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Islanders Set Target

  Moce aims to win the Cricket Fiji sanctioned National Cricket Championship currently being played at Albert Park. The runners-up last year lost to Suva Warriors in the final but
27 Oct 2016 14:11
Islanders Set Target
Action from the match at Albert Park, Suva.

 

Moce aims to win the Cricket Fiji sanctioned National Cricket Championship currently being played at Albert Park.

The runners-up last year lost to Suva Warriors in the final but won the tournament in 2014.

Manager Mosese Talemaivavalagi said they are looking forward to a tough week of games but have set their eyes on coming out winners.

“We are fortunate to have had a taste of how it feels to win this tournament as we won it in 2014,” Talemaivavalagi said.

“The competition has been quite tough for us but we have firmly set our aims on winning this competition.

“Last year, luck was not on our side as we lost out to Suva Warriors in the finals but we want to change that this year.

“I am confident that we will do well, the boys have trained extremely hard for this and they have been playing their hearts out.

“Coming all the way from Lau, we want to go back and take something with us and I know that our boys will not want to settle for anything less.

“The weather has been good and it has been a struggle to play but we are getting there and we look forward to the next few days of competition.”

Talemaivavalagi said the tournament has given his players a chance to visit the capital city.

“Majority of the players are coming to Suva for the first time, I think that is one of the positives of this competition,” he said.

“The excitement on their faces when they first came to Suva was very good to see, they really enjoy it here. I know when the boys go back home, they will be talking about their outing here and I hope by them doing that, it will attract more boys to play cricket.”

The championship is also the first of a three step selection process for the national men’s team for 2017.

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback: oseab@fijisun.com.fj



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