MPs sal­vage NZ cricket pride

Kapi-Mana News - - SPORT -

We lost the big one, but at least our MPs gave their Aussie coun­ter­parts a wal­lop­ing on the cricket pitch.

New Zealand MPs clashed with Aus­tralian sen­a­tors and MPs in net­ball, foot­ball and cricket on March 28.

The par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, led by for­mer Sil­ver Fern Louisa Wall, won the net­ball 11-9.

The Aus­tralians fought back to win the foot­ball 4-3.

It all came down to the cricket, which used backyard rules – 12 overs a side with ev­ery­one get­ting a bat, neg­a­tive 5 runs for a wicket, and ev­ery­one re­quired to bowl.

‘‘We won the cricket hand­somely,’’ said Mana MP and New Zealand co­cap­tion Kris Faafoi, ‘‘but some­one for­got the score­book so no of­fi­cial record ex­ists.

‘‘The Aus­tralians did sledge, the worst be­ing, ‘You run like a Green’.’’

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