Cricket PNG (CPNG) officially launched the HEBOU Shield- CPNG’s Premier First Class Competition, today at the Cricket PNG Office at Amini Park.
The 2017 HEBOU Shield will take place during the week from June to July, featuring the best male and female cricketers in PNG.
The HEBOU Shield Men’s Competition will be divided into two (2) divisions- 3 Day and 50 Over Competitions. The 3 Day Competition featuring two (2) teams will take place in June while the 50 Over Competition will feature three (3) teams and will take place in July. All men’s matches will take place at Amini Park.
The HEBOU Shield Women’s Competition will also be divided into two (2) divisions- 40 Over and T20 Competitions. Both these competitions will feature three (3) teams, with the 40 Over Competition taking place in June, while the T20 Competition will take place in July. All women’s matches will take place at Amini Park #2 Ground (Bisini).
Current HEBOU PNG Barramundis players Assad Vala (Diggers) and Jack Vare-Kevere (Hammers), along with City Pharmacy PNG Lewas players Pauke Siaka (Diamonds), Tanya Ruma (Piranas) and Sibona Jimmy (Sharks) were present at the launching of the HEBOU Shield. They will all captain their respective teams in the first month of the HEBOU Shield.
The HEBOU Shield will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday 6th June, 2017, when the Hammers take on the Diggers in the Men’s 3-Day Competition while the Diamonds will take on the Piranas in Round 1 of the Women’s 40 Over Competition.
2017 HEBOU Shield Fixtures
Men’s 3 Day Division
Match 1 6-8th June, 2017 Hammers vs Diggers Amini Park
Match 2 13-15th June, 2017 Hammers vs Diggers Amini Park
Match 3 20-22nd June, 2017 Hammers vs Diggers Amini Park
Women’s 40 Over Division
Round 1 6th June, 2017 Diamonds vs Piranas Amini Park #2
8th June, 2017 Diamonds vs Sharks Amini Park #2
13th June, 2017 Piranas vs Sharks Amini Park #2
Round 2 15th June, 2017 Diamonds vs Piranas Amini Park #2
20th June, 2017 Diamonds vs Sharks Amini Park #2
21st June, 2017 Piranas vs Sharks Amini Park #2
22nd June, 2017 Grand Final Amini Park #2