Today, the side will take on the visiting Northern District Maori in a friendly match at Turangi Oval at 4pm with the hope of upsetting the in-form visitors.
After beating the Cook Islands under-19 team on Tuesday, ND Maori thrashed the national senior women’s side by eight wickets.
The national side started poorly and was all out for 100 runs, and the visitors just lost two wickets to reach the target in the 18th over. Yesterday, the two teams met again at the Turangi Oval.
Cook Islands Cricket chief executive officer Alister Stevic says Avana/Turangi took up the challenge to host the Maori side and will also host the team at the conclusion of today’s match.
“Without the support of Island Craft, The Gift Shop, Hori Signs, Patimai Jewelry, The Computer Man, Vonnias, Island Car and Bike Hire and The Edgewater, the week would simply not have been made possible.”
“Playing superior opposition on a regular basis is key to the progression of our female players.”
Avana/Turangi, tied on top with eight points each with Muri, will be hoping to continue their winning run when they take on Nikao tomorrow. Muri will face Tupapa at Victoria Park while winless Matavera and Arorangi will clash at Matavera.
In tomorrow’s round three men’s competition, Turangi Cricket Club will want to extend their lead on The Computer Man men’s points table when the side takes on defending champions Tupapa in the feature match at Victoria Park.
The Rehab Titans, with four points after a loss to Tupapa last week, will hope to continue their unbeaten run against Nikao.
Matavera will be eyeing their first win when they take on Arorangi Red Backs which have a win and a loss.
Muri Creeps and Takuvaine, both tied on four points each will meet at Nukupure Park while Tupapa II will be out to upset Avana at Turangi.
The Computer Man women’s matches are scheduled for 12.30pm and the men’s at 3.15pm.