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EAP Men’s Team win for the first time in three years at ACCC

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:21PM

The International Cricket Council (ICC) East Asia-Pacific (EAP) men’s team finished with three (3) wins from ten (10) matches at the 2017 Commonwealth Bank Australian Country Cricket Champions which concluded on Wednesday 11th January in Wollongong, Australia.

 

The EAP Men’s Team, captained by Vanuatu’s National Captain, Andrew Mansale which included eight (8) members of the HEBOU PNG Barramundis and PNG “A” Team, finished the 50 Over Competition in sixth (6th) place with no wins from five (5) matches, while they finished a very respectable second (2nd) place in the T20 Competition with three (3) wins from five (5) matches.   

 

The highlights were the three (3) victories against very strong Australian Country Sides in Victoria (by 6 wickets), Western Australian (by 5 wickets) and New South Wales (6 wickets) in a rain affect championships, which were EAP’s first victories in the ACCC since 2014.

 

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis and PNG “A” players lead the way once again for the EAP. Kiplin Doriga hit 129 runs in five (5) matches at an average of 43.00 (Strike Rate: 172.00) in the T20 Competition, while Hiri Hiri hit 95 runs in five (5) matches at an average of 19.00 (Strike Rate: 61.3) in the 50 Over Competition.

 

HEBOU PNG Barramundis opening left arm bowler, Nosiana Pokana lead the way for the EAP Team with the ball in both divisions taking 6 wickets in five (5) matches at an average of 24.17 (Economy: 3.63) in the 50 Over Competition and 5 wickets in five (5) matches at an average of 13.00 (Economy: 5.42) in the T20 Competition. Alei Nao also took 7 wickets at an average of 24.57 (Economy: 4.65) in the 50 Over Competition.          

 

Queensland Country was awarded the ACCC Title after defeating South Australia Country on the final day of the championships meaning they finished top on the overall ladder.

 

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)

EAP Men’s Team

Andrew Mansale (C) - Vanuatu

Jason Kila- PNG

Dogodo Bau- PNG

Kipling Doriga- PNG

Vagi Boko- PNG

Nosaina Pokana- PNG

Hiri Hiri- PNG

Alei Nao- PNG

Pipi Raho- PNG

Nalin Nipoko- Vanuatu

Wesley Viraliliu- Vanuatu

Jamal Vira- Vanuatu

Makoto Taniyama- Japan

Cakacaka Cokovaki- Fiji

 

Results (EAP Men’s Team)

 

Round 1- Tuesday 3rd January, 2017 (50 Over)

East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/154 (43) Hiri Hiri 38 (51), Pipi Raho 35* (34) defeated by Queensland 2/156 (33.5) Vagi Boko 1/23 (5), Alei Nao 1/29 (8) by eight (8) wickets with 91 balls remaining. 

 

Round 2- Wednesday 4th January, 2017 (50 Over)

East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/147 (43.1) Hiri Hiri 27 (45) defeated by South Australia 2/150 (20.3) Nosiana Pokana 2/18 (6) by eight (8) wickets with 177 balls remaining.   

 

Round 3- Saturday 7th January, 2017 (T20)

Western Australia 8/133 (20) Nosiana Pokana 1/22 (4), Vagi Boko 1/18 (4), Pipi Raho 1/21 (2) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 5/134 (20) Kiplin Doriga 31, Dogodo Bau 27, Jason Kila 14, Hiri Hiri 17*, Pipi Raho 6* by five (5) wickets with 0 balls remaining.

 

Round 4- Thursday 5th January, 2017 (T20)

Victoria 4/84 (11) Nosiana Pokana 1/13 (3) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 4/88 (9.5) Kiplin Doriga 27* (17), Jason Kila 13 (8), Hiri Hiri 14* (8) by six (6) wickets with 7 balls remaining.   

 

Round 5- Friday 6th January, 2017 (T20)

New South Wales 3/37 (5) Pipi Raho 2/7 (1) Alei Nao 1/10 (1) defeated by East Asia Pacific (EAP) 4/38 (4.5) Kipli nDoriga 7 (7), Hiri Hiri 6 (5), Pipi Raho 4* (2) by six (6) wickets with 1 ball remaining.

 

Round 6- Friday 6th January, 2017 (T20)

Queensland 5/155 (20) Nosiana Pokana 3/28 (4), Hiri Hiri 1/28 (4), Alei Nao 1/35 (4) defeated East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/124 (18.2) Kiplin Doriga 64 (51), Jason Kila 18 (10), Pipi Raho 14 (19), Hiri Hiri 10 (17) by 31 runs. 

 

Round 7- Sunday 8th January, 2017 (T20)

South Australia 7/135 (20) defeated East Asia Pacific (EAP) 9/105 (20) by 30 runs.

 

Round 8- Monday 9th January, 2017 (50 Over)

Western Australia 9/209 (50) Alei Nao 4/24 (10) defeated East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/115 (24.4) Jason Kila 23 (21), Kiplin Doriga 13 (20) by 94 runs.

 

Round 9- Tuesday 10th January, 2017 (50 Over)

Victoria 7/268 (50) Nosiana Pokana 2/41 (10), Vagi Boko 1/33 (8), Pipi Raho 1/39 (7), Alei Nao 1/59 (10) defeated East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/147 (38.2) Jason Kila 37 (45), Kiplin Doriga 24 (31), Pipi Raho 19* (28) by 121 runs.

 

Round 10- Wednesday 11th January, 2017 (50 Over)

East Asia Pacific (EAP) 10/160 (42.3) Hiri Hiri 29 (48), Kiplin Doriga 14 (24), Dogodo Bau 13 (29), Jason Kila 12 (41) defeated by New South Wales 3/162 (36.1)  

Last updated: Friday January 13, 2017 2:52PM