Solid batting gives Cricket Cranes 2-1 lead in Qatar Tour Series

Doha. A rock-solid opening partnership between captain Roger Mukasa and Hamu Kayondo that yielded 89 runs in 13.2 overs takes the credit for Uganda’s T20 six-wicket victory against Qatar.

That triumph edged coach Steve Tikolo’s troops into a 2-1 lead at the on-going Bilateral Series played at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium in Doha on Saturday night.

Cricket Cranes captain Mukasa played second fiddle in the tandem partnership for his score of 40 off 51 balls but Kayondo, who took the Man of Match award, cut loose with a beautiful half century off just 39 balls to take the game away from the hosts.

When Kayondo departed for 51, the scoreboard was reading 100 for 3 and Uganda needed 32 runs to win from 26 balls.

“The coaches always want us to express ourselves with the bat and when I got a chance to open I knew I would make use of the batting powerplay,” said the 27-year-old Hamu, who received a medal from Qatar Cricket Association president QCA president Yousef Jeham Al Kuwari.

Having been the difference in the first two tour matches with the ball, Deus Muhumuza did his reputation as an all-rounder a lot of good.

With 18 needed off 12 balls, Muhumuza smoked two mighty sixes to finish with 24 not out just off 10 balls to seal the game for Uganda with two balls to spare at 133 for 4.

After playing four back-to-back games, the team will take some rest and take in an anticipated breathless sight-seeing tour of Qatar today.

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Sanjay Farm, UCA partner for Cricket Cranes build-up tour

KAMPALA. A busy schedule looms for the Cricket Cranes and Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) have opted to take the bull by its horns in preparation for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League (WCL) Division IV in Malaysia as well as the Africa Twenty20 Cup in Rwanda.
To get the preparations started, a provisional squad of 17 will tour Qatar and India for invaluable match practice and exposure as they try to execute what they have been doing in training, thanks to UCA’s partnership with Cricket Sanjay Farm’s Swetal Desai.

On the backdrop of Roger Mukasa and Charles Waiswa’s involvement with the Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) Select Team that toured India last year, Desai was overwhelmingly impressed by the pair’s talent and pledged to support the development of cricket in Uganda.
UCA chairman Bashir Ansasiira travelled to India for a special meeting with Desai on December 26 last year and the two high caliber personalities fixed the tour for next month (February 17-23).

Team’s potential
Cricket Cranes Team Manager Jackson Kavuma, who alongside CEO Justine Ligyalingi and Operations Manager Martin Ondeko finalised the tour arrangements, said the purpose of this tour was not only to test the team’s potential.
“We are indebted to Cricket Sanjay Farm and Desai who are going to facilitate a bigger portion of our budget,” said Kavuma.

“The purpose of the tour is to also unleash cricketing skills in the remote part of South Gujarat and it will also hopefully open new dimensions for Uganda cricket.”
Before heading to India, coach Steve Tikolo and his men will camp in Qatar for a series of T20 and 50-over rubbers against the national side that is littered with classy players from India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

SQUAD TO QATAR, INDIA

Batsmen: Roger Mukasa, Hamu Kayondo, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Simon Ssesaazi, Shahzad Kamal, Lloyd Patternot
All Rounders: Deus Muhumuza, Brian Masaba, Frank Nsubuga, Kenneth Waiswa, Irfan Afridi Riazat Shah
Wicket-Keeper: Fred Achelam
Spinner: Henry Ssenyondo
Pace Bowlers/Seamers: Charles Waiswa, Trevor Bukenya, Bilal Hassan
Reserves: Emmanuel Isaneez, Steven Wabwose.

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By INNOCENT NDAWULA

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

 

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Justine Ligyalingi

 

Chief Executive Officer.

Kwibuka Cricket for Peace Tournament - 2015

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

 

OFFICIALS:

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

 

Individual Accolades

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

 

MATCH 1:
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.

 

 

DAY 3:

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.

 

 

AFTERNOON MATCH:
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

 

 

 

 

CRICKET KENYA NAMES SQUAD FOR UGANDA TOUR

The Kenya National Cricket team is set to travel to Uganda on Saturday evening in preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers slated for later this month. The team will take on their Ugandan counterparts in three 50-over matches and two T20s between 8th and 12th June.

Head Coach Steve Tikolo says that the weather in Nairobi has rendered training almost impossible and inadequate at best.

“The weather in Uganda is better than we have here hence the boys can bat,bowl and field and get on with the preparation process. Also,Uganda is a competitive side so we’re optimistic that we’ll get much done to our advantage within the coming week.”Despite the fact that these are merely preparation matches,the fans and players alike will be keen to see who comes out on top between the two bitter archrivals.

The national team travels to Ireland and Scotland on 19th June to battle it out with thirteen other countries for six of the available spots in the 2016 T20 World Cup in India.

Travelling Squad to Uganda

1. Rakep Patel
2. Shem Ngoche
3. Maurice Ouma
4. Collins Obuya
5. Elijah Otieno
6. Nehemiah Odhiambo
7. Nelson Odhiambo
8. Narendra Patel
9. Lucas Oluoch
10. James Ngoche
11. Emmanuel Bundi
12. Eugene Ochieng’
13. Gurdeep Ghatora
14. Karan Kaul

Technical Bench

Steve Tikolo – Head Coach
Martin Suji – Assistant Coach
Joseph Asichi – Trainer

Schedule

MONDAY 8th June – 50 overs – @ Kyambogo Oval
TUESDAY 9th June – 50 overs @ Kyambogo Oval

WEDNESDAY – REST/PRACTICE


THURSDAY 
- 50 overs @ Kyambogo Oval
FRIDAY – Two T20s @ Lugogo Oval

 

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