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Play washed out

Arin Kumar
Saturday, December 21, 2013

RAIN in the Capital City washed out competition at the National Womens Championship yesterday at Albert Park.

Three rounds of competition was scheduled to be played but only went ahead as planned after which rain started pouring.

Cricket Fiji high performance manager Josefa Rika said they would now consider running a totally new competition next year.

"The main purpose was to identify 13 players to form a team but with only one round played we couldn't," he said.

"So we can have an entirely new competition next year in January with the same teams."

Rika added they could include the teams from the islands for next year.

"Initially the island teams were to have their own competition but we can have them play in this competition if the boat scheduling from the islands falls into place.

"We will just have to wait for next year to see that and also we will hope for good weather during that competition."

In the matches that were completed, the Suva Development team beat Nadi by three wickets.

Batting first Nadi were all out for 51 runs of 17.1 overs, with Suva captain/coach, who is also Cricket Fiji's development officer Ruci Kawai, taking 3-3 with the ball.

In reply, Suva Development reached the winning target in 10.3 overs for the loss of seven wickets.

In the other match between the Suva Flames and Lomary, the Flames batted first to reach an impressive 8-78 off their allotted 20 overs.

The Suva side shared the honours around with the bat, but in the field the best for Lomary was Kainona, who scored two run-outs as well as a wicket with the ball.

In response, Lomary were bowled out for 58 in 19.3 overs.

The best bowling figures for the Suva Flames went to Vosaki, who came away with four wickets to her name.

Cricket Fiji hopes to restage the tournament in January 2014, to obtain a final result, as well as name the female development squad.