Yesterdays action saw the undefeated Ela Motors Cassowarries take on the Oil Search Foundation Mariners in the opening game with the Cassowaries continuing their good form. Batting first they put on 115 for the loss of seven wickets in their twenty overs,Helai Nou 35 and Isabel Toua 25 batting well, Konio Oala 2/16 the best of the Mariners bowlers.
The second innings was even paced with the run rate and heading towards a close finish while Brenda Tau 47 not out and Konio Oala 40 where at the crease but with Isabel Toua taking the crucial wicket of Oala the Mariners eventually fell short by 12 runs. Isabel Toua picking up the player of the match.
"The afternoon game was marred by showers which may have hampered the BSP Black Bass’s run chase after the CPL Mud women posted 6/116 in the first innings. Naoani Vare scoring a superb 50 not out batting through the 20 overs and Mari Tom starring with the ball for the Mariners taking 3/12 off her four overs."
In reply the Black Bass lost regular wickets in the difficult conditions with only Norma Ovasuru reaching double figures before being bowled for 11 off Essy David 2/12. Kila frank also performed well with the ball taking 3/12 and with Ravini Oa’s two wickets the Mariners were dismissed for 68 in the 18th over, Naoani Vare adjudged the best player in this game.
The teams have a rest day tomorrow before the crucial round five matches with the OSF Mariners desperate for a win to increase their finals chances on Sunday.