The Hayer One Starfield Youth League
Cricket Tournament sponsored by Hayer One and co-sponsored by
Crown Paints Kenya Ltd, All Packs, Muthaiga Travels and
Maccoffee started off in a great style on seven different
grounds in Nairobi with 35 teams taking part from Nairobi,
Mombasa, Homa Bay and Uganda, reports Subhash Modi.
Today, this morning at Nairobi Gymkhana Kenya Kongonis Cricket
Club under 13 defeated Starfield under 13 by 17 runs in an
MATCH SUMMARY: Kenya Kongonis - 135 for 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Stian Smith 36, Ewan Niekerk 35, Kit Ganer 15 runs and Hugo
JP 3 wickets for 23 runs, Saujeet Chidham 2 wickets for 18
runs and Yuvraj 1 wicket for 19 runs.
Starfield : 118 for 7 wickets in 20 overs.
Saujeet Chidham 39 not out, Aayush Ahmed 21 and Hrithik
Boni Kusolo 2 wickets for 15 runs, Hugo Melvin 1 wicket for 5
runs and Hansil Tank 1 wicket for 12 runs.
In the afternoon at the Nairobi Gymkhana Coast Cricket
Association under 19 comfortably beat a strong Ruaraka Sports
Club under 19 by 7 wickets thanks to fine captainship by Shukhan
Mehta who also featured in the first wicket match winning
partnership of 87 runs with Sukhraj Singh.
Ruaraka Sports Club: 97 for 8 wickets in 20 overs. Keval
Bhuva 38, Neel Akash 19 and Vaibhav Patil 16.
Dev Hirani 3/8, Sukhraj Singh 2/9, Puru Sharma 1/12 and
Natsal Shah 1/24.
Coast Cricket Association: 103 for 3 wickets in 16.4 overs.
Sukhraj Singh 43 and Shukan Mehta 41 not out.
Dipen Vekaria 2/12.
Both the morning and afternoon 20/ 20 matches were officiated
by Kenya Umpires Dennis Angara and Subhash Modi while the scorer
was Chadwick Chweya.
Venue manager Karan Kaul and also a Director of Starfield
must be complimented along with his team for very good work.