Wanderers Cricket Club

Wanderers Cricket Club

HISTORY

Wanderers Cricket Club was founded in 1987 after the return to peace from the 1986 bush war and is the second oldest cricket club in Uganda.

Sam Walusimbi one of the founding members of the club recalls that the expulsion of the Asians in 1974 left indigenous players with no club apart from ACC where they were all playing then, therefore to at least create 2 teams to compete they decided to form Wanderers out of ACC.

Although previously the back bone of the team was made up of youngsters from Kings’ College Budo, over the years the composition of the team has been diversified to include students from various schools.

All of the finest cricket talent in the history of Ugandan cricket has at some point been through the nursery bed of Wanderers CC. A few famous names including John Nagenda, Sam Walusimbi, Luke Muhumuza, Nsibuka Paul, Yona & Lumumba Wapakhabulo, John Lubia, James Komakech, Andrew Meya, Tendo Mbazzi, Guy Kimbowa, Okia Richard, Kenneth Kamyuka, and Franco Nsubuga have all been nurtured at the club.

Sam Walusimbi, who has had stints as national senior side and Under-19 coach is in charge of the technical aspects of the game and having played at International level and with his background as a founder member of the team he has made himself available to the club and made significant contributions to the majority of Uganda’s’ finest cricketers who have gone through Wanderers CC.

The current executive comprises of Dr. David Meya as Chairman, Mr. Godfrey Zaribwende as Treasurer, and Mr. Tendo Mbazzi as Secretary while Mr. Sam Walusimbi (arguably Uganda’s all-time best cricketer) serves as the head coach. For the last Six seasons, Mr. Denis Musali has served as Captain.