Amini Park

Cricket Tournament Bowls Off

The 8-team tournament is intended to provide an opportunity and challenge for young cricketers playing with and against star PNG Barramundis at another level, while there will be major cash incentives up for grabs as well over the two days event.

Cricket PNG General Manager, Tony Naidu said this is an opportunity for youngsters to either play alongside or against our star PNG Barra players and maybe get a call up to the national team.

Indoor cricket heading into finals

In the men’s division, PIH Surgeons are the minor premiers for this season in the Avala pool, while to the Lahara pool, Puma Red Jaguars have taken out the honours.

“The mixed division also has Digicel Redbacks (Mirigini pool) to take out the minor premiers.

“With the completion of the remaining round matches this weekend, Digicel will be receiving the forfeit points for the match against World Bank, who withdrew earlier this month.

“Same goes for Tent Manufacturers in the Avurigo pool who will be taking home the minor premiers trophy.

Wendell Sailor drops by Cricket PNG

Sailor, the former Maroons, Brisbane Broncos, St George Illawarra Dragons, Australian Kangaroos, Queensland Reds, NSW Waratahs and Australian Wallabies representative was able to drop by Amini Park to watch the Hebou PNG Barramundis, Hebou PNG U19 Garamuts and the City Pharmacy PNG Lewas go through their paces.

“We all rise as stars because of our people, our families. Learning this in my childhood days has really pushed me to be a good player and be tough to be selected. I love playing cricket, golf apart from rugby,” said Sailor.

​Amini Park granted international status!

This followed a recent inspection of the facilities at the venue.

This means Amini Park can stage international matches between Associate and Affiliate Members.

Amini Park was given the nod after the irrigation, field of play, change rooms, umpires’ rooms, media and officials’ rooms were upgraded.

CEO of Cricket PNG, Greg Campbell, was delighted at the news.

“This is a historic moment for CPNG and the East Asia Pacific for the ICC to grant international status to the home of cricket in PNG.

Indoor cricket comp completes season five

In the Plate Mix grand final in the morning, ANZ belted 123 and then restricted Puma Energy to 48 to win by 75 runs.

The next match was for the Men’s Plate that saw SCAL hold on tight to defeat ANZ by just 12 runs.

IRC were good enough to manage a 30 run win over Water PNG to take out the honours in the Men’s Bowl division.

The Men’s Super 8s grand final was a thriller with BSP coming out victors over Rigo Office by 21 runs.

Coasters cruise to 4 wicket win

 In the round 6 match in the men's premier division, Pari batted first and finished at 9/116 batting out the full 20 overs.

Pari's Lister Oala top scored with 26 runs.

It was Colin Amini who was the best of the bowlers for Coasters taking 3/12.

In their run chase, Coasters’ openers, Chris Amini (14) and Nuana Nuana (44) made it look easy with a solid opening partnership.

Coasters reached the target after 18.2 overs finishing at 6/119.

In the other matches of the weekend, Badili edged out Poreporena by 5 runs while United thrashed Kempa by 8 wickets.