Former Cranleigh School ace is Kenya’s World Cup jewel

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WHILE the Cricket World Cup has yet to really capture everyone’s imagination, Cranleigh School has plenty of reason to take a real interest.

Their former pupil Seren Waters is playing for Kenya at the Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka hosted contest, where at 20 years old he is considered one of the country’s leading young stars. Seren hit a then record near 900 runs for the school in 2008, and having impressed last season for Surrey, the 20 year old opened the bat against New Zealand, joint top scoring with 16 in a heavy defeat.

Director of Cricket at Cranleigh School, Stuart Welch said: “He’s a big talent so for me his call up was no big surprise.”

Seren opened the bat again yesterday against Pakistan but it was another heavy defeat, this tme by 205 runs. Kenya have one game left of the tournament against Sri Lanka.