Lae Juniors impress on day 3 of Transhighway Cup

first_imgIn the first match, Lae Juniors posted an impressive 6/149 off their allotted 20 overs against Mt Hagen with Jeremiah Aloha (65) and Doko Rupa (41) leading the way at the top of the order, while Sent Michael (2/25) and Godfrey Tembon (2/28) picked up two wickets each. In reply, Mt Hagen were never in the chase to be eventually bowled out for 91 in the 20th over with Paul Nigani (2/6) and Michael Malum (2/15) the best with the ball for the Lae Juniors.In the second match of the day, Lae Juniors continued their impressive form with the bat posting 5/120 off 15 overs against Madang. Aloha followed up with another half century, posting an unbeaten 52 with the bat while Douglas Kiwary (3/25) picked up impressive figures with the ball. In reply, Madang were no match for the Lae Juniors being bowled out for 46 inside 14 overs, Aloha backed up with the ball to take 3/3 to hand Lae Junios another comfortable victory.In the final match Madang defeated Mt Hagen by five wickets, chasing down the victory target of 72 in 13.1 overs. John Vianme was the difference in the match, taking 4/9 for Madang to help reduce Mt Hagen to 8/71 off their allotted 15 overs.     The Transhighway Cup is a four-day men’s cricket tournament features five teams from the Highlands and Momase regions – Lae Seniors, Lae Juniors, Madang, Goroko and Mt Hagen.Match Summaries (Day 3)Lae Juniors 6/149 (20) Jeremiah Aloha 65, Doko Rupa 41, Sent Michael 2/25, Godfrey Tembon 2/28 defeated Mt Hagen 10/91 (19.2) Erick Pora 10, Paul Nigani 2/6, Michael Malum 2/15 by 58 runs.Lae Juniors 5/120 (15) Jeremiah Aloha 52*, Douglas Kiwarp 3/25 defeated Madang 10/46 (13.2) Paul Sibeth 22, Jeremiah Aloha 3/3, Paul Nigani 2/11 by 74 runs.Mt Hagen 8/71 (15) Ivan Alap 12, John Vianme 4/9 defeated by Madang 5/72 (13.1) Erick O 31, Jordan Tembon 2/9, Molo Kumbazi 2/18 by 5 wickets.last_img read more