Monday, August 10, 2009

Duncan Allen hits first double-ton of 2009 season

Initial scores from NPCA 50 Over League week 4:

Stray Lions(18 points) beat Telca(1 point) by seven wickets at Ngara Sports Club to-day(Sunday) in the NPCA Super League Match which was officiated by Subhash Modi ad Lalji Bhudia.

Thomas Odoyo, Captain of Telca won the toss and decided to bat first but were soon in deep waters against the tight bowling of Darshit Shah (1/18), Andrew Mboya (3/33), Hiren Varaiya (3/26) and Captain Jimmy Kamande (3/26).
Top scorers for Telca were Vikram Thampy 21, Newton Muthee 21 and Thomas Odoyo 19.Alex Obanda made 8 while Stray Lions donated 26 extras to the score.

Stray Lions managed the required runs 140 for the loss of 3 wickets in just 22.2 overs thanks to the brilliant batting of David Obuya 63, Collins Obuya 31 not out and Steve Tikolo 13 including a towering six over the sight screeen which landed in the residence area and the ball was lost. Vikram Thampy bowled well to capture two wickets for 49 runs.

The highlight of the match was a brilliant catch of Alex Obanda taken just inside the boundary line by Malhar Patel off the bowling of Darshit Shah and Thomas Odoyo was brillintly caught by Steve Tikolo of the bowling of Hiren Varaiya. Both David and Collins batted superbly for Stray Lions.

The match was played in excellent spirit and it was an incident free.

Brief scores:

Telca all out for 139 in 37 overs. Telca Batting: Newton Muthee - 21, Vikram Thampy - 21, Thomas Odoyo - 19, Straylions Bowling: Andrew Mboya - 3/33, Hiren Varaiya - 3/27, Jimmy Kamande - 3/27 and Darshit Shah - 1/18

Straylions 140 runs in 22.2 for the loss of 3 wickets. Straylions Batting: David Obuya - 63, Peter Kituku - 8, Steve Tikolo - 19, Collins Obuya - 31 not out and Jimmy Kamande - 12 not out.
Telca Bowling: Vikram Thampy took 2/49 and Alfred Luseno got 1 wicket

Straylions A won by 7 wickets.

Scores - Thota Sreenivas

Swamipaba notched up another win scoring 352 vs Sir Ali with Maurice Ouma showing great form before the Canada tour with 178. James Otieno also impressed with 53 not out while Nehemiah Odhiambo again turned in a top class all round effort scoring 48 and leading the Swamibapa bowling attack taking 6 wkts for 43 off 9 overs.

Report - Peter Ongondo

In Kanbis A's match against Simba Union 'A' Lucas Oluoch made 75* and Karan Kaul 69* for Simba, though Kanbis went on to win the match by 4 wickets thanks to Rajesh Varsani (84) and Arvind Halai (66).

report - Karan Kaul

In the other match in Super Division Kanbis B defeated SCLYL A by 74 runs thanks to a century from Jadavji Jesani

Meanwhile in Division 1 Kongonis annhialated the Nairobi Jaffery bowlers scoring a massive 403! Jaffereys managed only 219 in reply. Duncan Allen lead the way for Kongonis with an unbeaten 203 - so far the first double century of this season and his second 100+ innings. Richard Collins chipped in with 76, Chris Childs made 48 and Adrian Zagaritis 57 not out.

Report - Dominic Wesonga

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