Town women eye redemption in cricket battle

Monday January 30, 2017 Written by Published in Cricket
An exciting battle is expected in the women’s clash of the Vaka of Origin II Twenty20 series today. 17012752 An exciting battle is expected in the women’s clash of the Vaka of Origin II Twenty20 series today. 17012752

THE SKY Pacific Blues (Town) women’s side has moved on from its close loss in the opening leg of the 21South Group Vaka of Origin II Twenty20 series.

 

The side is focused on remaining in the run for the series title when they take on the Varo Media Maroons (Country) in the second match today at Turangi Field.

Town came close to winning the opening match in a dramatic finish last week, but lost the fight by two runs.

Skipper Anjima Ruarau said they have learned their lesson and were keen to bounce back to level the series.

She said the players had been working to reduce their mistakes this week to ensure they put on a much better performance in today’s clash, which kicks off at 10am.

“I was happy with the performance of the team in the first leg despite the loss. We made some simple mistakes otherwise we played a good game,” Ruarau said.

“We will be changing the team around especially our batting order for the second match.

“There are three girls in the team who are not that good at batting and we will rotate them around to ensure our run counts are not affected.”

Ruarau said they would also include some new players for today’s clash.

“We have 17 players in the squad and six of them didn’t get the chance to play in the opening leg. So we will give them the opportunity in this second match.”

Country coach Amoa More has made only one change to his side.

He will also do some changes to the team’s batting order to ensure a better start to their innings today.

“This is going to be a big match. The fate of the series lies on this game,” More said.

“We know Town will come back strong and we are ready to face them. They have been training hard. It will be a good battle.”

More said they have also upgraded the field and other facilities at Turangi to ensure a more enjoyable experience for the fans. He is calling on fans to come out in numbers and enjoy the finest cricket action Rarotonga has on offer.

            - Rashneel Kumar

Country: Stephanie Vaiimene, June George, Ta Kaukura, Ina Willie, Tina Mato, Josephine Maoate, Lina Taufahema, Annie Taufahema, Tepaeru Toutika, Apii Tangata, Shar Boaza, Perina Tekoronga, Mona More.

 

 

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