Kenya Tusker Malt flashed first against fancy South Africa Tusker Malt to win 7-5.5 as Kenya’s 10-goal internationals kicked off on Friday at the Nairobi Polo Club.
South African handicap 4 speedster Chris Lund was a thorn in the flesh of the home team’s territory and always gave them scorching moments in the first and second chukka.
Starting the game with a half-goal advantage of their low 9 handicap over Kenya Tusker Malt 10 handicap, the homeboys scored first thanks to a brace from captain Casimir Gross in the opening chukka.
In the second chukka, the game belonged to the South Africans as Lund (Chris) returned a hat-trick to take a 3-2 lead at the end of the second chukka in a match well refereed by international referee Raphael Nzomo and Jamie Murray.
He (Lund) was a featured attraction in the third and fourth chukkas as he passed the ball twice through the sticks with the help of Handicap 3 William Crowe and Handicap 1 Luke Barnard as teammate Adrian Lavarinhas took the rear controls.
However, Lavarinhas couldn’t contain Kenyan speedster duo Casimir Gross and his sister Tiva (Gross), the latter scoring four more goals in the third and fourth chukkas for Harry Griffiths to conclude with a final goal just seconds to go. final. whistle.
South Africa Tusker Malt takes on Kenya Samurai on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. after the Kenya CMC Motors game against Kenya Tusker Malt at 2:45 p.m.
Earlier, Kenya CMC Motors was too good for Kenya Samurai when they beat them 6.5-4 to get a strong start in the competition.
As both teams had similar handicaps of 10, it was an explosive game that could have turned out either, but Kenya Samurai led 2-1 with goals from Raphael Nzomo and Jamie Murray after Izzy Parsons earlier put the ball between the sticks.
Kenya CMC Motors made a solid comeback in the second chukka, crushing their opponents scoring three quick goals from Archie Voorspuy who netted a brace followed by another from Parsons to take a 4-2 lead.
Voorspuy increased the count for Kenya CMC Motors in the third chukka which turned out to be dry for Kenya Samurai.
In the final chukka, the match overtook Kenya Samurai after Voorspuy’s frantic run to sticks caused him (Voorspuy) to extend the lead to 6.5, which even after Jamie Murray reduced the count with a double could not save the day for his team (Kenya Samurai).
In both Chukka Fat Hippo trophies, 24; 7 earned a 4.5-3 victory over Ultimate
Starting the match with a half-fraction-goal advantage, Georgina Millar scored first in the opening chukka for a 24; 7 before Ultimate responded with Ed Burbidge in the same chukka.
The second chukka proved to be fruitful for both teams as each launched into a streak against each other and it was 24: 7 who had the final say,
Nikki Ngugi scored a hattrick for 24; 7 while Hiromi Nzomo and Robby Koitaba leaned on the losers.
In other matches in the same tournament, the Ultimate team consisting of Hiromi Nzomo, Ed Burbidge, Robby Koitaba and Emily Stonewigg suffered a second 2.5-1 loss at the hands of Jacaranda.
In the final match, 24.7 teams consisting of Nikki Nhugi, Georgina Millar, Simon Muchene and Eva Kamau were content with a goalless draw against Jacaranda.