Uganda national cricket team

Uganda national cricket team

Infobox non test cricket team
country_name = Uganda



image_caption = Uganda celebrate winning Division Three of the World Cricket League in 2007
icc_member_year = 1998
icc_status = Associate member
icc_region = Africa
current_captain = Joel Olwenyi
WCL_division = Two
regional_tournament = World Cricket League Africa Region
regional_tournament_division = One
first_match = 1951/52 - Opponent either Kenya or Tanganyika
world_ranking = 21st
regional_ranking = 3rd
icc_trophy_apps = 2
icc_trophy_first = 2001
icc_trophy_best = 10th place, 2001
fc_matches = 4
fc_win_loss_record = 1/3
la_matches = 7
la_win_loss_record = 1/5
asofdate = 23 July 2007

The Uganda national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Uganda in international cricket matches. Having previously been part of the combined East African and East and Central African teams, they became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in their own right in 1998. [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Countries/28.html Uganda] at Cricket Archive] They began to play international cricket in 1951/52 when they first took part in a triangular tournament against regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania (then Tanganyika). [http://www.friendsofkenyacricket.org.uk/know.html History of Kenyan cricket] ]

They have competed in the ICC Trophy on two occasions, in 2001 [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2001/ 2001 ICC Trophy] at Cricinfo] and 2005. [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT2005/ 2005 ICC Trophy] at Cricinfo] They won Division Three of the World Cricket League in Darwin, Australia in 2007, qualifying them for Division Two of the same tournament towards the end of 2007, [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/DATABASE/ARTICLES/articles/000046/004698.shtml Uganda lift Division Three title] by Andrew Nixon, 2 June 2007 at CricketEurope] which also qualified them for a spot on the ICC's High Performance Program. [http://www.cricketeurope.net/DATABASE/ARTICLES/articles/000027/002781.shtml Denmark added to ICC High Performance Program] , ICC Europe Media Release at European Cricket Council official site]

History

East Africa team

:"Main article: East Africa cricket team"

Uganda combined with their regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania to form the East Africa team. The first known match for this team was against a South African "Non-Europeans" team captained by Basil D'Oliveira in September 1958 in Nairobi, with the visitors winning by seven wickets. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/97/97177.html Scorecard] of East Africa v South African Non-Europeans, 13 September 1958 at Cricket Archive] East Africa became an associate member of the ICC in 1966 [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Countries/10.html East Africa] at Cricket Archive] and India toured the following year, winning a match against Uganda by 6 wickets [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/28/28986.html Scorecard] of Uganda v India, 29 July 1967 at Cricket Archive] before a first-class match against East Africa in Kampala which India won by 8 wickets. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/29/29058.html Scorecard] of East Africa v India, 19 August 1967 at Cricket Archive]

East Africa toured England in 1972 [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Seasons/ENG/1972_ENG_East_Africa_in_England_1972.html East Africa in England 1972] at Cricket Archive] and the Marylebone Cricket Club played a first-class match against East Africa in January 1974, winning by 237 runs. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/33/33969.html Scorecard] of East Africa v MCC, 18 January 1974] The following year, East Africa played in the 1975 Cricket World Cup in England. After various warm-up games, including a 3 wicket win against Glamorgan, [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/35/35168.html Scorecard] of Glamorgan v East Africa] , 5 June 1975 at Cricket Archive] they played New Zealand, India and England in the World Cup itself, losing all three matches. [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC75/ 1975 World Cup] at Cricinfo] The World Cup was followed by a first-class match against Sri Lanka at the County Cricket Ground, Taunton, which the Sri Lankans won by 115 runs. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/35/35269.html Scorecard] of East Africa v Sri Lanka, 23 June 1975 at Cricket Archive] East Africa played in the ICC Trophies of 1979, [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT79/ 1979 ICC Trophy] at Cricinfo] , 1982 [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT82/ 1982 ICC Trophy] at Cricinfo] and 1986, [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/ICCT86/ 1986 ICC Trophy] at Cricinfo] without qualifying for the World Cup from any of them.

Uganda continued playing their regular matches against Kenya and Tanzania, despite Kenya leaving the East Africa combination in [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Countries/16.html Kenya] at Cricket Archive] and the triangular tournament became a quadrangular tournament in 1966 when Zambia joined in. From then until the tournament's end in 1980, Uganda won the tournament just once.

