Young Quinta Achieng' became the fourth batter to score a half ton among women cricketers in Kenya in the ongoing National Secondary Schools League.
The Rift Valley Development XI middle order batter achieved this feat during her unbeaten 66-run knock in their match against Kenya High at Eastleigh High School last Saturday.
The 13 year-old, student faced 68 balls and scored the league’s record seven boundaries to reach this milestone.
Sarah Bhakita, Pearlyne Omamo, Emily Ruto and Sharon Akoth are the other ladies to have scored half centuries in competitive matches amongst women. However, Bhakita boosts of a century (186*) in Kenya’s record win over Rwanda in 2008.
It was during that match that Ruto also scored her only half ton of 67 not out. Omamo has scored three half centuries on different occasions, she scored 60 off 121 balls against Uganda in 2009. She also has two half centuries in the NPCA league where the ladies team plays against the men sides.
In the Mount Laverna’s second match of the league, Akoth also scored an unbeaten 66 off 50 balls as her side beat Peter Kibukosya Secondary by 3 runs.
Rift Valley captain Ruth Ambiyo missed her opportunity to join the group when she fell four runs short of her would be debut half-ton in their win over City Park side at Greensteeds.