Photo: City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ player Brenda Tau (left), RSL President Glenn Maitland (center) and City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ player Vicky Ara’a (Right)
City Pharmacy PNG Lewas’ players Vicky Ara’a and Brenda Tau returned home after playing in the 2018/19 Katherine Raymond Shield in Queensland’s Premier Women’s Club competition for Ipswich/Logan Cricket Club for the past couple of months, thanks to the support of the ‘Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Port Moresby Sub-Branch.
Both Ara’a and Tau presented RSL President, Glenn Maitland with a small gift at the Aviat Club in Port Moresby, last week, for their support of the Australian Cricket Club experience.
CPNG CEO, Greg Campbell thanked the RSL for their generous support and mentioned the value or return for their sponsorship far exceeded the money given when we (CPNG) see these two young confident women that have come back to CPNG and their respective communities.
Maitland commented on how pleasing it was to hear the girls’ report and how much they have learned and developed not only as players but personally. He was very pleased with the results and advised that RSL will be happy to help CPNG in the future based on this scholarship experience.
Ara’a, the right-arm-off- spin bowler played eleven matches and took eight wickets for the season with an average 29.88. Her best efforts for the season came in the opening round against Valley where she took 3/35 off her allotted ten overs. She has been more than handy with the bat hitting 47 runs at an average of 7.83.
Tau, the handy top order, left-handed batsmen and wicket-keeper also played eleven matches, scoring 176 runs with the bat with a very good average of 25.14 with a top score of 46 runs against ladder-leaders Sandgate-Redcliffe in the Round 5 fixture. She also took two catches and effected a run-out.
This Australian Cricket Club experience for Tau and Ara’a was supported by the ‘Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Port Moresby Sub-Branch.
Source: Media Release, Sunday 16th December 2018