PNG Barramundis

PNG Barras’ qualifier tour ends

The PNG side went down to the more expierenced Netherlands in the final in the early hours of Sunday morning Port Moresby time.

After already securing their T20 World Cup participation in Australia next next year, they entered the Qualifier finals series, looking to prove themselves further and leave Dubai as the trophy holders. They faced the powerful Namibian side in the semi-final on Saturday, who easily  accounted for Pool B runners up Oman in their play off final, forcing Oman into sudden death against Hong Kong for the final World Cup spot.

Hard work pays off

With over 100 countries playing cricket around the world of differing economic, social and geographical backgrounds, it is a monumental achievement by the Barras to reach the top echelon in world cricket.

Cricket PNG says this success justifies the investment that their organisation has put into their sport and the vision by their leaders to formulate a plan for success and to follow it through. They have attracted the right people in the likes of CEO Greg Campbell and Coach Joe Dawes who, with their expertise and passion for cricket, have delivered PNG to the world stage.   

Barras to play English County teams first

The Barramundis will play three warm-up matches against English County teams before taking on hosts, United Arab Emirates in three One Day Internationals, an ICC Inter-Continental Cup (ICUP) match and three Twenty20 Internationals.

The first two out of the three One Day Internationals will be ICC World Cricket League Championship matches.

HEBOU PNG Barramundis Tour Fixture:

Tuesday 21st March, 2017-                                                HEBOU PNG Barramundis vs Middlesex (50 Overs)

Barras go down against Hong Kong

Hong Kong batted first and set a mammoth target of 269 for the Barras to chase for victory.

Barras started well knocking off Hong Kong openers cheaply off consecutive balls after deciding to bat, but a 78-run third-wicket stand from skipper  Babar Hayat and Nizakat Khan got them back on track to end the overs at  6 for 269.

Chad Soper was the Barras’ best bowler, finishing with 3/39.

Barras continues win at SACCA

Chasing a modest target of 197 set by the Eastern Edge, Barramundis cruised to a comfortable victory on the back of an 86-run third-wicket partnership between Assad Vala (51) and Lega Siaka (50).

Vani Vagi Morea (38) was the other major contributor with the bat for the Barramundis, while Tyrell Sinclair (3/45) and David Grant (2/42) were the pick of the Eastern Edge bowlers.

Barramundis lost three (3) late wickets, but still managed to win by four (4) wickets with over eleven (11) overs to spare.

Barras to take on Tasmania in Australian states cricket fest

In a major boost for Cricket PNG, the Hebou PNG Barramundis will take on Tasmania tomorrow, Western Australia on Friday and Queensland next Monday over the space of a week in 50 over matches at the Maroochydore Cricket Ground on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. 

Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell said this is a wonderful opportunity for our Hebou PNG Barramundis to play against some of the best elite cricketers from an ICC Full-Member Country (Australia).

Barras fight back to beat Kenya by 21 runs

Chasing 249 for victory, Kenya's run got off to a bad start after opener Irfan Karim was dismissed for 4.

His partner Gurdeep Singh fired back, blasting 6 fours for his 27 before being dismissed by Norman Vanua.

Kenya's two new batsmen Rakep Patel (33) and Rushab Patel (95) turned the momentum Kenya's way to put them right back in the game.

Barras all-rounder, John Reva continued his good form, making the breakthrough, dismissing the dangerous Rushab.

At this stage, Kenya was at 5/214 after 45.4 overs.

Barramundis bowl out Kenya for 188

This was thanks largely to a 5 wicket haul from Barras Chad Soper.

Soper finished with 5/27 off his 9 overs.

Kenya batted first and got off to a disastrous start hanging at 3-52 after 13.1 overs.

Some resistance from Kenya's middle order in the likes of Gurdeep Singh (33) helped steady the ship.

Kenya's opener Irfan Karim top scored with 73 runs. This included 7 fours and 1 six.

Soper was assisted in the bowling department by John Reva 2/19 and Norman Vanua 1/34.

Kenya were all bowled out in the 47th over.

David Mead sends best wishes to PNG teams

Both teams will be playing international tournaments on home soil in the coming days.

The PNG men’s soccer team is among eight countries that will be participating in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup over the next three weeks.

PNG Barramundis will be playing against Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League Championship on Saturday May 28 and on the 30th.

“Good luck to David Muta and the National Men’s Soccer team during the OFC matches over the next three weeks.

Kenyan team to arrive this Thursday

The Kenyans are expected to touch down at 8am at the Jackson’s International Airport.

A joint press conference for captains and coaches from both teams will be held later at 3pm at the Airways Hotel on the same day.

It will be history in the making as this is the first ICC match to be played in PNG.

The match will be held at Amini Park this Saturday and will start at 9am.

The next scheduled match between the two teams is two days later on May 30.