World Cricket League June 4, 2007

Nsubuga steers Uganda to victory

Leave your thoughts and feedback of Uganda's win in the comments below

Leave your thoughts and feedback of Uganda's win in the comments below

As expected, Uganda won the World Cricket League Division Three final, beating Argentina by 91 runs in Darwin. But Argentina, who only qualified for the tournament after USA were expelled last month, came close to pulling off what would have been a remarkable upset.

At one stage Uganda, the hot favourites, had slumped to 79 for 7, after being asked to bat, with Argentina captain Esteban MacDermott, who was later adjudged player of the tournament, taking three wickets. However Frank Nsubuga, who made 55 from 38 balls, and Laurence Sematimba added a vital 80 for the eight wicket. Sematimba and Patrick Ochan, 56 from 34 balls, then posted 82 for the ninth wicket as Uganda reached 241 for 8. Nsubuga outstanding all-round day continued, taking 4 for 27 as Argentina were bowled out for 150 in the 47th over.

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Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • amar on July 7, 2007, 16:00 GMT

    i have a question!! what is the real age of Patrick Ochan? I played against him in East Africa cup U-19 in 2000-01, 6 years ago. he was certainly not 12, more close to 16-17 but the guy never seems to grow older than 18. lol.

  • Matt D on June 6, 2007, 22:54 GMT

    Fabulous work, Uganda, the future of African cricket!

  • Marsha Barker on June 6, 2007, 16:15 GMT

    Great going Uganda, congrats.

  • Sachin Tendulkar on June 5, 2007, 0:30 GMT

    Hearty congrats Uganda!!!

  • Diego Maradona on June 4, 2007, 18:06 GMT

    It would be great if both these teams qualify for the world cup in the Indian Subcontinent. I think Uganda has some talented players while Argentina qualifying will raise the profile of the game in South America. I know Guyana (West Indies) is in South America, but I feel its time we had a an independent cricketing nation from South America that was decent and at least up to the standards of teams like Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Kenya, etc.

  • Nafi Karim on June 4, 2007, 16:37 GMT

    Congrats to Uganda but Argentina did themselves proud too considering they were the 8th seeded. Now you guys have to look forward to division two and work hard to qualify for the qualifier; never let a team of ex pats beat you! Power to the home grown teams! haha

  • Maurice on June 4, 2007, 11:44 GMT

    Congratulations Uganda.. you did us proud!! Now lets re-focus our energies to the hard work that lies ahead- 2011, here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • amar on July 7, 2007, 16:00 GMT

    i have a question!! what is the real age of Patrick Ochan? I played against him in East Africa cup U-19 in 2000-01, 6 years ago. he was certainly not 12, more close to 16-17 but the guy never seems to grow older than 18. lol.

  • Matt D on June 6, 2007, 22:54 GMT

    Fabulous work, Uganda, the future of African cricket!

  • Marsha Barker on June 6, 2007, 16:15 GMT

    Great going Uganda, congrats.

  • Sachin Tendulkar on June 5, 2007, 0:30 GMT

    Hearty congrats Uganda!!!

  • Diego Maradona on June 4, 2007, 18:06 GMT

    It would be great if both these teams qualify for the world cup in the Indian Subcontinent. I think Uganda has some talented players while Argentina qualifying will raise the profile of the game in South America. I know Guyana (West Indies) is in South America, but I feel its time we had a an independent cricketing nation from South America that was decent and at least up to the standards of teams like Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Kenya, etc.

  • Nafi Karim on June 4, 2007, 16:37 GMT

    Congrats to Uganda but Argentina did themselves proud too considering they were the 8th seeded. Now you guys have to look forward to division two and work hard to qualify for the qualifier; never let a team of ex pats beat you! Power to the home grown teams! haha

  • Maurice on June 4, 2007, 11:44 GMT

    Congratulations Uganda.. you did us proud!! Now lets re-focus our energies to the hard work that lies ahead- 2011, here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Maurice on June 4, 2007, 11:44 GMT

    Congratulations Uganda.. you did us proud!! Now lets re-focus our energies to the hard work that lies ahead- 2011, here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nafi Karim on June 4, 2007, 16:37 GMT

    Congrats to Uganda but Argentina did themselves proud too considering they were the 8th seeded. Now you guys have to look forward to division two and work hard to qualify for the qualifier; never let a team of ex pats beat you! Power to the home grown teams! haha

  • Diego Maradona on June 4, 2007, 18:06 GMT

    It would be great if both these teams qualify for the world cup in the Indian Subcontinent. I think Uganda has some talented players while Argentina qualifying will raise the profile of the game in South America. I know Guyana (West Indies) is in South America, but I feel its time we had a an independent cricketing nation from South America that was decent and at least up to the standards of teams like Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Kenya, etc.

  • Sachin Tendulkar on June 5, 2007, 0:30 GMT

    Hearty congrats Uganda!!!

  • Marsha Barker on June 6, 2007, 16:15 GMT

    Great going Uganda, congrats.

  • Matt D on June 6, 2007, 22:54 GMT

    Fabulous work, Uganda, the future of African cricket!

  • amar on July 7, 2007, 16:00 GMT

    i have a question!! what is the real age of Patrick Ochan? I played against him in East Africa cup U-19 in 2000-01, 6 years ago. he was certainly not 12, more close to 16-17 but the guy never seems to grow older than 18. lol.