Kayitera takes best player gong

•As Caisse Sociale schools cricket tourney wraps up Boys’ finalLycee 74/10ADB 75/3ADB won by seven wickets Girls’ finalKagarama 100/10Apade 35/10Kagarama won by 65 runs Individual awardsBoysMan of series-A. Kayitera (ADB)Best bowler- D. Bayingana-14 wkts (Lycee)Best batsman-E. Dusingizimana-236runs (KCT) GirlsBest player- V. Gahonzire (Kagarama)Best bowler- E. Mukaremero-8wkts (Kagarama)Top scorer- D. Mukarurangwa-68runs
ADB show off their winners’ trophy after yesterday’s final against Lycee de Kigali (Photo RCA)
ADB show off their winners’ trophy after yesterday’s final against Lycee de Kigali (Photo RCA)

•As Caisse Sociale schools cricket tourney wraps up

Boys’ final
Lycee 74/10
ADB 75/3
ADB won by seven wickets

Girls’ final
Kagarama 100/10
Apade 35/10
Kagarama won by 65 runs

Individual awards
Man of series-A. Kayitera (ADB)
Best bowler- D. Bayingana-14 wkts (Lycee)
Best batsman-E. Dusingizimana-236runs (KCT)

Best player- V. Gahonzire (Kagarama)
Best bowler- E. Mukaremero-8wkts (Kagarama)
Top scorer- D. Mukarurangwa-68runs

TROPHIES can’t stop coming for Andre Kayitera. The 20-year-old yesterday added the 2009 Schools cricket tournament ‘man of series’ award into his already decorated trophy shelf.

Kayitera, who was one of Rwanda’s best players at this year’s ICC World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Malawi, finished with 132 runs and seven wickets to beat off stiff competition from  Apred Ndera’s Bob Bashir Songa.

In his acceptance speech, he paid great tribute to his teammates.

“Much as many say that it’s an individual trophy, I still feel that you can’t get the wickets if the fielders are not taking the catches and you also can’t make big scores if you are not getting good support from your team mates so I would like to thank my teammates for playing good cricket.”
ADB defended their crown after beating Lycee de Kigali in the final.

In the girls’ fray, Kagarama swept all the individual awards. Delphine Mukarurangwa won the top scorer award; Evodia Mukaremero picked the best bowler’s award while Vicky Gahonzire took the best player accolade.

After the prize giving ceremony, tournament sponsors Caisse Sociale promised to keeping give back to the public through such events.

“We plan on continuing with the trend because we feel its part of our social responsibility,” Afrique Ramba, one of the company’s senior officials said.

Fina bank’s managing director Steve Caley also expressed his satisfaction at the enthusiasm shown by the players.

“I was particularly impressed with the energy and enthusiasm shown by the players and I encourage them to keep playing the game because it teaches teamwork which is vital today,” he said.

This year’s edition attracted Apade, Lycee de Kigali, ADB, Efotec, Apred Ndera, National University of Rwanda (UNR), Kicukiro College of Technology (KCT) and Kagarama in the boys’ category while Apade, Kagarama and Apred Ndera turned out in the girls’ category.


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