Kisumu successfully conduct junior cricket show

posted on Jun 21, 2013

The Kisumu open cricket tournament was successfully completed at the Kenyatta Sports Ground over the weekend. The tournament attracted 10 teams, 6 of them being boy’s teams while 4 of them being girls teams.

The teams were split into two pools each to enable the event to be completed on the same day with a single strip being shared by both sets of teams in the event.

Youth Sports Development Alliance of Kenya (YSDAK) team from Kendu Bay lifted the trophy in the boy’s category while Kasagam Girls carried the day in the ladies section.

Surprises were few as the event largely followed the script especially in the boy’s competition where pre-tournament favorites YSDAK dominated from the start to finish completing a memorable day for the champions.

While YSDAK reached the finals without too much strain, the path for Kisumu Day to the final was as challenging as it could get with Kasawino and Kasagam schools providing stiff challenge along the way.

Kisumu Day had to dig deep to go past Kasagam by a mere four runs before cementing their place in the finals with a clinical 4 wickets win over the stubborn Kasawino side.

Kisumu Day also produced the best batsman in skipper John Paul who top scored in the tournament whereas YSDAK’s Maxwell Otieno was adjudged the tournaments best bowler.

In the girl’s category, Kasagam overcame a hard fighting Lions Girls by 10 runs after posting 20 and restricting their opponents to half the total in the encounter.

Kasagam had booked their place in the final by beating a hapless Jalaram girls by 19 runs while Lions girls were led by their magnificent Lynette Akisa who captured 2 wickets for the same number of runs to help dismiss Jalaram for a lowly total of 7 runs which Kasagam chased in an over and a half.

Imelda Tatu and Tracy Opot both of Kasagam girls were awarded the best bowler and batters respectively.