Joe Dawes in Training session with PNG players in Dubai. Archive image by Cricket PNG - cricketpng.suoncreative.com

After a lengthy break following the conclusion of ICC World Cup qualifiers in Mar 2018, Papua New Guinea players (International and Domestic) have started their 2018 domestic season with ITI Port Moresby Cricket Association (POMCA) Premier Men’s competition.

PNG have some time on their hands before their next assignment in Aug 2018, when they travel to Fiji for ICC East Asia-Pacific qualifiers for WorldT20. They have also roped in Tom Coyle as assistant coach to work alongside National head coach Joe Dawes with the Barramundis.

With 6 additional ovals (2 ovals at the University of PNG, 2 at Sir Hubert Murray and one each at Pari and Kilakila) being made available with assistance from Cricket PNG, POMCA is also looking to start the 40-overs competition this year after the T20 tournament gets over.

Brief Scores (5th May, 2018):

Poreporena CC 108 all out in 19.3 overs (Tom Willie 39, Jack Vare 27, Assad Vala 4/18, Vivian Maha 3/12, Nosiana Pokana 3/14) tied with Hoods CC 108 all out in 19.4 overs (Steven Eno 31, Riley Hekure 4/12, Tau Nou 2/16)

United CC 157/6 in 20 overs (Sese Bau 52, Heagi Toua 25, Lega Siaka 24, Anthong Vare 24, Raho Sam 2/28) defeated Raukele CC 104 all out in 17.1 overs (Tony Ura 32, Ariana Lahari 20, Toua Nou 2/13, Anthony Vare 2/29, Mahuru Dai 2/29) by 53 runs.

Brief Scores (6th May, 2018):

Coasters CC 108/8 in 20 overs (Colin Amini 45, Kupanarigo 28, Boge Arua 3/17) defeated Wanders CC 93/7 in 20 overs (Lega Tau 19, Iamo Mape 2/16, Kabua Vagi 2/18, Charles Amini Jr 2/21) by 15 runs

Kempa 115/8 in 20 overs (Warren Ilaraki 29, Leka Tuli 27, Mailia Maha 2/13, Sarufa Morata 2/15, Assad Vala 2/21) defeated Hoods CC 113/8 in 20 overs (Nosiana Pokana 33, Steven Eno 19, Imran Alu 19, Paul Rawali 2/12, Warren Ilaraki 2/20) by 2 runs  

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