The ICC East Asia-Pacific Women Squad, currently taking part in the 2019 Australian Country Cricket Championships, have made an impressive start to their campaign.
Although the team have lost 2 games in 3 played so far, they have run their opponents close in 2 games so far (winning one of them against Western Australia Country). The team have lost their other two matches against Victoria Country and South Australia Country respectively.
The team still have three more matches to go in the single round-robin format competition and need to win the transmigration matches to advance to the semifinal stage of the tournament. The squad is mostly made up with Papua New Guinea players with representation from Vanuatu (Valenta Langiatu & Alvina Chilia) , Fiji (Ruci Kaiwai) and Japan (Nao Tokizawa) as well.
South Australia Country 98/5 in 20 overs (Kylie Rattray 32 n.o, Rebecca Cady 24, Sibona Jimmy 2/19, Vicky Ara’a 1/15, Mairi Tom 1/21) beat ICC East Asia-Pacific 62 all out in 17 overs (Emma Faint 4/8, Sarah-Jane Jameson 1/9, Jessica O’Reilly 1/3, Sharni Tansell 1/16) by 36 runs
ICC East Asia-Pacific 104/7 in 20 overs (Brenda Tau 36, Valenta Langiatu 28, Melinda Knox 3/10, Amy Edgar 2/17) beat Western Australia Country 80/9 in 20 overs (Amy Edgar 28, Janelle Phillips 14 n.o, Vicky Ara’a 3/14, Sibona Jimmy 1/13, Kaia Arua 1/13, Ruci Kaiwai 1/7, Veru Frank 1/13) by 24 runs
ICC East Asia-Pacific 106/7 in 20 overs (Brenda Tau 31, Sibona Jimmy 20, Kaia Arua 16 n.o, Valenta Langiatu 12, Emma Gallagher 3/15, Amy Yates 2/10) lost to Victoria Country 110/9 in 20 overs (Amy Yates 35, Parry Jenkins 19, Courtney Neale 10 n.o, Tanya Ruma 3/8, Ruci Kaiwai 1/8, Kaia Arua 1/11, Veru Frank 1/16) by 1 wicket