Ireland in control against Kenya

Quick update for Slugger’s cricket fans (I’m working all weekend so it’s a little tardy). After Paul Stirling‘s maiden first class ton yesterday and a welcome return to form for Bray, Ireland pushed on this morning on day two of their opening ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Kenya in Eglinton with West and McCallen adding 43 for the 9th wicket as Ireland posted a competitive 404 in their first innings. West also picked up a couple of wickets as the Kenyans have stuttered in reply posting 239-6 after rain brought proceedings to an early close. With further showers forecast over the next couple of days, Ireland must look to push the game forward quickly as interruptions are likely. Scotland have beaten Canada in a low scoring affair in their first game of the tournament.

Stumps Day 2 of 4, Eglinton: Kenya trail Ireland by 164 runs with 4 first innings wickets remaining. Toss: Ireland
Ireland 403 (111.3 ov) P Stirling 100, Bray 89, Cusack 63; Tikolo 6-80 Kenya 239-6 (76 ov) Kamande 65*, D Obuya 64, Ouma 52; West 2-57

  • Driftwood

    Not often Eglinton get a mention here, though lovely ground and clubhouse.

    but the Ashes is going to be centre stage from wednesday on. I hope to get to Headingley for the 4th Test.

  • The Spectator

    Dave

    Is the 150 run follow on rule applicable? Ye’d want more than 6 points off this game

  • Dave Hartin

    The Spectator

    Yes, as far as I know – taking 4-14 to be able to enforce it might be a bit optimistic 😉