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Weet-Bix Stingrays Win Cricket Comp

The Weet-Bix Stingrays cricket team won the Sanitarium Weet-Bix National Cricket Championship at Albert Park in Suva yesterday. The Stingrays beat Cricket Fiji team in the final over 20 overs.
20 Jul 2018 10:00
Weet-Bix Stingrays Win Cricket Comp
The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Stingrays cricket team during the Weet-Bix National Cricket Championship on July 19,2018. Photo: Simione Haravanua.

The Weet-Bix Stingrays cricket team won the Sanitarium Weet-Bix National Cricket Championship at Albert Park in Suva yesterday.

The Stingrays beat Cricket Fiji team in the final over 20 overs.

Cricket Fiji managed to score 75 in 9 overs while the Stingrays reached 76 in 14 overs.

Manager Josaia Baba acknowledged the Almighty and the players for their hard work during the three-day tournament

“I want thank the Almighty for his guidance and protection throughout the three days,” Baba said

“I also thank the hard work of the players as we have achieved out target.

“It was a good game and their participation in the competition will also help them in perfecting their performance in the long run.

“We are looking forward of passing on what we have learned when we go back to Lau and plan to develop more players for the  upcoming tournaments.

“We will also be looking forward to the selection that will be on Monday and we hope that some of our players will be joining the national squad in August.”

Team on Monday: Rika

Stallions bowler, Tomasi Cagilevu in action against Lau Sharks for third place play-off at Albert Park on July 19, 2018. Photo:  Ronald Kumar.

Stallions bowler, Tomasi Cagilevu in action against Lau Sharks for third place play-off at Albert Park on July 19, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Meanwhile, Cricket Fiji will name the squad to represent the country to the 2018 ICC World Twenty20 East Asia sub Regional Qualifier tournament on Monday

“We will announce the squad on Monday,” Cricket Fiji development manager Josefa Rika said

“Two players playing in Australia will be joining the squad.

“I am thankful for the turnout and what we have achieved so far during this tournament,” he said

Overall winner Weet-Bix Stingrays received $1,600 while the runner up Cricket Fiji team collected $1,000.

The Data#3 Central Stallions came third and pocketed $600 while in 4th placed Simmons Lau Sharks got $400.

Edited  by  Osea Bola

Feedback:  nikolau.ravai@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

 



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