Uganda national cricket team

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Uganda celebrate winning Division Three of the World Cricket League in 2007
Uganda celebrate winning Division Three of the World Cricket League in 2007
ICC membership granted1998
ICC member status Associate member
ICC development regionAfrica
CaptainJoel Olwenyi
World Cricket League divisionTwo
World Cricket League Africa Region divisionOne
First recorded match1951/52 - Opponent either Kenya or Tanganyika
World ranking21st
Regional non-test ranking3rd
ICC Trophy
Appearances2 (First in 2001)
Best result10th place, 2001
First class cricket
'''First class matches played4
'''First class wins/losses1/3
List A cricket
'''List A matches played7
'''List A wins/losses1/5
As of 23 July 2007


The Uganda national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Uganda in international cricket matches. Having previously been part of the combined East African and East and Central African teams, they became an associate member of the International Cricket Council in their own right in 1998.[1] They began to play international cricket in 1951/52 when they first took part in a triangular tournament against regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania (then Tanganyika).[2]

They have competed in the ICC Trophy on two occasions, in 2001[3] and 2005.[4] They won Division Three of the World Cricket League in Darwin, Australia in 2007, qualifying them for Division Two of the same tournament towards the end of 2007,[5] which also qualified them for a spot on the ICC's High Performance Program.[6]

History

East Africa team

Main article: East Africa cricket team


Uganda combined with their regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania to form the East Africa team. The first known match for this team was against a South African "Non-Europeans" team captained by Basil D'Oliveira in September 1958 in Nairobi, with the visitors winning by seven wickets.[7] East Africa became an associate member of the ICC in 1966[8] and India toured the following year, winning a match against Uganda by 6 wickets[9] before a first-class match against East Africa in Kampala which India won by 8 wickets.[10]

East Africa toured England in 1972[11] and the Marylebone Cricket Club played a first-class match against East Africa in January 1974, winning by 237 runs.[12] The following year, East Africa played in the 1975 Cricket World Cup in England. After various warm-up games, including a 3 wicket win against Glamorgan,[13] they played New Zealand, India and England in the World Cup itself, losing all three matches.[14] The World Cup was followed by a first-class match against Sri Lanka at the County Cricket Ground, Taunton, which the Sri Lankans won by 115 runs.[15] East Africa played in the ICC Trophies of 1979,[16], 1982[17] and 1986,[18] without qualifying for the World Cup from any of them.

Uganda continued playing their regular matches against Kenya and Tanzania, despite Kenya leaving the East Africa combination in [19] and the triangular tournament became a quadrangular tournament in 1966 when Zambia joined in. From then until the tournament's end in 1980, Uganda won the tournament just once.<ref name="KenHist" />

East and Central Africa cricket team

Main article: East and Central Africa cricket team


The East Africa team left the ICC in 1989<ref name="EACA" /> and was replaced by the East and Central Africa team the same year.[20] This new team was a combination of Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and they took part in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1990, also taking part in 1994, 1997 and 2001.[21]

Setting out on their own

Uganda left the East and Central Africa combination and became an associate member of the ICC in their own right in 1998. Their first international tournament was the 2001 ICC Trophy. After winning all five of their first round games, they lost a play-off match against the UAE for the right to enter the second stage of the tournament.<ref name="ICCT01" /> The following year, they finished third in their group in the Africa Cup.[22]

In 2004, Uganda played their first first-class matches in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against Kenya and Namibia, winning against Namibia.[23] In August that year, they finished second to Namibia in the Africa Cricket Association Championships in Zambia.[24] This qualified them for the following years ICC Trophy, in which they finished in twelfth and last place after losing to Papua New Guinea in their final play-off match.<ref name="ICCT05" /> Earlier in the year, they again played against Namibia and Kenya in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, losing both games.[25]

Present Day

In January 2007, Uganda faced Bermuda[26] and Canada[27] as those two teams prepared for Division One of the World Cricket League in Nairobi.[28] This also served as preparation for Uganda's visit to Darwin, Australia for Division Three of the same tournament. They won their games against the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong and Tanzania before beating Papua New Guinea in the semi-final.[29] They then beat Argentina in the final of the tournament.<ref name="WCL307" />

Uganda's performance in the Division Three tournament means that they have gained a spot in the ICC's High Performance Program,<ref name="HPP" /> and will now travel to Windhoek, Namibia towards the end of 2007 where they will face Argentina, Denmark, Oman and the UAE in addition to hosts Namibia.<ref name="WCL307" /> A top four finish in this tournament will qualify them for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier, whilst a bottom two finish will mean that they play in Division Three again in 2009.[30]

Tournament History

World Cup

Intercontinental Cup

  • 2004: First round<ref name="ICCup04" />
  • 2005: First round<ref name="ICCup05" />
  • 2006: Did not participate[33]

World Cricket League

ICC Trophy

Players

For a list of Ugandan first-class cricketers, see: List of Ugandan first-class cricketers


Uganda's team in their most recent match against Argentina was as follows:[34]

