Kenya March 26, 2007

Tikolo bats on despite father's death

While Steve Tikolo, the Kenya captain, was single handedly holding up England's march to victory, with a resolute 76, he was unaware that his father had died

While Steve Tikolo, the Kenya captain, was single handedly holding up England's march to victory, with a resolute 76, he was unaware that his father had died. Tom, Steve's brother and the current chief executive of Cricket Kenya, withheld the news from his younger sibling "because if it had got out, Steve would have been unable to concentrate" on his batting and captaincy.

Mzee Rueben Tikolo died at his home, in Eshirotsa Eshirumbe, aged 72.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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