Ahioma cricket midway through their competition

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The National,Wednesday18 January 2012

THE Ahioma cricket association’s competition in Milne Bay has reached the midway point of the 2011-12 season with the completion of round eight fixtures at the weekend.
The season began last October, and will conclude towards the end of March with two rounds of finals to decide which are the best clubs in men’s and women’s cricket in the Ahioma ward.
Currently in the men’s competition Nahilulu are sitting top of the table, having only lost one of their eight games.
This leaves them well placed to wrest the title from last year’s winners, second-placed United Cricket Club.
However, both Mid-East and Amoiha, who are placed third and fourth respectively, are still very much in the title chase and both can lay claim to winning against one of the top two teams so far this season.
In the women’s Amoiha and Mid-East appear to be the main two contenders for the premiership this year having both won five games each.  However Amoiha’s only loss came in a big upset over the weekend to bottom placed Nahilulu.
Results in the women’s competition suggest that any team can win on their day, with lower placed teams capable of causing upsets.
Round nine action continues this weekend at Lelehoa Primary School oval, which is 4km east of Alotau.