Team Rwanda retains ‘Grudge Match’ Cup
RWANDA Cricket Association select 11 ousted a British cricket side from Project Umubano by six wickets to retain the annual Grudge Match Cup on Sunday at Kicukiro oval.
Umubano Project select team batted first and out on 163 runs all out, and the RCA select side chassed and reached the target with six wickets to spare.
The match was watched by UK’s International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell and the British High Commissioner to Rwanda Ben Llewellyn Jones.
Man of the match was the Managing Director of Rwandan Cricket Stadium Foundation Oli Broom.
Alby Shale of Project Umubano was top scorer with 80 runs while Broom was Rwanda Cricket Association select side’s top scorer with 44 not out.
Project Umubano is the Conservative Party’s social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Volunteers are working with Rwandans in fields including medicine, sport, business, planning to deliver training and sustainable projects.
Now in its sixth year, Project Umubano is an expression of the Conservative Party’s core values: voluntarism, compassion, entrepreneurialism and outward-focus.
Umubano brings together the most diverse groups of party members and supporters, working for two weeks each July in challenging environments alongside African partners focused on tackling some of the root causes of poverty.
The project is currently led by MP Stephen Crabb MP and they are always joined by 100 volunteers in Africa each year.
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