UGANDA AT THE ICC QUALIFIERS; BERMUDA 2013
The 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three took place from 28 April to 5 May 2013 in Bermuda. It formed part of the ICC World Cricket League and qualifying for the 2015 World Cup.
Nepal were the pre-tournament favourites, but they lost against USA and Uganda in their first two matches. On the other hand USA and Uganda made solid starts. Uganda remained unbeaten in their first four matches to comfortably secure one of the two available places in the 2014 World Cup Qualifier.
The teams that took part in the tournament were decided according to the results of the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two, the 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Three and the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Four.
Davis Karashani, Benjamin Musoke, Roger Mukasa, Lawrence Ssematimba, Frank Nsubuga, Brian Masaba, Arthur Kyobe, Charles Waiswa, Michael Ndiko, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Henry Ssenyondo, Arthur Ziraba, Richard Okia, Jonathan Ssebanja.
28th April 2013; National Stadium Hamilton; Uganda 222/7 in 50 overs (Arthur Kyobe 53(112), Frank Nsubuga 51*(29) beat Bermuda 108/10 in 43.3 overs (Henry Ssenyondo 4/24 in 8.3 overs, Roger Mukasa 2/15 in 10 overs) by 114 runs.
Uganda won the toss and chose to bat; Arthur Kyobe was now a senior batsman on the side, and leading from the front, a half century and Frank Nsubuga with five 4s and three maximums topped it off in an unbeaten half century as Uganda routed hosts Bermuda in the opening tie by 114 runs.
Roger had given up the gloves and he picked up bowling like a natural, picking 2 in a parsimonious spell with Ssenyondo destroying the Bermuda batting line up.
Roger was soon to discover that his talent and all round abilities were to become a cornerstone of Uganda dominating the world Cricket League division 3.
29th April 2013; Hamilton; Nepal 116/10 in 44.2 overs (Davis Karashani 3/12 in 9.2 overs), Frank Nsubuga 3/25 in 10 overs) lost to Uganda 117/4 in 27 overs (Roger Mukasa 49*(74) by 6 wickets.
Davis Karashani was at his best, haunting Nepal who seemed to have no formula to his offspin, and Frank Nsubuga as tidy as ever, Uganda shocked Nepal with Roger hunting down the score with an unbeaten 49.
Uganda was back to winning and Roger had helped Uganda to victory in a second game in Bermuda with the bat having destroyed Bermuda with the ball. The good times were back in the camp.
1st May 2013; St. George’s; Uganda 114/9 in 50 overs (Richard Okia 15(49) beat Italy 91/10 in 35.3 overs (Davis Karashani 4/20 in 10 overs), Roger Mukasa 2/11 in 7.3 overs) by 23 runs.
Italy made a smart decision in choosing to field when they won the toss, and made the most of the wicket at St. George’s. Uganda struggling to get going with Okia just managing to crape through a sturdy 15 runs and guide Uganda past 100 runs.
Uganda however proved the more incisive bowling side, Karashani picking four and Roger Mukasa chipping in with another miserly spell to restrict the Italians to 91 and win the low scoring tie by an amazingly big margin of 23.
Three in a row and Uganda looked good for the World cup qualifiers in New Zealand.
2nd May 2013; Somerset; Uganda 175/10 in 49.5 overs (Lawrence Ssematimba 44(91), Benjamin Musoke 44(105) beat U.S.A 93/10 in 39.1 overs (Roger Mukasa 3/29 in 10 overs, Davis Karashani 2/15 in 8 overs) by 82 runs.
Roger failed with the bat scoring a duck, but once again his all-round abilities were at the fore as he picked 3 in another miserly spell with Karashani to restrict USA to 93.
Old man of the side and current chairman of selectors Benjamin Musoke had ground out 44 off 105 with Lawrence Ssematimba 44(91) in a 76 run fourth wicket stand that turned out to be the winning margin.
The travel agent had received a call, Uganda was to be booked on a flight ot New Zealand for the 2014 world Cup Qualifiers.
4th May 2013; Somerset; Uganda 163/9 in 50 overs (Arthur Kyobe 42(56) lost to Oman 164/3 in 39 overs (Frank Nsubuga 1/22 in 9 overs) by 7 wickets.
High flying Uganda met Oman and that was the reality check that every team might need to remind them of the seriousness of qualifiers.
Arthur Kyobe top scored but the wickets were scarce as Oman cantered home easily with 11 overs to spare.
With the great start Uganda had, it was easy to soak in this loss and get ready for the big one.
5th May 2013; National Stadium Hamilton; Uganda 151/8 in 50 overs (Deus Muhumuza 28(70), Lawrence Ssematimba 27(40) lost to Nepal 153/5 in 39.2 overs (Davis Karashani 1/29 in 10 overs, Henry Ssenyondo 2/29 in 7 overs) by 5 wickets.
This was Uganda’s third final after Darwin 2007 and Argentina 2009, Uganda returned to the final of an ICC world Cricket League Division 3 qualifier.
Nepal having lost to Uganda earlier in the tournament returned to win the title and secure first place qualification to New Zealand 2014 ICC World Cup Qualifiers.
The big stage beckoned once again and the lads were now getting set to see the possibility of playing at a World cup.
Ugcricket tournament Reviews
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|RISING ZEBRAS VS ROARING LIONS||243/4 - 179/7||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|CHARGING LEOPARDS VS MIGHTY RHINOS||55/3 - 60/1||LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL|
|ACC VS SKLPS(R1)||160/6 - 162/7||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS VS NYAKASURA (R1)||172/6 - 140/5||BUDO CRICKET OVAL|
|AVENGERS CC vs J.A.C.C (R1)||194/8 - 131||JINJA S.S.S|
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