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Fijians Dominate Aust Womens’ Grade Cricket

Whilst all eyes are on the Fiji’s Senior Men’s team currently touring Australia, it was the Fijian women who dominated Australian Women’s Grade Cricket this past weekend. Sera Kaukiono and
13 Nov 2014 07:28
Fijians Dominate Aust Womens’ Grade Cricket

Whilst all eyes are on the Fiji’s Senior Men’s team currently touring Australia, it was the Fijian women who dominated Australian Women’s Grade Cricket this past weekend.

Sera Kaukiono and Alicia Dean were ranked the fourth- and fifth best cricketers respectively in last week’s Australian Women’s Grade Cricket rankings.

Debuting in the first grade for Universities’ Women’s Cricket Club in the McDonald’s Sydney Women’s First Grade Competition, Sera took incredible figures of 4-9 in her team’s resounding win over Campbelltown-Camden Cricket Club.

After dismissing their rivals for 126 runs in 44.1 overs – largely thanks to Sera’s lethal form with the ball – Universities’ easily reached the target then set for them, for the loss of only one wicket.

Over in Adelaide, Alicia’s Port Adelaide side experienced a similarly easy nine-wicket win thanks to their Fijian captain’s form, with Alicia finishing on 78 not out off 101 balls.  With their opposition Kensington batting first, and being dismissed for 139 runs off 43.4 overs, Alicia opened the batting for her team, and stayed in the middle until the winning runs were hit, with only one of her teammates succumbing their wicket in the meantime.

Other Fijian’s who excelled for their Australian clubs over the weekend included Karan Kumar, who top-scored with 80 runs for his team Sandgate-Redcliffe Cricket Club in Brisbane, and captained his team to a solid two-day victory over Redlands Cricket Club.

Down in Sydney, Rabici Lesuma hit a massive 120 off 117 balls for the Sydney Cricket Club, giving them a handy lead after the first day of their two-day game against Sutherland Cricket Club.

Rabici is now in camp with the Fiji Senior Men’s side in Brisbane, in preparation for next week’s Twenty20 World Cup and 50-over World Cricket League Qualifiers in Lismore.

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