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Hard-hitting batter Immaculate Nakisuyi hit the first six recorded by a teenage Ugandan girl in the recently concluded Uganda Girls' Schools 2014 T20 competition in Kampala.

She walloped the ball with great force to enter the record books alongside Christine Aryemo, to date the only Uganda women's squad member to have scored a century.

Jinja Senior Secondary School, who beat Kololo SS of Kampala in the final, bagged the prize for the fifth time since 2001, surpassing Kololo's 59/9 in last Tuesday's (April 27) game. In earlier rounds Kololo had piled up 155/0 against Masaka, while Busoga High School faced the indignity of being all out for 18 in their quarter-final tie with Nyakasura.

In the semis, Kololo beat previous winners Gayaza High School (2011) while Jinja disposed of Nyakasura.

Kololo went into the final determined to seize the title for the first time, but the result was a repeat of that of four years ago (2010) when Jinja SS prevailed over a foundering Kololo in a low-scoring game.

Meanwhile, the Uganda national women's side has a new team coach in the form of former pugilist Frank Nsubuga, until recently vice-captain of the national men's side. He replaces the successful Davis Turinawe who has been promoted to be the national men's team coach in place of South African Johan Rudolph who had led the side to myriad defeats in the 2015 World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand in January.

Turinawe's women's side had come second only to South Africa - T20 World Cup semi-finalists in Bangladesh last month - in the African women's championships in Dar es Salaam at the end of last year.

Henry Okecho, a former coach with both the men's and women's sides, has been appointed UCA development manager.

Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the following to key positions in line with the International Cricket Council membership criteria and the UCA Strategic Plan.

The Members appointed by the Board to the various positions are as follows:

Mr. Henry Okecho - Development Manager
This is a new portfolio in the Association. The Development Manager will be in charge of driving the revamped Development Programme in the Country which role had been coordinated by the Chief Executive Officer. All the Regional Development Officers and Coaches will report directly to him.

i. Henry has both played and coached the National Menís and Womenís Cricket Teams.
ii. He was the Assistant Coach in the just concluded ICC World Cup Qualifiers held in New Zealand in January 2014. He has also managed the National Menís Team with the most recent assignment being in 2011.
iii. He is also a Level 3 Coach which is the highest level we have in Uganda
iv. He has also been Coach to various age group National Teams such as the Under 17 Boys.

We believe he brings vast experience in this portfolio which will be key in the development of the game in the Country.

Mr. Davis Turinawe - National Menís Team Coach
Davis has been appointed as the National Menís Team Coach. His immediate assignments will be the Africa Sixes Challenge in South Africa in September 2014 and the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in November this year.

i. He is a Level 3 Coach from South Africa
ii. He has been the National Under 19 Cricket Coach as well as the Womenís Coach.
iii. Davis played for Uganda at the Under 19 Level

Mr. Frank Nsubuga-National Womenís Coach

Frank has been appointed as the National Womenís Coach. His immediate assignment will be the Africa Womenís World Cup Qualifiers that will be hosted in Uganda in December 2014.

i. He is a former National Menís Team player with his most recent assignment coming during the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand early this year. He made his debut as a 16 year old in 1996.
ii. He is a qualified Level 2 Coach
iii. He has been involved in handling various age group teams.
iv. Heís immediate assignment will be to ensure that the Ladies National Team qualifies for the World Cup later this year.

We are positive that the members appointed have vast experience.

Good luck to all of them!

Morning Results for the UCA Girls Schools Cricket Week 2014

KOLOLO SS 155/0 IN 20 OVERS BEAT MASAKA SS 32/9 IN 15.1 OVERS BY123 RUNS AT LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL

Toss won by kololo who opted to Bat

Batting kololo: Saidat Kemigisha 79(60)
Bowling Masaka: Peace Mutoni 0/21
Batting Masaka:Lillian kutesa 4(20)
Bolwing Kololo: Hope wanichan 2/3

KILEMBE SS 45/10 IN 15.3 OVERS LOST TO JINJA SS 47/0 IN 4 OVERS BY10 WICKETS AT KYAMBOGO OVAL

Toss won by Kilembe who opted to field

Batting Kilembe: Julia Karungi 11(12)
Bowling Jinja ss: Patricia Busingye 4/7
Batting Jinja ss : Damalie Busingye 21(11)
Bolwing Kilembe ss: Esther Mbambu 0/6

ST JAMES SS 47/9 IN 16 OVERS LOST TO NYAKASURA SS 48/6 IN 13.3 OVERS BY 4 WICKETS AT BUDO 2 OVAL

Toss won by Nyakasura who opted to field

Batting St James : Shubi Namutebi 9(24)
Bowling Nyakasura : Grace Tumusiime 2/9
Batting Nyakasura : Florence Basemera 15(19)
Bowling St James : Veronika Nakadama 2/14

KC BUDO 25/10 IN 13 OVERS LOST TO BUSOGA HIGH SCHOOL 26/3 IN 5.4 OVERS BY 7 WICKETS AT BUDO 1 CRICKET OVAL

Toss won by Busoga who opted to field

Batting KC Budo: Anitah Atuhaire 2(22)
Bowling Busoga : Eunice Nakazi 4/6
Batting Busoga : Marion Mbwali 5(8)
Bolwing KC Budo : Faith Oshabahebwa 2/4

