Netball World Cup: Uganda Dispatch Zimbabwe For Highest Ever Finish

National Teams Netball

Sunday, July 21
*7/8 place: Zimbabwe 47-58 Uganda
*5/6 place: Jamaica 68-50 Malawi
*3/4 place: England 58-42 South Africa
*Final; Australia 51-52 New Zealand

She Cranes starting 7:
Lilian Ajio (GD), Ruth Meeme (WA), Stella Nanfuka (GK), Stella Oyella (Centre), Mary Nuba (GS), Sylvia Nanyonga (WD), Peace Proscovia (GA)

Uganda thrash Zimbabwe 58-47 in a game played at M&S Bank Arena to end their 2019 Netball World Cup on a high.

This was the team’s fourth victory and as many losses from a total of eight games.

The placement game sees the She Cranes finish seventh overall of the 16 competing teams, their best position at a World Cup – Uganda finished 8th in Australia (2015) and were 13th in Trinidad and Tobago in 1979.

New Zealand beat Australia in a closely contested final while hosts England settled for Bronze against South Africa.

Action between Uganda (red) and Zimbabwe.

Despite an opening day loss to hosts Englad, Uganda managed to end second in group D of the preliminary stage after victories over Scotland and Samoa to qualify for the second stage.

The side beat Trinidad and Tobago in a pulsating affair but consequent losses against South Africa and Jamaica saw them miss out a semi final slot.

In the 5-8 placement game, Uganda lost to Malawi before beating Zimbabwe who had lost to Jamaica.

The Journey:

*Preliminary stage one.
England 64-32 Uganda
Uganda 69-48 Samoa
Uganda 52-43 Scotland

*Preliminary Stage Two
Trinidad & Tobago 54-57 Uganda
South Africa 67-40 Uganda
Jamaica 57-39 Uganda

Placement
Malawi 55-44 Uganda
Zimbabwe 47-58 Uganda

Overall World Cup Positions:

  1. New Zealand (Gold)
  2. Australia (Silver)
  3. England (Bronze)
  4. South Africa
  5. Jamaica
  6. Malawi
  7. Uganda
  8. Zimbabwe
  9. Trinidad & Tobago
  10. Northern Ireland
  11. Scotland
  12. Barbados
  13. Samoa
  14. Fiji
  15. Sri Lanka
  16. Singapore

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