21 Jan 2014

Sport: PNG cricketers still positive after first loss

11:49 am on 21 January 2014

Papua New Guinea cricket coach, Peter Anderson, says the team won't be dwelling on their first loss at the World Cup qualifying tournament in New Zealand.

The Barramundi's were thrashed by 130 runs in their latest match against the Netherlands, ending a three game stint in New Plymouth that also brought wins over Kenya and Uganda.

The team now moves to Mount Maunganui for their final group game against Namibia on Thursday and Peter Anderson says it's a new day.

"Sun comes up tomorrow mate so I'm very quick to move on. I know people dwell on things and that but we're very positive, we're going forward. Our attitude when we come to every tournament is always to go there to win the tournament so we're still focused on one step at a time. Every sporting team has a hiccup, no matter how well you play, and those days happen, so the best thing to do is put it behind you. So long as we learnt some good things from it. I think we certainly learnt a bit more about their bowling and what we've got to execute with our bowlers".

A win against Namibia will secure PNG's place in the Super Six stage.