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Gillespie pleased with Barramundis’ Tour ahead of Scotland Fixtures

Hebou PNG Barramundis’ Head Coach, Jason Gillespie was pleased with the recent tour of Queensland and Northern Territory ahead of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup (ICUP)/World Cricket League Championships (WCLC) Round 6 fixtures against Scotland from the 1-8th October in Port Moresby.

“I was incredibly pleased with the tour. The tour challenged the players with the quality of opposition and the different situations we found ourselves in. Our goal for the tour was adaptability, think for yourself (be proactive), learn from everything and progression, not perfection. I was also very pleased with the communication between the lads regarding game situations, the opposition and the conditions,” said Gillespie.

The Hebou PNG Barramundis flew back to Port Moresby yesterday after the month long tour of Queensland and Northern Territory, where they played a total of twelve (12) matches- four (4) wins, one (1) tie and seven (7) losses.

“They were working things out for themselves and as coaches we were able to provide support and feedback in our post match reviews. There were a lot of good peer feedback which I thought was fantastic,” said Gillespie.

Gillespie also thought that the overall performances of the squad as a whole and as individuals were pleasing considering the opposition they played.

“Our fielding improved as the tour went on. In Darwin in particular our fielding was outstanding. Feedback from opposition coaches was that our bowling plans and execution were of high quality which was nice to hear,” said Gillespie.

“We need to work on our top four batsmen doing the bulk of the work with the bat and reduce the number of extras we bowl with the ball,” concluded Gillespie.

The Hebou PNG Barramundis have a couple of days off, before turning their attention to the crucial International Cricket Council (ICC) Intercontinental Cup (ICUP) and World Cricket League Championships (WCLC) Round 6 fixtures against Scotland at the newly accredited One Day/T20 International Venue- Amini Park.

The ICUP Fixture will take place from Sunday 1st to Wednesday 4th October, 2017, with play commencing at 10am on each day. Heading into the match, the Hebou PNG Barramundis are sitting in fourth place on 40 points, managing victories over Netherlands in Round 1 and Namibia in Round 4, while Scotland are in seventh (7th) place on 37 points, having yet to register a victory in the ICUP. (ICUP Standings- https://www.icc-cricket.com/intercontinental-cup/standings)

The two (2) WCLC Fixtures will take place on Friday 6th and Sunday 8th October, with play commencing at 9:30am on each day. These two (2) WCLC fixtures are crucial as the battle for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 intensifies, with the top (4) WCLC Teams advancing to the Global World Cup Qualifier next year. The Hebou PNG Barramundis and Scotland trail table-toppers Netherlands (16 points) by two (2) and three (3) points respectively. (WCLC Standings- https://www.icc-cricket.com/world-cricket-league/standings)

Tour Results

Sunday 27th August, 2017-                Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Fehberg Park

Australian Indigenous 9/347 (50) Darcy Short 86, Damon Eagon77, Ben Abbatanglo 75, Cameron Trask 45, Chad Soper 3/60 (9), John Boge Reva 2/36 (5), Nosiana Pokana 2/48 (6) defeated Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/263 (47.1) Norman Vanua 71* (57), Sese Bau 57 (66), Mahuru Dai 32 (32), Sam Doggett 3/34 (8), Darcy Short 3/42 (10) Jonte Pattison 2/45 (5.1), Alex Melille 2/52 (9) by 84 runs

Wednesday 30th August, 2017-        Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Redlands Ground

Australian Indigenous 5/278 (50) Damon Egan 124* (150), Brendon Smith 70* (52), Ben Abbatangelo 28 (31), Mahuru Dai 2/30(10), Chad Soper 1/28 (10), Alei Nao 1/37 (6), Damian Ravu 1/52 (8) tied with Hebou PNG Barramundis 9/278 (50) Assad Vala 78 (100), Vani Vagi Morea 53 (66), Mahuru Dai 43 (43), Jack Vare-Kevere 32 (34), Chad Soper 19* (21).  

Friday 1st September, 2017-             Hebou PNG Barramundis vs National Performance @ Allan Border Field 

Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/244 (48.1) Lega Siaka 53 (53), Assad Vala 44 (52), Vani Vagi Morea 40 (51), Norman Vanua 22 (24), Sese Bau 22 (46), Daniel Fallins (3/45), Michael Cormack (2/35) defeated by Cricket Australia’s National Performance Squad 6/248 (44.4) Josh Inglis 122 (105), Param Uppal 47* (64), Mahuru Dai 3/49 (9), Sese Bau 1/27 (7), John Boge Reva 1/38 (6.4) by four (4) wickets with 32 balls remaining. 

Sunday 3rd September, 2017-          Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Norths Ground

Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/224 (46.4) Sese Bau 84 (102), Dogodo Bau 51 (76),Lega Siaka 21 (23), Samuel Doggett 5/33 (8.4), Dane Ugle 2/36 (8), Nicholas Boland 2/45 (8) defeated by Australian Indigenous Team 3/225 (40.2) D’Arcy Short 122* (117), Ben Abbatangelo 64 (73), Damian Ravu 2/65 (9), Chad Soper 1/27 (6) by seven (7) wickets with 58 balls remaining.    

