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Jeremy unbeaten half-century leads Abagurusi to victory over Kinyara’s Indian community

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Result

Abagurusi 150/5 in 20 overs

Indian community Kinyara-Masindi 120/9 in 20 overs

Abagurusi won by 30 runs

Jeremy Kibukamusoke’s stellar unbeaten half-century, scoring an impressive 76 runs, spearheaded Abagurusi to a triumphant victory over Kinyara’s Indian community in Masindi.

Opting to bat first after winning the toss, the Abagurusi captain Michael Ndiko led by example, opening the innings alongside Shane Ssenyonnga, who contributed 15 runs before departing. Michael added 29 runs.

Jeremy Kibukamusoke the stand standout performer batted at number.

Jeremy receiving player of match award

Named Player of the Match, Kibukamusoke’s innings laid a solid foundation, supported by contributions from his teammates such as Lubwama Solomon (8 runs), Busingye Patrick (7 runs), and Paul Ayo (1 run).

Despite not facing a delivery, Sajjabi Ivan Cyprian remained unbeaten with no runs contributed.

Others like Simon Kintu, Zam Jasmine, Cissy Musiime, and Alexander Ahabwa didn’t get a chance to bat.

Facing a formidable bowling attack led by Doctor Ramesh, who claimed two wickets, Kinyara’s Indian community struggled to contain the visitors.

Despite efforts from Deepak and Dhilip, who took one wicket each, they couldn’t prevent Abagurusi from posting a commanding total of 150/5 in 20 overs.

In response, Kinyara managed to reach 120/9 in their allotted 20 overs, falling short by 30 runs. Seasoned players like Murali and Ramujani contributed with 20 runs each, supported by Dr. Ramesh (12 runs) and Deepak (17 runs).

Abagurusi’s captain Michael Ndiko showcased brilliance in the field, taking three catches at square leg and claiming a wicket while bowling.

Michael Ndiko

Patrick Busingye, Jeremy Kibukamusoke and Solomon Lubwama excelled with the ball, picking up two wickets each.

Noteworthy even Cissy Musiime and Zam Jasmine, the two female players, got an opportunity to bowl an over each while the twelfth player Sasuke Maggie got a chance to field for two overs as Sajjabi Ivan Cyprian got medical attention having gotten a muscle pull.

Securing victory not only solidified Abagurusi’s status as defending champions after defeating the Kinyara Indian community the previous year but also earned them recognition and rewards.

Each team member received a vacuum cup and and some kinyara sugar courtesy of the General Manager of Kinyara Sugar Factory.

Abagurusi team with their Awards after the T20 game

In a gesture of appreciation, the Abagurusi team reciprocated the kindness by distributing clothing to the factory workers as a token of gratitude.

Cissy Musiime handing over clothing to one of the workers at Kinyara

Led by Joshua Mwanjya, the Operations Manager of Uganda Cricket Association and manager of the Abagurusi team, the delegation embarked on their journey from Kampala, greeted with a delightful lunch upon arrival in Kinyara.

Three of the players in the Abagurusi team that traveled to Kinyara are coaches in Mukono Cricket Community and it is rewarding to see their coaching skills in action.

The coaches from Mukono
L-R
Sajjabi Ivan, Simon Kintu and Lubwama Solomon

The T20 cricket match commenced at 2:00 PM, followed by an evening filled with camaraderie and enjoyment.

Game moments

Before departing Masindi, the Abagurusi indulged in a round of golf, further fostering bonds and memories.

Alexander posing with his golf club

Acknowledging the support, Uganda Cricket Association provided each player with a uniform, comprising a navy blue T-shirt, white trousers, a cape, and a heavy sweater.

As the Indian community of Kinyara-Masindi anticipates visiting the Abagurusi in Kampala, this trip left a lasting impression on all participants, fostering friendship and sportsmanship beyond the boundaries of cricket.

Individual Awards

Player of Match- Jeremy Kibukamusoke (Abagurusi)

Best Batter- Michael Ndiko (Abagurusi)

Best Bowler- Dr Ramesh (Kinyara community)

Full squad of Abagurusi Team

Micheal Ndiko (Captain)

Jeremy Kibukamusoke (Vice-Captain)

Simon Kintu

Solomon Lubwama

Cissy Musiime

Zam Jasmine

Ayo Paul

Ahabwa Alexander

Shane Ssenyonnga

Busingye Patrick

Kamukama Matthias

Sasuke Maggie

Officials

Joshua Mwanjya (Team Manager)

Bukira Jemima (Physiotherapist)

Abagurusi Team

Indian Kinyara-Masindi community team and Abagurusi team combined

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