Afternoon Results

NYAKASURA 84/4 IN 20 OVERS BEAT BUSOGA HIGH 18/10 IN 10.5 OVERS BY 66 RUNS AT BUDO 2 OVAL

Toss won by Nyakasura who opted to bat

Batting Nyakasura: Florence Basemera 22(38)
Bowling Busoga High: Hellen Kuliva 4/17
Batting Busoga High: Jackline Nakayovu 4(11)
Bowling Nyakasura : Florence Basemera 2/3

KOLOLO SS 79/7 IN 20 OVERS BEAT KC BUDO 37/7 IN 20 OVERS BY 42 RUNS AT BUDO 1 OVAL

Toss won by KC Budo who opted to field

Batting Kololo ss: Sadic Shakira 13(37)
Bowling KC Budo: Faith Oshabahebwa 3/11
Batting KC Budo: Alice Kirabo 4(35)
Bowling Kololo ss: Patricia Malemikia

NDEJJE SS 23/7 IN 15 OVERS LOST TO OLILA HIGH 24/1 IN 6 OVERS BY 9 WICKETS AT LUGOGO OVAL

Toss won by Ndejje who opted to bat

Batting Ndejje: Alice Nabakoza 5(18)
Bowling Olila High: Deborah Amijo 3/6
Batting Olila High : Keren Ajibo 11(10)
Bowling Ndejje : Hildah Kabaseke 1/11

GAYAZA HIGH 22/10 IN 10.3 OVERS LOST TO JINJA SS 23/2 IN 6.5 OVERS BY 8 WICKETS AT KYAMBOGO OVAL

Toss won by Gayaza who opted to bat

Batting Gayaza : Regius Tumusiime 3(4)
Bowling Jinja ss: Prico Nakitende 4/4
Batting Jinja ss: Claire Mushakamba 9(26)
Bowling Gayaza : Dorothy Losike 2/8

Martin Ondeko
Operations Manager
Uganda Cricket Association

The UCA Girls Schools Cricket Week Finals came to a end with Jinja SS successfully waving away the conquest from Kololo SS who were looking for their first ever trophy in the Girls Schools Cricket Week.

Below are Finals results:

KOLOLO SS 59/9 IN 20 OVERS LOST TO JINJA SS 65/3 IN 13.4 OVERS BY 7 WICKETS AT LUGOGO CRICKET OVAL.

Batting Kololo : Mary Nalule 8(19)
Bowling Jinja ss: Patricia Busingye 3/8
Batting Jinja ss: Damalie Busingye 26(40)
Bowling Kololo ss: Patricia Munguryek 2/6

Jinja SS won the UCA Girls Schools Cricket Week for the 3rd Successive time, this being their fifth Championship since 2001.

Also the UCA Development Team selected a list of 14 best players with 1 reserve, a Coach and a Manager that will travel to Rwanda for select games in the near future.

SCHOOLS SELECT SIDE 2014

1. Damalie Busingye (Jinja SS)
2. Sadic Shakira (Kololo SS)
3. Kevin Awino (Jinja SS)
4. Regius Tumusiime (Gayaza HS)
5. Saidat Kemigisha (Kololo SS)
6. Dorothy Losike (Gayaza HS)
7. Hope Wanichan (Kololo SS)
8. Evelyn Anyipo (OLila High)
9. Racheal Ntono (Jinja SS)
10. Prico Nakitende (Jinja SS)
11. Nakadama Veronika ( St James SS)
12. Florence Basemera (Nyakasura School)
13. Carolyn Marunga (Nyakasura School)
14. Shamim Kyakyo (Kilembe SS)

Reserve
1. Hellen Kuliva (Busoga High School)
Coach : Flavia Laker (friend of Holly Colvin)
Manager: Edith Ndoleriire

The team travel will be communicated in the near future.

Highlight of the day:

Immaculate Nakisuyi hit the first ever six in the Girls Schools Cricket week Tournament.

Grace Mutyagaba
Development Officer
Northern Uganda Region

<July 2014>

Now Saidat gets among century-makers

Prolific opener Saigat Kemugisha became the second woman century-maker in a fortnight Ė and the third of all time Ė when Charity Trust Fund CC walloped Ndejje SS CC by 285 runs in the Uganda womenís league on Saturday (July 12).

Her score of 108 off 88 balls followed one of 49 against JACC two weeks earlier.

Meanwhile, the previous century-maker, national vice-captain Flavia Laker, followed up with 78 not out (53 balls) in a mammoth Charity total of 319/5 (40 overs). Newcomers Ndejje were all out for 34, the willowy off-spinner Rita Nyangendo returning bowling figures of 5/18.

Joselyn Nakato contributed 62 off 68 balls in Charityís huge total. Daisy Nalikowe nonetheless bowled her heart out to take 3/66 for Ndejje.

In a key menís fixture Tornado with 172 (49 overs) kept up the pressure on the table-toppers by beating Charity TF CC by 79 runs at Kyambogo Oval on Sunday (July 13). Tornado 172 (Deus Muhumuza 41, Viraj Patel 3/26); Charity 93 (32.5 overs, Jonathan Sebanja 21, Tembo Zubair 3/11).

Elsewhere (Div 2), KICC beat Patidar, Makerere University defeated Warriors. Kutchi Tigers beat SKLPS and Africa Cricket Club (ACC) crossed the Nile to beat JACC.

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