Rwandan side Abakambwe defeated visiting British parliamentary side under Umubano Project to win the annual cricket game between the two sides, on Saturday at Kicukiro oval.
The match was watched by among others, the British High Commissioner to Rwanda William Gelling as the home team won by 65 runs. It was Abakambwe’s sixth win out of seven meetings between the two teams.
Abakambwe batted first and put on 191 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs thanks to Srinath Vardhineni who put on 79 runs and Emmanuel Byiringiro, who scored 79 and 22 runs respectively. Combatant
And in their chase, Umubano Project were all out for 126 in 20 overs with Ed Pearson hitting 93 runs, just seven runs short of a century.
Meanwhile, the Rwanda Cricket Association [RCA] will organise a two-day training course where ten Grade One coaches from Huye District and City of Kigali will receive the basics of cricket coaching.
The training will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Kicukiro cricket oval and will be conducted by RCA general manager Joshua Mwanja.
The aim of this course is to provide technical skills, game understanding, teaching techniques, effective ways to conduct training sessions and awareness of the factors motivating young people to play and enjoy the ‘gentleman’s game’.
The coaches will be trained in all basics of cricket which include batting, bowling, fielding and wicket keeping skills, together with modified games and activities and a short assessment will be completed by the participants prior to the end of the course.
It will be the second such course after the first held in Rulindo District where ten coaches were taken through the similar training.