Australia vs. New Zealand
The annual ANZAC Day Cricket test between Australia & New Zealand was held this year on Friday 29th April 2016 at the Garden Oval, Tuanaimato. Proceeding the game formalities were given by the Australia & New Zealand High Commissioners to commemorate the 101st year of the landing at Gallipoli. This game is now an official event on the Samoa Cricket calendar and has been played each year since 2003.
The match was played in tremendous ANZAC spirit and this year the Australian team prevailed chasing down a respectable 142 made by the New Zealander’s facing some very tight bowling. The ANZAC ANZ Cup was presented to the Australian captain Mal Parsons and the player of the day trophy was awarded to Tari Seru of the Australian team who contributed in the field and with bat & ball.
Samoa Cricket wishes to thank the many sponsors who contributed to the annual ANZAC Day cricket activities. Fundraising from the event will go to the Samoa Cricket for two main upcoming tournaments being the Ladies Tri-series in the 50 overs World Qualifiers and the Seniors Over 60s Championship.
Our appreciation goes to the following;
Samoa Cricket - Assist with organising the event, providing grounds, practice nets, cricket equipment, tents, food stall, refreshment sales, umpires & scorer.
Australian High Commission
New Zealand High Commission
Daniel Mendola – Sa’Moana Resort various donated goods
Bank South Pacific / Rod Greed – Chairman of Organising Committee
Rod Brown – organising committee
Andy McCallum – Oceanic Gas – organising committee & cash donation
Digicel – Ray Hughes
Ian Buck - cash donation
Donald Narayan of Pacific Technologies & Marketing
Faleata Golf Course for cart hire
Please note the auction of donated prizes that contribute to the total fundraising will be held at the Seniors Over 60’s Championship from 1-7 June, 2016. Auction will include the following major prizes.
Daniel Mendola – Sa’Moana Resort
• 2 nights accommodation for 2 people at Sa’Moana Resort for auction
Gavin Brightwell – Saletoga Sands Resort
• 1 night accommodation for 2 people at Saletoga Sands Resort for auction
Kuki Retzlaff – Le Lagoto resort
• 2 night’s accommodation with tropical breakfast
Samoa Helicopter Services
• Scenic tour for 4 people.
Sala Stella Siale-Vaea Tangitau
General Manager, Samoa Cricket