The 2021 edition of the 50 – over NPCA League is gaining momentum, with the third round of the matches beckoning this Sunday, 25th July.
Swamibapa Sports Club ‘A’ host Sikh Union ‘A’ at Nairobi Jaffery Academy after a fantastic opener against Ruaraka Sports Club ‘A’ last weekend.
Despite losing four of their star players, Swamibapa sank Ruaraka by 99 runs in a brilliant batting and bowling display that was aided by James Ngoche’s 5/13 and twin half tons from Rushabh Patel and Nehemiah Odhiambo.
Skipper Morris Ouma is looking forward to capitalizing on their first win, acknowledging the fact that he has been short of runs himself and that the team is struggling at the top. “Even as we wait for our overseas players to arrive, the senior players have to dig deep in order to carry the team through because our batting doesn’t look solid at the top. However, we are gelling in well with our new – look squad and everyone is concentrating on defining their role in the team,” stated Ouma.
The Ngoche brothers look to be in sync with both bat and ball, while Peter Koech and Jadavji Bhimji are all set to back up the bowling after getting good starts.
Sikh Union are coming up from a four – wicket loss to Kanbis Sports Club ‘A’in their opening emcounter but they are confident in their abilities against Swamibapa. Top order batsman Mohammed Kalyan reckons that they are a better side than what they displayed at Eastleigh High School grounds.
“We went at it as though it was a T20 match and paid for it. We lost to Kanbis but we gave them a good fight in a low scoring match and we are hoping to do better against Swamibapa. We have spoken about our mistakes and trained hard over the last couple of weeks to improve on our batting. Swamibapa are still getting back on track after losing key players and if we get two quick wickets, we’ll be in the game,” noted Kalyan.