HEBOU PNG Barramundis

PNG Barramundis to tour HK

These events will run from 23rd October to 1st November, 2018.

“We are delighted to accept the invitation from Hong Kong Cricket to take part in the West Pacific Cup, Hong Kong Sixes and the South China Cup later this month. This will be the last tour of the year for the Hebou PNG Barramundis and we are all hoping that they finish the year off on a high,” said Greg Campbell, CPNG CEO.

PNG Barras beat Hong Kong in T20 Series

The Hebou PNG Barramundis continued their impressive form in the T20 Series by posting another imposing total of 9/161 off their allotted 20 over in the final.

It was a team effort with a total of five Barramundis’ batsmen scoring more 20 runs throughout the innings, with Assad Vala top scoring with the bat with a brilliant 37 runs off just 33 balls. Tanveer Ahmed was the stand-out bowler for Hong Kong, taking an incredible 5/48.  

PNG Barras return undefeated

The Barramundis made their dominance show from the very first game when Tony Ura smashed a century of just 47 balls, to guide PNG past 200 against Samoa.

Samoa barely put up a challenge and could only manage 129 in their 20 overs, with Chad Soper picking up 4 wickets - 3 of them coming in one over - for only 10 runs.

Hosts Fiji were next as the Hebou PNG Barramundis played back-to-back matches on the first day, this time falling shy of the 200 run mark by 12 runs.

PNG cricket team continues dominant performance

Vanuatu captain Andrew Mansale elected to field first after winning the toss - a decision he must have rued on a flat track.

After a delayed start, Hebou PNG Barramundis captain Assad Vala got straight into things along with Tony Ura, who had scored a century in the first match.

The openers, scoring at a healthy rate of over 11 an over in the power play, racing to 69 in the power play, with Ura doing most of the scoring. He was finally dismissed for 51 in just 33 balls as the Vanuatu captain Mansale brought himself to the attack to break the opening partnership.

Hebou Barras touch down in Fiji

There was reason to be in good spirits despite Alei Nao's unfortunate injury that has ruled him out of action for a year.

Cricket PNG National Team Coach Joe Dawes is hopeful Nao recovers well from his injury and comes back into the fold soon.

“Very disappointing for Alei and he is a big part of our white ball cricket and I hope he bounces back well. Luckily, we are well covered in the bowling ranks. His injury though does give others an opportunity to shine here.”

Massive blow for PNG cricket team

Hebou Barramundis’ opening bowler, Nao, suffered a complete rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament on 16th August during warm-up at a training session in Brisbane.

Nao will go in for surgery this Thursday, 23rd August, in Brisbane and will be ruled out from playing cricket for at least 12 months.

Barras leave PNG shores tomorrow

The team is prepared to face off against fellow Pacific islanders in the ICC World T20 East-Asia-Pacific (EAP) Qualifier.

Among the 14-man team, Steven Eno, an experienced club batsmen and wicket keeper, will be debuting.

And just like a good number of his colleagues, Eno, from Hanuabada, started playing cricket at a young age.

“I started learning cricket in the village. From there I joined the Port Moresby Cricket Association then from there I represented the under 19 in the world cup qualifier in Canada. That was in 2009,” he said.

Barras top up on fitness ahead of qualifier

With a few days left before they leave the country, Captain Assad Vala said the team is topping up on their fitness in preparation for the ICC World T20 East-Asia-Pacific (EAP) Qualifier.

The 14-man team, led by veteran cricketer, Assad Vala, will depart Port Moresby on 15th August to Brisbane, where they will be based for five days before flying to Fiji.

Suva will play host to Fiji, PNG, Samoa and Vanuatu, four of the best teams in the East-Asia-Pacific region.

PNG fall to Netherlands in ICC qualifiers

The Hebou PNG Barramundis played their part in an entertaining day of cricket at the Old Hararian Sports Club.

Assad Vala won the toss and chose to field, but his bowlers could not find any early breakthrough. Both Keeper-Batsman Scott Edwards and Ben Cooper got the Dutch off to a solid start as they took the game to the PNG bowlers.

PNG's Ura sets record in Day 2

After being sent in to bat by Ireland’s captain, William Porterfield, the Hebou PNG Barramundis got off to another disastrous start, slumping to 3/24 in the 12th over.

When Charles Amini Jnr was stumped for eight runs off the bowling of Paul Stirling, the Hebou PNG Barramundis were in a massive hole at 6/80 and in danger of being bowled out for less than 100.

During this carnage, Ura stuck to his plans to hit the very strong Ireland bowling attack to all parts of the beautiful Hare Sports Club Ground to hit his maiden ODI century.