On Wednesday night, Suva executives held a presentation ceremony at the new Cricket Fiji headquarters in Laucala Bay to present the Perpetual Cup Trophy to Cricket Fiji General Manager and Komo Captain Inoke Lesuma. Mr Lesuma accepted the trophy on behalf of the Komo Cricket Club from the Suva Cricket Association’s President Akuila Nawai, Treasurer Maqbool Ali and Secretary Nishantha Fernando.
Komo faced the reigning premiers and current first placed cricketing powerhouse Yadrana, in what was sure to be a defining match of the season. Yadrana went out to bat first, but due to strong bowling from Komo and an impressive display of fielding had them all out for just 71 runs. In reply, Komo chased down the total inside just 11 overs and with the loss of just 3 wickets, crowning themselves as the perpetual cup winners.
Komo now sit atop the ladder on 54 points with Yadrana trailing closely in second place on 46.5 points.
“The players were happy and deserved the win after the hard work they put in training.” Mr Lesuma said. Continue reading Suva Cricket Executives present perpetual trophy to Komo
Cricket Fiji international Viliame Yabaki has top scored for his adopted Australian side, the Boroondara Cobras over the weekend. Yabaki travelled to Australia in early January after being invited to play for the Melbourne based side for the season, continuing successful campaigns with them in the past.
The match is a two-day game against the East-Ivanhoe saints with the leg-spinner and right-handed all-rounder batting ninth in the Cobras team. The Cobras finished day one all-out on 240, thanks to a last wicket stand by Yabaki, scoring 57 off 35 balls. The match continues next Saturday.
However, Yabaki is just one of many Fijians currently playing across Australia to take advantage of the level of talent and quality of experience in the Cricketing powerhouse. Cricket Fiji currently has players competing for Mt Pritchard-Southern Districts in the Sydney Shires competition, Sandgate-Redcliffe, Port Adelaide, Sydney Women’s Grade comp as well as fourth-grade for Sydney Cricket Club. Continue reading Fijis Yabaki top scores for Australian cricket side
Cricket Fiji General Manager Inoke Lesuma held a press conference today at the Fiji National Sports Commission’s boardroom in Suva to announce the naming of the U-19’s national squad to tour New Zealand. The fourteen-man squad will be competing in the 2015 Pepsi ICC East-Asia Pacific Under-19’s Trophy, held in Blenheim New Zealand.
The event will take place from the 24th of February til the 1st of March and include a round robin style tournament between competing nations PNG, Samoa, Vanuatu and Fiji. The ICC EAP U19 trophy will also be the regional qualifying event for the 2016 Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be held in Bangladesh. The winner of the ICC EAP U19 Trophy will proceed directly to the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, while the second team will go through to a global qualification event for another chance to qualify. Continue reading Cricket Fiji names U-19’s Squad for New Zealand tour