Cooks in final cricket charge

Saturday November 22, 2014 Written by MW/CIC Published in Cricket

The Cook Islands national men’s cricket team are in Australia taking part in the regional ICC East Asia Pacific Trophy. 

The Cooks headed into the tournament ranked 8th in the region and have set themselves the objective of a top 5 position.

That objective took a blow on Wednesday when the Cook Islands lost to Indonesia, a match they had targeted as a must win. 

A top five spot is still statistically achievable if the lads win their remaining three matches. 

It will be a tough ask, especially against Fiji who are floating around the top of the table. 

Cook Islands coach Nga Emile said the majority of the players had found success at the tournament however he was looking for a combined effort saying, “the key is for everyone to contribute in the one match. If the boys can all perform together in a single match then they will be able to come away with the win.” 

At time of print the local lads were taking to the field against 6th ranked Philippines with their second match of the day against 4th ranked Fiji scheduled for yesterday afternoon.

The Cooks final Twenty-20 match of the tournament is against Japan. 

That match is scheduled for 4pm this afternoon.

Live ball by ball scoring of all matches is available at CricHQ.com or at Cook Islands Cricket’s Facebook page.  

- CIC/MW 

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