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Franco "Frank" Nsubuga (born 28 August 1980 in Uganda) is a Ugandan cricketer. A right-handed batsman and off spin bowler,[1] he has played for the Uganda national cricket team since 2001.[2] His matches include four first-class matches[3] and seven List A matches.[4]

Frank Nsubuga
Personal information
Full nameFranco Nsubuga
Born (1980-08-28) 28 August 1980 (age 39)
Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight arm off break
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 7)20 May 2019 v Botswana
Last T20I22 May 2019 v Kenya
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 4 7
Runs scored 272 129
Batting average 34.00 25.80
100s/50s 0/2 0/1
Top score 64 59
Balls bowled 492 312
Wickets 8 6
Bowling average 30.50 30.83
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/27 3/33
Catches/stumpings 6/0 4/0
Source: Cricket Archive, 22 May 2019

Playing careerEdit

Nsubuga made his international debut playing for East and Central Africa in the 1997 ICC Trophy[5] when aged just 16.[1] He played for Uganda in the 2001 tournament.[5] His first-class debut came in April 2004 against Namibia in the ICC Intercontinental Cup.[3] Uganda won the match, with Nsubuga being named man of the match.[6] He also played against Kenya later in the year. He again played against Kenya and Namibia in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup.[3] He made his List A debut in 2005, representing Uganda at the 2005 ICC Trophy.[4]

He has continued to play in the Ugandan team and represented them in Division Three of the World Cricket League in Darwin, Australia in 2007. Uganda won the tournament, with Nsubuga being named man of the match in the final against Argentina after scoring 55 from 38 balls and taking 4/27.[7]

In April 2018, he was named in Uganda's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in Malaysia.[8] In July 2018, he was part of Uganda's squad in the Eastern sub region group for the 2018–19 ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier tournament.[9]

In September 2018, he was named in Uganda's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup.[10][11] The following month, he was named in Uganda's squad for the 2018 ICC World Cricket League Division Three tournament in Oman.[12]

In May 2019, he was named in Uganda's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier tournament in Uganda.[13][14][15] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for Uganda against Botswana on 20 May 2019.[16] In July 2019, he was one of twenty-five players named in the Ugandan traning squad, ahead of the Cricket World Cup Challenge League fixtures in Hong Kong.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cricket Archive profile
  2. ^ Teams played for by Frank Nsubuga at CricketArchive
  3. ^ a b c First-class matches played by Frank Nsubuga at Cricket Archive
  4. ^ a b List A matches played by Frank Nsubuga at Cricket Archive
  5. ^ a b ICC Trophy matches played by Frank Nsubuga at Cricket Archive
  6. ^ Scorecard of Namibia v Uganda, 23 April 2004 at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ Uganda lift Division Three title Archived May 24, 2011, at the Wayback Machine by Andrew Nixon, 2 June 2007 at CricketEurope
  8. ^ "Karashani has faith in Malaysian charge". Daily Monitor. 20 April 2018. Retrieved 20 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Uganda Squad: Players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Uganda Cricket names Africa T20 squad". Kawowo Sports. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Team Uganda preview". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Otwani gets nod ahead of Achelam on final 14 for Division 3 Qualifiers". Kawowo. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Uganda Cricket names squad for Africa T20 World Cup Qualifiers". Eagle Online. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Arinaitwe named in Cricket Cranes squad for Africa T20 World Cup Qualifiers". Kawowo Sports. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  15. ^ "African men in Uganda for T20 showdown". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  16. ^ "6th Match, ICC Men's T20 World Cup Africa Region Final at Kampala, May 20 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Paternott Called To Cricket Cranes Squad For World Challenge League". Cricket Uganda. Retrieved 23 July 2019.