HEBOU PNG Barramundis

Barras’ final standings at WCLC, ICUP

2015-17 ICC WCL Championship Standings:







Barras go down to Hong Kong again

After being sent in by Barramundis’ captain, Assad Vala, Hong Kong piled on the runs in Dubai to post a mammoth 4/323 off their allotted 50 overs.

Anshuman Rath was the star with the bat for Hong Kong, batting right through the innings to post an unbeaten 143 off 137 balls. Rath was ably supported by in-form Hong Kong captain, Babar Hayat, who smashed 89 off 80 balls.

John Boge Reva (2/46) was the only multiple wicket-take for the Hebou PNG Barramundis, while Vala (1/22) picked up a single wicket.

Heartbreaking loss for Barras

The event was hosted at the ICC Academy Ground 1 yesterday.

Needing a victory to have any chance of winning the WCLC and gain the 13th spot in the new ICC One Day International (ODI) League, Hebou PNG Barramundis won the toss and sent Hong Kong into bat.

Hong Kong got off to a great start, reaching 2/125 in the 32nd over, before the Barras pegged the Hong Kong batsmen to eventually reduce them to 8/230 off their allotted 50 overs.

Dawes upbeat ahead of WCLC fixtures

Hong Kong inflicted Hebou PNG Barramundis’ heaviest ICC ICUP defeat after thrashing PNG by an innings and 29 runs in the Round 7 Fixture in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on Friday.

The HEBOU PNG Barramundis were in the match heading into the third day, with Hong Kong only leading by 32 runs with two (2) first innings in hand.

Hong Kong thrash Barras

They thrashed the pacific nation by an innings and 29 runs on Day 3 of the Round 7 Fixture in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Resuming the day at 8/269, Hong Kong captain, Babar Hayat, continued to frustrate the Hebou PNG Barramundis bowlers, smashing a brilliant double century in the morning session to help Hong Kong to a mammoth 348 in the first innings.

Hayat was unbeaten on 214 runs, which meant he scored over 60 percent of his side’s runs, hitting 27 boundaries and 6 massive sixes on the way.

Barras thumped by Hong Kong

Hong Kong were finally all bowled out for 348, giving them a lead of 111 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates.

214 of Hong Kong’s runs came off the bat of captain Babar Hayat, who smashed a double century.

His knock included twenty-seven 4s and six 6s to finish unbeaten.

The Barras’ second innings only lasted 33.5 overs after Ehsan Khan (5/13) and Nadeem Ahmed (4/43) demolished the batting attack. Barras opener, Tony Ura, top scored with 16 runs to his name.

The Barras only managed 82 runs resulting in Hong Kong being declared winners.

Hong Kong ahead by 32 runs

Resuming play at 2/50, Hong Kong batted their way to surpass the Barras’ first innings score of 237 to finish at 8/269, with captain Babar Hayat (*140) the standout batsman.

For the Barras, Chad Soper has been the best so far with 3/26 off his 24 overs bowled.

1st Innings:

Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/237 (77.3) Tony Ura 62, Kipling Doriga 40, Assad Vala 40, Lega Siaka 32, John Boge Reva 25, Nadeem Ahmed 5/72 (29.2), Ehsan Khan 3/66 (23)

Doriga makes debut for PNG Barramundis

Current Hebou PNG Barramundis  Assistant Coach and former Hebou PNG Barramundis player, John Ovia presented Doriga with his own “Baggy Black” cap before the match, becoming the 118th Papua New Guinean to represent the country at senior level.

“It’s a pleasure to have received my own Baggy Black. It has been very hard but I must thank Gold for this wonderful opportunity that I have been given,” said Doriga after the match.

Barras to face Hong Kong in fixtures

The Barras will first play Hong Kong at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, United Arab Emirates, in the four-day ICUP match that will run from November 29-December 2.

The current ICC ICUP standings:






Barras go down to Scots

A batting collapse at the top order saw the Barras struggling at 4-52 against Scotland.

Sese Bau and veteran all-rounder Mahuru Dai briefly resurrected the innings with a 66-run fifth-wicket stand.

Their dismissals gave way to Chad Soper (9*) and Damien Ravu (0*), who batted out the remaining overs to have the Barras finish at 8/192.

Scotland took 46.2 overs to chase down the target with captain Kyle Coetzer top scoring with 66 to lead his side to seal Scotland’s 2-0 sweep.