Muri women cricketers on a roll

Friday 16 October 2015 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Cricket


The Muri women’s cricket side is taking The Computer Man-sponsored competition by storm after recording an unprecedented winning streak.

After six weeks of competition, the team remains unbeaten, stretching their winning streak to two consecutive seasons.

Cook Islands Cricket chief executive officer Alister Stevic said Muri women’s side had not lost a match since 2013 – the equivalent to an extraordinary run of 16 consecutive wins.

“The side which is packed with experienced former and current national players has a great blend of youth in Phillica Maruariki (17 years), Memory Kauvai (17) and Jasmanda Tuaputa (14.

“The team has a strong leadership in captain Punanga Kaveao, Tina Mato, Mattina Pittman and Daena Kataina and plenty of passion in coach Rama Taiki.

“Perhaps the main catalyst for their winning ways is the team’s ability to keep a cool head under pressure and bowl tight line and lengths. Muri have conceded 60 per cent less extras compared to the next best side in the competition.”

Muri, which leads the competition on 20 points, will be gunning for a win against minnows Nikao tomorrow in a bid to make a clean sweep again in this year’s round robin matches.

The top four teams after the completion of this weekend’s matches will head into the playoffs.


The Computer Man women’s points table: 1. Muri on 20 points, 2. Avana (16) 3. Arorangi (8), 4. Takuvaine (8), 5. Tupapa (8), 6. Nikao (4) and 7. Matavera on 0 points.