Top two battle in cricket

Saturday November 23, 2019 Written by Published in Cricket

Matavera and Tupapa will be facing each other in the Rarotonga Club Cricket men’s competition today for a place in the final.


The much anticipated match between the top two teams in the weekly competition will be held at Victoria Park.

The unbeaten Matavera finished on number one spot after the preliminary round of play followed by Tupapa.

The winner of this match will directly qualify for the final on December 7 while the loser will have another shot at the showdown, playing in the semi-final.

Cook Islands Cricket chief executive officer Davis Teinaki said Matavera would be the team to beat after a strong performance in the round robin play. 

“They will go into the game as the favourite as they possess super stars in their starting line-up. Tupapa will have to play a special game to really test this Matavera side,” Teinaki said.

In the second men’s top four playoff, third placed Nikao will host Muri, who are placed fourth.

The winner of this match will take on the loser of the Matavera versus Tupapa in the semis.

In the women’s competition, Turangi will host Tupapa in the semi-final. The winner of the match will play Matavera in the final.


Other Men’s Playoff: Bottom Six – Turangi (5) vs Tavana (10) at Turangi Oval, Arorangi (6) vs Tupapa II (9) at Raemaru Park and Takuvaine (7) vs Nikao II (6) at Happy Valley


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