Thursday, August 06, 2009

Menengai Primary win Cricket Kenya Rift Valley Junior Tournament

Menengai Primary School defeated Nakuru Day by 1 run to win the Cricket Kenya Rift Valley Province Junior Cricket tournament played at Nakuru Athletics Club. Menengai scored 61 runs for eight wickets -the target that favorites Nakuru failed to reach. The side needed eight runs in the last over with three wickets in hand failed to do that as Gideon Kipmgeno picked two wickets and forced a run out before Fanuel failed to score two runs of the last ball.
Yusuf Mwangi and George Owino top scored for Menengai with 18 and 16 runs respectively with Hussein Mohammed picking two wickets in the innings.

However, Nakuru Day girls team revenged and defeated Menengai girls by 5 wickets in the girls final also played at the same venue. Ruth Keiro scored a quick fire 21 to achieve the set target of 54 even after Laura Adhiambo had picked three wickets. Daniella Talong had scored 20 for Menengai. Joan Njeri from St. Joseph was voted the best player of the tournament.
St. Joseph was third in the boys with the girls team also being third.

The following were also voted best players:
1. Best Batter (B) –Hamisi Juma (Nakuru)
2. bowler (B)- Charles Amusama (Menengai)
3. Batter (G)- Ruth Keiro (Nakuru)
4. Bowler (G)- Laura Adhiambo (Menengai)
5. Fielder –Marvin Shimenga (Menengai)
6. MVP (B) –Yusuf Mwangi (Menengai)
7. MVP (G) –Joan Njeri (St. Joseph)

The tournament was organised by Cricket Kenya Rift Valley Province Development Officers David Asiji and Joseph Somba. National Ladies team wicketkeeper Maria Aimee was also in attendance to give the new girls morale.

Report courtesy of Dun Okinyo

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