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Diggers on top despite Vani Vagi Morea century- Hebou Shield Day 5 Wrap

Cricket Papua New Guinea, Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:37PM

Vani Vagi Morea’s century helped the Hammers finish Day 2 on 5/189, still trailing the Diggers by 214 runs in the first innings of the Hebou Shield Men’s 3 Day match at Amini Park today.

 

Resuming the day at 4/280, Diggers batsmen Dogodo Bau and Kiplin Doriga pushed the score to 314 before Doriga was dismissed by Nosiana Pokana for a classy 58 runs. Bau’s marathon innings came to end soon after when he became one of Willie Gavera’s five (5) dismissals, eventually being dismissed for 144. The Diggers continued on to eventually declare their innings at 9/403 soon after lunch. Damien Ravu (31) made a handy contribution with the bat down the order while Gavera was the standout bowler for the Hammers taking 5/93 off 18 overs.

 

In reply, the Hammers’ opening batsman Vani Vagi Morea and Jason Kila got off to a flying start, going at around five runs an over to post an opening wicket stand of 122 before Kila was caught behind off the bowling of Alei Nao for an entertaining 42 runs. Hiri Hiri (1) came and went soon after while Morea continued on, posting a well deserved century. Vagi Guba (10) then became the third wicket when he was run-out when the score reached 151. Damien Ravu then came into the attack for the Diggers to clean bowl Mahuru Dai (9) and then claimed the prize scalp of Morea (113 off 140 balls) off the last over off the day to leave the Hammers at 5/189 at stumps.  

 

The final day of the Hebou Shield Men’s 3 Day match will resume at 10am at Amini Park tomorrow while the Diamonds will battle it out against the Piranas in the Hebou Shield Women’s 40 Over Competition at Amini Park #2 (Bisini).

 

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 Scores (Week 2)

Men’s 3 Day Division

1st Innings

Diggers 9/403 (121) Dogodo Bau 144, Tom Willie 77, Kiplin Doriga 58, Damien Ravu 31, Willie Gavera 5/93 (18), Vagi Boko 2/96 (25), Nosiana Pokana 1/50 (22), Mahuru Dai 1/91 (35)

Hammers 5/189 (54) Vani Vagi Morea 113, Jason Kila 42, Vagi Guba 10, Jack Vare Kevere 0*, Nosiana Pokana 0*, Damien Ravu 2/36 (11), Lega Siaka 1/17 (8), Alei Nao 1/25 (8)

Hammers trail by 214 runs on the 1st Innings

 2017 HEBOU Shield Points Table

Men’s 3 Day Division (After 1 match)

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Draw

Points

Diggers

1

0

0

1

13

Hammers

1

0

0

1

7

Women’s 40 Over Division (After 3 matches)

 

Matches

Won

Lost

Draw

Points

Sharks

2

2

0

0

4

Piranas

Last updated: Wednesday June 14, 2017 6:08PM