Kenya register second win in World Cricket League


Hosts and favourites Kenya raced to their second win in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cricket League competition — being contested among the six ICC associate members qualified for next month’s World Cup in the West Indies — as they beat The Netherlands by a convincing seven-wicket margin, here at the Gymkhana Club Ground on Wednesday.

The Netherlands were bowled out for a poor 131 in 46.2 of their allotted 50 overs, with paceman Thomas Odoyo taking 3-29. Maurice Ouma (47) and David Obuya (37) starred as Kenya reached 133-3 to win in just 32.1 overs.

Kenya had started the tournament on Monday with a 10-wicket triumph over Bermuda at the Jaffery Sports Club Ground here.

Bermuda did well yesterday by notching up a score of 275-8 in their 50 overs against Ireland at the same venue. Ireland, however, replied with 276-6 in 48.4 overs to register a win by four wickets.

Scores: Bermuda 275-8 in 50 overs (C J Smith 52, D A Minors 51, L O Cann 44, D L Hemp 35, Extras 35; A C Botha 3-73). Ireland 276-6 in 48.4 overs (W T S Porterfield 112* off 141 balls with 9 fours — carried bat, K J O’Brien 54, Extras 31).

On Tuesday, the Netherlands had beaten Canada by eight wickets at the Ruaraka Sports Club Ground here.

Scores: Canada 200 in 44 overs (A Bagai 74, A A Mulla 37; R N ten Doeschate 4-31, W F Stelling 3-41). The Netherlands 201-2 in 35 overs (B Zuiderent 77*, D J Reekers 39, L P van Troost 38, R N ten Doeschate 37*).

Also on Tuesday, at the Gymkhana Club Ground here, Scotland earned a last-ball victory over Ireland by three wickets. There was a hundred in either side — by Jeremy Bray for Ireland and Neil McCallum for Scotland.

Scores: Ireland 280-7 in 50 overs (J P Bray 116, E J G Morgan 41, D T Johnson 45*; P J C Hoffmann 3-44, R M Haq 3-53). Scotland 284-7 in 50 overs (R M Haq 52, N F I McCallum 100, C J O Smith 49*; A C Botha 3-46).

At the Ruaraka on Wednesday, Scotland hit 276-4 in 50 overs (D F Watts 70, R R WAtson 30, G M Hamilton 60*, D R Brown 48*) against Canada. In reply, Canada were 92-3 in 17 overs, with A M Samad scoring 34 and A Bagai not out at 43.

There are no matches to be played in the World Cricket League today (Thursday).

The three fixtures for Friday are: Bermuda v Canada (Gymkhana Club), Kenya v Ireland (Ruaraka SC) and Netherlands v Scotland (Jaffery SC).
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