Friday, May 19, 2006

The Weekend Ahead

I am toddling off to Tasmania tomorrow for a weekend away, so this will be my last post for a couple of days (not that Tasmania don't have the internet, I will just be on holiday).
There is a bit of cricket ahead involving Kenyans, so here goes:
- Terry Jenner's Spin Clinic should wrap up today in Nairobi. Hopefully we shall see a press release from Cricket Kenya on its success, and how our youngsters found the experience.
- Nakuru will see Akshar A back in action as they take on Eldoret in a match that should provide the league winner of the Akshar Tournament. There are still a lot of games to go, but these two teams are looking significantly stronger than the opposition so far. Akshar will probably go into the match as favourites, though they have had less cricket than Eldoret, so we shall see.
- In England, James Clegg will lead Fairburn against Gawthorpe St Mary's CC in the Leeds West Riding League, lets hope he can keep up his good from so far.
- Also in England, Hitesh Modi is listed in the starting line-up for Chesham in their Thames Valley League match against Thatcham Town. Hopefully that means the news on his finger is good, and he will indeed be back in action. All the best to him for a succcessful return.
- Amit Bhudia's Danish side Herning have two league matches this weekend. On Saturday they play Albertslund who have so far lost the only match they have played, so hopefully Herning can continue this trend. Backing it up on Sunday, they take on KB II who have won one and lost one. Herning won their only league game last week helped by an unbeated 30 from Amit, so here's hoping he gets amoung the runs again this weekend.
- No news from the NPCA or CCA. It may well be that there is cricket going on in either Nairobi or Mombasa, quite possibly both, so if anyone wants to let this little mushroom know what is going on, that would be great.
- Internationally, there is the final of the Tri-series in Trinidad with Bermuda taking on Zimbabwe. They got belted yesterday, so will need to produce a much better effort if they are going to save face on Saturday.
- Namibia too face an uphill struggle in their Intercontinental match against Ireland. Dismised for a paltry 95 in their first innings, they are struggling with the ball too - Ireland are 3-78 in reply. Rain may still have a part to play in all this, but the Africans will be hard pushed to avoid a thumping defeat.

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