There was an air of optimism among Varo Media Country fans ahead of the 21SouthGroup Vaka of Origin Twenty20 Series II final at Turangi Field over the weekend.
Defending women’s champion Turangi remains unbeaten in the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition after overcoming Avana I in the top-of-the-table clash last Saturday.
Arorangi will be hoping to cause a major upset when they take on the unbeaten Nikao in round six of the men’s Rarotonga Cricket Club competition today.
It wasn’t the perfect start, but the Cook Islands Cricket under-19 team won the hearts of the officials and supporters in the opening match of the New Zealand tour on Sunday.
While it was business as usual for the Turangi women’s cricket team on finals day at the weekend, the club’s stranglehold on men’s cricket was broken as Tupapa Panthers stole their crown in spectacular fashion.