World Cricket League Division 3 January 13, 2009

Uganda impress against Kenya

Cricinfo staff

Barny Mohammed, the Uganda coach, is confident that their recent performance in Kenya has put his team on the right course ahead of the forthcoming Division 3 of the World Cricket League.

Uganda arrived home on Monday, losing two of their three matches but only by a slim margin. On Sunday at the Gymkhana in Nairobi, Uganda's spinners ripped out Kenya's top batsmen to leave the home side struggling at 180 for 8. The visitors didn't have enough firepower to seal the match but Mohammed was nevertheless impressed.

"I think we played very well," he told New Vision. "After winning the first match, I thought we were very unlucky in Sunday's game as we dropped crucial catches which would have given us the victory."

Uganda only managed 203, with Joel Olweny making 52 and Frank Nsubuga 37. "We got 200 plus against the Kenyan senior side and that was very impressive," Mohammed added.

Division 3 of the World Cricket League kicks off on January 24 in Buenos Aires, with Uganda taking on one of the favourites, Afghanistan, on the opening day.