Cricket: Odumbe goes into overdrive

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The Independent Online
A SUPERB century by Maurice Odumbe, his second in three games, propelled Kenya into the 1996 World Cup as they beat Bermuda by 64 runs in the first ICC Trophy semi-final in Nairobi yesterday.

He scored 158 not out, including 11 fours and three sixes, to help Kenya reach 318 for 5 and then took 3 for 49 as Bermuda were restricted to 254 for 9.

Clay Smith was Bermuda's top scorer with 108 but his innings ended controversially. After being judged lbw, although the ball appeared to be missing leg stump, Smith remonstrated with the Namibian umpire, Louis van Reenen, who reported him to the match referee.

The World Cup will not be shown on British network television after CPP1, a consortium of cable stations, yesterday bought the exclusive rights for pounds 7.5m.