2012 Crompton Cup champions, Moce, and defending 2013 champions, the Suva Warriors, have won their way through to the final of the 2014 LICI Easter Tournament at Albert Park today.
Best with the ball for the Warriors were Mesui Talebula (4-19 off ten overs), Kitione Tavo (2-12 off 6.2 overs), and Talwinder Singh (1-11 off three overs).
Despite their loss, Mana was a good all-round performer for the Crusaders, also performing with the ball, finishing with figures of 2-29 off ten overs. Iniasi Cakacaka also chipped in for the Crusaders, with incredible figures of 2-1 off 2.2 overs.
Moce won the toss and surprisingly chose to bowl. In an opposite scenario to the batting on ground one, WSDCC have gone from strength-to-strength with their performance during the week, and batted out their full 50 overs for the day, finishing with an impressive total of 8-224. Continue reading
The Warriors are on track to defending their 2013 title, after defeating vising side, the Western Suburbs District Cricket Club (WSDCC) from Brisbane, Australia, by 78 runs at Albert Park today.
Winning the toss and batting first, new opening pair of Noa Acawei and Giles Smith got the home side off to a promising start, before Noa was dismissed for 37 runs. Giles went on to top-score for his side with 84 runs, and was once again aptly supported by Talwinder Singh, who scored 77. Best of the bowlers for WSDCC was Mat Lownds, who after wicket-keeping for over half the innings, went on to take
tournament-high figures of six wickets for 34 runs off nine overs.
It was a large but not unachievable target set for the visitors, but they fell short after losing their final wicket in the 33rd over. Joel Mitchell top-scored with 30 runs, whilst Riad Khan was best with the ball for Suva, finishing with figures of 5-34 off ten overs. Continue reading
Moce were among three sides to get wins on day one of play in the 2014 Easter Tournament at Albert Park today.
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