Fantastic Cricket Season for Prep Boys

The Prep School boys have had an enjoyable cricket season with all the teams showing great progress in their performances over the last half-term.

The Under 9 boys have shown great enthusiasm towards their cricket sessions this season. At the beginning of the term, many of the boys who were new to arrive at the school had never played a cricket match before but they have demonstrated a willingness to learn and made great strides in their skill development.
The Under 9 team have played in two triangulars. The first one was at Pembroke where the boys played Pembroke’s A and B teams. The Turi boys lost both games but the match was a valuable learning experience for them as they began to understand how a cricket match works. Their progress was clearly evident by the second triangular where they lost to Pembroke narrowly by 14 runs, a huge improvement from the 67 run loss to the same team in the first fixture. This was mainly due to a much improved batting display from the Turi boys. The match against Greensteds was unfortunately abandoned after one inning. After half-term the Under 9 boys will look forward to two further triangulars with Pembroke House and Greensteds School.
The Under 11 boys have also had an enjoyable season. They started with a convincing win against Greensteds at home by 4 wickets. Cavina and Pembroke House in their next two fixtures proved much tougher opposition and despite some incredible batting performances from Hugh Boulle and Hayden Tareemwa, Turi lost both games by 87 Runs. In the return fixture at Greensteds the Under 11 boys played their most impressive match of the season winning by a convincing 9 wickets. Kwesi Mukasa ripped through the Greensteds batting line up bowling 3 overs for no runs and taking 3 wickets. This was followed by a dominant batting display from Kai Ndubai, smashing seven boundaries on his way to an unbeaten 29 runs, taking his team to victory. After half-term the Under 11 boys will look forward to the Pembroke House 6-a-side tournament.
The Under 13 boy’s cricket season started positively with a 9 wicket trouncing of local rivals Greensteds. Tashwara Munjanganja and Finlay Foster posted a 73 run partnership, with Tash scoring an unbeaten 23 runs, to take the team to victory. Their second fixture against Cavina was a disappointing display where the boys lacked energy and focus and lost by 17 runs despite Tash’s good bowling performance of 4 wickets for 17 runs. Next up was The Banda who traveled up to St Andrew’s School for the fixture. The Under 13 boys put in a much improved performance and despite losing by 61 runs there were signs of progress being made. In the return fixture against Greensteds, Turi were again dominant, prevailing by 9 wickets with Jamie Jean-Louis bowling superbly to take four wickets for just two runs. After half-term the Under 13 boys will travel down to Nairobi for a fixture against Peponi School. They also have the much anticipated Banda 6-a-side tournament to work towards.