See also

References

1. ^ Uganda at Cricket Archive
2. ^ History of Kenyan cricket
3. ^ 2001 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
4. ^ 2005 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
5. ^ Uganda lift Division Three title by Andrew Nixon, 2 June 2007 at CricketEurope
6. ^ Denmark added to ICC High Performance Program, ICC Europe Media Release at European Cricket Council official site
7. ^ Scorecard of East Africa v South African Non-Europeans, 13 September 1958 at Cricket Archive
8. ^ East Africa at Cricket Archive
9. ^ Scorecard of Uganda v India, 29 July 1967 at Cricket Archive
10. ^ Scorecard of East Africa v India, 19 August 1967 at Cricket Archive
11. ^ East Africa in England 1972 at Cricket Archive
12. ^ Scorecard of East Africa v MCC, 18 January 1974
13. ^ Scorecard of Glamorgan v East Africa], 5 June 1975 at Cricket Archive
14. ^ 1975 World Cup at Cricinfo
15. ^ Scorecard of East Africa v Sri Lanka, 23 June 1975 at Cricket Archive
16. ^ 1979 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
17. ^ 1982 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
18. ^ 1986 ICC Trophy at Cricinfo
19. ^ Kenya at Cricket Archive
20. ^ East and Central Africa at Cricket Archive
21. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by East and Central Africa at Cricket Archive
22. ^ 2002 Africa Cup at CricketEurope
23. ^ 2004 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
24. ^ African qualifying for the 2005 ICC Trophy at CricketEurope
25. ^ 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
26. ^ Scorecard of Bermuda v Uganda, 27 January 2007 at Cricket Archive
27. ^ Scorecard of Canada v Uganda, 28 January 2007 at Cricket Archive
28. ^ 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division One at Cricket Archive
29. ^ 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope
30. ^ World Cricket League structure
31. ^ 2003 World Cup at Cricinfo
32. ^ 2007 World Cup at Cricinfo
33. ^ 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup at CricketEurope
34. ^ Scorecard of Argentina v Uganda, 2 June 2007 at Cricket Archive


Motto
"For God and My Country"
Anthem
Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty


Capital Kampala

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2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three was a cricket tournament played in Darwin, Australia between 27 May and 2 June 2007. The tournament formed part of the qualification structure for the 2011 World Cup as well as part of the wider ICC World Cricket League.
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Form One-day International[1] &
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Formation June 15, 1909
Headquarters Dubai, UAE
Membership 101 member countries
Acting President Ray Mali
Key people Malcolm Speed (CEO)
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Joel Olweny
Uganda (UGA)

Batting style Right hand bat
Bowling type Right arm medium fast
First-class List A
Matches 4 7
'''Runs scored 174 151
Batting average 21.75 25.
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Form One-day International[1] &
List A[2]
Timeline 2007 - present
Tournament format(s) league system
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The World Cricket League Africa Region is a series of international cricket tournaments for African non-Test national cricket teams that forms part of the global World Cricket League structure.
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Kenya
Flag of Kenya
ICC membership granted 1981
ICC member status Associate with ODI status
ICC development region Africa
Captain Steve Tikolo
World Cricket League division One

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Tanzania
Flag of Tanzania
ICC membership granted 2001
ICC member status Associate member
ICC development region Africa
Captain H Abdallah
World Cricket League division Three
World Cricket League Africa Region division
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The ICC World Cup Qualifier (formerly ICC Trophy) is an international one-day cricket tournament run under the auspices of the International Cricket Council. Any Associate or Affiliate member of the ICC may attempt to qualify for the ICC Trophy by means of a system of
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The 2001 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament played in Ontario, Canada in 2001. It was the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Group Stage

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First-class cricket matches are those between international teams or the highest standard of domestic teams in which teams have two innings each. Test cricket is a form of first-class cricket, but the term "first-class" is often used to refer to domestic competition only.
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Motto
"For God and My Country"
Anthem
Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty


Capital Kampala

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Cricket is a bat-and-ball sport contested by two teams, usually of eleven players each.[1] A cricket match is played on a grass field, roughly oval in shape, in the centre of which is a flat strip of ground 22 yards (20.12 m) long, called a cricket pitch.
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ICC development region Africa
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East and Central Africa
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ICC membership granted 1989 to 2003
ICC member status Former member
ICC development region Africa
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World Cricket League division n/a
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International Cricket Council

Logo of the ICC

Formation June 15, 1909
Headquarters Dubai, UAE
Membership 101 member countries
Acting President Ray Mali
Key people Malcolm Speed (CEO)
Website ICC.cricket.
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Kenya
Flag of Kenya
ICC membership granted 1981
ICC member status Associate with ODI status
ICC development region Africa
Captain Steve Tikolo
World Cricket League division One

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Tanzania
Flag of Tanzania
ICC membership granted 2001
ICC member status Associate member
ICC development region Africa
Captain H Abdallah
World Cricket League division Three
World Cricket League Africa Region division
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The ICC World Cup Qualifier (formerly ICC Trophy) is an international one-day cricket tournament run under the auspices of the International Cricket Council. Any Associate or Affiliate member of the ICC may attempt to qualify for the ICC Trophy by means of a system of
..... Click the link for more information.
The 2001 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament played in Ontario, Canada in 2001. It was the qualifying tournament for the 2003 Cricket World Cup.

Group Stage

The first round group stage saw a unique two division format, designed to eliminate the mismatches that had blighted
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The 2005 ICC Trophy was a cricket tournament held in Ireland between 1 July and 13 July. It was an international one-day tournament played over 50 overs per side between 12 associate members of the International Cricket Council.
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2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three was a cricket tournament played in Darwin, Australia between 27 May and 2 June 2007. The tournament formed part of the qualification structure for the 2011 World Cup as well as part of the wider ICC World Cricket League.
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ICC World Cricket League
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Administrator(s) International Cricket Council
Form One-day International[1] &
List A[2]
Timeline 2007 - present
Tournament format(s) league system
Participants
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Darwin
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Population:
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The 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Two is a tournament that forms part of the ICC World Cricket League. It will be played in Windhoek, Namibia in November 2007, and forms part of the qualification structure for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
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