30 Aug 2012

Sport: PNG unbeaten at U17 cricket champs

10:23 am on 30 August 2012

Papua New Guinea ran out easy winners against Vanuatu in their final match of the East Asia-Pacific Under 17 Cricket Championship, to finish the tournament undefeated.

Having already secured the T20 championship on Tuesday, captain Riley Hekura led the way for the Mosquitoes, snaring 3 for 21 with the ball before top-scoring with 30 as PNG chased down Vanuatu's 102 for 9 inside 11 overs.

Hosts Fiji finished the tournament in second place after a late fightback earned them a win over Vanuatu in the final match.

The teams will now play some 50 over exhibition matches over the next two days.