Twenty 20 cricket series finale set for tomorrow

Friday February 17, 2017 Written by Published in Cricket
Twenty 20 cricket series finale set for tomorrow

The final leg of the 21South Group Vaka of Origin II Twenty20 cricket series is all set for tomorrow.

 

After two postponements due to bad weather, the organisers are hoping for perfect conditions for a Saturday finale at the Turangi Field.

While the women’s final will be a dead rubber with Varo Media Country winning the opening two legs against the Sky Pacific Town, the men’s match will be an interesting tussle.

Country won the first leg before Town levelled the series with a grand win in the second leg.

Both teams will go head-to-head in their bid to win the annual series title.

Sponsor Grant Walker, who met with the Cook Islands Cricket chief executive officer Davis Teinaki and the two team managers on Wednesday night to discuss on the remaining leg, said they were looking forward to a tough battle in the final.

“We are all go for this Saturday. The format is unchanged with a 10am start for the women’s teams and a 1 to 2pm men’s final.

“The men’s Country team line-up is strong as the league issue was not as dire as originally thought.  Town is of course training like mad and ready to take the trophy.”

Walker said they would be working on fixing the pitch to ensure it matches the standard desired for the final leg.

He is expecting a bumper crowd for the series finale.

“I’m hoping for a big turnout as this will be a classic.  Prize giving will happen at the end of both matches. 

“I’m actually glad we waited and didn’t rush the final as we now have what appears to be a really great day coming up.  

“We are hoping people enjoy the day of sport by coming down to Turangi to see the cricket and then they should have plenty of time to head off to the league matches as they start at 5pm.”

Town made a clean sweep in the inaugural series last year. The women’s competition is making its debut in this year’s series.

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