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U19 Cricket Cranes off to Kenya

The U19 Cricket Cranes being flagged off on Tuesday afternoon in Lugogo (photo by agency)

The Uganda U19 National Cricket team traveled to Nairobi, Kenya yesterday evening to compete at the Global Youth Tournament hosted by Star Field Sports at Ruaraka and Gymkhana Cricket Grounds.

The under-age tournament will run for three days, starting on 22nd (Wednesday) to 25th of this month.

The team captained by Frank Akankwasa prepared for the tournament by beating up on their Nigerian counter-parts 4-1 in a 5 match series.

The Under 19 Cricket Cranes will be in Group B with Cutchi Leva, Kanbis and Swampipaba.

The Global Youth Tournament will also act as a warm up for the Under 19 Africa Division 1 qualifiers slated for early 2019.

The Schedule:

Wednesday 22nd August 2018 10:45a.m;

Swamipaba U19 v Uganda Cricket Association U19: Ruaraka Sports Club

Thursday 23rd August 2018 8:30 a.m;

Kanbis U19 v Uganda Cricket Association U19: Ruaraka Sports Club

Friday 24th August 2018 1:30 p.m;

Cutchi Leva Under 19 v Uganda Cricket Association Under 19: Ruaraka Sports Club

Knock Out stages: Friday, August 24th – 8:00 A.M
SF1

Friday, August 24th 11:00 A.M
SF2
Saturday, August 25th – 2PM

Finals

Saturday, August 25th – 7PM; Travel Back to Uganda

The Ugandan Contingent that traveled:

Frank Akankwasa (Captain), Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Perry Wazombe, Simon Okecho, Ronald Opio, Cyrus Kakuru, Juma Miyagi, Trevor Bukenya, Siraje Nsubuga, Ramathan Ochimi, Robert Ajuna, Rogers Olipa and Cosmas Kyewuta

Officials:

Michael Ndiko (Coach), Emmanuel Issanez (Assistant Coach).

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