Western Grit

Dai guides Barras home to first win

This was thanks largely to a century from Barras’ veteran all-rounder, Mahuru Dai, with his knock of 126 off 76 balls.

In a reduced 30 over match, Western Grit batted first and smashed their way to finish at 4/260. Callum Ferguson led the way for his side, hitting 91 runs.

Nosiana Pokana (2/47), Mahuru Dai (1/43) and Norman Vanua (1/48) were the only wicket takers for the Barras.

The Barras got off to a disastrous start, slumping to 4/52 inside the first eight overs.

Rain forces draw in Barras and Western Grit match

Western Grit batted first and were all bowled out for 318 in the first innings yesterday. Daniel Drew was his side’s top scorer with 85 runs.

While for the Barras, Norman Vanua was good with the ball taking 3/86 off his 22 overs.

At their turn of bat today, the Barras got off to good start with good knocks from Lega Siaka (79) and Tony Ura (51).

The Barras looked certain of a win at 8/300 needing to hit 19 more runs for victory when the heavens opened up.

The heavy downpour forced the match to be drawn.