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Ruaraka Sports Club clinch Star Field third edition crown

By Barry Silah
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
Ruaraka Sports Club display their trophy after winning the third edition of the Star Field Youth Cricket Championship at the weekend. Photo/PD/BARRY SILAH
In summary
  • Ruaraka Sports Club won the third edition of the Star Field Youth Cricket Championship following a 40-run victory over Sikh Union at the weekend.  
  • In the Under-11 category, Neel Doshi of Star Field scored half a century in the final against Oshwal Academy while he collectively picked six wickets to underscore his mettle as a future all-rounded star. 

Ruaraka Sports Club won the third edition of the Star Field Youth Cricket Championship following a 40-run victory over Sikh Union at the weekend.  

Jasraj Kundi of Ruaraka was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player in the Under 19 category. Kundi and Vaibhav Patil both secured half-centuries in the final with the former having been named the highest wicket-taker and run-scorer at the close of the four-day event. 

Ruaraka, therefore, wrestled the title from Uganda Under-19, who were eliminated at the semi-finals.  In the Under-15 category, Swamibapa won by a mammoth eight wickets and had Pranit Gandhi as the Most Valuable Player in the finals against Nakuru Pirates while in the Under-13 category, Ewan Van Niekirk of Buzz Pro scored 55 runs in the final against Star Field A and 264 in the entire tournament to catch the eye of many with his captivating and confident display on the crease.

In the Under-11 category, Neel Doshi of Star Field scored half a century in the final against Oshwal Academy while he collectively picked six wickets to underscore his mettle as a future all-rounded star. 

The Under 9 and 11 MVPs won a one-year scholarship at the Star Field Academy where they will undergo high-performance training from the Gary Kirsten Academy.