The week-long competition supported by Paradise Foods Limited, the gold Nugget School Kricket Trophy for Schools saw both primary and Secondary Schools participate in Cricket PNG’s development program.
The program’s aim is to bridge the gap with preparing players from the domestic level of competition to the representative level. The concept behind the program is introducing players from softball to hardball cricket.
Badihagwas’s outstanding fielding saw them take out all four divisions in the week-long tournament.
The Under 17 Girls Final saw a close encounter between Marianville and Badihagwa.
In a nail biting victory, Badihagwa top-scorer, Noelyn Vare added 15 runs to Badihagwa’s 5/50 runs after 10 over’s when Marinaville fell short by a run.
While in the Boys under 17 Division, Badihagwa took the trophy home in a one sided affair, when they took on De La Salle.
Bowled out for 55 runs, De La Salle fell short on their chase of 2 runs after the 8th over. And it was no different in the Girls U19 grand final to the U17 Girls final as the match went right down to the wire.
Badihagwa also dominated the U-19 boy’s final. Badihagwa bolted 98 runs. With De La Salle to chase after, but fell short of 35 runs.
Cricket PNG’s Game Development Manager, Mr. Gayan Loku was pleased with talent displayed all week and congratulates all the schools that participated.
Oala James from De La Salle Secondary School took out the player of the tournament.
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