By Norman Katende
Uganda 127 & 234/7dec
MCC 102 & 22/0 (washed out)
Uganda v Marylebone (50 overs)
PATRICK Ochan hit a half century as Uganda declared at 234 in the second innings, but rain interfered the two-day games against visiting Marylebone Cricket Club from England was washed out.
Uganda had been limited at 127 runs with only Henry Ssenyondo, unbeaten at 32 runs standing tall in the first innings as Chad Barrett picked 6 wickets for 33 runs with the ball at Kyambogo.
But a combined attack from Faruk Ochimi (4/35) and the trio of Ochan, Ssenyondo and Deus Muhumuza picking two wickets each, saw the visiting team collapse at 102 all out to pave way for Uganda’s second inning on day one.
It was here that Uganda stepped up and despite opener Arthur Ziraba, dropped for the recent tour of South Africa, being trapped leg before with only 20 runs on the board, Hamzah Saleh (42) and Ham Kayondo (06) stayed on the crease overnight.
Saleh only managed one run as he was out at 43 runs and Kayondo out as 24 but tail ender Patrick Ochan stood tall with the bat.
Resuming action on day 2, Ochan hit a quick-fire 60 runs off 23 balls (4 fours, 5 sixes) and finished unbeaten as Uganda declared after 51 overs.
MCC started the chase and opener Arfan Akram was at 16 runs off 12 balls and David Morrison at 6 runs off 12 balls before the heavens opened, and the umpires declared a draw after a wash out.
The visiting team takes a break Tuesday before they play a 50-over game at Lugogo on Independence Day.