AUDREY Chepng’eno backed up captain Ruth Kanyi hard fought 30 to lead Kenya High to a 51 runs win in the ongoing Cricket Kenya Girls School League at Peponi School on Sunday.
The win puts, Kenya High tied on points with Rift Valley XI with each team left with two matches to play.
Chepng’eno picked up five wickets as Kenya High bowled out Ruaraka High for 48 in their pursuit of 100.
The Form one student got the big wicket of Vivian Chelagat (23 off 20 balls) in her first over to shut any hopes of Ruaraka of winning the match.
She added Hilda Mutindi, Winnie Aluoch, Lavenda Akinyi and Yvonne Atieno on her wickets list as she ended on 5 for 11.
Chelagat who scored 40 runs last week had hit three consecutive boundaries off the bowling of Joyce Etola.
Kanyi, who had scored only 13 runs in the last three innings, struck 24 balls 30 that had no boundary in her side's 99 for 4. The opener put on an opening stand off 55 runs with Joan Omurwa.
Omurwa continued her good formmin the league as it was the case last year with a patient 18 runs. Muhache Kingi was the other top contributors for Kenya High in their third consecutive win with 23 runs as the former champs lost four wickets.
The weekend also saw defending champs City Park going down by three wickets to Peter Kibukosya at Eastleigh High School grounds. City Park scored 46 all out with Vivian Adhiambo picking up three wickets for 5 runs for the victors. Cecilia Wanjiku was the top scorer for City Park with 15 runs off 27 balls. In reply Rose Cheptoo’s 18 off 14 balls was enough to see her team through despite a spirited 3 wickets from Sheila Nungari.