Monday, April 03, 2006
After Steve Tikolo's fantastic effort to stave off the Dutch in Nairobi last week, he is now averaging exactly 125 in the Intercontinental cup. His unbeaten 212 also makes him the first batsman to reach 1000 runs in the competition. He does it comfortably too, the next closest is JP Bray on 578. Tikolo went into the match against Holland with the following figures:
Matches: 5 Innings: 9 Not outs:1 Runs: 788 High Score: 220 Avg:98.50
His updated figures will read:
Matches: 6 Innings: 10 Not Outs:2 Runs: 1000 High Score: 220 Avg: 125
This is a fantastic achievement, especially considering the last innings was made under immense pressure. It further underlines his quality as a batsman, and shows that he still has plenty left in the tank for Kenya. Unfortunately, little or no mention has been made of Steve's efforts in the Kenyan press. How a self respecting sports editor can let this slip by with barely a comment is beyond me. It should have been put up in lights, not let slide by. It shows how much work Cricket Kenya face in not only righting the ship after the last administration, but in regaining and growing the public interest. Those who know about cricket in Kenya can do their bit by telling their friends, and encouraging them to learn about the game. There are other Steve Tikolo's out there waiting to be found. The administration by themselves do not have the means, but if everyone got just 1 person down to watch the next game, or even better to start playing, it would be a huge step in the right direction.
Posted by Chemosit at 10:05 am