Tuesday 5th September, 2017-         Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Australian Indigenous @ Maroochydore

Hebou PNG Barramundis 10//226 (48.3)  Assad Vala 43 (66), Dogodo Bau 36 (71), Lega Siaka 32 (38), Mahuru Dai 31 (35), Vani Vagi Morea 22 (29), D’Arcy Short 5/34 (9.3) defeated by Australian Indigenous Team 2/229 (33.5) D’Arcy Short 86 (79), Ben Abbatangelo 70* (64), Nathan Price 50 (47), Damien Ravu 1/23 (4), Chad Soper 1/32 (5)  by eight (8) wickets with 97 balls remaining.

Wednesday 6th September, 2017- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Tasmania @ Maroochydore

Tasmania 7/261 (50) Alex Doolan 81 (95),  Simon Milenko 49 (73), Beau Webster 40 (42), James Faulkner 31* (17), Alei Nao 3/54 (10), Norman Vanua 2/46 (9), Chad Soper 2/49 (10) defeated Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/137 (38.5) Jack Vare 35 (55), Sese Bau 27 (37), John Boge Reva 22 (45), Gabe Bell 4/31 (7.5), Andrew Fekete 2/28 (7) by 124 runs

Thursday 7th September, 2017-        Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Victoria (T20) @ Maroochydore

Victoria 6/187 (20) Cameron White 54 (26), Sam Harper 46* (21), M Short 28 (15), Norman Vanua 2/39 (3), Assad Vala 1/22 (2), Alei Nao 1/24 (4), Mahuru Dai 1/32 (4) defeated Hebou PNG Barramundis 9/157 (20) Mahuru Dai 72* (43), Sese Bau 26 (11), Jon Holland 3/32 (4), James Murihead 2/24 (4), M Short 2/35 (4), Cameron White 1/19 (4) by 30 runs.

Tuesday 12th – Wednesday 13th September- Hebou PNG Barramundis vs NT Invitational (2Day) @ Darwin

1st Innings

Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/257 (83.1) Dogodo Bau 45 (93), Lega Siaka 41 (61), Tony Ura 35 (53), Mahuru Dai 29 (47), Assad Vala 27 (88), Norman Vanua 26* (41), Joel Logan 5/41 (18.1)

Northern Territory Strike 10/140 (51.4) Jacob Dick 30 (26), Matt Hammond 26 (30), Norman Vanua 3/41 (14.4), Alei Nao 2/24 (11), Chad Soper 2/28 (10), Mahuru Dai 2/39 (14)

2nd Innings

Hebou PNG Barramundis 2/102 dec (24) Vani Vagi Morea 53* (71), Jack Vare-Kevere 37 (57), Dean Ennis 1/11 (3)

Northern Territory Strike 1/89 (14) Ben Wakim 49* (47), Luke Robin 26 (14), Alei Nao 1/6 (3)

Saturday 16th September, 2017-      Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Edge @ Darwin

Eastern Edge 3/339 (50) Alex Ross 117* (49), John Dalton 105 (101), Damon Kerr 37* (59), Adam Somerfield 31* (27), Henry Dall 31 (64), Nosiana Pokana 1/38 (10), Alei Nao 1/44 (8), Chad Soper 1/59 (10) defeated Hebou PNG Barramundis 10/307 (46.3) Mahuru Dai 69 (40), Kipling Doriga 51 (64), Lega Siaka 43 (34), Assad Vala 36 (35), Sese Bau 30 (33), David Grant 3/48 (8.3), Lloyd Pope 3/51 (10) by 32 runs.

Sunday 17th September, 2017-        Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Grit @ Darwin

Western Grit 4/260 (30) Callum Ferguson 91 (70), Jake Lehmann 68 (48), Cameron Valente 55 (36), Nosiana Pokana 2/47 (6), Mahuru Dai 1/43 (4), Norman Vanua 1/48 (6) defeated by Hebou PNG Barramundis 7/261 (29.3) Mahuru Dai 126 (67), Assad Vala 79 (71), Spencer Johnson 3/36 (6) by three (3) wickets with 3 balls remaining.

Saturday 23rd September, 2017-      Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Force @ Darwin

Southern Force 6/295 (50) Ben Bullimore 107* (88), Brad Davis 83 (113), Nosiana Pokana 2/63 (10), Norman Vanua 2/68 (10), Alei Nao 1/37 (9), Damien Ravu 1/48 (9) defeated by Hebou PNG Barramundis 7/301 (48.4) Sese Bau 75 (81), Assad Vala 57 (53), Mahuru Dai 31 (35), John Boge Reva 24* (11), Norman Vanua 18* (11), Zyggy Kkulesza 4/44 (10), Daniel Clark 3/60 (10) by three (3) wickets with 8 balls remaining.

Sunday 24th September, 2017-        Hebou PNG Barramundis vs Mavericks @ Darwin 

Northern Mavericks 8/256 (50) Sam Miller 130 (136). Nick Benton 49 (82), Ben Turley 37 (35), Norman Vanua 3/46 (10), Chad Soper 2/42 (8), Mahuru Dai 1/28 (10), John Boge Reva 1/53 (8) defeated by Hebou PNG Barramundis 2/262 (34.5) Lega Siaka 95* (51), Tony Ura 88 (67), Dogodo Bau 40 (77), Assad Vala 14* (15), Nick Benton 1/46 (7), Oliver McDowell 1/46 (4) by eight (8) wickets with 91 balls

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