15 Sep 2014

Sport: First up losses for PNG, EAP cricket teams

11:54 am on 15 September 2014

Pacific teams have made a losing start to the Top End Cricket Carnival with Papua New Guinea and an East Asia Pacific selection both suffering first-up defeats in Darwin.

Batting first, the Australian Indigenous team posted a daunting 290 from their 50 overs.

The Barramundi's began their run-chase strongly, racing to 60 without loss after six overs, but collapsed to be all out for 243 in 44 overs.

Meanwhile the EAP selection, featuring players from Samoa, Vanuatu, Fiji and PNG, came up well short in their opening encounter against Northern Territory, losing regular wickets in pursuit of the hosts 272.