Man of series
Ken Kamyuka (Wanderers)
Benjamin Musoke (Tornado)
Baig Akbar (Tornado)
Joel Olweny (Tornado)
Best wicket keeper
Keith Legesi (Tornado)
Emmanel Issanez (Patidar)
TORNADO Cricket Club dominated the Castle Lager cricket league prize giving ceremony that marked the end of the local season at Lugogo oval yesterday.
The club, crowned champions of the national league, also had four players receive top merit awards in the league.
The show was however stolen by sensational Kenneth Kamyuka of fallen giants Wanderers CC who walked away with the highly billed player-of-the-series accolade.
Tornado trio of Baig Akbar, Joel Olweny and Benjamin Musoke were close contenders for the same award but failed to match semi-professional Kamyuka.
Musoke scooped the best batsman award after piling the highest total of 631 runs, with an average of 48.54 and scoring five half centuries in the league.
Akbar glittered with his technical spin bowling to scoop the best bowlers award after pocketing 25 wickets for an economical 189 runs in 71.3 overs.
Olweny, possibly the most aggressive fielder in the league lifted the best fielderâ€™s award after taking seven catches and orchestrating four run outs, three of which were direct hits.
Tornado captain Keith Legesi had the longest smile seeing his team lift the trophy that had deserted them for the last three years and also scooping the best wicket keeperâ€™s award himself.
He took 20 catches behind the wickets and made 11 incredible stumpings.
Seventeen-year old Emmanuel Issanez lifted the annual Yosia Matovu Young cricketer of the year award after an outstanding performance in various tournaments.
Issanez, also crowned USPA sportsman of the month of September was man-of-match when Uganda crushed Kenya in Namibia to qualify for the World Cup in Bagladesh next year.
He is an opening bowler and a middle order batsman on the national U-19 team. He was also named man of the series during the Coca-cola schools cricket championship last September.
The function was attended by Nile Breweries managing director Mike Olsen, Brand Manager William Blick and UCA executive.
Tornado dominates 2003 Castle awards