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Thursday 24 November 2011 | Published in Regional


The Muri Creeps and Turangi have pushed ahead in the latest round of the Computer Man Top 4 cricket competition.

Turangi made light work of the newly promoted Titikaveka Titans side winning by 31 runs. Batting first Turangi scored just 169 through the superb efforts of captain Vane Tangimetua who stroked 71 runs. Things went from bad to worse for the Titans batting effort as none of the top six batters managed to post a decent total a middle innings effort by Ben Sexton (35 not out) provided some late hope of victory before Sabu Matapo was caught for naught. Turangis Elia Tangimetua was in solid form collecting four for 31 off his eight overs.

Uncharacteristically the Creeps batting line up faltered against the Red Backs in their match up at Raemaru Park with none of the Muri top five posting a big score. Seventeen year old left arm sensation Tuaine Mamanu continued his recent fine form to take three wickets for just 21 runs while Kiri Yeatu did the damage at the other end collecting four for 20. The Creeps managed to post just 144 runs.

In what should had been a close match for the Red Backs, their game took an early turn for the worse as national players Tiri Toa and Alan Syme proved too good with the ball; Toa incredibly going for just one run an over (eight overs) while Syme collected five scalps for just 11 to have the Red Backs all out for 79. The Creeps took the victory in the 32nd over.