Port Moresby Grammar joins Gordon International School as inaugural winners of the Gold Nugget School Cricket competition in Port Moresby.
The U-14 Grand Final showdown saw Port Moresby Grammar take on Ela Murray at the Ela Murray ovals yesterday.
The Gold Nugget School Cricket Trophy is also being rolled out in Secondary Schools in Lae.
Already securing their spot in the finals after round 4, Port Moresby Grammar took on a gutsy Ela Murray outfit yesterday afternoon.
Ela Murray opted to bat first, with the opening pair jolting 20 runs before Pom Grammar’s John Ava bowled out the first batsman.
Sending in their third batter, Ela Murray looked hopeful with an additional 17 runs. Xavier Karo took his first wicket and sent the second batter out.
Ela Murray once again sent in their strong batsman to hold the game and the fourth batter held his stance and composure, managing to score a total of 7 runs.
The Pom Grammar bowlers took out 6 wickets, outing Ela Murray with 75 runs after 10 overs.
With Port Moresby Grammar left to chase 75 runs, their opening pair, between John Ava and Samuel Winnie, saw Winnie scoring 5 runs before being caught out.
Third batter Xavier Karo also managed 5 runs before being bowled out, leaving Ava to bolt a number of boundaries, ultimately racking up 52 runs under his belt.
Ela Murray bowlers struggled to take out any wickets after the 8th over, with batter number four, Bonnie Doura, the first of the mixed team to see an additional boundary, sealing the win for Port Moresby Grammar.
Pom Grammar took out the match by 3 runs, at 2 out for 78 runs after 9 overs.
In a small ceremony, the Barramundis and Lewas captains were called to award the trophies to the respective team captains.
Batsman of the day was awarded to Port Moresby Grammar’s John Ava.
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