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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)
Prepared by: Franklyn Najjumba
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
That National Men’s Division One 50-Over League holders Tornado Bee had not scored more than 200 runs in any innings this season is a surprise.
And perhaps, Jeremy Kibuukamusoke and company were unaware that they were staring at a second season defeat when opponents Kutchi Tigers reached 145-3 inside the 34th over at Lugogo Oval on Sunday.
With seven wickets in hand, there were 13 overs left to play as the game had prior been reduced to 46 overs due to a soggy outfield left by the morning showers.
Moments after new Kutchi batsman Shailesh Halai had faced two pace deliveries from left-arm seamer Charles Waiswa, play was halted by umpires Patrick Makumbi and Phillip Kahuma.
There was a brief consultation with the game’s scorer Gertrude Chandiru and umpires later called off the game and awarded Tornado Bee five winning points. Why?
“Shailesh went onto the field yet his name was not registered on the team sheet,” Kibuukamusoke told Daily Monitor.
“None of us had noticed it but when Chandiru did not find his name on the submitted team list, she raised the matter to the officials.”
Competition rules indicate that for one to walk onto the field, they must be registered before the two captains toss the coin.
So how did that pass? “We share names in our Kutchi family,” disappointed Tigers’ captain Alphesh Hirani said. “I wrote Hitesh Halai twice and instead of writing Shailesh Halai on the team list. This was a mistake and I apologised for it.” he admitted.
Hirani and teammates pleaded with the umpires but they stuck to the rules. “It was a really harsh decision made. Even my opposing captain understood the situation but umpires insisted on calling off the game.” he helplessly added.
While Tigers remained second from bottom on 11 points from six matches, Tornado Bee moved to 34 points, assuming league leadership.
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.
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Chief Executive Officer.
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
Women’s Development Officer – Uganda Cricket Association
Uganda’s U-19 national cricket side – The Baby Cricket Cranes - fly in from Dar es Salaam this evening knowing the hard work starts now and they cannot afford to rest on their laurels.
Henry Okecho’s boys whitewashed Tanzania by 125 runs in the final round of the Pepsi ICC Africa U-19 Cricket World Cup qualifier played at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Oval yesterday.
Man of match Collins Okwalinga (7/14) and spinner Frank Akakwansa (3/13) bowled out Tanzania for 44 runs in 22 overs after Abdallah Lubega (52), Zephaniah Arinaitwe (21) and Rogers Olipa (25) had helped Uganda set 169 in 46 overs – their biggest total of the tournament.
The massive win guaranteed that Uganda finished second and booked the solitary berth allocated to the continent for the global qualifier scheduled for Bangladesh later this year. Both Uganda (0.686) and Kenya (0.131) finished tied on six points but the former edged through courtesy for a better Net Run Rate (NRR).
Namibia (eight points) won the showpiece and walk straight into the 2016 Youth World Cup in Bangladesh despite falling to Kenya by four wickets yesterday.
The global qualifier, which will feature all the second-place finishers from the five ICC regions, comes as a reprieve to the Ugandans who almost bottled it. Only the champion of the global qualifier will progress to the main World Cup.
“We withheld their daily allowances for the two days they played poor cricket,” head of delegation Dennis Musali told Daily Monitor. “And our actions worked as the boys woke up and put on a clinical show against the hosts.”
AFRICA U-19 WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS
Final qualifying round - results
Uganda 169/10 Tanzania 44/10
Namibia 101/10 Kenya 103/6
Nigeria 72/10 Botswana 63/10