Friday, July 07, 2006
Overseas Roundup (late again!)
Fairburn skipper, and future Kenya hopeful James Clegg scored an unbeaten century last weekend as his team brushed aside Newton Hill to retain top spot in the Leeds West Riding League. Clegg, who retired his innings on 105 to give some of the other batsmen a go, shared a second wicket record for the club of 265. With Kenya 'A' batsmen putting up a dismal performance in Denmark, Clegg certainly chose a good time to illustrate what it takes to make big scores. His innings included six sixes and ten fours and comes just before he is due to visit family in Kenya. James is hoping to be able to meet Kenyan selectors while in Nairobi, and will also be looking at doing some youth coaching in his family's town of Eldoret.
Elsewhere, Hitesh Modi's side Chesham were also busy making a lot of runs. He declared their innings closed on 1/269, but I can't find any more details, so not sure if he even had a chance to bat himself. Hitesh is listed in the squad for the Bangladesh tour, but not sure when he will actually link up with the rest of the squad.
Steve Tikolo has joined Haverigg CC and should be in action for them this weekend. He knows the players and conditions at the Poolside ground, so should slot back in well. He will however be missed in Kenya where the national team are training ahead of the Bangladesh tour.
I'm Not sure about Amit Bhudia's whereabouts. He is listed as being in the training squad in Nairobi, but if not will no doubt be back in action for club side Herning in their two matches in the Danish Division 1 this weekend.
There are Two Kenyans I know of in Australia, Mohammed Sheikh (in Adelaide) and Dilip "fish" Hirani (in Sydney). Neither will be in action at the moment as it is the off season, but if anyone knows any contact details for Hirani, who went on the Under 19 tour to South Africa, I would very much like to get in touch.
Posted by Chemosit at 9:34 am