Junior Girls gear up for Africa cricket show in Tanzania

posted on Nov 28, 2013

KENYA U19 Ladies cricket side will travel to Tanzania next week Friday with high hopes of winning the Africa Junior Ladies Championships for the first time in five years.

The team last year finished fourth behind Tanzania, Uganda and Tanzania in Uganda and manager Dun Okinyo says they are hoping to come up with a side that will see Kenya end the jinx.

"We hope to come up with a strong side that will make us win the event," he said.

The team has been training at the Ruaraka Sports Club since Monday ahead of the event that will involve six teams from the continent.

The teams are Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda and Mozambique.

Uganda were last year winners while Botswana were runners up.

The event is set for December 7-9.

Okinyo continued: “the preparation has gone well and we've got a lot of experience in the squad."

The players that are likely to make in the team are Quinta Aoko, Daisy Wairimu, Jane Achieng and Faith Mwende.

The four have played for the senior team in the past event.

Aoko and Wairimu have been voted the best players in the previous continental event while Achieng was the best batter last year.

The team has been playing warm up with the Nairobi U15 XI at Ruaraka to help the coaches gauge the players ahead of the selection of the final team.