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Staff Reporter 10/01/2013 | |
The Digicel PNG Barramundi's weren't able to repeat their heroic past performances in Darwin recently, as they were overpowered by an undefeated Eastern Edge in their final match of the 50 overs.

The Barras won the toss and elected to field, but were unable to get an early breakthrough, as the Eastern Edge opening combination looked determined to get through the new ball.

Barras John Boge Reva's introduction sparked a brief breakthrough, but that didn't stem the flow of runs as the Edge cruised to post 246 for the loss of 6 wickets. 

Redbacks Alex Ross led the way with 69 runs with Timothy Evans also getting past the half century mark with 61, while Skipper Travis Head made 26 and Timothy Davey scored 33 runs to ensure the Edge posted a big total. 

Mahuru Dai for the Barras was brilliant with the ball with figures of 2/34 whilst Andrew Hicks also chipped in with 2/53. 

Barra's Tony Ura was the only standout batsman who stood tall despite a disappointing batting performance scoring 86 runs from 83 balls, which included 4 sixes and 9 fours. 

Barras were eventually dismissed for 135 leaving the Eastern Edge undefeated after their three matches. 

The Digicel Barras arrive in Adelaide today for a 5 week training camp as they prepare for the ICC World T20 Qualifiers, which will be held in Dubai in November 2013. 

Following the T20 Qualifiers the PNG Barramundi's will return to Adelaide to complete the SACA Premier League Competition with T20's.

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