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Ravula guides Moce to victory

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

FORMER national rep Mosese Ravula guided Moce West to a massive 65 run victory against Nasaqalau Sharks in the Lautoka Cricket Association Twenty20 competition at the Lautoka Central College grounds on Saturday.

Ravula starred with the ball and bat as the Moce West team cruised to victory.

Moce West won the toss and elected to bat.

The side was all out for 119 runs.

Vilisoni Rokodrea top scored with 41 runs. Ravula chipped in with 21 runs.

Joji Senico grabbed four wickets for the Sharks while Tuilakeba Naulumatau claimed three.

In reply, the Sharks crumbled under pressure and were bowled out for a mere 54 runs. Shalvin Narayan was the top scorer for the Sharks with 18 runs.

Ravula took three wickets while Rokodrea and Josefa Koto got two each.

In the second game, Nakavu One hammered Lautoka Knights by 82 runs.

Nakavu One batted first and amassed 156 runs for the loss of eight wickets.

In the runs chase, the Knights lost all their wickets after posting only 74 runs on the board.

In the third game, Danam Fiji defeated Nakavu Two by five wickets.

The Nakavu team included some women players who are preparing for the Inter District Competition in March.

Nakavu Two won the toss and elected to bat. The side made 98 runs for the loss of eight wickets.

Patrick Tuidraki was the top batsman for Nakavu Two. He scored 25 runs.

Luisa Degai scored 14 runs. Mahender R took three wickets for Danam Fiji while Michael Driu claimed two wickets.

In reply, Danam Fiji surpassed the target in the 18th over with Mahendra R scoring 38 runs and Malinda M adding 28 runs.

Tournament referee Alvin Kumar said the clubs had come better prepared in the second round.

"The teams are getting stronger and we expect the standard to lift in every round," Kumar said.

Lautoka Cricket Association events manager, Rukesh Patel said it was good to see the introduction of the women players in the competition.

"Nakavu Two with the inclusion of women players managed to score 98 runs against Danam Fiji which comprises mostly Sri Lankan expatriates," Patel said.

"This just shows that there is big potential in women's cricket."


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