Marylebone Cricket Club announce Kenya programme

MCC touring party to Kenya 2018
Some of the players including in the MCC touring party to Kenya. Photo: Lords

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have arrived in Kenya for their twelve-day tour.

The 13-man squad flew into Nairobi and will play three matches in the first three days, facing Kenya Kongonis Cricket Club today in a 30-over match at the Nairobi Club before playing a 50-over game against a Kenya Select XI at the Simba Union Club.

A 100 mile journey north to Nakuru follows where the squad will face a Rift Valley Invitational XI at the Rift Valley Sports Club. They will then play the Kenya Under-19s in a T20, before beginning a two-day match against the Kenyan national side at Nairobi Gymkhana.

The tour rounds off with a 50-over match at the Nairobi Jaffery Sports Club against Kenya and a T20 against the same opposition.

In between the matches, the team will run coaching sessions at various local schools and clubs and set to face the country of his birth is batsman Seren Waters, who played for Kenya in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

MCC toured Kenya last year as part of their trip to Tanzania, however they only played one match in Nairobi and this time will be focusing the whole trip on the country.

MCC Head of Cricket John Stephenson said: “After tours to Brazil and Chile, and Sweden earlier this year, we are delighted that another group of MCC Playing Members will be able to enjoy the opportunity of representing the Club abroad.

“We have named a strong squad for the tour that we expect to be able to compete against the teams that we will face in Kenya.”

Tour Party
Tim O’Gorman (Team Manager)
Joe Barrett (MCC Young Cricketers)
Tom Coldman (Sevenoaks Vine CC)
Callum Haggett (Kent CCC)
Jonty Jenner (MCC Young Cricketers)
Will Jones (West Herts CC)
Tom Lace (Middlesex CCC)
Will Phillips (Richmond CC)
Miles Richardson (Sevenoaks Vine CC)
Adam Riley (Kent CCC)
Adam Rouse (Kent CCC)
James Scott (Potters Bar CC)
Seren Waters (Cranleigh CC)
Jack Williams (Chester Boughton Hall CC)
David Millns (Umpire)

Matches
Friday 5th October: v. Kenya Kongonis CC at Nairobi Club (30 overs)
Saturday 6th October: v. Kenya Select XI at Simba Union Club (50 overs)
Sunday 7th October: v. Rift Valley Invitational XI at Rift Valley Sports Club (40 overs)
Thursday 11th October: v. Kenya Under-19s (T20)
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th October: v. Kenya at Nairobi Gymkhana (two-day match)
Sunday 14th October: v. Kenya at Nairobi Jaffery Sports Club (50 overs)
Monday 15th October: v. Kenya (T20)

The twelve-day tour is the penultimate tour of the year for MCC, who have already visited Brazil, Chile and Sweden in 2018. A trip to Thailand will follow in November.

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