Avana smashes Matavera in cricket

Tuesday October 13, 2015 Written by Cook Islands Cricket Published in Cricket

Avana women’s cricket team collected another four points after a massive win over Matavera in The Computer Man competition on Saturday.

 

Batting first, Avana got off to a great start through Sela Taufahema (35 runs) and June George, posting a 50-run partnership before losing the wicket of Taufahema.

Despite the breakthrough, Maybeline Unu and Memory Monga quickly contributed 38 runs to Avana’s total before Monga was caught off the bowling of Matavera captain Bene Matapo.

Twelve-year-old Annie Taufahema was given an opportunity to bat up the order and didn’t disappoint ending the innings with 13 not out together with June George who put on a match winning 57 runs for a total of 148.

Matavera made a poor start to their run chase after George picked up two wickets in her first over.

The side failed to find momentum as they struggled against George (2 overs, 3 wickets) and Lena Taufahema (3 overs, 4 wickets). Matavera was all out for just 17 runs.

In the other match, Tupapa kept their hopes of a top four placing alive when they overcame hosts Nikao.

Tupapa did a great job to restrict a talented Nikao side to just 76 runs while Nikao’s Laita Tiere made it difficult for Tupapa batters as the teenager collected two key wickets off her four overs.

Despite a much improved fielding display, Nikao failed to contain Tupapa which overcame the target in the 11th over to win the match.

Arorangi and Takuvaine will complete their rain affected match during the week.

Meanwhile, the men’s competition was a wash out and will be played this weekend.

             

The Computer Man women’s points table: Muri (20 points), Avana (16), Arorangi (12), Takuvaine (8), Tupapa (8), Nikao (4) and Matavera on 0 points.

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