Scotland v Kenya, 1st ODI, Ayr August 12, 2008

Scotland impress before the rain

Cricinfo staff

Scotland 31 for 1 (Watson 17*) v Kenya 141 for 8 (Odoyo 45) no result

The weather hasn't been kind to Associate cricket over the past week, and that drizzly trend continued in Ayr where Scotland's first ODI against Kenya was washed out.

In the play that was possible, Kenya struggled to 141 for 8 in 35 overs. Dewald Nel and John Blain each took two wickets as Kenya's fragile top-order failed to deliver, slipping to 32 for 3 when Steve Tikolo was caught behind for 2. However, Thomas Odoyo smashed four sixes in a brief 45 from 39 balls to loft Kenya's score towards something resembling respectable, before the rain fell once more.

Set 141 from a revised 35 overs, Scotland lost Gavin Hamilton for 9 but the rain again returned and the match was abandoned.

The second ODI in Ayr is scheduled for Wednesday, but the forecast is no more promising than today's.