By TRAVERTZ MABONE
AFTER round eight, United Cricket Club still hold the top position in the men’s A grade of the Port Moresby Cricket competition.
United are the leading club in Port Moresby at the moment with four of their teams out of the six divisions holding first placings.
In the A grade division, BNG Poreporena are sitting in second spot while Badili Hardware STC follow closely on the third and Chilli Sounds Raukele in fourth.
Even though, CS Raukele suffered a loss last weekend by 31 runs to leaders, United, the upset of a forfeit by STC caused them to fail to register points which had an upper hand for Raukele setting a total of 41.09 almost overtaking STC on 41.54.
Raukele will be looking to better that margin with hopes of claiming third place when both teams meet at Amini Park this Sunday.
However the current rainy weather that is being experienced by the Nations Capital will have its grudges with the competition if it carries on into the weekend.
But if the rain doesn’t hinder play, there sure will be a lot of tall grass for the batsmen to trim.
Games at the Murray Barracks oval last week was total disaster for batsmen who tried with all effort to drive fours but instead got away with less runs as the grass on parts of the field were hideously knee high.
This will also pose a problem for the fielders if they don’t manage to find the ball, especially for the sweepers (something for POM Cricket to look at).
Moving on to cricket, in the A reserve, Badili Hardware STC moved up a notch after defeating the division leaders, Coasters, by ten runs last Sunday and will look to maintain their lead in this weekends matches.
United also lead the U19 and U16 divisions while they also happily sit on first place in the Women’s division.