Kwibuka Cricket for Peace Women’s Tournament on Wednesday 8th June 2016. According to the earlier arrangements at Kigali, the hosts had invited 2 countries namely, Uganda and Kenya, unfortunately Kenya withdrew at the last minute, but the tournament had to carry on with only Uganda and Rwanda participating. Eventually UCA Girls Schools Select team were crowned victors having won the series on 5-0 tally against the Rwanda Ladies team. A total of 4 (four) T-20 games and 1 (one) 40 over game rounded up the series with Uganda clinching the host. The team returned home on Monday, a board trinity bus.
Stephanie Nampiina, Kevin Awino, and Rita Musamali (Jinja SSS), Saidat Kemigisha, Malemikia Patricia and Hope Wanichan (Kololo SSS), Immaculate Nakisuyi and Teddy Ayella (Masaka SSS), Regius Tumusiime and Damalie Kayondo (Gayaza High School), Mary Akwi (Lord’s Meade Vocational School), Joyce Mary Apio (Olila High School), Daphine Dricilu (from Kilembe SSS), Florence Mukyala ( Busoga High School), Racheal Ntono ( St James SSS) and Hilda Kabaseke ( Ndejje SSS).The players were selected from the recent Pepsi Girls Schools Cricket Week tournament.
Officials: Habib Mugalulah, (Team Coach), Lwiza Nabulwala (Team Manager).
Tournament Accolade Winners:
1. Player of Series – Immaculate Nakisuyi ( Masaka SSS)
2. Best Batsman – Racheal Ntono ( St James SSS)
3. Best Bowler – Babyish Ishimwe ( Rwanda)
4. Best Fielder – Regius Tumusiime ( Gayaza High)
Prepared by: Franklyn Najjumba
Women's Dev't Officer - Uganda Cricket Association
Uganda cricket Association was invited to participate in the Kwibuka Cricket for peace tournament which took place from 10th – 13th June 2015.Three (3) Countries participated in this tournament, namely UCA girls Schools Select team, Rwanda and Kenya.
UCA SELECT GIRL’S TEAM TO RWANDA - 2015
1. SAIDAT KEMIGISHA - KOLOLO SSS
2. KALSUM RASHIDA - KOLOLO SSS
3. DAMALIE BUSINGYE - JINJA SSS
4. JANE FRANCIS BALUKA - MASAKA SSS
5. EVERLYN ANYIPO - OLILA HS
6. SADICK SHAKIRA - KOLOLO SSS
7. JULIA KALUNGI - KILEMBE SSS
8. MARY AKWI - LORD’S MEADE VOCATIONAL COLLEGE
9. STEPHANIE NAMPIIMA - JINJA SSS
10. RACHAEL NTONO - MASAKA SSS -Captain
11. IMMACULATE NAKISUYI - MASAKA SSS
12. PATRICIA MUNGURYEK - KOLOLO SSS
13. JOYCE MARY APIYO - OLILA SS
14. PATRICIA MALEMEKIA - KOLOLO SSS –wk
COACH: GRACE MUTYAGABA
TEAM MANAGER: FRANKLYN NAJJUMBA
After the end of the league, the UCA Girls Schools Select team emerged runners up after Kenya.
Player of Match Awards
UCA Girls Schools Select team Vs Rwanda 1st Match | Racheal Ntono | Uganda
UCA Girls Schools Select team Vs Rwanda 2nd Match | Damalie Busingye | Uganda
UCA Girls Schools Select team vs Kenya 1st Match | Sylvia Kinyua | Kenya
UCA Girls Schools Select team vs Kenya 2nd Match | Daisy Njogore | Kenya
Kenya Vs Rwanda 1st Match | Sylivia Kinyua | Kenya
Kenya Vs Rwanda 2nd Match | Quinta Abel | Kenya
Player of Series | Sylvia Kinyua | Kenya
Best Batsman | Saidat Kemigisha | Uganda
Best Bowler | Diane Uwamahoro | Rwanda
Social Accolade (dancing competition) | Shakira Sadic & Kalsum Rashida
See Below the Match Summaries
UGANDA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM Vs RWANDA LADIES TEAM.
