18 Jul 2012

Sport: PNG give youngsters chance to impress in cricket series

11:08 am on 18 July 2012

Papua New Guinea will give the next generation a chance to impress when the four-team Supa Series cricket tournament gets underway in Port Moresby tomorrow.

The PNG team will play one day and Twenty20 matches against Singapore, Hong Kong and a Brisbane/Gold Coast selection, with the finals to be played on Sunday.

Some of the Barramundi's more experienced players have been rested for the tournament and Cricket PNG's General Manager, Greg Campbell, says the younger brigade will gain a lot from playing against the likes of the Brisbane team.

"They've got two Brisbane Bulls contracted players in Michael Neser and Andrew Robinson who both played in the domestic Australian T20 Big Bash. Michael Neser was way up there with runs and wickets. The rest of the Gold Coast side are ex first class players or first grade players in Brisbane so it will be very good competition for us, and we are playing five Under 19 players in that before they head off for the Under 19 World Cup."