Castle Lite Series: Cricket Cranes Suffer Namibia Whitewash


The Bilateral Castle Lite Series that involved the Cricket Cranes and the Richelieu Eagles of Namibia came to it’s conclusion on Thursday with Uganda whitewashed as the Series ended 6-0.

Following their 10 wicket defeat in the first 50 Over game played on Tuesday, Uganda endured a similar defeat on Thursday, losing the second game by 9 wickets.

It was a loss that ensured Uganda leave Windhoek without a single victory having lost 4-0 in the T20I format. The 6-0 was a plain collapse as compared to last year’s outing, but Brian Masaba, the captain of the cricket cranes insists the outcome ‘does not reflect’ how well the team played.

“The scoreline was quite disappointing! I feel it does not fully reflect how well we played some games or certain stages of the games,” Masaba said, but admitted Uganda didn’t utilize it’s chances.

“The scoreline could’ve been very different but again we didn’t seize our moments. That was the most disappointing part for me.”

Masaba however, maintains a lot of positives have been taken from this tour.

“Some encouragement to take from the tour. Young guys coming through, getting some exposure and high level competition. There’s a lot more positives; hopefully we can build on that.

“But more importantly we need to do some reflections on how we did not seize the crucial moments. It’s a steep learning curve; we’ll take the lessons back to Kampala and continue looking to improve and get better.”

The Namibia tour was part of the preparations for the upcoming World Cup Qualifiers set to take place in Namibia in November. The cricket cranes will jet in the country on Saturday morning, and will continue with their preparations for that Qualifier.

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