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HEBOU PNG Barramundis defeat English County Yorkshire

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:41PM

Nosiana Pokana bowling against Yorkshire

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis bowled English County, Yorkshire for 255 on the second day to win their practice 2-Day match by 11 runs at the Seven’s Venue in Dubai yesterday.

 

After the HEBOU PNG Barramundis posted 7/266 on Day 1 largely thanks to a brilliant 93 runs from Tony Ura, the Barramundis bowled out a very strong Yorkshire side out for 255 in less than 84 overs to win their first match on the UAE Tour.

 

Featuring English Test Cricketers, Garry Balance and Adam Lyth, Yorkshire took it up to the HEBOU PNG Barramundis, with Andrew Hodd leading the way scoring a brilliant century before he was run-out. However, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis bowlers were able to contain Yorkshire’s pursuit despite Hodd’s effort largely thanks to a brilliant spell of bowling from Nosiana Pokana who took an impressive 4/38 off 18 overs. Pokana was well supported by fellow fast bowlers Chad Soper (2/44) and Alei Noa (2/27) who both took two wickets a piece. Coming back from an injury, Norman Vanua picked up a wicket, bowling 13 overs to eventually bowl Yorkshire out for 255.

 

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis have a couple more warm-up matches against English County Teams, before taking on hosts, UAE in three (3) One Day Internationals, an Inter-Continental Cup (ICUP) and three (3) Twenty20 Internationals. The first two (2) out of the three (3) ODIs will be ICC World Cricket League Championship matches.

 

Currently the HEBOU PNG Barramundis are in fourth (4th) place on 40 points on the ICC ICUP Standings, while UAE are in eighth (8th) position on 7 points. In the WCLC Standings, the HEBOU PNG Barramundis are in second (2nd) position on 12 points and UAE are in eighth (8th) position on only 2 points.   

 

Match Summary

HEBOU PNG Barramundis 7/266 (88 Overs) Tony Ura 93, Assad Vala 37, Chad Soper 27*, Van Vagi Morea 26, Jack Vare Kevere 25*, Sese Bau 20, Rafiq 3/42 defeated Yorkshire CC 10/255 (83.5) Andrew Hodd 101, Patteson 31*, Adam Lyth 25, Nosiana Pokana 4/38 (18), Chad Soper 2/44 (18), Alei Nao 2/27 (14), Norman Vanua 1/58 (13), Mahuru Dai 1/63 (15.5) by 11 runs

HEBOU PNG Barramundis Tour Fixture

Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd March, 2017-           HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Yorkshire CC (2 Day)

Monday 27th March, 2017-                                                  HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Middlesex (50 Overs)

Wednesday 29th March, 2017-                                           HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Middlesex (50 Overs)

Friday 31st March, 2017-                                                      HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC WCLC Match 1)

Sunday 2nd April, 2017-                                                       HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC WCLC Match 2)

Tuesday 4th April, 2017-                                                      HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ODI)

Friday 7th to Monday 10th April, 2017-                              HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (ICC ICUP)

Wednesday 12th April, 2017-                                              HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 1)

Wednesday 12th April, 2017-                                              HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 1)

Friday 14th April, 2017-                                                        HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 2) (AM)

Friday 14th April, 2017-                                                        HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs UAE (T20I Match 2) (PM)

 

HEBOU PNG Barramundis Squad

Players

1.     Assad Vala (C)

2.     Jack Vare-Kevere

3.     Vani Vagi Morea

4.     Lega Siaka

5.     Tony Ura

6.     Sese Bau

7.     Mahuru Dai

8.     Dogodo Bau

9.     John Boge Reva

10.  Alei Nao

11.  Nosiana Pokana

12.  Chad Soper

13.  Willie Gavera

14.  Norman Vanua

 

Officials

Dipak Patel (Head Coach)

John Ovia (Assistant Coach)

Dou Mavara (Data Analyst)

Matteo Amabile (Physio)

Billy Ame (S&C Coach)

Ross Taylor (Consultant Coach)

 

Last updated: Friday March 24, 2017 2:13PM