The latest CricketEurope monthly rankings have been released. They take into account the three match series between Kenya and Bermuda in Mombasa and also the Tri-Series in South Africa involving Canada, Bermuda and The Netherlands.
For the Bermudians their trip to Africa was a great disappointment as they won only one match, their final game against The Netherlands. This poor run of form is reflected in the National rankings where Bermuda has dropped three places. Meanwhile, Canada, with two wins over Bermuda, has climbed three places in the National table. Bermuda has also dropped to the bottom of the table for the six High Performance countries, while Kenya have increased its lead at the top of both tables.
The individual rankings also reflect the decline in Bermuda's fortunes and the successful batting and bowling performances against them.
In the batting rankings, Kenya's Steve Tikolo (right) has risen from 22nd to top the list following scores of 43, 90 and 111 against Bermuda. Fellow Kenyan Tanmay Mishra has also made a spectacular rise up the list, going up 13 places to eighth.
Bermuda's batsmen have generally dropped down the table with skipper Romaine dropping from 3rd to 11th and Lionel Cann plummeting from 10th to 25th. However, the two success tories of their African venture were David Hemp (into the table at 16th) and Saleem Mukuddem also makes his first appearance one place higher.
A new Kenyan appears at the top of the bowling list as Thomas Odoyo climbs two places from third. Previous table-topper, Peter Ongondo of Kenya, slips three places after failing to take a wicket in three outings against Bermuda. Another Kenya, theoung left arm spinner Hiren Varaiya, is up three places to fifth.
While most of the Bermuda bowlers disappointed, spinner Dwayne Leverock has risen six places to third, while seamer Mukuddem gets into the top ten from a previous ranking of 23.
The top Dutch batsmen all managed to maintain their rankings. In the bowling, Tim de Leede jumped ten places to tenth, while the absent Darron Reekers dropped from 4th to 21st.