Aussie cricket legends drive awareness in Big Bash

The legends include Lisa Carprini Sthalekar the former Australian female hard hitting batswoman and off-spiner, Geoff Francis Lawson the early 1980s Australia’s leading fast paced bowler, Christopher Stewart Martin former New Zealand’s fast-medium bowler and Geoffrey Robert Marsh the former Australia’s right-hand opening batsman.

 All depart Port Moresby with great honour after conducting awareness on drink and drive and violence against women in selected communities in the city through cricket with the support of Pacific MMI insurance.

CPL Lewas commence training for World qualifiers

Since returning from the EAP qualifying matches in Samoa recently, the team took a week break and resumed training yesterday as they gear up for the World Qualifiers.

The coaching staff are working with the team to improve their skills, especially with the new players that were recently recruited into the team.

Lewas head coach Rodney Maha said with only seven months away from the tournament, we will be working to improve on all facets of the game including fielding, batting, bowling and running.

CPL PNG Lewas qualify for 2017 Women’s World Cup qualifier

With the host country Samoa winning the toss and electing to bat, the Pacific Games’ gold medallists were all bowled out by PNG 95/10 following 39 overs.

CPL PNG Lewas vice-captain Ravini Oa (3/19) was the pick of the bunch sweeping 3 wickets with Veru Frank (2/18), Mairi Tom (2/21) and Konio Oala (2/1) each taking 2 wickets in the first inning.

As PNG commenced batting in the second inning, opening bats-women Sibona Jimmy (12) and Kopi John (0) were dismissed by the 6th over with Captain Pauke Siaka falling short at 11 runs leaving PNG off to a shaky start.

CPL PNG Lewas women’s cricket team make it 2 from 2

The Lewas destroyed Japan’s batting line up bowling them out for just 67 from 43.1 overs.

Opening bowler Veru Kila Frank did the early damage with figures of 3/14 from her 10 overs.

 Captain Pauke Siaka (3/8 from 10 overs) and Sibona Jimmy (3/19 from 9.1 overs) also picked up three wickets each.

Shizuka Miyaji (16) and Miho Kanno (16) put up a fight before Japan lost their last seven wickets for just 17 runs.

Japan were determined not to let the Lewas chase down the target easily snaring three early wickets to have the Lewas in trouble at 3/18.