Nairobi Falcons are the winners of the inaugural Cricket Kenya National Junior Girls Championships after they beat Rift Valley Hawks by five wickets at Greensteds International School, Nakuru.
The tournament was played on league basis with the three teams playing each other thrice.
Rift Valley scored 60 run for the loss of six wickets after winning the toss a target that Nairobi reached in 16.2 overs of the allotted 20 overs for the loss of five wickets.
Quinta Aoko was the top scorer for Rift with 15 runs. Daisy Wairimu added on 10 runs in the total. Jackline Atieno and Jackline Adhiambo picked two wickets each for Nairobi.
Atieno got the wickets of Janet Kipsang and Jane Achieng while Aoko and Faith Mwende fell to Adhiambo.
The other wicket takers were Caroline Nyambura and Esther Wangare.
In reply, Atieno and Hannah Ngina scored 17 and 15 runs respectively and put off a fine opening stand of 40 runs.
The stand was the second highest first wicket stand that Ngina was being involved in. She had put on 61 for the first wicket with Mary Wambui on the second day of the event.
The stand that lasted 12 overs was broken when Atieno was caught by Kipsang at mid on off Aoko’s first over.
Ngina followed moments later when she was run out by young Susan Wangare with only nine required.
Mary Wambui was unbeaten on 10 off 10 balls.