Good morning Sunners and welcome to, for some of you, a four day weekend.
If you’re following the cricket you will know that the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup final is at our back door today.
Australia and India face off in the final of the Under 19 World Cup at the Bay Oval today with both sides having full confidence coming into the final after completing big wins in the semi-finals.
Australia comfortably beat Afghanistan by six wickets, bowling them out for 181 and chasing the total inside 38 overs, while India thrashed rivals Pakistan, posting 272/9 from their 50 overs before dismantling the opposition, dismissing them for just 69.
While both sides have been impressive throughout the tournament, India is believed to have the edge, being the only unbeaten side in the competition.
Furthermore, Australia’s only defeat came against India in the sides’ first game of the competition back on 14 January.
The Group B fixture saw India’s top-order batting fire excellently, with openers Prithvi Shaw (94) and Manjot Khalra (86) putting on an opening stand of 180.
India made an imposing 328/7 from their 50 overs before their bowlers dismissed the Australians for 228 to secure a 100-run win.
Since then, however, Australia have been ruthless, beating Zimbabwe, Papua New Guinea, England and Afghanistan, with their bowling attack taking the full 10 wickets in each match.
As well as beating Australia in the first game, India have defeated Papua New Guinea, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
For more information on the Under 19 World Cup final go to: https://www.icc-cricket.com/
Saturday 3 February
Art in the Park Art in the Park. Coronation Park, Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui. Weather permitting. 9am-4pm. Tauranga Society of Artists Inc.
Balmoral Kilties Marching Team We welcome ladies to join our fabulous sport. Ages 30-60. No experience required. Ph Anita 07 578 8996 or 0210 257 6094 evenings
LOL Laughter Wellness Keep well on LAUGHTER - the best medicine ever. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email email@example.com
LOL Laughter Wellness Discover the joy & health benefits of hearty laughter. 11:00-11:45am Arataki Community Centre, Zambuk Way, Mt Maunganui. Koha. Ph Trish 022 036 6768 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nemesh Exhibition & Workshops "Gennie Collection" Exhibition by NEMESH: 2 Feb-1 Mar. Opening & Art Demo: 2 Feb, 5-7pm. Oil Workshops: 3-4-5 Feb, 11am-5pm. Contact: email@example.com
Sport BOP Bike Month From group rides and bike maintenance to mountain biking, there’s something for everyone in our Bike Month calendars. Plus prizes to be won! www.sportbop.co.nz/bike-month
Sunshine Sequence Dance Group Tea Dance Saturday, Mar 31. Baptist Church Hall, 13th Avenue. 5-9pm. $5pp. BYO food, plates, cutlery, non alcoholic drinks. Jan 544 4379
Taumarunui High School 100 year reunion 2-4 March www.ths100reunion.com For more info & bookings contact firstname.lastname@example.org 078957494 Kia kaha, kia manawanui. Reunion is a THS fundraiser in “Heart of the King Country”
Tauranga Rotary Easter Booksale Please donate books, records, Cds, Dvds, Jigsaws & Sheet music for next Rotary Charity Book sale. Ph Anne 543 5350 or Ross 544 0817
TAURANGA Social Dance Club First Saturday monthly at the Greerton Hall from 7:30pm. Sequence & Old Time dancing, supper & raffles. Entry $7. Ph Faye 543 3280
Te Puke Menz Shed Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays @ 9am at 86B No. 3 Road Te Puke. New members welcome. Ph 573 8655 or 573 6779