Author: Wycliffe Kirunda

Online Editor, Busoga Today

JACC, one of Uganda’s oldest and mightiest cricket club, grabbed a spot in the first division (UCA National Premier League) for the first time ever at Jinja SSS Cricket Oval, where they faced off against Soroti City cricket club, both eyeing that coveted promotion. Soroti City won the toss and chose to field. JACC’s opening duo, Puwata Ronald and Oyaga Sadam, set a solid foundation, with Puwata slamming 63 runs off 69 balls. Despite some bumps in the middle order, a strong partnership between Muwanguzi Timothy, Kitamirike Marvin, and Baidu Ivan propelled JACC to a competitive total of 214. When…

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USA 110/5 in 20 overs Uganda 111/2 in 18.2 overs Uganda won by 8 wickets In a match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Victoria Pearls secured their first victory in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Global Qualifiers, powered by an exceptional performance from Immaculate Nakisuuyi. The match began with the USA winning the toss and opting to bat first. Despite a steady start from opener Disha Dhingra, Uganda’s bowlers, led by Sarah Walaza and Sarah Akiteng, struck early, taking crucial wickets to regain momentum. A resilient effort from the USA’s middle order, including a notable…

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The battle to avoid relegation in the 2023/2024 Startimes Uganda Premier League has reached a critical juncture, with two Jinja-based football clubs fighting for survival after Arua Hills SC was relegated earlier on in the season. The pressure keeps mounting for these teams to secure crucial points and avoid the drop to the lower division Ten teams in the bottom half find themselves in the fight as well due to their recent performances as the league reaches Match Day 23.  However, UPDF FC, Gaddafi FC, and Busoga United appear to be the most vulnerable, with Wakiso Giants, Soltilo Bright Stars,…

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The opening day of the Easter Youth 50 Over Series brought disappointment for the Uganda U-19 cricket team as they stumbled to a 27-run defeat against Kenya U-19 at Jinja SS Cricket Oval. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Kenya’s innings got off to a sluggish start, with openers Yosh Gohil (22) and Prinay Galaiya (7) unable to provide a solid foundation. Despite the efforts of Yuvraj Bhatyani and Stian Smith, who contributed 17 and 15 runs respectively, the Kenyan lineup struggled to build momentum. Arshdeep Kundi’s knock of 38 off 52 balls was the lone standout performance…

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In a gripping showdown at Dam Waters, Hippos managed to secure a hard-fought victory against the Buffaloes to retain the Soggy Cup in a game filled with tension and excitement as it also served as a championship match. Right from the kickoff, Buffaloes displayed an expansive style of play, utilizing width and constantly threatening the Hippos’ defensive line. However, Coach Edmund Quaresma’s side, riding on the momentum of two consecutive bonus point wins, demonstrated resilience under pressure. Yasin Wasswa’s adept boot proved instrumental in relieving the pressure, consistently clearing the lines and keeping the ball deep in the Buffaloes’ territory.…

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Summary of results Game 1 Uganda Vs Kenya Kenya 63/8 (17 overs) Uganda 66/4 (16.5/17 overs) Uganda won by 6 wickets Game 2 Uganda Vs Zimbabwe Uganda 72 all out Zimbabwe 75/6 Zimbabwe won by 4 wickets Game 3 Uganda Vs Rwanda Uganda 106/2 Rwanda 76/8 Uganda won by 30 runs Semifinals Uganda Vs South Africa South Africa 122/4 Uganda 72 all out South Africa won by 50 runs Bronze Game Uganda Vs Nigeria Uganda 76/8 in 20 overs Nigeria 78/7 in 19.2 overs Nigeria won by 3 wickets In a series of nail-biting matches, the Victoria Pearls, showcased both…

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Morning Game Rounders 103/7 in 20 overs Jinja SS 104/4 in 19.1 overs Jinja SS won by 6 wickets Afternoon Game Rounders 116/8 in 20 overs Jinja SS 27/10 in 10.4 overs Rounders CC won by 89 runs On Sunday, Rounders Cricket Club recovered from their back to back defeats against JACC to secure a win against Jinja SS Cricket Club at the Jinja SS Oval. Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Rounders CC managed 103 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in their 20 overs. Zulu Walaza (22 runs off 32 balls) and Narinder Singh (29…

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JACC once again came on top in the ongoing UCA Championship T20 League 2024 with two commanding victories against Premier CC in the morning and afternoon games at Jinja SS cricket oval on Sunday to secure a spot in DIV1 50-Over Qualifiers. In the morning encounter, JACC opted to field first after winning the toss, restricting Premier CC to a meager total of 78 runs for the loss of all their wickets in 18 overs. Shah Prakash top-scored for Premier CC with 24 runs off 30 balls, supported by Chrirag Patel (11 runs) and Pritesh Patel (13 runs). However, they…

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Morning Game JACC 94/7 in 20 overs Rounders CC 78/10 in 18.4 overs JACC won by 16 runs Afternoon Game Rounders CC 100/8 in 20 overs JACC 101/3 in 17.1 overs JACC won by 7 wickets Cricket fans in Jinja were treated to an dramatic showdown as JACC faced off against Rounders in a long-awaited local derby. Both matches, part of the UCA Championship T20 League, took place at Jinja SS Cricket Oval, drawing attention from both teams’ loyal supporters. The morning fixture witnessed JACC making a determined start, posting a competitive total of 94/7 in their allotted 20 overs.…

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In a dramatic turn of events, Wanderers Cricket Club secured their maiden victory of the season, courtesy of an outstanding performance by Mohamad Shaaf, who claimed seven crucial wickets to dismantle the opposition. Following a disappointing start to the season with a loss against Nyakasura, Wanderers bounced back with a thrilling 2-wicket triumph over Patidar in a low-scoring encounter at the Lakeside Oval In Entebbe. Shaaf’s exceptional bowling spell set the stage for Wanderers’ redemption, as he wreaked havoc on the opposition’s batting lineup, leaving them reeling at the crease. Despite a shaky start to their chase, losing six wickets…

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