UGANDA Cricket Association has named the U-15 boysâ€™ and U-18 girlsâ€™ squads ahead of the East Africa age group tournaments this weekend at Lugogo and Kyambogo ovals,
The annual tournament, to run during the Easter holiday, will have teams from Tanzania, Kenya and hosts Uganda assemble on Thursday.
The teams are being coached by Junior Kwebiiha (girls) and Charles Lwanga (boys).
Girls U-18 squad
Musigye M, Achen F, Nankumba E, Alitubera P, Nakalanzi M, Lumonya M, Nawenjja F, Najjumba F, Ayato M, Atim S, Namugenyi C, Okot D and Kayondo N.
Boys U-15 squad
Nyakana E, Mukasa R, Ssemanda R, Ahmed Y, Nyero G, Otim S, Mugabe D, Mutekanga S, Kyobe A, Ochan P, Senkandwa M, Opio M, Midyo E, Muyanja H and Kyambadde I.
- RICHARD Okia was crowned man-of-series in the Mawanda Cup that saw Tornado lift the trophy after beating Wanderers by 143 runs at Lugogo on Sunday.
The opening pace bowler and explosive late order batsman was handed his award by Buganda Kingdom deputy Katikiro Kaya Kavuma.
Okia amassed 142 runs in two innings and picking five for 58 in 13 overs. He hit a memorable 99 runs against Pakland.
The youngster, who plays for Maruti CC and also a member of the national squad, had a batting average of 71 and a bowling rate of 4.33.
â€œI do not play as an individual, my team-mates are crucial to this award,â€ Okia said.
South Africa semi-professional Kenneth Kamyuka was named best bowler after picking seven for 78 in 18 overs.
Tornado talisman Nehal Bibodi walked away with the best batsman award. Michael Kintu (18) of newcomers Patidar CC was crowned best fielder for ensuring three catches and one stumping for his side.
Kintu, possibly the most upcoming wicket keeper, is one of the recent brains Jinja-based side JACC has produced.
r Luwero Boys PS was outstanding in the boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ U-10 categories in the MTN, Stanbic Bank and Multichoice mini event Friday.
Three schools qualified from the Central region to play the national final May 4 at Lugogo.
Mini cricket results
Boys U-10 and Girls U-10
UCA names age group tourney squads