Hebou Shield

HEBOU Shield teams announced

Current HEBOU PNG Barramundis players Assad Vala (Mariners), Charles Amini Jnr (Black Bass), Norman Vanua (Mudmen) and Tony Ura (Cassowaries) will all captain their respective teams during the competition.

A total of 48 players have been selected, of which six are based in Lae, two in Popondetta, two in Alotau, two in Australia while the remaining players currently reside in Port Moresby. 

“We are delighted and excited to have the best 48 male cricketers in PNG during the 2018 edition of the Hebou Shield,” said CPNG Director of Cricket, Gayan Loku.

Diamonds shine over Piranhas

Batting first in the semi-final, the Diamonds belted their way to finish at 1/151. The bulk of the runs came from Joy Buama (42*), Isabella Kari (42*) and Kopi John (41).

The Piranhas’ only wicket taker was Hina Philip (1/31).

With the ball in hand,  Helai Nou (3/5) and Mairi Tom (3/26) demolished the Piranhas’ batting attack to have them all bowled out for  98.

The Diamonds will now play the undefeated Sharks in tomorrow’s T20 grand final.

Day 17 goes to Warriors and Piranhas

In the men’s 50 over division, the Warriors were able to comfortably chase down the target of 116 in 20.1 overs to beat the Titans by six wickets.

This came thanks to Lega Siaka (39), Tom Willie (37*) and Simon Atai (28).

To the women’s T20 match, the Piranhas also did it easy, reaching the target of 102 in 18 overs to beat the Diamonds by five wickets.

Runs for the Piranhas came from Vicky Araa (37), Katherine Hila (21) and Kari Seura (18).

Tomorrow will see Warriors taking on the Cheetahs in the men’s while Diamonds will play the Sharks.

Day 15: Wins to Cheetahs and Sharks

In the Men’s 50 Over division match, batting first the Cheetahs set a target of 239.

Oala James (4/70), Assad Vala (3/24) and William Aiga (2/13) had the Warriors all bowled out for 163 in 39 overs to give the Cheetahs a comfortable win.

To the Women’s T20 match, the Sharks smashed their way to a 142, thanks to Konio Oala (70) and Helen Buruka (23).

In a rare feat, three Diamonds’ bowlers took three wickets apiece - Mairi Tom (3/16), Kopi John (3/16) and Helai Nou (3/25).

​Ura blasts century for Diggers – Hebou Shield Day 2

Resuming the day at 0/59, the Diggers lost Dogodo Bau (20), trapped Leg Before Wicket (LBW) by Raymond Haoda Jnr early on Day 2 to leave the Diggers at 1/68. Then inform Hebou PNG Barramundis batsmen, Lega Siaka, joined his opening batsmen, Ura, to pile on the runs for the Diggers, putting on 168 runs for the second wicket.

Ura was eventually bowled by Vagi Boko, not before making a brilliant 147 runs. Boko then made the double break-through soon after dismissing Siaka for an entertaining 63, to leave the Diggers in a commanding position at 3/239.

2017 Hebou Shield to start tomorrow

This edition of the Hebou Shield for 2017 will see two teams battle it out for the Three Day Men’s competition, three teams for the One Day Men’s competition and three teams for the Women’s One Day and T20 competitions.

Games will start tomorrow with matches spread across June and July at Amini Park, Port Moresby.

The Men’s 3 Day teams are Hammers and Diggers. The Men’s One Day teams: Warriors, Cheaters and Hunters. The Women’s One Day and T20 teams: Diamonds, Piranhas and Sharks.