11 Apr 2011

Fiji cricketers feel they've progressed ahead of women's tri-series

10:24 am on 11 April 2011

Fiji's women's cricketers are hoping experience will prove it's worth in Monday's opening Twenty20 tri-series clash in Vanuatu.

They'll be up against Vanuatu's national team and as well as the Northern Rivers club team from New South Wales.

The team is still relatively new to the international arena after playing their inaugural tournament only last year.

However vice-captain Alicia Dean says even in that short space of time the progress they've made has been significant and she's hopeful that will show through against the hosts, who are making their international debut.

"They're playing a lot more sensible cricket so when the ball's there to hit they're hitting it but now when it's a decent ball they're respecting it and just looking for the single. That's a huge step and for them to have only discovered that in the last year is impressive. They're keen learners and they're taking everything on board which I think is a great thing."

Meanwhile the men's one day match between Fiji and Tonga scheduled for Lautoka today has been called off due to an unplayable pitch.