Sunday, September 03, 2006

Cricket In the Wild a Great Success

The inaugral Cricket in the Wild Tournament at Ol Pejeta Consevancy sounds like it has been a great success. The main aim of the event is obviously to raise money for a very wortheile cause, but great to see some competetive games being played in the right spirit as well. Subhash Modi, Kenya's leading umpire sends the following report from the initial couple of days:
The three day prestigious Ol Pejeta Conservancy Cricket in the Wild Cricket Tournament started at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy yesterday with seven teams participating namely:- Outram, Crossley, Seagon, Davies, Craig, Mitchell, and the Best XI. Patels XI withdrew at the last minute as they could not raise the team.
Richard Vigne, Executive Director of Ol Pejeta Conservancy and Sandra Hill - both members of the organising committee are really delighted with the progress and success so far of the tournament as all the teams are fighting for the top honours.
The finals of the the tournament will be played tomorrow and a reasonably good crowd is expected to turn up.
The Official umpires are:-
Subhash Modi, Brian Haworth, Eddie Fernandez and Martin Hamilton and the official scorer is Aliya Baurer.
Results so far:
Davies(96/4 wkts) beat Seagon 95/4 wickets.
Craig(120/4 wickets) beat Outram 109/6 wickets
Davies 150/7 wickets beat Crossley 129/7 wickets.
Outram 99 for no loss beat Seagon 98/6 wickets
Best XI 131 /6 wickets beat Davies 113/9.
All the officials and players as well as the spectators were pleased to see the clear view of the World Famous Mount Kenya from the cricket ground. The tournament is played in good spirit and the cricket ground, pitch, matting and the scoreboard are in good condition.
The organisers of the Ol Pejeta Conservancy Cricket in the Wild Fund Raising Committee deserve pats on their back for excellent organisation and tremendous efforts for the noble game.

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