Kenya November 9, 2009

Swamibapa secure Super League title

Swamibapa A have won the NPCA Super League title, ending five years of domination by Kanbis A.

Swamibapa A have won the NPCA Super League title, ending five years of domination by Kanbis A.

Needing only maximum points from their final game, Swamibapa A easily beat Stray Lions A, bowling them out for 108 after setting a target of 216 to win. Kanbis A finished second after a well-fought last-day win over SCLYL.

The problems facing Kenyan cricket were summed up by the newspaper coverage of the final round of games. While Sofapaka secured Kenyan football’s Premier League title in front of 10,000 spectators, and gained a full page of coverage in the Sunday Nation, Swamibapa’s achievement didn’t even warrant a mention.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Anil on January 22, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Whatever happened to "NAIROBI NOOKERS"

  • bipin bhai on November 14, 2009, 23:57 GMT

    is Swamibapa team got anything to do with the Swaminarayan Temple in Nairobi?

  • andruid on November 12, 2009, 8:37 GMT

    The Nation was too busy obsessing about how Kennedy Obuya, and Maurice Odumbe (players both who have fallen foul with Cricket Kenya) were doing to remember the small detail of which team proved itself the best in Kenya. Too much politics in cricket journalism in Kenya for cricket journalism's good health. All in all it was atypical Richard Mwangi piece

  • colin macbeth on November 10, 2009, 11:08 GMT

    Yet I can remember how when Swamibapa won the cup in 1993 they warranted a page splash and big pic on the back of the East African Standard, the Daily Nation's main rival. Now why was that, I wonder?! 'Topspinner'

  • Anil on January 22, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Whatever happened to "NAIROBI NOOKERS"

  • bipin bhai on November 14, 2009, 23:57 GMT

    is Swamibapa team got anything to do with the Swaminarayan Temple in Nairobi?

  • andruid on November 12, 2009, 8:37 GMT

    The Nation was too busy obsessing about how Kennedy Obuya, and Maurice Odumbe (players both who have fallen foul with Cricket Kenya) were doing to remember the small detail of which team proved itself the best in Kenya. Too much politics in cricket journalism in Kenya for cricket journalism's good health. All in all it was atypical Richard Mwangi piece

  • colin macbeth on November 10, 2009, 11:08 GMT

    Yet I can remember how when Swamibapa won the cup in 1993 they warranted a page splash and big pic on the back of the East African Standard, the Daily Nation's main rival. Now why was that, I wonder?! 'Topspinner'

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  • colin macbeth on November 10, 2009, 11:08 GMT

    Yet I can remember how when Swamibapa won the cup in 1993 they warranted a page splash and big pic on the back of the East African Standard, the Daily Nation's main rival. Now why was that, I wonder?! 'Topspinner'

  • andruid on November 12, 2009, 8:37 GMT

    The Nation was too busy obsessing about how Kennedy Obuya, and Maurice Odumbe (players both who have fallen foul with Cricket Kenya) were doing to remember the small detail of which team proved itself the best in Kenya. Too much politics in cricket journalism in Kenya for cricket journalism's good health. All in all it was atypical Richard Mwangi piece

  • bipin bhai on November 14, 2009, 23:57 GMT

    is Swamibapa team got anything to do with the Swaminarayan Temple in Nairobi?

  • Anil on January 22, 2010, 15:02 GMT

    Whatever happened to "NAIROBI NOOKERS"