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Netball Fast five series: She Cranes impress on debut


It was a fruitful Fast Five World Series tournament for the Uganda’s National Netball team, as the She Cranes impressed on debut.

This was a two days tournament that was played at the Christchurch Arena in New Zealand, consisted of the best six nations in the world

The team won three games out of the six played including a big victory against world’s number one, Australia.

On Saturday, Uganda lost twice and won once, starting out against the hosts, New Zealand  losing 49-32 (their biggest defeat) in the second game Uganda stunned Jamaica 33-22 in a game where Margaret Baagala was voted Player of the match and ending the day with defeat against England by four points 38-34.

Baagala with her player of the match plague.

Day 1 results summary.

New Zealand 49-32 Uganda
Uganda 33-22 Jamaica
England 38-34 Uganda

On Sunday, Uganda also played three games, and this time round won two and lost the other. In the first game of the She Cranes humbled the world number One, Australia by two points 32-30 thanks to Mary Nuba Cholk’s heroics in the dying minutes of the game.

Against the world number one, Faridah Kadondi was voted the player of the match

Unfortunately, Uganda lost their last against South Africa 27-22 an action that pushed the side into a classification match where they beat Jamaica again convincingly 32-10 to finish 5th in the tournament.

Day 2 results summary.

Uganda 32-30 Australia
Uganda 22-27 South Africa
Uganda 32-10 Jamaica

Away from the two Player of the match awards won against Jamaica and Australia by Margaret Baagala and Faridah Kadondi respectively, Mary Nuba Cholk was voted the Fans’ favorite player of the tournament.

Mary Nuba showing of her fan’s favourite award.

She Crane’s will play next at the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.

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