Tony Ura blasts a century to give the Diggers a first innings lead before the Hammers fought back late on Day 2 of the Hebou Shield Men’s 3-Day Fixture today.
Resuming the day at 0/59, the Diggers lost Dogodo Bau (20), trapped Leg Before Wicket (LBW) by Raymond Haoda Jnr early on Day 2 to leave the Diggers at 1/68. Then inform Hebou PNG Barramundis batsmen, Lega Siaka joined his opening batsmen, Tony Ura to pile on the runs for the Diggers, putting on 168 runs for the second wicket. Ura was eventually bowled by Vagi Boko, not before making a brilliant 147 runs. Boko then made the double break-through soo after dismissing Siaka for an entertaining 63 to leave the Diggers in a commanding position at 3/239. Assad Vala (21), Tom Willie (21) and Kiplin Doriga (17) continued momentum for the Diggers, but the Hammers were able to take regular wickets to eventually dismiss the Diggers for 323 in the 80th over. Nosiana Pokana (3/65) and Mahuru Dai (3/76) were the pick of the Hammers’ bowlers taking three (3) wickets each while Boko (2/61) picked up two (2) crucial wickets with his leg spinners.
Trailing by 161 runs in the 1st innings, the Hammers’ opening batsmen Vani Vagi Morea (65*) and Jason Kila (40*) went about reducing the deficient late on Day 2. They managed to take the Diggers’ bowling attack apart, and guide the Hammers to 0/107 at stumps on Day 2, to only trail by 54 runs with ten (10) second innings wickets in hand.
Day 2 of the Men’s 3-Day fixture will resume tomorrow at Amini Park, while the Diamonds will take on Sharks on at Amini Park #2 (Bisini). Both matches will start at 10am.
The HEBOU Shield- Cricket PNG’s Premier First Class Competition. The HEBOU Shield Men’s Competition will be divided into two (2) divisions- 3 Day and 50 Over Competitions, while the Women’s Division will be divided into two (2) divisions- 40 Over and T20 Competitions.
2017 HEBOU Shield Day 2 Scores
Men’s 3 Day Division
Hammers 10/162 (76.4) John Boge Reva 41, Doura Gavera 35, Vani Vagi Morea 35, Jason Kila 23, Pipi Raho 2/23, Norman Vanua 2/43, Boge Aura 1/11, Damien Ravu 1/18, Assad Vala 1/18
Diggers 10/323 (79.5) Tony Ura 147, Lega Siaka 63, Assad Vala 21, Tom Willie 21, Dogodo Bau 20, Nosiana Pokana 3/65, Mahuru Dai 3/76, Vagi Boko 2/61
Hammers 0/107 (15) Vani Vagi Morea 65*, Jason Kila 40*
Hammers trail by 54 runs with ten (10) second innings wickets in hand.
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