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Uganda cricketers' batting prowess low

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th June 2001 03:00 AM

UGANDA'S three match tour of Kenya where they won two matches and lost one revealed that the team needs a lot of homework on their batting before they travel to Canada for the International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy.

UGANDA'S three match tour of Kenya where they won two matches and lost one revealed that the team needs a lot of homework on their batting before they travel to Canada for the International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy.

By Reuben Olita in Nairobi UGANDA'S three match tour of Kenya where they won two matches and lost one revealed that the team needs a lot of homework on their batting before they travel to Canada for the International Cricket Council (ICC) trophy. As the team names the final squad of 14 players from the initial 18 in the camp today, the Ugandans whose performance impressed Kenyan cricket fans would have demolished their hosts if they had fashionable batsmen. In a game of cricket, a batsman's role is to score runs and avoid getting out, but to the touring team these two prerequisites were notable absentees. Team captain John Lubia said lack of experience in batting nearly cost them their last match against Nairobi Combined that had nine players who turn up for the Kenya national team 'Tutaweza'. The brilliant Uganda bowlers had restricted the star studded Kenyans to an all time low score of 99 all out. Needing only 100 runs in 50 overs to clinch the match, Uganda struggled and needing only 31 runs at one stage with 24 overs to spare, they lost four wickets before struggling to win the game by two wickets. Team manager Justin Ligyalingi said they were playing against a nation that has played more competitive cricket, thus making his players panic, especially the batsmen. He conceded that they made many batting errors. Ends

Uganda cricketers' batting prowess low

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