ICC East Asia-Pacific Men's Team in 2018 Toyota Australian Country Championships - Image by ABC Midwest and Wheatbelt @abcmidwestwa

After registering a victory in the opening round match of the 2018 Australian Country Championships, ICC East Asia-Pacific Men’s team have suffered 2 consecutive losses in their next 2 rounds of matches.

ICC EAP Men’s team lost their 2nd round match against South Australia Country team as they went down by 26 runs and the 3rd round match against New South Wales Country team by 35 runs.

PNG players Hiri Hiri and Damian Ravu are showing progress in each matches they are playing and ICC EAP captain Patrick Matautaava also showed signs of form in the matches and should be a good sign for things to come.

Brief Scores:

2nd Round 2018 ACCC:

South Australia Country 158/6 in 20 overs (Ben Parish 54(44), Matthew McInerney 41(29), Josh Pengelley 13 n.o (5), Damian Ravu 2/23, Hiri Hiri 2/33) beat ICC East Asia-Pacific 132/9 in 20 overs (Nalin Nipiko 42(33), Jason Kila 24(24), Patrick Matautaava 23(21), Alex Hentschke 3/29, Josh Pengelley 2/22, David Golder 1/5) by 26 runs

3rd Round 2018 ACCC:

New South Wales Country 102/8 in 20 overs (Jordan Moran 32(32), Simon Keen 20(13), Hiri Hiri 2/16, Patrick Matautaava 2/22, Nalin Nipiko 1/10, Jelany Chilia 1/14) beat ICC East Asia-Pacific 67 all out in 14.3 overs (Jason Kila 13(14), Hiri Hiri 11 n.o (12), Cameron Suidgeest 3/12, Simon Keen 2/9, Joseph Price 2/11, Tom O’Neill 2/24) by 35 runs

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