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Uganda beat MCC in opening t20

The Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala
The Lugogo Cricket Oval in Kampala

MCC suffered the second defeat of their 2013 tour of Uganda after an eight wicket loss to Uganda on Saturday 12 October.

Having been restricted to 93/6 from 20 overs, MCC were always going to be up against it on a deck which was tricky for batting.

Tom Cox (25no) and Paul Carter (21) both batted well for MCC after being inserted by Uganda as school children, who had been playing cricket beforehand on the outfield, watched from the stands at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

Uganda bowled tightly on a deck that offered little to the batsmen under beautiful African skies on the Saturday afternoon.

Needing just 94 for victory, Uganda made light work of the tourists bowling and Arthur Kyobe (51) and Arthur Ziraba (32no) made sure there were not mistakes in their chase, bringing up the winning runs in just 10.5 overs.

Clinton Perren bowled admirably taking 2/26 for MCC.

MCC will be determined to bounce back from the defeat and they have less than 24 hours before they face Uganda and Rwanda in a day of Twenty20 cricket on Sunday at Lugogo.

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