Friday, April 21, 2006

Kericho And Eldoret Eye Top Spot In Nakuru

Rain permitting, Eldoret take on Kericho this Sunday in a match that will see the winner go top of the Akshar League standings in Nakuru; at least until Akshar A play bottom placed Naivasha next week. It should be an interesting struggle, as so far it has been Kericho's batting that won them their first match, while Eldoret needed some tight lines from their bowlers to defend a low total. Kericho will no doubt be looking for another decent knock from their top and middle order batsmen, and are my picks to walk away with a victory. In their last match Rashmi, Toxy and Dilpesh all looked capable with the bat, while Jignesh will be expected to do the damage when he opens the bowling. Eldoret will really need their batsmen to step up a notch this match, and will again be looking for all-rounder Tajesh to make them competitive. If he can get somewhere close to his six-wicket haul of the last match, they may yet be in with a shout. Fingers crossed that the rain holds off just long enough for them to get the cricket in!

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