By Alvin Bagaya
The 2014 ICC World Cricket League Division Three was held in Malaysia. It formed part of the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) and qualification for the 2019 World Cup. The top two teams in the tournament Nepal and Uganda qualified for the 2015 WCL Division Two tournament, to be held in Namibia, while the bottom two teams United States and Bermuda were relegated to the 2016 WCL Division Four tournament.
Frank Nsubuga (Captain), Davis Arinaitwe, Hamu Kayondo, Arthur Kyobe, brian Masaba, Deusdedit Muhumuza, Roger Mukasa, Naeem Bardai, Daniel Ruyange, Jonathan Ssebanja, Henry ssenyondo, Mpho Selowa, Suleiman Sharif.
Head Coach; Peter Kirsten
23rd October 2014; Kinrara Academy Oval; Uganda 203/8 in 50 overs (Mpho Selowa 84(102), Brian Masaba 51(81) beat Nepal 183/10 in 48.5 overs (Davis Karashani 10/33 in 10 overs, Jonathan Ssebanja 2/28 in 8.5 overs) by 51 runs.
Left hander and wicket Keeper Mpho Selowa banished the bad memories of New Zealand with a match saving 81 in a 137 run sixth wicket stand with Brian Masaba.
The batsmen having dug Uganda out of a tight spot, Davis Karashani and Jonathan Ssebanja ensured a 51 run victory, Uganda was focused on qualification and had began with a big scalp.
24th October 2014, Kinrara Academy Oval; Uganda 196/10 in 50 overs (Roger Mukasa 37 (44), Hamu Kayondo 36 (68) beat Singapore 195/9 in 50 overs (Roger Mukasa 2/32 in 10 overs, Frank Nsubuga 2/33 in 10 overs) by 1 run.
Uganda was on the good side of a one run victory, posting 196 on the bck of some top and middle order contributions, the spin bowlers and the sharp fielding just managed to drag Uganda to victory after Singapore had come after the score with the help of Chetan Suryawanshi.
Two victories and the Division two qualifiers in Namibia were closer.
26th October 2014; Selangor Turf Club, Kuala Lumpur; Uganda 215/8 in 50 overs ( Roger Mukasa 77(100), Brian Masaba 36(47) beat U.S.A 128/6 in 35.4 overs-D/L revised score of 135 in 35.4 overs (Frank Nsubuga 4/23 in 7.4 overs) by 24 runs.
Roger Mukasa began to enjoy Kualar Lumpur, pummeling U.S.A for 77 on a rain affected day with the help of the consistent Masaba who had established himself as a middle order source of runs with the departure of Benjamin Musoke; Mpho Selowa and Hamu Kayondo chipped in with useful 20s.
Frank Nsubuga made sure of the win picking 4 wickets on the day. Uganda bagging three wins in the qualifier and almost back to division 2.
27th October 2014; Bayuemas Oval Kualar Lumpur; Uganda 106/10 in 39 overs (Mpho Selowa 24(48) lost to Malaysia 107/6 in 21 overs (Davis Karashani 5/32 in 8 overs)
Bermuda’s game against Singapore on the same day was washed out, ensuring Singapore would be out of the running.
Malaysia restricted Uganda to 106 and knocked it off, though Karashani ensured it was no walk in the park snaring five of the six wickets to fall on the day; Malaysia making sure the champagne stayed on ice in the Uganda camp.
29TH October 2014; Bayuemas Oval , Kualar Lumpur; Bermuda 140/10 in 39.5 overs (Frank Nsubuga 3/26 in 10 overs, Henry Ssenyondo 3/40 in 10 overs, Davis Karashani 3/42 in 9.5 overs) lost to Uganda 142/3 in 24.5 overs (Roger Mukasa 86(68) by 7 wickets.
Uganda raced to a seven wicket victory thanks to a Roger Mukasa blitz, his quick runs were a big bonus in a rain affected tournament and this result ensured Uganda would be flying to Namibia for the division 2 qualifiers courtesy of making it to the finals.
After Darwin 2007, Argentina 2009, Bermuda 2011, Uganda was in the finals of World Cricket League division 3 again in 2014.
30th October 2014; Kinrara Academy Oval, Kualar Lumpur; Nepal 223/10 in 49.5 overs (Roger Mukasa 6/27 in 3.5 overs) beat Uganda 161/10 in 44.1 overs (Roger Mukasa 51(52) by 62 runs.
In an amazing man of match performance for a losing team, Roger picked 6 wickets in three overs and scored a run a ball half century but Uganda fell short of Nepal’s score by 62 runs.
Roger had established himself as a reliable all-rounder with his off spin bowling in Malaysia.
19th May 2017
|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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