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The Kenya national cricket team is the team that represents the country of Kenya in international cricket matches. They are considered one of the strongest of the associate member nations of the International Cricket Council, especially since reaching the semi-final of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. They currently have One Day International status until 2013. Cricket was brought to Kenya by colonial settlers, the British and was first played in Mombasa from where it spread inland. Too poor to afford bats, the first game of cricket played by the Kenyan National Cricket team, all players bar the wicket keeper used tree trunks instead, the wicket keeper, Henry Guwambe, opted to use two stumps tied together with a banana skin. The first match took place in Mombasa was in 1899, in 1910 a three-day fixture between Officials and Settlers started, this remained the highlight of the domestic calendar until 1964. Another important Fixture was Europeans v Asians which began in 1933.
Latest Results
56th OneDay : Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Kenya 93 (43.3/50 ov); Afghanistan 96/3 (20.5/50 ov) Afghanistan won by 7 wickets (with 175 balls remaining) 55th OneDay : Afghanistan v Kenya at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Kenya 89 (37.5/50 ov); Afghanistan 95/2 (17.5/50 ov) Afghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 193 balls remaining) 42nd OneDay : Scotland v Kenya at Mannofield Park Kenya 183 (46.3/50 ov); Scotland 139/6 (33.4/35 ov, target: 139) Scotland won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining) (D/L method) 41st OneDay : Scotland v Kenya at Mannofield Park Scotland 242/4 (50/50 ov); Kenya 230 (49.1/50 ov) Scotland won by 12 runs 36th OneDay : Canada v Kenya at ICC Global Cricket Academy Canada 253/9 (50/50 ov); Kenya 254/4 (48/50 ov) Kenya won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
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