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Mwiri, Toronto superstars get big boosts

By Vision Reporter

Added 20th August 2001 03:00 AM

THE visiting Mwiri old boys cricket team showed the school’s youngsters they have a lot to learn when they snatched an easy 42 run win on Saturday.

THE visiting Mwiri old boys cricket team showed the school’s youngsters they have a lot to learn when they snatched an easy 42 run win on Saturday.

By Johnson Wanyama in Jinja Mwiri Old XI 157(25 overs) School boys 115 all out THE visiting Mwiri old boys cricket team showed the school’s youngsters they have a lot to learn when they snatched an easy 42 run win on Saturday. The youngsters, preparing for the Coca-Cola Schools Cricket Week this weekend, put up a spirited fight against the old boys, a majority of who are on the national team. All rounder Kenneth Kamyuka was the star attraction, having been on the Mwiri team last year. Having elected to bat, Kamyuka led Old boys XI’s revival, after Mwiri skipper Chris Engola and Allan Wegoye had kept the run rate at a low three runs per over. The introduction of Kamyuka and Benjamin Musoke raised the run rate to 6 six runs per over, and to a total 157 in 25 overs. Good running between the wickets and perfect placing on a ground they knew well, saw Mwiri build an impressive 33 runs in six overs. One great moment for the schoolboys was when fast bowler Henry Osinde was hit for a huge six by Engola. But with six players in the slips, the veterans got a 42 run win. The old boys, led by NCS and UCA official Justine Ligyalingi later gave out equipment. * * * By Phillip Corry JOHN Nagenda, the presidential advisor on media and public relations has given the national cricket team a sh0.5m prize for their historic performance at the ICC Trophy in Toronto Canada last month. He handed the team, that finished 10th and mesmerised many at the mini World Cup, the prize at a reception held in their honour at Lugogo Friday night. Nagenda is former national captain. Uganda won five out of six games in Canada, falling out of the race for a place in the 2003 World Cup at the play-off stage to UAE. The team manager Justine Ligyalingi hailed the players for their performance, adding that Uganda’s bowlers in particular were outstanding. The team: John Lubia(captain), Joel Olweny, Charles Lwanga, Simon Nsubuga, Franco Nsubuga, Richard Okia, Lawrence Sematimba, Tendo Mbazzi, Keith Legesi, Henry Oketcho, Junior Kwebiiha, Richard Mwami, Kenneth Kamyuka, Benjamin Musoke and Andrew Meya (coach). ends

Mwiri, Toronto superstars get big boosts

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