My Best XI-Cricket Season

9 Nov

Tornado B were finally confirmed as league champions for the third year running and this was more less expected. There were no surprises given that they have maintained the same team for the last 4 years.
They have a model club in terms of organisation and administration. Small things most times are the difference between winning and losing. Tornado B are deserved champions, here is my best XI this season.

1.  Mukasa Roger (Tornado B)
Papa as he is popularly known has delivered for Tornado B as they needed him to. His 4 centuries at an average of 65. 44 and a strike rate of 131. 77% made a firm foundation for tornado B’s batting, he picked up 17 wkts with his part time spin and tops the fielding charts with 13 field dismissals.
He has been a dream all rounder for his Captain and he should be our season MVP.

2.  Thawitamwira Ivan (Challengers)
Ivan will be remembered for batting with the tail scoring a match winning 165* to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat against Charity. That inning made Ivan a cult hero of sorts and since then his numbers have been impressive. He followed that up with another matching winning 96* against Nile and in all accumulated 516 runs at an average of 64. 50 at a strike rate of 94. 6%. Ivan has scored very important runs for Challengers who were battling relegation but were able to finish high up the table. There are no shortcuts to success and Ivan puts a lot of time into his batting, am certain he is enjoying his rewards. He should comfortably take home Best Bat for the season.

3. Lawrence Ssematimba (Tornado B)
The small lion has been a silent operator.  He has wound back the years to offer Roger much needed support. As an accumulator he has scored 329 runs at an average of 41. 13 and a strike rate of 63. 88%. He has stepped up this season mixing aggression, flair and grit well.

4. Kayondo Hum (Wanderers)
There is always little to write about Div 2 players but Hum has stood out this campaign. He has finally managed to be a consistent performer and his runs have no doubt helped wanderers get back up. He managed to score 2 centuries with 4 half centuries collecting over 500 runs at an average of 52. 14. His staying might be the only reason they managed to get back up.

5. Frank Nsubuga (Tornado)
Tornado might not have finished as high up as they should have but Franco has been a consistent performer. His ban towards the end of the season put a halt to Tornado’s charge for the title. Franco scored 269 runs at an avg of 44. 8 picking up 18wkts with best figures of 5/6. He is my Captain for the season.

6. Mukaya Shama. (Charity)
Numbers don’t like and Sharma is miles ahead of the other keepers in the season. He had 20 field dismissals with 17 being catches. With the attacking brand of cricket that charity plays Sharma has helped them behind the stumps. A reliable keeper is like a solid goal keeper he can be the difference between winning and losing.

7. Karashani Davis (Tornado B)
Despite the fact that he is retired, Davis has combined well with Cyrus spinning Tornado to another title. Davis creates the pressure that Cyrus and Akbar exploit to pick up many wickets. His high standards have made sure he never gives away too much picking up 19 wkts at an econ of 3. 94 with best figures of 5/19.

8. Ssenyondo Henry(Challengers)
Endu has been a mean magician with his left arm spin. Henry has bowled 100. 4 overs picking up 26 scalps at an economy of 3. 12 with best bowling figures of 5/6.
He has done as well Thawi has with the bat.
He should take home the Best Bolwer of the season award.

9. Waiswa Charles (Tornado B)
Wai has always been lethal with a new ball In hand.
He has picked up 15 wkts with an econ of 4. 21 and best figures of 4/41. His ability to bowl at the start of the innings and the end makes him a captain’s dream bowler.

10.  Waiswa Kenneth (Nile)
For this young lad the sky is the limit,  Wai has bowled very well given that this is just his second season in the top flight.
He picked up 19 wkts at an economy of 4. 44 and best bowling figures of 5/33. Waiswa followed this up with a strong performance in Malaysia for the U19 team, also earning himself a national team call in the process. Am certain he will play for Uganda for a very long time.

11. Nasser Ahmed (Nile)
Nasser has had a strong all round performance for Nile Cricket Club scoring 321 runs at an avg of 22. 93 and picking up 16 wickets at an econ of 3. 09 and best figures of 4/18.
His performances enabled Nile finish as high as 2nd in the table.

Special Mentions:

1. Gabula John(KICC)
Gabula popularly known as stable base has had a wonderful season with the bat. His partnership at the top of the order with Lubega has bailed KICC out lots of times. His performance with the bat for the U19 team in Malaysia have enabled him get alot of confidence and he should score lots of runs next season.

2. Issanez Emmanuel
It was such a dream to see Issa run in an bowl superb lines.
Issa worked on his this year game season and his numbers were amazing he managed to pick 20 wkts with best figures of 4/34 and scoring 156 runs at an average of 22. If he keeps up this kind of form am sure he will be back playing for Uganda.

3. Kakande Ivan
Kakande is a hard worker and he has numbers to back him up. Ivan picked 21 wkts with his left arm spin and contributed a handy 146 runs at an avg of 24 and strike rate of 70%.

It will sad to see Charity going down because they have some exciting young players like Opio Ronald, Frank Akankwasa and Cosmos.

Tornado B were Div Champs while Wanderers won the Div 2 title.

Wicketkeeper Batsman.
Wanderers Cricket Club.

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One Response to “My Best XI-Cricket Season”

  1. Bob November 10, 2015 at 5:02 am #

    Where are players like varinda Singh, narinda Singh, elumuka Timothy,

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