Friday 16 December 2011 | Published in Regional
From ball one of their clash against Turangi last week, Muri showed why they have been the in-form team of the Computer Man mens cricket season.
Opening pair Space Raumea and captain Bobby Hunter set the tone of the match as they displayed some of the finest batting prowess in recent memory pushing the ball into space, patiently keeping out the good balls and booming the rare bad ball to the boundary.
By the drinks break, the pair had steered Muri to 98 without loss, moreover they had put their team in the box seat for a big finish.
Hunter was the pick of the batters with a great captains knock of 86.
With just 4 down in the 30th over Muri stepped up a gear to push the team total to 208.
Umpire Wayne Ralph said: I was very impressed with Muris efforts today, the way they went about their business was really professional and equally superb in the field.
Ralph further commented that Turangi captain Vane Tangimetuas innings was also a mature effort as he tried to steer his team to Muris total.
Unfortunately for the staunch Turangi captain his team couldnt stick with him at the crease, as Tangimetua appeared to perfection.
The difference in the end was a 55 run margin for Muri, who now wait for this weekends result between the Titikaveka Titans, who got up over the Arorangi Red Backs, and Turangi to see who their Computer Man Top Four final opponents will be.
Titans player Ben Sexton was pleased with the sides efforts against Arorangi at the weekend. The Titans bowled well to restrict the Arorangi team to just 96, says Sexton.
Sexton highlighted Rob Samuels 4 wickets as the top Titans bowling effort however chasing just 93 Sexton says the nerves set in early.
Our batting effort started a little wobbly and the side struggled early on against some good Arorangi bowling, especially by Tom Vea, however our skipper Hori Miller was brilliant scoring 41 runs, getting us home by 3 wickets.