SPG2007 Cricket News

PNG celebrating gold medal victory.

FINAL ROUND - Afternoon Report

PACIFIC TITANS BATTLE FOR CRICKET GOLD
With the tropical palms swaying in the background, the highly anticipated gold medal play-off between Papua New Guinea and Fiji, the two titans of Pacific island cricket was played at Faleata this afternoon.more
Samoan Batsman, Konelio, helps Samoa home for a bronze medal.

FINAL ROUND - Morning Report

SAMOA WINS BRONZE MEDAL IN CRICKET
In Samoa's elusive quest since 2001 to win a medal at an international level competition, Samoa defeated New Caledonia to take bronze at these games. (Click on "More" to read the rest of this story).more

Robert Malcom Barlow, a founding member of Cricket

The cricket community in Samoa is greatly saddened by the passing on Wednesday evening 29th September of Robert Malcom Barlow, a founding member of the Samoa International Cricket Association.

Bob was a prominent and highly respected lawyer who arrived from New Zealand to work for the Samoa Attorney General's Office with his wife Beverly and children Andrew, Vanessa and Scott in 1975. He was a partner in the law firm Kruse, Enari & Barlow.more

ROUND 4 - Afternoon Report

The penultimate round of competition from the tranquil Faleata Cricket Complex saw dominant displays from PNG and Fiji under clear Pacific skies. Both teams are still undefeated in the round robin competition and will meet tomorrow in the final round in what will decide the gold and silver medals. In a round robin tournament it's a luxury to have the two top teams play-off for the gold medal on the final day and the match is shaping up to be a cracker. (Click on "More" to read the rest of this story).more
PNG on batting rampage

ROUND 4 - Morning Report

PNG has smashed the SPG record at the Faleata Cricket Complex, bludgeoning an enormous 6/572 from 50 overs in their match against New Caledonia. (Click on "More" to read the rest of this story).more
PNG bowling attack against Samoa

ROUND 3 - Afternoon Report

In the day's premier cricket match at the Faleata Cricket Complex the highly fancied PNG battled Samoa who were riding high after their last wicket win against Tonga the previous day. (click on "More" to see the rest of this story).more

ROUND 3 - Morning Report

In the fist result of the day a disciplined Tonga proved too strong for a spirited and enthusiastic New Caledonia team. Winning the toss and electing to bat New Caledonia consistently lost wickets against a strong Tongan bowling line-up looking to put the disappointment of the nail biting loss to Samoa the previous day behind them. (Click on "More" to see the rest of this story).more
Panoramic view of the Samoa Gardens Ovals

Spirit of cricket alive and well in South Pacific

There are few places in the world you can watch high-quality cricket while sitting in a fale as gentle Pacific ocean breezes play across the ground. The picturesque surrounds of the Faleata Cricket Complex in Apia, Samoa are one such venue.more
Vosaick (Left) and Lesuma (Right) from Team Fiji

Fiji and PNG: Confidence running high

At this stage Papua New Guinea and Fiji are shaping up as the competition favourites.more

ROUND 2 - Afternoon Report

FIJIAN BIG GUNS FIRE AND SAMOANS CLAIM FIRST VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT
The day 2 action at Faleata Gardens saw a confident Fiji team come out to take on New Caledonia in New Caledonia's opening match of the tournament. (Click on "More" for the rest of this story)more

ROUND 2 - RESULTS

Fiji batted first (403/8) defeats New Caledonia (All out for 20) by 383 runs.
Samoa batted second (146/9) defeats Tonga (All out for 144) by 1 wicket.

Check out the Results & Ladders page for full detailed score cards for each game.more
Volunteers keeping cricket grounds clean

Cricket Volunteers: SPG More Than Just Sports

Samoa has prepared for the 2007 South Pacific Games since 2003 and earlier. Samoa's preparations for the Games have involved substantial Government investment in infrastructure, sports and human development. The Games have not only involved substantial Government investment but indeed the investment of the Samoan people and community in the Games to make it a truly successful event. Now that the Games have arrived, the years of preparation and sacrifice which included substantial curbs on Government spending is reflected in the exceptional standard of the venues and the level of organisation being demonstrated at each sport. (Click on "More" for the rest of this story)more

ROUND 1 - RESULTS

Fiji batted second (4/82) defeats Samoa (All Out for 81) by 6 wickets.
PNG batted first (All Out for 149) defeated Tonga (All Out for 94) by 55 runs.

See Results and Ladders section for detailed scorecards of each game.more

ROUND 1 - Afternoon Report

CRICKET GOLD UP FOR GRABS.
At the end of the first day's play on the windswept Faleata Gardens cricket fields, all teams remain in medal contention with both Tonga and Samoa down one but definitely not out. (Click on "More" for the rest of this story)more
Fijian bowling to Samoan batsman

ROUND 1 - Morning Report

STORM CLOUDS CLEAR FOR EXCITING PLAY IN THE FIRST DAY OF CRICKET.
After a magnificent display of Samoan culture and tradition at the opening ceremony on Saturday night followed by a rest day on Sunday, the storm clouds and rain over Apia cleared on cue at 9.30am for Samoa to take to the pitch against Fiji and the much favoured Papua New Guinea team to play Tonga. (Click on "More" for the rest of this story)more

5 Countries Confirm For SPG

Samoa will meet up old rivals, PNG, Fiji, Tonga and Cook Islands in what will be a small but very competitive tournament during the 2007 South Pacific Games to be help in Apia Samoa.

A Tentative Draw has been posted and this will be finalised at the technical meeting to be held once all delegates have arrived for the competition.

A list of entries by name will be posted shortly.more
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