EAP lose second match of Australian cricket champs

The East Asia Pacific (EAP) men’s team were handed their second loss of the Australian Country Cricket Championships when they went down by eight wickets to South Australia Country yesterday at University No 1 Oval.

EAP won the toss and made the decision to bat first hoping to set a competitive target for the opposition.

The opening pair of Kipling Doriga (7) and Dogodo Bau (12) again failed to get things going and EAP soon found themselves in similar waters from their first match.

Despite some fight from Nalin Nipiko (48) and Hiri Hiri (27), EAP were eventually all bowled out inside 43 overs for 147.

South Australia’s Andrew Frick was the thorn in EAP’s side finishing the innings with 3/36.

Despite the loss of their openers, South Australia was never in any trouble chasing down the target comfortably.

Cameron Sumner (48) and Ben Pengelley (67) guided South Australia to victory after only 20.3 overs bowled.

Troy Taule