Ireland were given a reality check after going down by 41 runs to a very determined and diciplined Uganda team. A combination of poor shot selection, and an examplary fielding display were the major factors in a deserved victory for the African side.

There were positives to be taken from the game however, with Greg Thompson returning to somewhere near his best, taking 3 for 33, and Andrew Poynter, who batted well for his 59. The key areas of fielding and running between the wickets need to be looked at, with still too many misfields, and not enough quick singles.

Uganda scored 218 for 9 in their 50 overs, Okelo hitting 66, as he and Almuzaham, (29), added 105 for the 3rd wicket in 25 overs. 141 for 2 quickly became 148 for 6, as Gary Kidd and Greg Thompson applied the pressure. The pair bowled their 20 overs in tandem, conceding 66 runs (33 each, ) and taking 4 wickets.

Uganda's Ssemada made 37 not out to take them up to what was felt an under par score of 218 for 9. Gavin Mc Kenna, having his first bowl of the trip took 1 for 19 in 6 overs, Niall Mc Darby took 2 late wickets to finish with 2 for 39 off 7, while James Hall was economical, conceding just 12 runs off 5 overs.

Richard Stirling's promotion to opener didn't pay off, as he played on to go without scoring. Ireland captain Eoin Morgan suffered a repeat of yesterday, trapped lbw for a single. Andrew Poynter and Fintan Mc Allister added 67 for the 3rd wicket, but too often their well struck shots found the fielders, and they appeared reluctant to work the ball for singles. An increasingly frustrated Mc Allister tried to hit over the top, but only managed to find mid off. Gary Wilson went for just 2, stumped playing across the line, while David Rankin struggled against the Ugandan attack, before sweeping straight to deep midwicket. Andrew Poynter played some lovely attacking shots in his 59, being particularly strong in the midwicket area. He hit 9 boundaries in his knock off 84 balls, before being bowled while trying to improvise. That  improvisation also accounted for the wickets of James Hall, (26), and Greg Thompson.

It was perhaps fitting that the game should end on a run out, as the Ugandan's set the bench mark as far as that area is concerned. Ireland dismissed then for 177, losing by 41 runs to a very happy Ugandan team.