Matavera women’s cause major upset

Monday October 16, 2017 Written by Published in Cricket
Takuvaine’s Tauwaiva Peua lines up her shot against Nikao on Saturday last week at the Happy Valley Field. 17101321 Takuvaine’s Tauwaiva Peua lines up her shot against Nikao on Saturday last week at the Happy Valley Field. 17101321

Matavera women’s side caused a major upset after defeating leaders Turangi by seven wickets in round four of the Rarotonga Cricket 2017 competition last weekend.


In the clash held at Matavera Field on Saturday, the home team batted first and scored 137 runs, thanks to the poor bowling from the visitors which resulted in 32 extras for Matavera.

Apii Tangata top scored for Matavera on 33 runs followed by Paita with 23. The team lost only three wickets to amass their total.

In reply, the much experienced Turangi rattled to the pressure from some impressive bowling from Matavera and were all out for 69 runs in the 16th over.

Shemaiah Boaza top scored for the team, managing only 12 runs.

Turangi is on a bye while Matavera will take on Takuvaine in round five competition today.

In the other women’s match last week, Avana beat Tupapa by 55 runs in a high scoring clash.

Avana batted first and scored 193 runs, thanks to the 84 runs from the visiting Northern District player Ariana Tewake and 75 from Enua Peyroux.

In reply, Tupapa were all out for 138 runs in the 19th over.

Avana’s Tewake also impressed in the second innings with her bowling skills, taking four wickets from four overs. She conceded 28 runs.

In the men’s competition, Tupapa, the under-19 team and Turangi recorded wins last week.

Tupapa thumped Arorangi by 175 runs after setting up a huge 240 runs from some impressive batting in the opening innings for the latter to chase.

The U19 team continued its good run in the competition, overcoming Tupapa II at Turangi Oval.

Tupapa II batted first and scored 158 runs, including Dash Nio’s 47.

The U19 side reached the target in just 10 overs with Tomo Paua top scoring on 65 runs.

Defending men’s champions Turangi survived a scare after the side was taken to the wire by Takuvaine at Happy Valley.

Takuvaine batted first and scored 147 runs all out in 19 overs, with Tutu Ravarua managing 43 runs.

Turangi overcame a jittery start to complete the run chase in 17.3 overs with Vane Tangimetua Sr scoring 59 followed by Osalei Akai’s 41.

The round five competition will be held today at various pitches around the island.      

Fixtures Men’s – Nikao-U19 at Nikao Field, Tupapa-Takuvaine at Victoria Park, Matavera-Tupapa II at Matavera Field, Muri-Arorangi at Nukupure Park, Tavana-Turangi at Turangi Oval

Women’s – Tupapa-Muri at Victoria Park, Nikao-Avana at Nikao Field, Matavera-Takuvaine at Matavera Field, Turangi – Bye.


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