A brilliant individual effort from East Asia-Pacific captain Jason Kila was not enough to help his side defeat South Australia Country in the second game of the Australian Country Cricket Championships.
EAP won the toss and chose to bat first in the one-day match, but were on the back-foot early with the loss of the opening pair Ravoka and Doriga for just 21 runs.
Kila scored 91 of his side’s total – his spectacular innings coming off just 69 balls and featuring seven fours and five sixes. Despite his dominance the EAP wickets continued to fall around him with EAP eventually ending on 142 runs off just 31.4 overs.
South Australian Adam Somerfield, who picked up 4-44 with the ball, also starred with the bat.
Somerfield smashed 41 off 30 balls, which included three sixes.
SA Country chased down EAP’s total inside 20 overs with the loss of just 4 wickets.
Joel Tom was the pick of EAP’s bowling attack, taking 3-39, while Fijian quick Viliame Manakitoga ended on 1/31, claiming the scalp of opener Greg Fiebig after just 3 runs.
SA Country collected two bonus points in a thumping six wicket win at N8 Health Oval, Kangaroo Flat.Next up for the East-Asia Pacific side is Western Australia on Friday 9 January, 12pm Fijian time.
Next up for the East-Asia Pacific side is Western Australia on Friday 9th January, 12pm Fijian time.
For further media enquiries or to arrange interviews please contact Lewis Keane on 807 1381.