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City Pharmacy PNG Lewas help guide EAP to ACCC Women’s Title

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:45AM

The International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia-Pacific (EAP) were crowned the 2017 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Champions for the second year in a row after the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ players, Pauke Siaka and Norma Ovasuru guided the EAP team to an eight (8) wicket victory against Victoria Country in the Grand Final on Wednesday 11th January in Wollongong, Australia.

 

After winning the toss, EAP/City Pharmacy PNG Lewas Captain, Pauke Siaka sent Victoria Country into bat at the University Oval No. 1 in Wollongong. After losing the round robin clash against the same opponent, the EAP fought back and restricted Victoria Country to 8/99 (20) from their allotted 20 overs, despite a strong knock of 45 from Steph Townsend. City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ bowlers Ravini Oa (2/15), Siaka (1/3), Sibona Jimmy (1/11) and Veru Frank (1/16) were the chief destroyers with the ball for the EAP Team.

 

In the replay EAP got off to a disastrous start in the chase, at one stage being 2/2. Then City Pharmacy PNG Lewas players Norma Ovasuru (42 not out) and captain Siaka (41 not out) put on a third wicket unbetaten 98-run stand to guide EAP to victory with three (3) overs to spare.

 

The EAP Women’s Team was captained by City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ Captain, Pauke Siaka which includes a total of nine (9) Lewas players. Majority of these players returned back to Port Moresby yesterday, with Ovasuru remaining in Australia to continue to play for her club side.

 

The ACCC is an annual tournament which showcases the best cricket talent from regional areas around Australia, with teams from all around Australia and from the East Asia Pacific region. The tournament was first held in Beenleigh in Queensland in 1984/85 and since then has been held in each state on a rotational basis, with the 2017 championships held in Wollongong, New South Wales.

 

For fixtures, results, ladders and statistics from the 2017 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Championships, head to www.countrychamps.com.au

 

Squad (EAP Women’s Team)

Pauke Siaka (C)- PNG

Tanya Ruma- PNG

Kopi John- PNG

Konio Oala- PNG

Helen Buruka- PNG

Ravini Oa- PNG

Sibona Jimmy- PNG

Kila Frank- PNG

Norma Ovasuru- PNG

Selina Soloman- Vanuatu

Matile Uliao- Samoa

Mai Yanagida- Japan

Etusko Kobayashi- Japan

Lagi Otila Telea- Samoa

 

Results (EAP Women’s Team)

 

Round 1 Friday 6th January, 2017 (T20)

East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/95 (20) Veru Frank 10 (16) defeated by Victoria 6/96 (20) Ravini Oa 3/16 (4), Pauke Siaka 1/10 (2) by four (4) wickets with 0 balls remaining.  

 

Round 2 Saturday 7th January, 2017 (T20)

South Australia 6/177 (20) Pauke Siaka 3/13 (4), Konio Oala 1/6 (3) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 5/118 (18.2) Veru Frank 30 (50), Tanya Ruma 17 (19), Konio Oala 15 (12), Norma Ovasuru 14* (12) by five (5) wickets with 10 balls remaining.

 

Round 3 Sunday 8th January, 2017 (T20)

East Asia Pacific (EAP) 5/100 (20) Norma Ovasuru 35* (36), Konio Oala 31*(29), Pauke Siaka 18 (26) defeated by New South Wales 7/103 (20) Pauke Siaka 3/17 (4), Konio Oala 1/18 (4), Veru Frank 1/23 (4), Norma Ovasuru 1/26 (4) by three (3) wickets with 0 balls remaining.  

 

Round 4 Sunday 8th January, 2017 (T20)

Northern Territory 8/59 (20) Sibonna Jimmy 3/10 (4), Ravini Oa 2/11 (4), Konio Oala 1/7 (3), Pauke Siaka 1/9 (4) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 2/60 (11) Pauke Siaka 21* (29), Helen Buruka 14* (19) by eight (8) wickets with 54 balls remaining.

 

Round 5 Monday 9th January, 2017 (T20)

East Asia Pacific (EAP)  Bye  

 

Round 6 Monday 9th January, 2017 (T20)

Western Australia 10/68 (15.4) Norma Ovasuru 3/14 (4), Pauke Siaka 2/10 (3), Ravini Oa 2/13 (4) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 2/70 (11.2) Sibonna Jimmy 27* (29), Pauke Siaka 19* (34) by eight (8) wickets with 50 balls remaining.  

 

Round 7 Tuesday 10th January, 2017 (T20)

Queensland 9/81 (20) Veru Frank 2/12 (4), Ravini Oa 2/14 (4), Sibonna Jimmy 2/14 (3) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 2/82 (18.2) Norma Ovasuru 41* (41), Pauke Siaka 17*(32), Tanya Ruma 15 (21) by eight (8) wickets with 10 balls remaining.   

 

Semi Final Tuesday 10th January, 2017 (T20)

South Australia 4/111 (20) Norma Ovasuru 3/16 (4), Ravini Oa 1/13 (4) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 5/112 (19.5) Norma Ovasuru 38 (38), Konio Oala 31* (30), Pauke Siaka 14 (16) by five (5) wickets with 1 ball remaining.   

 

Grand Final Wednesday 11th  January, 2017 (T20)

Victoria 8/99 (20) Ravini Oa 2/15 (4), Pauke Siaka 1/3 (1), Sibona Jimmy 1/11 (4), Veru Frank 1/16 (3) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 2/100 (17) Norma Ovasuru 42* (45), Pauke Siaka 41* (51) by eight (8) wickets with 18 balls remaining.   

 

Last updated: Friday January 13, 2017 11:17AM