He is a right-handed middle order batsman and part time right-arm medium pace bowler. He bowls quite effective offspin in the shorter form of the game. Tikolo has previously represented Border in South African domestic cricket and has also spent time playing in England and Bangladesh. Most recently he has been playing club cricket in Haverigg and back home he plays for Swamibapa Cricket Club in Nairobi. He once played for an Africa XI against Asia.
He has been a prolific scorer and is considered to be one of the better known players to have come out of Kenya. He is regarded as an all time great in his home-land and is even regarded by many as the best player from the associate countries, although he now faces competition from Ryan ten Doeschate. Such is Tikolo's dominance that as of January 2007 he possesses six of the nine highest scores by a Kenyan batsman in ODI cricket.
Tikolo came from a cricketing family with his oldest brother Tom being a former captain of Kenya while his other brother David Tikolo played in the 1996 World Cup. It was in that tournament that Steve made his ODI debut for Kenya. Coming in at 3 for his maiden innings he made 65 against the Indians. He went on to... Read More