KGB XXIV was a tournament that will live long in the memory, especially for the success starved players and supporters of King Havit. They finally recorded their first KGB victory after years of hope and expectation had been dashed. Wham captain Wayde Mckagen, struck the 100,000th run in KGB history, off the bowling of the KGB’s 5th most successful bowler, Saiful Khan.
A KGB that saw all 4 teams in a competitive state, as the batsmen dominated. Gicharu in his debut festival amassed 504 runs, the first man to pass 500 runs since both Cullip & Talbot did it in KGB XVII, the first Havit player to do it since Roger Scott-reed in XV. his name will be forever in the history books. It truly was the Gicharu bowl, as he also added 13 dismissals behind the stumps. 12 centuries were hit, the most impressive being Burhenne’s 132* in the final. Although ultimately in vane, it did make the final more compulsive viewing than it otherwise would have been.
In the bowling stakes, Khan was the main man with 11 wickets to his name, whilst Bayley was the only bowler to make it on to the honours board with an exquisite 5-19 in the final against Whamo. Indika made it 8 bowls in a row in the top 5 wicket takers adding 9 more to his tally and closing the gap on his great rival GGJ to 10 wickets. GGJ himself, now just 10 behind the great Duck!