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Full name Samuel Walusimbi
Born 1948, Uganda
Current age 66 years days
Major teams East Africa
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium
|ODI debut||East Africa v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v East Africa at Birmingham, Jun 14, 1975 scorecard|
|List A span||1975-1975|
A pioneer of Ugandan cricket and a legendary figure in local cricket circles, Sam Walusimbi was a talented allrounder who, together with John Nagenda, played for the East African select side at the 1975 World Cup. Uganda's political troubles disrupted cricket in the country thereafter, and the three one-day internationals Walusimbi played during the 1975 tournament were the pinnacle of his career. When stability returned he continued to be a force to be reckoned with in Ugandan domestic cricket for many years afterward, playing in the 1986 and 1990 editions of the ICC Trophy and leading Wanderers Cricket Club to league success in 1993 at the age of 45. He subsequently moved into administrative and coaching roles, with spells in charge of both the Under-19 and national sides, and remains heavily involved in the development of cricket in Uganda.
Liam Brickhill May 2011
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