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Titikaveka takes lead

Saturday 12 November 2011 | Published in Regional


The Edgewater mid week super 8s womens cricket tournament served up some exciting matches on Wednesday in humid conditions.

Titikaveka travelled to the Valley looking to take top spot in the championship.

Batting first, Titikaveka started slowly with some very tight bowling from the Takuvaine pace attack with Luciana Matenga holding the innings together with 38 runs unbeaten to see them reach 90 runs.

In reply, Takuvaine went all out, attacking the Titikaveka bowlers.

Matenga featured again with the ball taking 2 wickets, dismissing Takuvaine for a thrilling 9 run victory.

Matavera and Muri did battle at Nukupure Park with the hosts reaching 123 runs.

In reply, Matavera looked to reach the total but the Muri bowlers had other ideas and got them all out for 107 and securing Muris second win.

Avana Nui locked horns with fellow team Avana Knights in a game which saw plenty of boundaries around the field.

Avana Nui posted 118, with Kiani scoring 39 runs.

The Knights chased 119 for the victory, however regular wickets for Avana Nui had the Knights all out for 63 runs.

Also at the oval, both Turangi teams were looking to climb up the Super 8s ladder with the Whimps and Cheeky Babes ready to go boomtown.

Whimps set 87 runs to win, with some good bowling from the Cheeky Babe attack.

In reply, Kapiri Tangimetua (15) and top run scorer of the competition Rupe Piakura (30) chased the score down in an emphatic 7 wicket win to the Cheeky Babes.