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Town out for Origin revenge

Monday January 22, 2018 Written by Published in Cricket
Varo Media Country skipper Ina Willie (left) with the Sky Pacifi c Town captain Tape Rikini ahead of today’s 21 South Group Vaka of Origin III clash at Turangi Oval. 18011929 Varo Media Country skipper Ina Willie (left) with the Sky Pacifi c Town captain Tape Rikini ahead of today’s 21 South Group Vaka of Origin III clash at Turangi Oval. 18011929

THEY may not say it out loud, but revenge is surely in the minds of the Sky Pacific Town team ahead of today’s 21 South Group Vaka of Origin III women’s match against the Varo Media Country.

 

After last year’s humiliation, which saw the Town ladies lose all the three matches in the series, the side will be after some payback in the one-off, winner-takes-all 50-over showdown at Turangi Oval, starting at 12 noon.

Town skipper Tape Rikini said they would try their best to overcome the Country team.

There will be plenty of seasoned campaigners in the Town team and they will be expected to put their bodies on the line in this do-or-die clash.

“We will go out there and play to the best of our ability. We know Country will be a tough side but we will try our best to win the match,” Rikini said.

Country skipper Ina Willie seemed more confident but said they were wary of the Town outfit.

“I guess both teams are looking forward to the competition and they are coming into the match well prepared, so it will be an interesting tussle,” said Willie.

“There are a lot of good players in the team and I think it will be all about working hard and playing as a team.”

Cook Islands Cricket Association is calling on supporters to come out in big numbers and support their respective teams.

The entry to the match is free.

            - Rashneel Kumar

Country 

Ina Willie (C), Tekura Kaukura, June George, Joshphine Maoate, Lisa Tatakura, Mona Amoa, Nina Tangimetua, Enua Peyroux, Margaret Simiona, Lina Taufahema, An-nie Taufahema, Apii Tangata, Bene Matapo, Shermaia Boaza.

Town – Tape Rikini (C), Puru Samania, Rachel Auora, Anjima Ruarau, Koyi Tiere, Leah Tumutoa, Tuine Ngatokorua, Unaonga Tiere, Vaine Urirau, Kuraani Aturai, Tapere George, Raita Tiere, Tiiraa Ioteva, Turanga Taikakara, Tango Ravarua