August 25, 2009

Uganda

Mukasa century seals memorable tour for Uganda

Will Luke

Uganda opener Roger Mukasa's maiden century gave the visitors their second successive win over Bermuda in Hamilton.

A hurricane threat over the weekend forced the home board to cancel the two scheduled 50-over games and convert the Twenty20 to be played on Monday into a 50-over affair - the last national fixture for coach Gus Logie, whose contract with Bermuda will run out shortly.

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Posted by Anil Koshy on (August 30, 2009, 7:05 GMT)

Great to see cricket becoming popular in other parts of the world, teams like Uganda & Afganistan should be encouraged. It is a shame that even after 130 years of Test Cricket, we don't have 10 equally good teams playing cricket.

Posted by Vikram Maingi on (August 26, 2009, 11:30 GMT)

I agree with Colin. In 2007, just before the inaugral T20 World Cup, Uganda featured in a four nation tournament in Kenya. Pakistan and Srilanka were the other two teams. Uganda managed a victory against the hosts Kenya.

Posted by colin macbeth on (August 25, 2009, 17:22 GMT)

This is good news for Uganda, though sad for Bermuda and Gus Logie. I sincerely believe Uganda, albeit with a depleted line-up in Hamilton, are the up-and-coming team in Africa. They have good basic organisation, a good Under-19 team, and the game is reported properly in their press - unlike in Kenya next door - and the game's popularity is consequently rising. Let's hope Bermuda can claw their way back from their current nadir, but good luck to Uganda in their future games.

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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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