February 16, 2008

Kenya

Twenty20 starts with huge win for Chiefs

Andrew McGlashan

Kenya's elite Twenty20 competition got off to a low-key start as Western Chiefs crushed Southern Stars by nine wickets in a woefully one-sided game at Nairobi Gymkhana. Stuck in to bat, Southern Stars limped to 57 all out in 15.4 overs, never recovering from crumbling to 3 for 3 inside nine balls. Western Chiefs were barely troubled and an unbeaten 31 from Jadavji Jesani helped them home with almost nine overs in hand.

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Posted by Paul Ikaa on (February 19, 2008, 9:33 GMT)

This is a positive thing for Kenya cricket. May be now we will have a pool of specialised players for the various versions of the game. In the past, we have heavily relied on the same players for the 20/20, one dayers and first class matches. One disappointment though. CK should have found someone else to handle one of the sides instead of picking on the acting national coach to do so!Any way kudos to CK and the sponsors:Sahara computers. The local media houses should try to increase the coverage of this league. We need more fans on the pitches for sure.

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Andrew McGlashan
Assistant Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England's batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top of the table when he began reporting on them but things went dramatically downhill. He likes to let people know that he is a supporter of county cricket, a fact his colleagues will testify to and bemoan in equal quantities.

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