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Henry Ssenyondo bowls Riaah Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani and Frank Nsubuga were part of the team in Oman
Uganda U17 Girls’ national team after winning CECAFA U-17 Championship
Ndejje University players and officials celebrate during the apex of the 18th AUUS Games held at University of Kisubi on Friday, 20th December 2019
Team Abagurusi showed that old is golden, indeed, when they took an assured series 1-0 lead against Team Kisementi after scripting a six-run triumph over the latter at the University Oval in Kyambogo on February 9.
The build-up to the clash that saw a return of many yesteryears’ superstars to the oval for the first time in eons was dominated with a war of words between two camps as the players plotted to oust each other.
And although the younger Team Kisementi, comprising of corporates and previous league players, were the odds-on favourites to win series opener, Team Abagurusi rendered the pundits’ predictions useless as they stunned their foes in the charity themed friendly battle.
Peter Sawyer fell seven runs short of a deserved half century but his 38-ball-43 stood out as Abagurusi set 136 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Openers Norman Batanda (13 off 11), Robert Kisubi (19 off 38) and captain Latimer Mukasa (18 off 17) also reached double figures as slow bowler Allan Ssematimba registered impressive figures of 3 for 4 in 2 overs for Kisementi to restrict Abagurusi’s piling on a bigger score.
Needing to move at 6.8 runs per over to win, all looked like smooth sailing for Team Kisementi with Paul Kaheru (41 runs off 36 balls) still out in the middle. But when he was clean bowled by William Kibukamusoke (1/30) in the 10th over, the wheels came off Kisementi’s chase.
Derrick Buwembo, who had earlier put in a good fielding shift, blossomed with 22-ball 17 and Cyrus Kibukamusoke added 10 off 2 balls (one six and one four) but it was a little too late as Kisementi run out of overs with three wickets in hand.
Former Uganda all-rounder Andrew Othieno with figures of 3 for 11 in four overs was chief destroyer of Kisementi as his spell played a pivotal role in ensuring Abagurusi carry the day.
Stopping the celebrations
But Kisementi captain Elly Kibuka Mukasa aka Sober said it was early days in the series for the Abagurusi to brag about anything. “This is going to be a long series. You cannot afford to celebrate now in a seven-match series,” said Mukasa. “We also played hospitable to our elders. We wanted to motivate them to come back. But again, they wanted to win more than we did. Our body language in the field was poor and I call upon my players to start training so that they’re better when we meet next month.
Abagurusi captain Latimer Mukasa termed the day as a ‘perfect outing’ and urged the Bagurusi to stay fresh for what he said ‘will be an exciting series that will last the distance’.
Daily Monitor has also learnt that the organisers of the series, which will ride along a charity theme, are in advanced talks with another social group within the fraternity to increase the teams participating in the series from two to either three or four in a bid to make the series more involving and exciting.
ABARUSI - KISEMENTI SERIES
Results – Game One of Seven (Feb 9)
Abagurusi 136/7 Kisementi 130/7
Abagurusi won by 6 runs
MATCH DAY SQUADS
Team Abagurusi: Norman Batanda, Robert Kisubi, Peter Sawyer, Latimer Mukasa, Andrew Othieno, Kaushik Kuldeep, William Kibukamusoke, Abu Mayanja, Paul Nsibuka Luswata, Paul Ayo, Michael Nuwagaba, Steven Lumonya, George Ndiko
Team Kisementi: John Trust Mayeku, Paul Kaheru, Daniel Ligyalingi, Elly Kibuka Mukasa, Bashir Ansasiira, Nicholas Kebba, Derrick Buwembo, Robert Mukobe, Cyrus Kibukamusoke, Fred Lutaaya, Dunstan Nsubuga Kamunvi
Uganda has been invited to compete in the UAE International Women’s T20 Cup scheduled to take place from 12th – 20th December 2016 in United Arab Emirates.
A total of Eight (8) Countries confirmed participation in the above Tournament namely; Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Uganda, Zimbabwe, & United Arab Emirates.
A squad of 30 players was named, and Preparations for the tournament kicked off on Thursday 6th October 2016, the team trains from both Lugogo and Jinja grounds .
See below a squad which was selected to prepare for the above Tournament.
1. Immaculate Nakisuyi
2. Joyce Mary Apio
3. Jane Francis Baluka
4. Patricia Munguryek
5. Kevin Awino
6. Grace M. Ayato
7. Evelyn Anyipo
8. Carol Namugenyi
9. Gertrude Candiru
10. Shakira Sadick
11. Stephanie Nampiina
12. Hilda Kabaseke
13. Hope Wanichan
14. Rita Musamali
15. Naome Kayondo
16. Saidat Kemigisha
17. Rashida Kalsum
18. Jenifer Nabwana
19. Lelia Namaganda
20. Pricco Nakitende
21. Barbara Mukankusi
22. Janet Mbabazi
23. Rachael Ntono
24. Scovia Akello
25. Leona Babirye
26. Gloria Adubu
27. Consy Aweko
28. Claire Mushakamba
29. Patricia Malemikia
30. Franklyn Najjumba
1. Mr. Franko Otieno ( Women's Coach)
2. Miss. Rita Tinka ( Women's Manager)
WOMEN'S DEV'T OFFICER - UGANDA CRICKET ASSOCIATION.
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)
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Women's Dev't Officer - Uganda Cricket Association
UCA is pleased to announce the appointments of the following Coaches for the various National Teams for the 2016/2017 season.
Men’s National Team:
Head Coach - Stephen Ogonji Tikolo
Assistant Coach - Michael Grace Ndiko
Head Coach - Henry Okecho
Assistants - Emmanuel Isaneez and Jackson Ogwang
Head Coach - Henry Okecho
Assistants - Emmanuel Isaneez and Jackson Ogwang
Under 15 Boys:
Head Coach - John Tumusiime
Assistant Coach - Emmanuel Kamya
Under 19 Girls:
Head Coach - Habibu Mugalula
Assistant Coach - Jackson Ogwang
The Men’s National Team is preparing for the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament at the beginning of 2017. The Under 19 boys are also preparing for 2017 World Cup Qualifiers.
We believe and have hope in the above team to take Uganda Cricket to the next level as they all have vast experience in Coaching.
UCA continues to thank the media for the good coverage and we are looking forward to a successful cricket season with your support.
Chief Executive Officer