ICC East Asia-Pacific Women squad finished their campaign in the 2019 Toyota ACCC (Australian Country Cricket Championships) on a strong note after they tied their preliminary final match against South Australia country on 11th Jan 2019. ICC EAP Women went onto win the match in the super over to register a well fought victory.
ICC EAP Women squad finished their group campaign with three wins and as many losses to finish on 12 points. They managed to beat both NT Strike Women and New South Wales country in rounds 4 & 5, before going down against Queensland country in the final round of group stage fixtures.
Papua New Guinea’s Brenda Tau was the standout performer with the bat, accumulating 213 runs in 7 matches with an average of over 35. PNG’s Kaia Arua and Vanuatu’s Valenta Langiatu were the next highest scorers for ICC EAP squad with 96 and 93 runs in the competition.
In the bowling department, PNG’s Vicky Ara’a picked up 10 wickets in 7 matches, followed by Kaia Arua (7 wickets) and Sibona Jimmy (6 wickets) in as many games.
ICC East Asia-Pacific Women 136/6 in 20 overs (Brenda Tau 52 n.o, Kira Churchland 3/10, Sally Moylan 1/23) beat NT Strike Women 81/5 in 20 overs (Melissa Campbell 42 n.o, Vicky Ara’a 3/18, Sibona Jimmy 1/12, Naoani Vare 1/11) by 55 runs
New South Wales Country Women 88/9 in 20 overs (Synetta Manns 23, Kirsten Smith 18, Kaia Arua 2/14, Veru Frank 1/17, Sibona Jimmy 1/10, Mairi Tom 1/10) lost to ICC East Asia-Pacific Women 89/3 in 17.4 overs (Brenda Tau 34 n.o, Valenta Langiatu 23, Jaclyn Vickery 3/23) by 7 wickets
ICC East Asia-Pacific Women 102/9 in 20 overs (Kaia Arua 26, Brenda Tau 25, Lexie Muller 4/15, Eliza Flynn 2/15, Lauren Shackleton 1/10, Amy Riddell 1/15) lost to Queensland Country Women 103/3 in 19 overs (Chelsea Gan 34 n.o, Tess Cooper 25, Stephanie Baldwin 17, Vicky Ara’a 1/13, Kaia Arua 1/27) by 7 wickets
Preliminary Final: ICC East Asia-Pacific Women 101/9 in 20 overs (Brenda Tau 29, Kaia Arua 26 n.o, Emma Faint 2/21, Chloe Frick 2/9, Emma Hartigan 2/11, Sharni Tansell 1/16) tied with South Australia Country Women 101/4 in 20 overs (Emma Faint 43 n.o, Sibona Jimmy 1/10, Mairi Tom 1/13, Kaia Arua 1/17) – ICC East Asia-Pacific (10/2) won super over against South Australia Country (9/1)