Good start for Ogoniva

first_imgCricket BY KILA NAO Ogonovia opened the Kira Kira village cricket competition with an astonishing 7/154 victory against Boremana played at Geita Sebea oval in Port Moresby on Saturday. It was swift batting from first drop batsman Penny Loa (82) not out that laid the foundation for Ogoniva. They won the toss and elected to bat with Momo Momo (5) who paved the way before getting caught by Junior Mailau from the bowling of Rabura Noga. Fellow opener, Murray Morgan (23) was another victim after his middle stump was uprooted by Babani Lamon after few overs. However, the business of getting the runs ticking came when Loa stepped on the batting crease and set the bench mark for his fellow players. Loa lofted 7 sixes at the expense of his elder brother Kabua Loa’s bowling and whirl welded other bowlers as well to remain 82 not out from facing 52 balls after their allotted 20 overs. The other batsmen who managed to contribute included Raymond Lamon Jr (5) clean bowl and Raymond Maraga (3) caught Mailau off a Babani Lamon delivery. The breakthrough came for Loa who managed to capture the price wickets of Joe Ray (3) and Cecil Ramsie (3) while Hiri Hiri chipped in at claiming the wicket of Billy Nake (8). Ogoniva set a reachable 7/154 at the end of the end of their innings (20 overs). There was no resistance from the Borema batsmen who were bowled 10 wickets down for a low 89 runs after 16 overs. In the morning’s match, Butuka batsmen did not stand a chance at getting the runs in their innings when they were bundled 10 wickets down for 64 runs after 11.1 overs. Those who contributed at getting the runs were Ephraim Gaudi (23) bowled Kere Oa and Jeremiah Alova (19) caught from the bowling of Baeau Gabutu. Mahana replied with Eava Lamon (37) and current PNG Barramundis wicket keeper Kipling Doriga chipped in with 24 not out to post 3 for 67 runs to win after 7.1 overs. Mahana’s Kere Oa had economical bowling figure of 4 for 14 runs, Peter Bake took 3/22 while Baeau Gabutu, Paul Uve and Eava Lamon also took wickets. In the other match, Maretama defeated Keumakara by three wickets (8/120) despite Maraga Vagi’s 32 (out) and Charlie Gureki Jr (43) not out was just not enough for the opposition to register the win.last_img

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