Titans, Diplomats crowned champs

Tuesday June 09, 2015 Written by CIC Published in Cricket
Grand final sixes teams the Titans (blue) and Tem Store Creeps (green) gather for a team photo after a thrilling grand fi nals encounter that went the way of the Titans. Grand final sixes teams the Titans (blue) and Tem Store Creeps (green) gather for a team photo after a thrilling grand fi nals encounter that went the way of the Titans.

Eight teams took to Turangi Cricket Oval on Saturday for the finals day of The Computer Man sponsored six a side competition.

 

The competition was played over six weeks with nine teams taking part.

The first of the games saw the women’s third and fourth playoff with Las Senoritas and Hine Moana playing off.

Phillica Maruariki’s 18 not out was the winning contribution for the young Las Senoritas who recorded a comfortable win over Hine Moana.

In the men’s third and fourth playoff, Matavera took on the Aitutaki side.

Batting first, Aitutaki’s Morgan Upu (23 runs) did his best to lift the Aitutakian score to a competitive 88 off 6 overs but in the end it was Matavera’s Ray Raumanu’s 33 not out that was the difference in securing a victory for Matavera in just the fourth over.

The women’s final between the Diplomats and The Tem Store Creeps (women) got off with a bang as Diana Tamaiva (29 runs) set a quick pace to the game.

The Diplomats managed a massive total of 114 runs off their 6 overs.

It was going to be a tall ask for The Tem Store Creeps to get the runs, but captain Punanga Kaveao was determined, lifting the score with her 32 not out (including 2 sixes and 2 fours).

The Creeps needed 16 runs off the last over, but the Diplomats bowling and fielding was too good and the Diplomats secured a tight victory over The Tem Store Creeps, falling just 4 runs short of victory.

The men’s final was guaranteed to be a big show with both teams the Titans and The Tem Store Creeps (men’s) having had a great run during pool play.

The Creeps won the toss and elected to bat first.

Vane Tangimetua got the team off to a great start as he banged the ball about the park on his way to 32 not out while Elia Tangimetua hit 19 off 7 balls to help get the Creeps to 69 runs off their 6 overs.

Titans captain Hori Miller opened the batting and knocked about four 6’s before retiring on 33 runs with the Titans well ahead. Titan’s hitter Nic Rous (21 not out) came in and finished off the run chase, the Titans winning comfortably in the 4th over.  

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