Bermuda v Uganda, Nairobi January 27, 2007

Bermuda warm up with valuable win

Eddie Norfolk
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Bermuda 247 (Cann 71, Romaine 52) beat Uganda 192 (Hamza 86*) by 55 runs

Bermuda warmed up for the World Cricket League, beating Uganda by 55 runs at Parklands Sports Club, using the match to help their players acclimatise to local conditions. They meet hosts Kenya in the opening game of WCL on Monday.

Bermuda won the toss and batted, making 247 all out in 44.1 overs. The pitch offered some variable bounce, but batsmen who played watchful cricket were able to score runs.

Two early wickets fell before captain Irving Romaine and David Hemp added 84 runs for the third wicket, carrying the total to 117 for 3. Hemp was lbw to Charles Waiswa for 45 and Janeiro Tucker was next to go with the total on 150. A couple of balls later Romaine was run out for a valuable 52.

Lionel Cann mixed defence with some typically powerful shots in making 71. His knock included four sixes, two off consecutive balls. Five Ugandan bowlers shared the wickets.

Uganda also lost two early wickets, but the No. 3 Salem Hamza provided the backbone for the innings, ending on 86 not out. The main stand was with Kenneth Kamyuka for the fifth wicket with the pair added 64 before Kamyuka was stumped by Kwame Tucker off Deloyne Borden's. Romaine took a couple of wickets towards the end before Mukuddem sealed the win by bowling Waiswa.

  • Scotland beat Tanzania in the other match played on Saturday. Scotland were all out for 214 but hit back to dismiss Tanzania for 135 in seaming conditions.