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Kenya Women Vs UKAF Women
1-Innings Match Played At Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground, Nairobi, 29-Sep-2017, Limited Overs
Kenya Women Win by 45 runs
Toss won by Kenya Women
Umpires NO Amollo - D Asiji
Scorers CO Chweya - RV Isaacs
Home Side Kenya Women
Kenya Women 1st Innings 203/8 Closed (Overs 40)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
MW Mwangi c K Gavillet b S Patel 49 102 84 2 0
QA Abel lbw b S Patel 9 14 8 2 0
D Nygoche   b MJ Vaggers 3 13 10 0 0
S Kinyua*   b K Gavillet 36 65 36 3 0
SA Juma+   b CR Norris 25 56 34 3 0
B Mogusu lbw b K Gavillet 1 4 3 0 0
E Wachira   b K Gavillet 26 30 26 2 0
F Mutua   b SL Streete 0 4 2 0 0
T Wanjiru not out   3 23 17 0 0
M Wako not out   11 15 17 1 0
M Saida dnb            
extras   (b4 lb1 w35 nb0) 40        
TOTAL   8 wickets for 203        
FOW
1-2(QA Abel) 2-0(D Nygoche) 3-0(S Kinyua) 4-0(MW Mwangi) 5-0(B Mogusu)
6-0(E Wachira) 7-0(F Mutua) 8-0(SA Juma)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Patel 6 0 38 2 5 -
LC Worsfold 3 0 15 0 - -
MJ Vaggers 4 0 22 1 3 -
HM Garton 8 0 36 0 3 -
SL Streete 8 0 35 1 5 -
K Gavillet 8 0 41 3 6 -
CR Norris 3 0 11 1 4 -
UKAF Women 1st Innings 158/9 Closed (Overs 40)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Min Bls 4s 6s
GA Cant+   b QA Abel 45 132 91 1 0
CK Cant   b MW Mwangi 0 5 4 0 0
HM Garton*   b MW Mwangi 22 28 25 3 0
LC Worsfold c M Wako b QA Abel 9 27 18 0 0
MJ Vaggers   b M Wako 1 5 6 0 0
CR Norris   b F Mutua 31 44 40 1 0
K Gavillet   b F Mutua 8 27 24 0 0
SL Streete c QA Abel b F Mutua 4 16 13 0 0
AL Bennett   b F Mutua 0 2 4 0 0
EJ Wall not out   3 11 8 0 0
S Patel not out   7 7 7 1 0
extras   (b4 lb2 w22 nb0) 28        
TOTAL   9 wickets for 158        
FOW
1-2(CK Cant) 2-34(HM Garton) 3-60(LC Worsfold) 4-63(MJ Vaggers) 5-119(CR Norris)
6-135(GA Cant) 7-142(K Gavillet) 8-142(AL Bennett) 9-146(SL Streete)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
MW Mwangi 5 0 16 2 2 -
S Kinyua 4 0 18 0 1 -
M Wako 8 0 24 1 5 -
QA Abel 8 1 24 2 6 -
T Wanjiru 3 0 18 0 - -
E Wachira 2 0 18 0 1 -
F Mutua 7 1 20 4 1 -
SA Juma 3 0 14 0 5 -
Compiled by Victor Isaacs (UKAF Archivist) Last updated 29-Sep-2017.

Report

KENYA WOMEN v UNITED KINGDOM ARMED FORCES WOMEN
MATCH 4 REPORT (Fri 29 Sept) by Richard V Isaacs

The facts of the game were that Kenya Women won this 40-over match at the Sir Ali Muslim Club Ground by 45 runs but this was, without doubt, the best and most improved performance by the UKAF Ladies side on the tour thus far.

A much improved bowling and fielding performance, with three wickets for Kirsty Gavillet the highlight, a watchful but impressive 45 from Georgie Cant and the first half-century stand by the visitors of the trip were the key signs of the progress being made.

Electing to bat first on a cloudy morning and the air smoky from a neighbouring fire which billowed across the ground, the home side’s innings was something of a curate’s egg.

With boundaries at a premium on an outfield that was more conducive to rugby than cricket, the Kenyan side hit just 12 boundaries but kept their run rate at a healthy five runs an over.

Two wickets in the first powerplay, including the dangerous Queentor Abel for 9, lbw to Shiv Patel and Dolin Ngoche for 3, bowled by Mel Vaggers, gave the tourists a good start.

But an 83-run stand between Mary Wambui and skipper Sylvia Kinyua, paced nicely across 100 deliveries eased any early worries, although it could have been different had skipper Hazelle Garton held onto a sharp caught and bowled chance with the former on 18.

With the home side menacingly poised at 112-2 after 22 overs and looking to push on to a total well in excess of 200, three wickets in three overs, including Wambui one shy of a deserved half-century, checked their progress.

A fine spell from Gavillet (3/41), coupled with some good bowling changes, taking pace off the ball, restricted the home side to 203 for 8, with Sarah Streete (1/35 in 8) and Caz Norris (1/11 in 3) ensuring the home side scored just 39 from the last 10 overs.

Shiv Patel (2/38) and Mel Vaggers (1/22) completed the bowling honours and the visitors lunched knowing a good batting performance may finally bring a tour win.

Losing Connie Cant in the first over and then Garton for a forceful 25-ball 22 in the ninth put paid to those ambitions although Georgie Cant remained firm at the other end, resisting all the Kenyans could throw at her.

And when Louise Worsfold (9) and Vaggers (1) were removed in quick succession to leave UKAF 65 for 4 in the 18th over, it was feared that another heavy defeat could be on the cards.

But they hadn’t reckoned on a superb fifth-wicket partnership of 56 in 68 balls from the keeper and the industrious Caz Norris. Despite hitting just two boundaries between them, they ran between the wickets with authority and lifted the spirits in the camp.

Norris was removed, the first of four wickets to Faith Mutua, for a lovely 40-ball 31 and then Cant went for a pleasing 45 (91 balls), one of Queentor Abel’s two wickets.

UKAF ended up 45 runs short at the end with Mutua (4/20 in 7 overs) cleaning up the lower order batsmen, although the total was aided by 22 wides – an uncharacteristic trait from the international side.

It brings to an end the Nairobi leg of the tour and the squad head to Nakuru over the weekend for two more games against the Kenyans, before heading back for a T20 Festival ahead of the flight home.

As skipper Garton commented on the way back, the sides are just one good innings away from breaking their duck.