Team Abagurusi bag opener but series set to grow into three-franchise affair

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

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SENIOR WOMEN NATIONAL TEAM PREPS FOR THE UAE INTERNATIONAL T20 CUP

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 

 

OFFICIALS
1. Mr. Franko Otieno ( Women's Coach)
2. Miss. Rita Tinka ( Women's Manager)

 

PREPARED BY;

FRANKLYN NAJJUMBA

WOMEN'S DEV'T OFFICER - UGANDA CRICKET ASSOCIATION.

 

The UCA Girls Schools Select team Wins the 3rd Edition of the Kwibuka Cricket for Peace Tournament in Kigali - Rwanda

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.

 

The Team;

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 National team Coaches for 2016/2017

 

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

 

Under 23:

Head Coach           - Henry Okecho

Assistants              - Emmanuel Isaneez and Jackson Ogwang

 

Under 19:

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.

 

Regards

 

 

Justine Ligyalingi

 

Chief Executive Officer

Team sheet mistake sends Tornado Bee to summit

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.

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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

 

Not signed as sent electronically

 

Justine Ligyalingi

 

Chief Executive Officer.

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