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Tuesday 4 October 2011 | Published in Regional

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With big showers just before game time, two matches had to be called off in round five of the Computer Man Rarotonga Mens Cricket Championship at the weekend.

The battle of the Tupapa teams saw a convincing win for Tupapa 1.

Out at the Takitumu school field, Matavera took on a fired-up Muri side, members of which were looking to carry on their fine winning form.

Batting first Muri was in a spot of bother at 56 for 3, but a 46 run partnership between Sonny Shepherd and Rama Taiki who top-scored with 42 steadied the ship for Muri as players accumulated 203 runs on an overcast day.

Matavera looked tired from fielding almost 40 overs and it showed as the teams batsmen were in all sorts of trouble with Muris Mike Hoff doing the damage with the ball taking four wickets for just 21 runs off his allotted eight overs.

In the end, Matavera was bowled out for just 67 runs, giving Muri a fantastic victory.

A highlight of the game saw Matavera field two women cricketers, with Benedicta Matapo claiming the first ever wicket by a female in the competitions history.

At the Turangi oval, Takuvaine was looking for an upset over arch rivals Turangi.

Turangis Vane Tangimetua however put in a fabulous display with both bat and ball to record a great man-of-the-match innings with 43 runs and taking six wickets for only 15 runs off six overs to beat Takuvaine by 107 runs.

With big showers just before game time, two matches had to be called off in round five of the Computer Man Rarotonga Mens Cricket Championship at the weekend.

The battle of the Tupapa teams saw a convincing win for Tupapa 1.

Out at the Takitumu school field, Matavera took on a fired-up Muri side, members of which were looking to carry on their fine winning form.

Batting first Muri was in a spot of bother at 56 for 3, but a 46 run partnership between Sonny Shepherd and Rama Taiki who top-scored with 42 steadied the ship for Muri as players accumulated 203 runs on an overcast day.

Matavera looked tired from fielding almost 40 overs and it showed as the teams batsmen were in all sorts of trouble with Muris Mike Hoff doing the damage with the ball taking four wickets for just 21 runs off his allotted eight overs.

In the end, Matavera was bowled out for just 67 runs, giving Muri a fantastic victory.

A highlight of the game saw Matavera field two women cricketers, with Benedicta Matapo claiming the first ever wicket by a female in the competitions history.

At the Turangi oval, Takuvaine was looking for an upset over arch rivals Turangi.

Turangis Vane Tangimetua however put in a fabulous display with both bat and ball to record a great man-of-the-match innings with 43 runs and taking six wickets for only 15 runs off six overs to beat Takuvaine by 107 runs.