April 2, 2008

Uganda

Afripals tour of Uganda

Will Luke

Uganda Cricket Association hosted the AfriPals Cricket team from Kenya over the Easter Weekend, 21st – 25th March 2008. The AfriPals were scheduled to play a total of three games against Uganda A and UCA select sides. The AfriPal’s delegation which was headed by Coach Martin Suji consisted of several big names from the Kenyan National side such as Peter Ongondo, Jimmy Kamade, David Obuya, Nehemiah Odhiambo, Alfred Lusano, Elijah Otieno and Tony Suji among others. Of the scheduled three games, only one was played as the other two were washed away by the heave Easter Sunday downpour. A very closely contested Pro20 game at the start of the series turned out to be the decider of the series.

AFRIPALS VS UGANDA XI (Saturday 22nd March 2008) TOSS: UGANDA SKIPPERS: UGANDA XI - JOEL OLWENY AFRIPALS - JIMMY KAMANDE RESULT: UGANDA XI WON BY 1 RUN

The performances of both sides were much appreciated by the funs and Uganda Cricketing fraternity, this tickled a personal offer of a cash token to both teams by Mr. John Nagenda a Senior Presidential Advisor and a senior citizen in the cricket fraternity.

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Will Luke
Assistant editor Will opted against a lifetime of head-bangingly dull administration in the NHS, where he had served for two years. In 2005 came a break at Cricinfo where he slotted right in as a ferociously enthusiastic tea drinker and maker, with a penchant for using "frankly" and "marvellous". He also runs The Corridor, a cricket blog where he can be found ranting and raving about all things - some even involving the sport. He is a great-great nephew of Sir Jack Newman, the former Wellingtonian bowler who took two wickets at 127 apiece for New Zealand.

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