In their match against the Suva Crusaders, the Suva side won the toss and elected to bat, and in the end, were bowled out for 154 in 43.3 overs. Iniasi Cakacaka top-scored for the locals with 34 runs, closely followed by Crusaders captain, Colin Rika, with 27. Best bowling for Moce in the first innings came from Australian-based Maciu Gauna, who too four wickets for 58 runs off ten overs. He was also strongly supported by Kolinio Tawalokuci (2-4 off 2.3 overs) and Moce Under-23 representative, Manase Tabu (1-9 off four overs).
It was a much closer affair over on ground one, when the Suva Warriors won the toss and sent themselves in to bat against Lakeba. Kitione Tavo top scored for the innings with 79 runs, with opener, Gavin Pereira, also supporting with 34 runs. However Lakeba continued their excellent bowling form from the qualifiers, with Jone Wesele (3-48 off ten overs), Vueta Vueyasawa (3.43 off ten), and Josefa Gauna (1-12 off 2.1) all noteworthy contributors. In the end the Warriors were bowled out for 218 off 44.1 overs. Continue reading