The Curtain Bros CPNG women’s T20 Smash started yesterday at Amini Park with two games, the four teams will compete throughout the next 11 days to see who will hold up the Curtain Bros Shield next Sunday 18th August.
The morning fixture saw the BSP Black Bass take on the CPL Mudmen with the Black Bass batting first they compiled a competitive 3/118 with Norma Ovasuru top scored with 40 and captain Tanya Ruma 25 were the mainstays with Majory Tupolau chiming in with 18. The three wickets to fall were shared between Gari Buruka, Naoani Vare and Essy David.
In Reply the CPL Mud women found the chase a little too difficult against some good bowling finishing 5/103 off their twenty overs, losing by 15 runs. Naoani Vare 27 and Kila Frank 25 not out showed plenty of fight but the tight bowling by Bibra Keopa 2/29, Norma Ovasuru 1/13 and Henao Thomas 1/17 was too good.
"The afternoon game was a low scoring affair between the Oil Search Foundation Mariners and the Ela Motors Yamaha Cassowaries. The Mariners batted first but were dismissed for 74 with only Konio Oala, 22, reaching double figures. All the damage was done by a superb bowling spell from Sibona Jimmy who took an incredible 6/8 off her 4 overs.
Sibona continued her outstanding personal match with 33 runs in the successful chase with the cassowaries reaching 5/75 in the 14th over. Pauke Siaka contributed a handy 13 runs while in the bowling it was Buruka Vicky as the standout for the Mariners with 3/13, no surprises with Sibona Jimmy picking up the player of the match award.