Battle of the sexes in Uganda
Ugandan women continue to assert their presence in their country’s cricketing circuit. On May 8, six of them took the field with the Abagurusi (elders or veterans) and made such an impression in a close contest that more will feature in a second game at Kyambogo Oval in Kampala on June 5. Mackenzie Ayato, Christine Aryemo, Maureen Asaba, Trudi Namuloondo, Consy Aweko and Gloria Adubu will don the whites in a repeat of the extravaganza.
The Ugandan women’s cricket league is set to begin on June 12 and the teams are undergoing a rigorous routine, also preparing for the regional Under-19s in September and the World Cup Qualifiers in Nairobi in December.
It is also understood that magazine African Woman has commissioned a special feature about the women for its November issue.
Siddhartha Talya is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo