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Thursday 13 March 2014 | Published in Regional


No surprise that in form cricket batter Jeff Viniconbe has a firm grip on the Domestic League’s top run scorers list with a whopping 225 runs after two innings.

Second spot belongs to Pukapuka’s youngster Ngametua Tariau with 77 runs at a strike at 286.

Third and fourth spots are occupied by World XI players Glenn Miller (64) and Cameron Thorp (48) and Aitutaki’s Morgan Upu locks in fifth spot with 48 runs.

Punanga Kaveao beats out 32 male batters to take 12th spot and the highest of the females.

Aitutaki’s Nga Taiti tops the tournament’s leading wicket takers list with nine scalps.

Talented left armer Denne Bourke (six wickets) is in second spot while another talented left armer Shane Munokoa (five wickets) is close behind in third.

Kieran Thorp is in fourth spot while Pukapuka’s king of swing Wayken Punga makes an entry at number five on the table (four wickets).

Aitutaki dominates the fielding statistics with no less than three Araura players featuring in the top five.

Number one spot is jointly held by Nga Taiti and Shane Munokoa with three catches each.

The tournament’s wicketkeepers occupy the remaining three spots with Glenn Miller in third, Aitutaki’s Tairi Paulo fourth and World’s part time keeper Corey Fisher fifth.

Women’s players Daena Kataina and Benedicta Matapo hold down 12th and 13th spots respectively.

D-League’s Most Valuable Player honour belongs to Jeff Viniconbe with 59.44 MVP points, 18 clear of second placed Nga Taiti.

Dene Bourke is in third (33.05) while Pukapukan youngsters Ngametua Tariau (25.56) and Takatua Puiki (24.96) sit in fourth and fifth spot respectively.

This Saturday Pukapuka take on the Cook Islands women at 11am followed by Rarotonga against the World XI at 3pm, both matches are scheduled at the Turangi Cricket Oval.

Points: 1st Place The World XI (8 Points, 2 wins from 2 matches, NRR +2.425), 2nd Place Rarotonga (4 Points, 1 win from 1, NRR +11.600), 3rd Place Pukapuka (4 Points, 1 win from 2, NRR +1.113), 4th Place Aitutaki (4 Points, 1 win from 3, NRR +0.416) and 5th Place Cook Islands women (0 points, 0 wins from 2, NRR -13.140).