Thursday, September 30
Uganda – 125
Namibia – 112/3 (21.4/35, target 111)
*Namibia win by 7 wickets (DL)
Uganda’s U19 Cricket boys team, the Baby Cricket Cranes, lost their first game at the ongoing ICC Under-19 World Cup Qualifier Africa region.
The side fell to Namibia by seven Wickets under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-affected match at IPRC Stadium.
Despite efforts from Cyrus Kakuru (31 off 37) and Pascal Murungi (30 off 33), Uganda were all ran out to set a lowly 125.
Rain interupted the match with Namibia 20/1 midway through the fifth over before the target was revised.
Namibia’s target was set to 111 from 35 overs.
Jan Balt hit an unbeaten 72, littered with four sixes, to propel Namibia to victory.
The loss is harsh on Uganda but they will know that they have to do better especially with the bat in their next games.
Uganda gave away three wickets for just 19 runs and continued to crumble against a much better side.
Next for Uganda is a game on October 3rd against Hosts Rwanda who lost to Tanzania in their opener.
Defending Champions Nigeria and Tanzania are the other teams in the five-nation tournament where the overall winner qualifies to the 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in West Indies.
Uganda’s fall of wickets:
1-13 (Ronald Lutaaya, 3.4 ov), 2-16 (Isaac Ategeka, 4.2 ov), 3-19 (Ismail Munir, 5.2 ov), 4-30 (Ronald Opio, 7.1 ov), 5-36 (Akram Nsubuga, 11.4 ov), 6-56 (Joseph Baguma, 16.3 ov), 7-62 (Brian Asaba, 18.2 ov), 8-90 (Cyrus Kakuru, 23.4 ov), 9-93 (Juma Miyaji, 24.1 ov), 10-125 (Pascal Murungi, 28.3 ov).