Cricket PNG

Cricket PNG Aims Expansion

It aims to make this a reality by rolling out its development programs in various provinces of the country.

The PNG National Cricket teams, Barramundis and Lewas, have long been dominated by players from the Southern region (from Central Province). They have represented the country with pride and have been performing well at regional events.

However, Cricket PNG feels the need to expand the sport to other regions of the country so that the national team can have a fair representation

Cricket PNG talent ID roll out

Maha who’s now Cricket PNG’s Talent and Identification Manager said the focus is now on building up the next generation of junior cricketers towards the next World Cup.

Maha said his other focus is to promote and spread the game to more centres around the country, rather than concentrating on Port Moresby alone and making cricket a national game. He said Cricket PNG is now committed to spreading its wings and rolling out its junior development programs to six centres that they have identified. They are Alotau, Lae, Kimbe, Popondetta, Hagen and Goroka.

Lewas focus on Pacific Cup in New Zealand

The Lewas led by newly appointed captain, Brenda Tau are gearing up for a challenging tournament featuring New Zealand Māori, Samoa, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji.

Departing captain, Kaia Arua who has steered the Lewas for seven years, hands over the leadership reins to Tau. Under Kaia's guidance, the Lewas achieved their highest T20I ranking, and she remains committed to contributing to the team's success.

Lewas Set for Pacific Cup in New Zealand

The Lewas, led by newly appointed captain Brenda Tau, will embark on a pre-tournament training camp in Napier, commencing their journey on January 6th before the official matches in Auckland.

Brenda Tau takes the reins from Kaia Arua, who led the Lewas with dedication for the past seven years, achieving Cricket PNG's highest T20 ranking. Arua will continue to contribute on the field, supporting Brenda in her leadership role.

Barramundis win first qualifier match

Vanuatu had won the toss and elected to bowl first.

However, PNG bowlers made their presence known with home ground advantage, bowling out the visitors for a paltry 71 runs in their 20 overs with eight wickets down. Vanuatu batters regularly lost wickets and struggled to score runs.

The best of PNG bowlers, John Noel Kariko (3/6 in 4 overs), was supported by Charles Amini (2/10), Norman Vanua (2/13) and Alei Nao (1/23).

The PNG batsmen chased a modest total made easy, cruising past their target one wicket down (1/75) in 6 overs.

Garamuts in training for EAP qualifier

The 14 man squad including four CPNG officials left the country in good spirits for Darwin last Friday for the lead up training camp before the ICC U19 Men’s CWC East Asia Pacific Qualifier 2023.

The Garamuts team is:

(1) Tau Trevor GRIFFIN (c), 2) Nelson PATE (vc), 3) Ware ROBIN, 4) Dauncey TOM, 5) James Frank MOMO, 6) Igo Pako MOREA, 7) Gaba FRANK, 8)Razmi Stanley BAU, 9) Methuselah WILLIAM, 10) Anthony Tamarua DAVID, 11) Suvenia Sean TAU, 12) Nao TAU, 13) Aluend Robson BOGE, 14) Martin TABOA.

The cricketing siblings

Twenty-three-year-old Hannah and her 21-year-old brother hail from East Sepik and East New Britain.

They come from a family where no one else plays cricket except them and their younger brother.

The three of them have always bonded over the sport, spending countless hours playing together.

While Gabriel has already made it to the A grade, Hannah has her sights set even higher. She dreams of playing professionally someday, and has already shown promise as a talented player.

She is known as a strong batter and a strategic bowler.

Done is Cricket PNG CEO

The announcement was made by the CPNG Board. According to the Board, Done is a familiar figure in Associate Cricket World with over 15 years with ICC as head of high performance. He’s visited Papua New Guinea on several occasions to help with development.

Having recently spent 3 years in the USA heading their Cricket Operations Centre before his arrival in country. The board and management look forward to continuing the journey with Done after the resignation of Greg Campbell.

Barras miss opportunity

With both bat and ball, the Barramundis were in a position of strength to take the game but couldn’t finish off.

With the ball PNG a Chad Soper clinic had the UAE on the ropes at 5/89 but a late order rally from the Emirates saw them post a competitive 260, a target however not out of reach.

With the bat PNG had a perfect platform sitting pretty at 0/146 of 20 Overs. From there it should have been an easy victory but a string of low scores saw the Barramundis collapse and the UAE roar to victory by 21 runs.

Lewas remain undefeated

ANZAC Barbarians scored a measly 77 runs with the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs. The PNG Lewas young bowling attacker Holland Doriga, dominated by taking four wickets for 13 runs. Henao Thomas took two wickets for 11 runs and Vicky Araá took one wicket for 14 runs.

The Lewas batters cruised to victory as they passed their required target of 77 runs in 9.3 overs. Naoani Vare (37) and Tanya Ruma (21) both continued their good form with the bat to give the Lewas another impressive match. The tournament progresses with semi-finals today.