Uganda Cricket Association Chief Executing Officer, Martin Ondeko, will on Saturday October 3rd wed his longtime sweetheart Lelia Namaganda, a former national cricket ladies team player.
Ondeko is a former Ugandan international cricketer who represented the Ugandan national team between 2007 and 2008.
He played as a right-handed opening batsman. The Entebbe born retired cricket star represented the Uganda under-19s at the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, featuring in four of his team’s six matches.
In Uganda’s final game of the tournament, a five-wicket win against Canada,
he scored 99 not out from 148 balls, for which he was named man of the match.
Ondeko’s senior debut for Uganda came in September 2007, when he played against Bangladesh in the 2007 Kenya Twenty20 Quadrangular. Later in the year, he made a single appearance in the 2007 World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia, which held List A status. He was called to the team for the fifth-place play-off against Argentina – a dead rubber – and scored nine runs before being trapped leg before wicket by Diego Lord.
Ondeko’s final match for Uganda came in February 2008, against a touring Marylebone Cricket Club team.