Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Domestic Title Winners 2009

If there is someone missing from this list, please let me know (I know there are some results that never came through...). This is more for Archive reasons and we will have a new honour roll for 2010 starting on the left hand side bar.

CCA T20 Trophy - 2009:
Coast Gymkhana

NPCA 40-Overs Ashnil Hotels Cricket Trophy:
Stray Lions

NPCA 6-a-side 2009:

RVCA Woolmatt Cricket League 2009:

2009 Girls Secondary Schools mini-tournament:
Moi Girls School

CK Rift Valley Junior tournament: boys - Menengai Primary, girls - Nakuru Day

CK Nairobi Schools mini tournament - Karura forest

NPCA 50 Over League - Swamibapa A

CK NPCA U17 League - Nbi Gymkhana

CK CCA U17 League - Coast Tusks

Monday, January 18, 2010

Scarecrow and Swamibapa start 2010 with wins

Having lost 2 games last weekend - one to rain, the other to a funeral, action returned to the pitch yesterday in Nakuru with both Scarecrow and Swamibapa registering their first wins of 2010.

Scarecrow defeated Royal Cubs by 32 runs in the 14th match of the RVSC Crown Berger 20-20 League thanks to a superb unbeaten 90 from Armadeep (?) and a depleted Cubs side. Armadeep found good support in Faiz (?) who added 37 as Scarecrow eased to 182/3 in their 20 overs.

Royal Cubs hit an early hurdle with the loss of Krunal for just 3, but a good second wicket stand between Trushit ? (30) and Sunny ? (68) gave them a glimpse of victory before Prabdeep ? (3/29) ripped through the middle order. In the end the chase fell well short, but could have looked better had Royal Cubs been able to field a full team.

This begs the question as to what exactly the RVCA development program is doing as one would have thought that there would be plenty of local school boys who would be itching to make up the numbers. It is just such scenarios (and the spinknit forfeight last week) where the association needs to step in and give these younsters a chance. At worst, they would certainly allow a proper game to be played and at best could really make a name for themselves if they took the opportunity. This must be serious food for thought for RVCA for future matches. There is no point in having a development program if local players are not filtered into the league teams.

In Game 16, Swamibapa batted first against Khalsa XI but found the going difficult against the tight lines of Indraj ? (4/24) and Vikas (3/21). Top scorers were Kalpesh Patel (24) and Jogesh Patel (19) with Sunil Rathod (18) and Deval Patel (16) also contributing to the final tally of 120 all out.

If Swamibapa had struggled against the bowling, Khalsa really made a meal of it as their reply stuttered to just 94 all out. V.P Singh was the lone figure of resistance as he was left stranded on 36* as only two other players made it into double figures. Jogesh Patel (3/23) was pick of the Swamibapa bowling with Jignesh Patel (2/10), Dilp Patel (2/10) and Anil Patel (2/18) also enjoying their time with the ball.