Uganda Cricket Association has been ringing changes ahead of their South Africa tour that kicked off Saturday at the SuperSport Park, Centurion with Uganda doing battle against South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania in the Africa Sixes Challenge.
The tournament provides a stage for the participating African countries to ply their trade against the full members like South Africa and Zimbabwe. This will be beneficial and productive in the long run for the game.
The sixes provide an exciting version of the game that requires exceptional performance with the ball and bat plus a chance to use Africa as the platform to expose a new audience to an enterprising brand of cricket.
With the rules requiring every batting team limited to five overs and five of the six team-members are allowed to bowl one over each, teams need to raise the bar in terms of boundary bashing, innovation, variety, finesse, and audacious shot-making.
Uganda Cricket seemed to have got the memo with an early win against Tanzania with Roger Mukasa earning a man of the match performance for this (34) runs.
Uganda was a surprise one run winner over Zimbabwe with the Captain Frank Nsubuga bowling superbly to pick the win.
Uganda will face Namibia and Kenya sunday hoping to finish among the top two sides if they are to play in the final.
Uganda 6s team:
Frank Nsubuga (captain), Brian Masaba (vice-captain), Roger Mukasa, Arnold Otwani, Daniel Ruyange, Deus Muhumuza and Jonathan Sebanja
Africa Sixes Challenge September 6-7 Hosts: South Africa
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda & Tanzania Selected Results September 6th 2014 Tanzania (73/2) v Uganda (75/2) Uganda won by 4 wickets Uganda (81/3) v Zimbabwe (80/2) Uganda won by 1 run Uganda (89/2) v South Africa (92/3) South Africa won by 3 wickets
September 7 Namibia v Uganda 12:40PM
Uganda v Kenya 2:20pm
Final: 4:50pm between No1 v No2 in the table standing