Kenya February 17, 2008

Obanda stars in Eastern Aces win

Alex Obanda struck an unbeaten 51 from 41 balls to lead Eastern Aces’s emphatic nine-wicket win over Northern Nomads, on the second day of Kenya’s inaugural elite Twenty20 competition

Alex Obanda struck an unbeaten 51 from 41 balls to lead Eastern Aces’s emphatic nine-wicket win over Northern Nomads, on the second day of Kenya’s inaugural elite Twenty20 competition. The Nomads only managed 105 for 8 in their 20 overs - Shashikant Sanghani top-scoring with a 23-ball 37 – with Nelson Odhiambo picking up 2 for 11. Eastern Aces romped home in the 14th over, with Steve Tikolo cracking 48 from 36 balls after the early loss of Newton Muthee.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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  • shjamaly on February 25, 2008, 11:44 GMT

    It's a shame that the ipl auction didn't include any players from the associate countries! an Odoyo or Tikolo could easily hve found a place in the teams

  • Paul Ikaa on February 19, 2008, 9:53 GMT

    Now that Kenya's elite league is taking shape with the first weeks matches a success, I would like the sponsors to consider increasing their sponsorship next season so that some of the matches can be held outside Nairobi.Yes, NPCA is providing majority of the players in the league but a match or two in Mombasa and other cricketing towns in Kenya will go along way in increasing public awareness of the game in the country. The future of cricket in Kenya relies on its expansion to the provinces. This is one area CK is coming short in although generally they have done a wonderful job in many others!

  • Andy on February 18, 2008, 20:06 GMT

    Well done for Obanda as well as for the fringe bowlers who shone in the weekend's matches although it is a pity that full details have been very hard to comeby since the matches were played on Saturday.

  • shjamaly on February 25, 2008, 11:44 GMT

    It's a shame that the ipl auction didn't include any players from the associate countries! an Odoyo or Tikolo could easily hve found a place in the teams

  • Paul Ikaa on February 19, 2008, 9:53 GMT

    Now that Kenya's elite league is taking shape with the first weeks matches a success, I would like the sponsors to consider increasing their sponsorship next season so that some of the matches can be held outside Nairobi.Yes, NPCA is providing majority of the players in the league but a match or two in Mombasa and other cricketing towns in Kenya will go along way in increasing public awareness of the game in the country. The future of cricket in Kenya relies on its expansion to the provinces. This is one area CK is coming short in although generally they have done a wonderful job in many others!

  • Andy on February 18, 2008, 20:06 GMT

    Well done for Obanda as well as for the fringe bowlers who shone in the weekend's matches although it is a pity that full details have been very hard to comeby since the matches were played on Saturday.

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  • Andy on February 18, 2008, 20:06 GMT

    Well done for Obanda as well as for the fringe bowlers who shone in the weekend's matches although it is a pity that full details have been very hard to comeby since the matches were played on Saturday.

  • Paul Ikaa on February 19, 2008, 9:53 GMT

    Now that Kenya's elite league is taking shape with the first weeks matches a success, I would like the sponsors to consider increasing their sponsorship next season so that some of the matches can be held outside Nairobi.Yes, NPCA is providing majority of the players in the league but a match or two in Mombasa and other cricketing towns in Kenya will go along way in increasing public awareness of the game in the country. The future of cricket in Kenya relies on its expansion to the provinces. This is one area CK is coming short in although generally they have done a wonderful job in many others!

  • shjamaly on February 25, 2008, 11:44 GMT

    It's a shame that the ipl auction didn't include any players from the associate countries! an Odoyo or Tikolo could easily hve found a place in the teams