Barras captain still positive despite loss

Captain of the Hebou PNG Barramundis, Assad Vala, has taken some positives out from yesterday’s 101 run loss to Scotland.

“I was very happy with the performance of our bowlers and fielders today and to restrict a quality opposition to 278 after the start they had. The bowlers were exceptional, especially the death bowling from Alei Nao and Norman Vanu,” said Vala.

The Scots ripped through the top order and won the match inside 43 overs.

“To be bowled out for 177 on a good wicket was very disappointing. We gave away soft dismissals, we didn’t get any partnerships going and overall we were very disappointed from our batting group.

“They had one player score a big hundred while we didn’t. That was the difference on the day,” said Vala.   

The Barras will take on Scotland again tomorrow in another ICC World Cricket League Championship fixture.

(Assad Vala chasing the ball)

Troy Taule