2017

Day 17 goes to Warriors and Piranhas

In the men’s 50 over division, the Warriors were able to comfortably chase down the target of 116 in 20.1 overs to beat the Titans by six wickets.

This came thanks to Lega Siaka (39), Tom Willie (37*) and Simon Atai (28).

To the women’s T20 match, the Piranhas also did it easy, reaching the target of 102 in 18 overs to beat the Diamonds by five wickets.

Runs for the Piranhas came from Vicky Araa (37), Katherine Hila (21) and Kari Seura (18).

Tomorrow will see Warriors taking on the Cheetahs in the men’s while Diamonds will play the Sharks.

Garamuts named for ICC U19 qualifier

The 14-man squad will be led by Pari’s Vagi Karaho.

All 14 players are from the Port Moresby Cricket Association (POMCA).

The squad has some experience in Daure William Aiga and Karaho, who played in the 2016 ICC U19 World Cup Qualifiers in New Zealand and Malaysia.

Chairman of Selectors for Cricket PNG, Daniel Faunt, said he was excited at the new crop of players selected.

The Garamuts will be vying to qualify for their eighth ICC U19 Cricket World Cup.

Tigers on top; Vipers still winless

Chasing behind the Tigers are the PRK Mendi Muruks on 12 points.

A better for and against has put the Kroton Hela Wigmen ahead of the Agmark Rabaul Gurias in third spot.

The EPG Enga Mioks sit in fifth place followed by the Bintangor Goroka Lahanis, and then Waghi Tumbe.

Sitting last and with no points registered are the Vipers.

PNG National Rugby League Competition Manager, Stanley Hondina said the 2017 season has fared well so far with no major issues.

Hondina confirmed that the grand final for the Digicel Cup has been scheduled for September. 

Muguruza wins Wimbledon title

Muguruza beat the in-form Williams in their first meeting on grass 7-5 6-0 as the Spanish 14th seed emulated her coach Conchita Martinez's memorable triumph in 1994 and made up for her own pain of losing to Serena Williams two years ago to lift the Venus Rosewater Dish.

Back in the All England Club final after an eight-year absence, Williams, 37, was hoping to become both the oldest Wimbledon and major winner since the Open era began in 1968, but was unable to claim a sixth Wimbledon title as Muguruza's power proved too hot to handle.

Wins to Dwellers and Madang FC

The first match of the triple header at Laiwaden Oval in Madang yesterday saw Besta PNG United FC settle for a 2-2 draw with Buang FC.

In the match that followed, Lae City Dwellers FC claimed the 2017 minor premiership after defeating Huawei PS United FC 3-2.

Meanwhile, to the main game, home side Madang FC held on to beat Vitis Yamaros FC 2-1.

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Day 15: Wins to Cheetahs and Sharks

In the Men’s 50 Over division match, batting first the Cheetahs set a target of 239.

Oala James (4/70), Assad Vala (3/24) and William Aiga (2/13) had the Warriors all bowled out for 163 in 39 overs to give the Cheetahs a comfortable win.

To the Women’s T20 match, the Sharks smashed their way to a 142, thanks to Konio Oala (70) and Helen Buruka (23).

In a rare feat, three Diamonds’ bowlers took three wickets apiece - Mairi Tom (3/16), Kopi John (3/16) and Helai Nou (3/25).

Dwellers the team to beat

After the completion of game nine of round two over the weekend, Dwellers are sitting comfortably on top of the competition points ladder on 22 points from seven wins and one draw.

The Lae boys have scored 33 goals this season and only conceded five with a goal difference of 28.

The current standings:

Lae City Dwellers FC (22), Huawei PS United FC (16), Madang FC (16), Besta PNG United FC (10), Buang FC (7), Vitis Yamaros FC (1).

Games this Saturday will be played in Madang.

Basketball champs a massive success

12 men’s and eight women’s teams took part in the Championships that ran from July 4-8.

Teams came from as far as Kavieng, Lae and Daru.

“We couldn’t be happier with how the whole event went. The games were entertaining; the officiating was high-quality and the spectator support was amazing.

“BFPNG is very proud to host sporting events like this that are family-friendly and fun to be a part of.

“It was a great dress rehearsal for the upcoming FIBA Melanesia Basketball Cup that we are hosting in Port Moresby this September,” said Khalu.

PMBL and NCDBL crowned men’s and women’s champs

In the grand final played on Saturday at the Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Centre, PMBL (1) def. PMBL (2) 94-89 in the men’s division.

To the women’s, NCDBL def. POMWBL (2) 81-60.

Men’s Semi-Finals:

Semi-Final #1: PMBL #1 127 def. KAVIENG 72

Semi-Final #2: PMBL #2 89 def. NCDBL 70

Men’s 3rd Place Playoff:

3rd Place Playoff: NCDBL 89 def. KAVIENG 84

Men’s National Championship:

Men’s Grand Final: PMBL #1 94 def. PMBL #2 89

2017 Men’s National Championships Tournament Most Valuable Player:

LLOYD WRIGHT - KAVIENG

Wins to Dwellers, Buang and PS United

In the first match of the triple header yesterday in Port Moresby, Dwellers def. Besta PNG United FC 2-0. In the match that followed, Buang def, Madang FC 1-0.

In main game of the day, PS United def. Vitis Yamaros FC 5-0.