Netball World Cup: She Cranes Storm Second Round in Style

Sunday, July 30
*Australia 101-32 Fiji
*Wales 68-56 Sri Lanka
*Malawi 84-48 Barbados
*New Zealand 80-19 Singapore
*England 62-37 Scotland
*Uganda 74-34 Trinidad & Tobago
*Jamaica 67-49 South Africa
*Tonga 55-46 Zimbabwe

Uganda Women’s National Netball team, the She Cranes, pummelled Trinidad and Tobago 74-34 in their last group D game on Sunday.

The emphatic win sees She Cranes finish top of Group D behind New Zealand, the only side to beat Uganda at the ongoing tournament in South Africa.

Mary Nuba who came in for Christine Namulumba at the start of the second quarter, dominated the shooting arc with 35 goals including a couple of lovely layups.

Margaret Baagala continued to excel in the middle with 39 assists while Irene Eyaru and Shadiah Nassanga had 18 and 17 goals respectively.

Uganda looked shaky and trailed 4-1 in the opening exchanges but later found the rhythm and took control.

They led 14-11 after the first quarter and opened a 33-18 advantage at the long break.

The She Cranes were from there on efficient, winning the second half 41-16 to stamp their authority against Trinidad.

Afeisha Noel scored 29 goals for the Calypso Girls but her effort proved not enough on the evening.

Uganda will be regrouped in the second preliminary round where they will face off with Hosts South Africa, Jamaica and Wales.


The top three teams from Groups A and B will be joined in a new Pool F.

And the same will be done for the top three in C and D to form a new Group G.

These teams will carry forward the results against the teams they faced in the initial groups.

And will contest three further matches against teams they have yet to play in the Group.

The top two teams from each group (G and F) will qualify for the semi-finals, while there will be classification matches for other nations.

She Cranes starting 7
•Haniisha Muhameed (GK)
•Shaffie Nalwanja (GD)
•Christine Nakitto (WD)
•Maggie Baagala (C)
•Lilian Achola (WA)
Irene Eyalu (GA)
•Christine Namulumba (GS)



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