Top order batter Jackline Adhiambo smashed a stunning 25 as Nairobi Falcons crushed Coast Eaglets by nine wickets in the opening match of the National Junior Girls Cricket Championships at Greensteads School, Nakuru yesterday.
The right-hander made 25 off 39 balls a knock that propelled her side to their small target of 50 off a mere 12.5 overs.
Coast had earlier been bundled out for a disappointing 49 off 16.4 overs, after winning the toss and opting to bat.
Caroline Nduku and Emily Akinyi top-scored with 6 each.
Mary Wambui (3-10) and Caroline Nyambura (3-6) wrecked the innings with three wickets apiece, while Heles Wangui supported with two for 3.
Chasing a small target, Achieng staged a remarkable display of big-hitting as she dominated a second wicket opening stand of 39 with Jackline Atieno (7).
Three teams Coast Eaglets, Nairobi Falcons and Rift Hawks are taking part in the six days event organized by Cricket Kenya.
In the second match of the day, Quinta Aooko scored a hard fought 35 to steer Rift Valley Hawks to 58 runs win over Coast Hawks.
Batting first, Rift made 107 for 8 with Aooko making her 35 off 65 balls. She was aided by Jane Achieng (13) and Daisy Wairimu (17).
She put on 36 for the fourth wicket with Achieng to get scores to 57 after early dismissals of Mako Wako (0), Saumu Swaleh (0) and Wilkister Diana (3).
Aooko fine inning ended when she was caught at covers by Caroline Nduku off Rose Awour
Edith Wanjiru was the most successful bowler in the inning with 3 for 12. The other wickets came from Faith Wairimu and Elizabeth Wangui who bagged a wicket each.
As in the case in the first match, Coast batsmen failed to click once again loosing wicket at regular intervals and in the end making only 49 runs.
Wako, Saumu Swaleh and Susan Wangare picked two wickets each with Odera top scoring with eight runs.