Pride at stake for Country in cricket finale

Monday June 27, 2016 Written by Published in Cricket
Hori Miller and the Varo Media Country will be hoping to win today’s final Vaka of the Origin cricket series against Sky Pacific Town at Raemaru Park. 16062437 Hori Miller and the Varo Media Country will be hoping to win today’s final Vaka of the Origin cricket series against Sky Pacific Town at Raemaru Park. 16062437

Varo Media Country will be playing for pride when they take on Sky Pacific Town in the final leg of the Vaka of Origin cricket series today at Raemaru Park.

 

The Wayken Punga-skippered Town has already won the inaugural series after claiming the opening matches.

Last week, Town defeated Country by 85 runs after an impressive performance in the opening innings.

In the opening match of the series, Town was lucky to come away with a 27-run win.

Despite clinching the title, Town will be hoping to make a clean sweep in the series against Country which is determined to pull one back.

Series sponsor, 21South Group director Grant Walker is thrilled with the passion shown by the players and supporters in the Vaka of Origin competition so far. 

“It’s wonderful to see cricket supporters back for the second week in a row, and we’re hoping everyone who hasn’t had a chance to see this kind of cricket will be there on Saturday,” Walker said.

 He notes that the pitch has been worked on daily, covered at night, courtesy of T&M, adding the bowling numbers so far proves the effort was worth it.

Walker said while the Town side had taken the first two games for the series win, there was still a lot at stake. 

“No team wants to be swept, and Varo Media Country has the bowling to win with Denne Bourke’s amazing 13 wickets over two games. 

“Fans at the field have seen some amazing catches highlighted by those from Ali Webb and Pastor Zecharia.

“Now they need to get the bats going against these Town guys.”

After today’s match, Varo Media will be compiling a full series video for distribution to the outer islands and hopefully airing on local television. 

“Varo Media in conjunction with Te Digital had multiple cameras, including a stump cam and drone to get some truly great footage despite trying weather conditions,” Walker said.

“I think it’s going to be great for the community to see how exciting cricket can be, and we’re going to try our best to show them with this series video. “We’ve started something special and have put a lot of effort into this series, and I can’t thank everyone who helped enough, so let’s finish it with the best game yet.”

Admission to the match today starting at 10am is free. The clubhouse will be open for food and drinks, and the viewing pavilion will be open to all. 

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