Swamibapa teams shone with bat and ball as Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) Twenty20 League double-header weekend culminated at various venues.
In Super Division, Vraj Patel and Mitesh Sanghani were the star attractions as defending champions Swamibapa A defeated Sikh Union by 53 runs.
The win was a welcome relief for the Swamis after they suffered a humiliating 6-wickets lose to Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj (SCLPS YL A) on the previous weekend.
In Division One, Swamibapa B side handed Wolves Cricket Club A a severe 7-wckets blow at their Jamhuri High School. Backyard.
This was yet another befitting comeback for Swamibapa B who had lost by 38- runs to Kenya Kongonis Cricket Club A on January 28.
Swamibapa Development in Division Two defeated Kenya Kongonis B by 5 runs to complete an exhilarating triple victory for the Swamis.
Kenya Kongonis B won the toss and elected to bat first scoring 93-8 in 20.0 overs.
Chasing the target Swamibapa Development hit 96-8 in 19.3 overs.
Swamibapa Development’s top order made the biggest contributions in their win against Kongonis Dhananjay Hirani, Miran Bhojani and Divyang Varsani scoring 17, 15 and 24 respectively.
In another Division Two fixture An-nadil Jamaly beat Meru Cricket Club A by 6-wickets at Saifee Park in Nairobi.
The Super Division featured three matches with Kanbis A, Stray Lions A and Swamibapa A emerging victorious.
At the Eastleigh High School grounds, hosts Kanbis A defeated Obuya
Cricket Academy A by 37 run to register their third win of the T20 season.
Stray Lions, enjoying the services of their new Indian pro Bhagath Varma, also maintained their winning streak defeating Nairobi Gymkhana by 8-wickets.
Thota Sreenivas, the Vice Chairman NPCA and Chairman of Stray Lions, applauded his players for their determination in both wins on Saturday and Sunday.
Thota: “It was a great fight back from our bowlers and fielders in our Cutchi Leva win on Saturday after a disappointing batting performance. BHAGATH was our top scorer in Saturday’s match. He is our new pro from India and will definitely play a pivotal role in our batting order.”
DIVISION ONE RESULTS
1. STRAY LIONS B BEAT SCLPS YL B BY 6 WICKETS
2. KANBIS B BEAT GI A BY 69 RUNS
3. SWAMIBPA B BEAT WOLVES CC A BY 7 WICKETS
4. KONGONIS A BEAT RUARAKA B BY 7 RUNS
5. NGARA A BEAT S. UNION B BY 9 WICKETS