Seamers help Kenya seal second win in ICC League

Published: Thursday, February 1, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Nairobi:Thomas Odoyo took three wickets as the Kenyan seamers dominated the Netherlands to set up a crushing seven-wicket victory in their second match of the ICC World Cricket League at the Nairobi Gymkhana club.

Odoyo negotiated the way by removing the two openers Bas Zuiderent and Darron Reekers with Peter Ogondo and spinner Hiren Varaiya adding another two apiece to bowl out the tourists for 131.

In reply, Kenya made a bright start with openers Maurice Ouma and David Obuya, the heroes of the first match against Bermuda putting on 50 runs for the first wicket.

Ouma's battling 47 was enough to earn him the man of the match and was enough to silence the pundits who have been critical on the under-performing opener.

The player was also satisfied about his performance and to hit form with the World Cup only two months away..

"I am very pleased," Ouma said after the match.

"Considering the fact that I wasn't getting the runs in Mombasa during the triangular series against Scotland and Canada. It is good to be in form again and looking forward to build on it."

Ireland bounced back from their defeat to Scotland to beat Bermuda by four wickets at the Nairobi Jaffreys sports club. Opener William Portfield laid the foundation of their innings with an unbeaten 112.

Brief Scores

Holland in 131 46.2 overs ( R ten Doeschate 29, Stelling 24, Smits 19 n o; Odoyo 3 for 29, Ongondo 2 for 13, Varaiya 2 for 19) lost to Kenya 133 for 3 in 32.1 overs (Ouma 47, Obuyo 37, Steve Tikolo 21 n o; De Leede 2 for 28) by 7 wickets


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