East and Central Africa cricket team

:"Main article: East and Central Africa cricket team"

The East Africa team left the ICC in 1989 and was replaced by the East and Central Africa team the same year. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Countries/96.html East and Central Africa] at Cricket Archive] This new team was a combination of Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and they took part in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1990, also taking part in 1994, 1997 and 2001. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Records/EastandCentralAfrica/Icct/Icct_List.html ICC Trophy matches played by East and Central Africa] at Cricket Archive]

etting out on their own

Uganda left the East and Central Africa combination and became an associate member of the ICC in their own right in 1998. Their first international tournament was the 2001 ICC Trophy. After winning all five of their first round games, they lost a play-off match against the UAE for the right to enter the second stage of the tournament. The following year, they finished third in their group in the Africa Cup. [ [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2002/TOURNAMENTS/AFRICACUP/about.shtml 2002 Africa Cup] at CricketEurope]

In 2004, Uganda played their first first-class matches in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against Kenya and Namibia, winning against Namibia. [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2004/TOURNAMENTS/INTERCONTINENTAL/about.shtml 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup] at CricketEurope] In August that year, they finished second to Namibia in the Africa Cricket Association Championships in Zambia. [ [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/ICCT2005/DATABASE/QUALIFYING/africa.shtml African qualifying for the 2005 ICC Trophy] at CricketEurope] This qualified them for the following years ICC Trophy, in which they finished in twelfth and last place after losing to Papua New Guinea in their final play-off match. Earlier in the year, they again played against Namibia and Kenya in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, losing both games. [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2005/TOURNAMENTS/INTERCONTINENTAL/about.shtml 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup] at CricketEurope]

Present Day

In January 2007, Uganda faced Bermuda [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/118/118621.html Scorecard] of Bermuda v Uganda, 27 January 2007 at Cricket Archive] and Canada [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/118/118622.html Scorecard] of Canada v Uganda, 28 January 2007 at Cricket Archive] as those two teams prepared for Division One of the World Cricket League in Nairobi. [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Seasons/KENYA/2007_KENYA_ICC_World_Cricket_League_2007.html 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division One] at Cricket Archive] This also served as preparation for Uganda's visit to Darwin, Australia, for Division Three of the same tournament. They won their games against the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Tanzania before beating Papua New Guinea in the semi-final. [ [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2007/TOURNAMENTS/WCLDIV3/about.shtml 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three] at CricketEurope] They then beat Argentina in the final of the tournament.

Uganda's performance in the Division Three tournament means that they have gained a spot in the ICC's High Performance Program, and will now travel to Windhoek, Namibia towards the end of 2007 where they will face Argentina, Denmark, Oman and the UAE in addition to hosts Namibia. A top four finish in this tournament will qualify them for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier, whilst a bottom two finish will mean that they play in Division Three again in 2009. [ [http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/development/wcl_div1-5_2007-2009.pdf World Cricket League structure] ]

Uganda took part in a four-team Twenty20 tournament prior to the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup, playing games against Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh in Nairobi. As expected, they lost against Pakistan and Bangladesh, losing but they stunned African rivals Kenya with a two-wicket win. [ [http://www.cricketworld.com/internationalcricketnews/article/?aid=13084 Uganda Win All-African Clash As Kenya Disappoint, 2nd September 2007, www.cricketworld.com] ]

Their next matches were two one-day games against Bermuda, also in Nairobi, in October 2007. They surprised their more experienced rivals, going down by just seven runs after Nandikishore Patel and Danniel Ruyange scored half-centuries, [http://www.cricketworld.com/internationalcricketnews/article/?aid=13675 Bermuda Hang On To Clinch Narrow Win Over Uganda, 23rd October 2007, www.cricketworld.com] before winning the second match by 43 runs with Joel Olwenyi scoring a half-century of his own. [http://www.cricketworld.com/internationalcricketnews/article/?aid=13680 Uganda Hit Back With 43-Run Win Over Bermuda, 24th October 2007, www.cricketworld.com]

Tournament History


=World Cup=

*1975 to 1987: See East African cricket team
*1992 to 1999: See East and Central African cricket team
*2003: Did not qualify [ [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/ 2003 World Cup] at Cricinfo]
*2007: Did not qualify [ [http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2007/ 2007 World Cup] at Cricinfo]

ICC Intercontinental Cup

*2004: First round
*2005: First round
*2006: Did not participate [ [http://www.cricketeurope4.net/CRICKETEUROPE/DATABASE/2006/TOURNAMENTS/INTERCONTINENTAL/about.shtml 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup] at CricketEurope]
*2007-08: Did not participate

World Cricket League

*2007: Division Three Winners
*2007: Division Two 5th place

ICC World Cup Qualifier

*1979 to 1986: See East African cricket team
*1990 to 1997: See East and Central African cricket team
*2001: 10th place
*2005: 12th place

Players

:"For a list of Ugandan first-class cricketers, see: List of Ugandan first-class cricketers"

Uganda's team in their most recent match against Argentina was as follows: [ [http://www.cricketarchive.co.uk/Archive/Scorecards/122/122321.html Scorecard] of Argentina v Uganda, 2 June 2007 at Cricket Archive]

*Arthur Kyobe
*Roger Mukasa
*Joel Olwenyi (captain)
*Benjamin Musoke
*Junior Kwebiha
*Raymond Otim
*Laurence Sematimba
*Kenneth Kamyuka
*Frank Nsubuga
*Patrick Ochan
*Charles Waiswa

ee also

*Uganda national women's cricket team

References


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