UGANDA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM 118/3 IN 20 OVERS BEAT RWANDA LADIES TEAM 103/10 IN 19.5 OVES BY 15 RUNS AT KICUKIRO GROUND.
TOSS WON BY UGANDA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM WHO DECIDED TO BAT.
BATTING UGANDA: Racheal Ntono 49 off 46 balls, Saidat Kemigisha 43 off 46 balls, Kalsum Rashida 10 off 28 balls.
BOWLING RWANDA: Betty Mukunzis 1/15 in 4 Overs.
BATTING RWANDA: Betty Mukunzi 18 off 15 balls, Pacifique Nyirandorimana 12 Not Out off 13 balls.
BOWLING UGANDA: Jane Francis Baluka 2/9 in 4 Overs, Stephanie Nampiina 2/12 in 2 Overs, Damalie Busingye 2/18 in 4 Overs.
MATCH 1: UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM Vs KENYA LADIES TEAM
UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM 84/9 IN 20 OVERS LOST TO KENYA 85/9 IN 19.2 OVERS BY 1 WICKET AT KICUKIRO GROUND – KIGALI.
TOSS WON BY UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM WHO DECIDED TO BAT.
BATTING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM: Saidat Kemigisha 19 off 24 balls, Rashida Kalsum 16 off 17 balls, Shakira Sadick 15 off 29 balls.
BOWLING KENYA: Silvia Kinyua 4/7 in 3 Overs, Daisy Njogore 3/21
BATTING KENYA: Esther Wangare 15 off 15 balls, Silvia KInyua 14 off 16 balls.
BOWLING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM: Patricia Malemikia 3/13 in 4 Overs, Jane Baluka 2/24 in 4 Overs, Damalie Busingye 1/10 in 4 Overs, Racheal Ntono 1/12 in 4 Overs.
DAY 4 OF THE KWIBUKA CRICKET FOR PEACE WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT - 2015 IN KIGALI
MORNING MATCH: UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM Vs KENYA (Second Round)
KENYA 100/5 IN 20 OVERS BEAT UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM 90/10 IN 18.2 OVERS BY 10 RUNS AT KICUKIRO GROUND.
TOSS WON BY KENYA WHO OPTED TO BAT.
BATTING KENYA: Daisy Njogore 43 off 54 balls, M. Mwangi 15 off 23 balls.
BOWLING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT: Immacuate Nakisuuyi 1/11 in 3 Overs, Racheal Ntono 1/15 in 4 Overs.
BATTING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM: Patricia Malemikia 18 off 12 balls, Patricia Munguryek 13 off 15 balls, Saidat Kemigisha 10 off 18 balls.
BOWLING KENYA: Sylvia Kinyua 3/12 in 2.2 Overs, Esther Wangare 3/21 in 3 Overs.
UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM Vs RWANDA
UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM 105/10 IN 19.5 BEAT RWANDA 31/10 IN 10.1 OVERS BY 74 RUNS AT KICUKIRO GROUND.
TOSS WON BY: UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM WHO DECIDED TO BAT
BATTING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM: Immaculate Nakisuuyi 35 off 31 balls, Damalie Busingye 35 off 36 balls, Racheal Ntono 11 off 18 balls.
BOWLING RWANDA: Mary Maina 3/20 in 4 Overs, Diane Bimemnyimana 2/14 in 3.3 Overs, Betty Mukunzi 2/19 in 4 Overs.
BATTING RWANDA: Cynthia Uwamahoro 10 off 7 balls.
BOWLING UCA GIRLS SCHOOLS SELECT TEAM: Racheal Ntono 2/4 in 2.1 Overs, Damalie Busingye 1/6 in 2 Overs, Patricia Malemikia 1/7 in 3 Overs.
PREPARED BY; Franklyn Najjumba
Women’s Development Officer - UCA