Lady cricketers want better ranking at Africa T20 event

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By  Darren Allan Kyeyune

Posted  Saturday, December 14  2013 at  02:00

KAMPALA- In pursuit of a slot to the 2014 ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh, the senior women’s cricket side endured a tough outing at the regional qualifiers last year.

There were no sweet memories about the bizarre voyage to Dar es Salaam where Uganda faltered to deceive enroute to finishing fourth overall.

And a year later, the Davis Turinawe-tutored ladies return to the coastal town seeking a better show at the ICC Africa Senior Women’s Twenty20 Championship.

“The team failed to strike the right chords last year,” said captain Naomi Kayondo.
Uganda open their campaign against hosts Tanzania in a repeat of last year’s opener before facing Namibia in the afternoon at either the University Oval or Gymkhana Grounds.

“We threw away last year’s opener by eight runs and failed to recover,” added Kayondo.
“But this time round, the entire team is more focused and our batting confidence is high. I am sure we are capable of winning all our games with the exception of South Africa.”

Uganda will miss livewire Ritah Nyangendo, who was dropped on disciplinary grounds, but have Barbra Mukankusi, Christine Aryemo and Justine Musubika to bank on.

Tanzania vs. Uganda (9am)
Uganda vs. Namibia (2pm)