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Friday 28 January 2011 | Published in Regional


All round Aitutaki athlete Daniel Tutai is quickly becoming a well-known name in the local cricketing community as he makes his mark on the game in Rarotonga.

The 18-year-old has been playing cricket for as long as he can remember and his passion and determination for the game has seen him stamp his mark in the Turtles Domestic League II competition this year.

Leading the wicket takers with 6 wickets and conceding just 24 runs – the medium pacer’s accuracy and ability to move the ball both off the pitch and in the air has troubled many a quality batsmen – an impressive feat for an 18-year-old.

Tutai puts his success down to his Aitutakian blood saying Aitutakian’s are very well known for their cricketing achievements and overwhelming passion for cricket.

Tutai was the strike bowler for the Tautu men’s team on Aitutaki for a number of years and at 15 travelled with the Aitutaki under 15 squad to Samoa – an experience he believes has been immensely informative in his development.

Still at school, Tutai joins some other exciting quality young cricketers providing depth for Cook Islands Cricket in the years to come.