Saturday 26 November 2011 | Published in Regional
The Muri Creeps have been in sensational form over the past nine weeks of Computer Man cricket winning all but one of their last 10 matches.
The Creeps side is built around a solid batting line up of Space Raumea, Rama Taiki, Bobby Hunter and Alan Syme with good support from their middle order batters.
Equally impressive is their formidable bowling line up openers Tiri Toa and Mike Hoff especially proving a handful for most this season.
Their opponents this week, Turangi, also boast a strong line up including the highly experienced and current leading Computer Man mens cricket run scorer Vane Tangimetua.
Brother Sepa Tangimetua has been performing well with the bat with Sunga Monga always looking threatening.
The Tangimetua brothers led the way with their solid bowling and have found great support in new signing Tere Pumati. Both the Creeps and Turangi are widely regarded as two fierce rivals, and with a guaranteed 1st spot heading into playoffs on offer there is sure to be plenty of action at Nukupure Park.
Apii Mamanus Red Backs have seen a good injection of talent to their batting ranks recently with the return of Ronnie Forbes.
The Red Backs have home field advantage as they face off against the Titans at Raemaru - neither team secured a win from their matches last week and will need to be purposeful in their performances to do enough on net run rate to take advantage of the new double chance format during the play offs.
In the Computer Man Super Sixes competition, top of the table Panthers head out to Matavera. The Panthers had the match of Matavera during the Computer Man round robin and will be looking to continue that form today to cement their top of the table spot.
Skipper Willy Tommy will be desperately gearing his boys up to find some of their brilliant form from the 2010-11 season that made them such a danger side.
Takuvaine TKV has been in blistering form over recent matches and will play host to the Avana All Stars.
The underdog All Stars side will be looking to cause an upset and with the talent to do so the TKV side wont be taking them lightly.
A win for TKV could push them to the top of the table while a win for the All Stars will keep them in contention for the cup with two rounds left.
The tila boys from Tupapa will no doubt be in high spirits as they look to continue their winning ways when they head to Nikao to take on the Electric Eels.
Widely known as the giant beaters and upset team the Panthers development side will take their solid win from last week to go into the game with plenty of confidence. The Eels who finished fifth on the table after Computer Man round robin play will be getting back to basics to rekindle that early season winning form that nearly saw them make a debut appearance in the top four.