Rift Valley continue winning way in junior ladies show


posted on Aug 28, 2013

Rift Valley Hawks continued their superb run in the Cricket Kenya Junior Girls Cricket Championships with an emphatic eight wickets win over defending champions Nairobi Falcons at the Rift Valley Sports Club.

Set on easy target of 45 to win, Hawks reached the target in 11.2 overs with Sharon Juma yet again top scoring with 23.

Juma put on an opening stand of 23 with Mary Wambui before Wambui was run out on 6 from 14 balls.

Lydia Ondiso was immediately run out to leave her side on 24 for 2 but Rose Awuor once showed some resilience with the bat putting on unbroken stand of 22 with Juma that saw them home.

Juma faced 33 balls that included two boundaries while Awuor made 4 from 21 balls.

Earlier Awuor and Faith Wairimu had picked three wickets for 5 and 8 runs respectively to help her team bowl out Nairobi for 44.

Daisy Wairimu was the top scorer with 18 off 29 for Nairobi.

Rift Valley’s second match of the day against Coast Eaglets was washed out with only a ball bowled. Coast had made 96 for 3 in allotted 20 overs with Beryl Oyugi making unbeaten 32 from 64 balls.

After losing Jackline Adhiambo on a duck through a run out, Oyugi put on a second wicket of 39 runs with Jane Achieng that got them to 42.

The stand was finally broken when Achieng was run out on 13 off 28 balls that included a boundary.

Oyugi was then joined by Vanessa Adhiambo and the two got the scores to 70 before another run out ended Vanessa’s stay on the wicket on 11 from 13 balls.

Sharon Odera then joined the captain at the two got their side to the total of 96.