Hebou PNG Garamuts

Garamuts thumped by India

The Garamuts batted first and were pummelled by the Indian attack. They finished all out for a mere 64. This came all inside 21.5 overs.

Ovia Sam top scored for PNG with 15 runs to his name.

For India, all-rounder, Anukul Roy was the key destroyer claiming five scalps to finish with 5/14.

India’s captain, Prithvi Shaw smashed 57 runs, and was assisted by Manjot Kalra who chipped in with 9 runs as India cruised to a comfortable win.

The Garamut’s last pool match will be against Australia this Friday.

Garamuts thumped in world cup opener

After a rain delayed start, Zimbabwe won the toss electing to field first at Lincoln No.3, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Garamuts openers, Simon Atai (14) and Igo Mahuru (26), steadied along to put on 41 runs for the first wicket.

The Garamuts were dealt another blow losing captain Vagi Karaho who managed one run before being given out leg before wicket off the bowling of Wesley Madhevere.

Ovia Sam (24*) and Sinaka Arua (18) tried to get things going again.

PNG Garamuts to play Zimbabwe tomorrow

The Pool B match will get underway at Lincoln No.3, Christchurch, starting at 10:30am (7:30am PNG time).

The next two matches will see the Garamuts play India on Tuesday, January 16, and Australia on Friday, January 19.

The Hebou PNG Garamuts:

Vagi Karaho (captain); Daure Aiga; Heagi Toua; Ovia Sam; Sinaka Arua; Igo Mahuru; Nou Rarua; James Tau; Leke Morea; Boge Arua; Kevau Tau; Simon Atai (wicketkeeper); Eisa Eka; Sema Kamea and Tau Nou. Kila Pala (coach).

Garamuts to play warm up matches

The first is tomorrow with the Garamuts to face the West Indies. Wednesday is their second warm up match against hosts New Zealand.

The World Cup will run from January 13-Febuary 3. The Garamuts’ first match of the World Cup will be against Zimbabwe on January 13.

This will be the Garamuts’ eighth appearance at an U19 Cricket World Cup, having already played in 1998 (South Africa), 2002 (New Zealand), 2004 (Nepal), 2008 (Malaysia), 2010 (New Zealand), 2012 (Australia) and 2014 (UAE).

PNG grouped with powerhouses

Pool A: Kenya, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa.

Pool B: India, Australia, PNG, Zimbabwe

Pool C: Bangladesh, Canada, England, Namibia

Pool D: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland.

The Garamuts left for New Zealand this morning. This will be their eighth appearance at an ICC U19 World Cup.

This year’s World Cup will feature sixteen teams - 10 Full Members and 6 Associate Members, with all teams divided into four pools.

Four from four for Garamuts

An unbeaten 59 runs from Nou Reva Rarua, plus knocks from Igo John Mahuru (31), Heagi Ronald Toua (30) and Ovia Lohia Sam (29) help set up a target of 264.

Fiji’s run chase ended inside 16 overs after they were all bowled out for 54.

Sam (4/2) made light work of the Fijians ripping through the batting attack. Sam was assisted by Boge Daniel Arua (2/23) and James Junior Tau (1/10).

Fiji: 54 16.3/50 ov RR: 3.27

Papua New Guinea: 264/9 50/50 ov RR: 5.28.

The Garamuts will take on Samoa on Monday August 14. 

Three wins on the trot for Garamuts

Batting first, the Garamuts set Vanuatu a target of 136 to win. Runs came from Vagi Karaho (24), Nou Reva Rarua (18) and Leke Morea (16).

Obed Yosef was key for Vanuatu with figures of 4/28.

In their pursuit, Vanuatu were stopped short being bowled out for a measly 105 inside 33 overs. Bethan Moli top scored for his side with 23 runs next to his name.

The chief destroyers for the Garamuts were James Junior Tau (3/27), Leke Morea (2/14), Sema Igo Kamea (2/14) and Toua Morgan (2/7).

Vanuatu: 105 33.5/50 ov RR: 3.10

Garamuts on top

This comes from a four wicket win over Fiji on Tuesday this week followed by 212 run thrashing of Samoa yesterday.

The Garamuts will go up against Vanuatu tomorrow.

Four countries are taking part in the tournament that started on Tuesday, August 8, and will conclude on Wednesday, August 16.

The tournament is being played in a double round robin 50 over format. The top team will qualify for the 2018 ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup to be played in New Zealand in January next year.

Points table:

Garamuts thump Samoa

The match was hosted today at Faleata Oval No 2.

The Garamuts took the bat first and went to work. Opener Igo John Mahuru’s 98 runs help set up a mammoth target of 295.

Mahuru smashed nine 4s and two 6s, and was two runs shy of a century when he was dismissed off the bowling of Uili Sofi.

Other contributions came from the middle order in Vagi Karaho (41) and Nou Reva Rarua (33).

Samoa’s run chase was all over inside 23 overs after being bowled out for 83 runs.

Garamuts beat Fiji by four wickets

The Fijians batted first and after 19.2 overs were reeling at 5-42. Wickets continued to fall and they found themselves all out for 88 inside 36 overs.

Jack Fraser Charters (16) and Samuel Nakuna (16) top scored with the bat. With the ball for Garamuts, it was Boge Daniel Arua (4/21) who did the damage.

Despite their losing their openers cheaply, Heagi Ronald Toua (27), Vagi Karaho (15) and Nou Reva Rarua (14*) guided the Garamuts home to reach the target in 25.2 overs losing six wickets along the way.

PNG will take on hosts Samoa tomorrow.