Top batsman Teinaki to lead way

Monday October 17, 2016 Written by Published in Cricket

LEADING run scorer Davis Teinaki will guide his Tupapa I side in an interesting tussle against Avana in the Cook Islands Cricket weekly league today at Nukupure Park.

 

Teinaki, who scored 129 runs off 50 balls in three innings, is the leading batsman in the competition, followed by Vane Tangimetua on 105 runs in three matches and Andrew Grubb on 99 runs after an inning.

Tupapa I and Avana are both tied on second spot in the men’s competition with 12 points apiece after two wins and a loss from the three matches they have played so far.

Both teams received match points from the two matches that were declared washouts.

Tupapa I, which finished runner-up last year behind Turangi, will head into the match as the favourites with a much better run rate but are set to face a tough tussle from an unpredictable host.

In the other men’s clashes, competition leaders Titikaveka Titans will take on Muri Creeps, which suffered their first loss of the season against Avana last week.

Arorangi will host Tupapa II at Raemaru Park, Matavera will take on a winless Nikao and defending champions Turangi will play Takuvaine.

In the women’s competition, Avana will host Tupapa, Turangi will play Matavera at Turangi Oval and Nikao will take on defending champions Muri at Matavera Cricket Grounds.

The women’s competition will start at 12.30pm followed by the men’s at 3pm.

 

Fixtures

Women’s – Avana-Tupapa at Nukupure Park (Umpire Nauma), Turangi-Matavera at Turangi Oval (Umpire Te), Nikao-Muri at Matavera Cricket Ground (Umpire Pavai).

Men’s – Avana-Tupapa at Nukupure Park (Umpire Nauma), Arorangi-Tupapa II at Raemaru Park (Umpire Front), Turangi-Takuvaine at Turangi Oval (Umpire Te), Matavera-Nikao at Matavera Cricket Ground (Umpire Pavai), Titikaveka-Muri at Nikao Field (Umpire Olly).

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