Baharini at the double in Rift Valley mini-cricket event
Baharini Primary made it a plentiful Easter weekend when the school lifted both the boys and girls Rift Valley mini-cricket tournament titles at the Rift Valley Sports Club, in Nakuru on Saturday.
The one-day eight-a-aside tournament involved some 13 schools from Nakuru town. Each school entered two teams with the exception of Roots Academy that entered one team in the girl’s category.
Baharini emerged tops in both events after overcoming their closest rivals Crater Primary in the boys and girls categories respectively. In the boy’s category Michael Karanga led the chase of 56 posted by Crater Primary with a well crafted 17 runs after Eugene Ochieng 2 wickets for 4 runs had restricted their opponents to 55 earlier on. Denis Githua made 15 for Crater but his efforts were in vain as his team could not defend their total against a rampant Baharini side.
The girl’s event was equally entertaining as the two rivals locked horns again for the right to be mini-cricket champions. Baharini girls won the toss and elected to bat posting 54 in their allotted overs thanks to a magnificent 18 from Teresia Wanjiru. Emily Wambui then picked up 2 wickets for a single run to put paid to Crater’s chances.
Crater’s reply was spearheaded by Alice Wairimu who contributed 14 while Faith Wanjiru took 2 wickets for 10 runs to ensure Baharini were not out of sight. But other than Wairimu’s input, Crater’s batters failed to deliver with the bat handing victory to the hardworking Baharini girl’s team.
George Njoroge and Leah Njeri made it a second double for Baharini Primary as the two scooped the best players of the tournament in the both the boy’s and girl’s sections.