What a great tournament! This was the second time the Kartini Cup has been held and it was a tribute to the organisers from the Udayana Cricket Club. Over three days from 28 to 30 March 2016, ten women’s teams from seven Indonesian provinces played Super 8 cricket in Bali and our team from NTT was one of them.
Drawn in a group with Badung, Central Java, Jakarta and the Red Ants, a Balinese team from Gianyar, NTT was extremely competitive.
Game 1: Badung made 87 runs with the loss of 1 wicket. NTT bowled too many sundries (38). NTT made 77 runs and lost 2 wickets with only 17 sundries bowled by Badung. The message was clear. You can’t afford to give the opposition 37 extra runs and win.
Game 2: NTT made 76 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Central Java made 56 runs with the loss of 2 wickets. NTT wins!
Game 3: NTT made 54 runs with the loss of no wickets and Jakarta replied with 56 runs and the loss of 3 wickets. Once again sundries were the difference with NTT bowling 17 and Jakarta 15 but this was a huge improvement.
Game 4: NTT makes 60 runs with the loss of no wickets and the Red Ants reply with 45 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. NTT wins again!
Unfortunately two wins were not enough to progress to the cup finals however the team learnt a great deal about competition play. They also showed that they are not far off the rest of the women’s teams in Indonesia. Jakarta, the team that beat them by 2 runs went on to win the competition and Rosita Yohanes from NTT won the best batting award for the tournament.
The NTT team was;
L-R: David Christie, Soni Hawoe, Eras Djogo, Bruce Christie, Tom Vowles, Chris Schofield, Zack Awang, Yeri Rosonga, Ibu Rosie, Apolonia Meo
L-R: Maria D. Melda, Yorthina Lakfanu, Dejoice V. V. Padokari, Yuliana Naimuni, Rosita Yonaes, Boni Melda Sir (C), Quistin B. Mira, Adelfina Maonmuti, Maria G. Linome
Coach: Zacaria Awang
Managers: Pak Eras Djogo and Ibu Rosie