Monday, September 21, 2009
Swamibapa Cricket Club (18 points) outclassed Simba Union(nil point) by 9 wickets yesterday at Premier Club in the ongoing NPCA Super League to consolidate their position at the top of the table. The match which was reduced to 35 overs due to heavy overnight rains was umpired by Subhash modi and Shanti Patel.
Swamibapa Captain Morris Ouma won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that paid dividends as they bowled out Simba Union for only 86 runs in 23.3 overs thanks to fine bowling performances by Elijah Otieno (pictured right in action V Ireland) who took 4 wickets for 19 runs, Nehemaiah Odhiambo (3/17), and James Otieno (3/28).
Simba Union's top scorers were Vijay Jotangia with impressive 28 and Sukbinder Sigh 14.
Swamibapa's opening batsmen Morris Ouma(43 not Out) and francis Otieno(31) put on the match winning first wicket partnership of 84 runs. Swamibapa scored the required runs - 88 for the loss of one wicket.
An incident free match was watched by Kenya's New Cricket Coach,Eldine Baptiste, CEO of Cricket Kenya Tom Tikolo, NPCA Secretary John Moyi and IT Manager of CK(Analysist) Tota Srinivas along other cricketers. Premier Club Groundsmen must be given credit for their hard work by ensuring the game takes place despite wet patches on the pitch and square early in the day.
We are still waiting to hear further results and will update accordingly.