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Why Moce lost? Umpire tells

“Towards the end, they were not there and the Warriors batsmen went for the kill and got the win.”
09 Apr 2021 12:23
Why Moce lost? Umpire tells
Moce batsman, Ganilau Gali makes his run against Digicel Suva Warriors during the Easter Cricket Championship semifinal at Albert Park, Suva, on April 8, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Moce’s failure to utilise their three top bowlers  resulted in their four-wicket defeat to the Digicel Suva Warriors side in the Easter Cricket Championship semifinal at Albert Park, Suva, yesterday.

This was the view of veteran umpire, Jeremaia Ledua.

“Moce had three quality bowlers,” he said.

“I thought they should have distributed them well but it did not happen.

“Towards the end, they were not there and the Warriors batsmen went for the kill and got the win.”

Ledua said it was a difficult game to officiate since they were the top teams of the competition.

“Moce have been unbeaten while Suva Warriors have won all the cricket titles in the country.

“The Warriors consisted mostly of players from the Police team that won the Ratu Sukuna Bowl cricket challenge.

“Although, Police were beaten twice in the competition but they kept coming back and that momentum carried them through.”

In the second semifinal FMF Suva Crusaders beat Ono-i-Lau by 43 runs.

Crusaders manager Sevuloni Baba said they are looking forward to playing the Warriors in today’s final.

“We batted and had 121 runs and we did not allow Ono-i-Lau to catch that score as they were all out for 78.”

 

What’s on today

At 8am the plate final between Lakeba and Kabara with the Warriors, Crusaders final set for 11am.

 



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