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Rarua Dikana

Rarua Dikana
Personal information
Full name
Rarua Dikana Boge
Born (1978-10-19) 19 October 1978 (age 45)
Papua New Guinea
NicknameRugi Dee
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBowler
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 16
Runs scored 115
Batting average 9.58
100s/50s –/–
Top score 27
Balls bowled 487
Wickets 16
Bowling average 21.62
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/31
Catches/stumpings 4/–
Source: CricketArchive, 22 May 2011

Rarua Dikana (born 19 October 1978 in Papua New Guinea) is a Papua New Guinean former cricketer,[1] also known as Rarva Dikana.[2] A right-handed batsman, right-arm medium pace bowler and occasional wicket-keeper,[1] he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 1998.[3]

Career

Dikana's first taste of international cricket came in the 1998 Under-19 World Cup when he represented Papua New Guinea Under-19s in six tournament matches.[4] He made his debut for the senior side later that year, playing against Malaysia and Singapore in the ACC Trophy.[5]

He next played for Papua New Guinea in the 2001 Pacifica Cup in Auckland, New Zealand[5] before playing for them in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada.[6] He played in the 2002 Pacifica Cup in Apia, Samoa,[5] including the final in which Papua New Guinea beat Tonga.[7] In 2004, he first represented a combined East Asia Pacific team in the Australian National Country Cricket Championships, and has represented the side every year since.[5]

In 2005, he played in the repêchage tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy.[5] Papua New Guinea beat Fiji in the final,[8] to qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland, where Dikana made his List A debut against the Netherlands.[9]

He represented Papua New Guinea at Division Three of the World Cricket League in Darwin, Australia, where he captained the side,[10] and in the cricket tournament at the 2007 South Pacific Games.[5]

Dikana played for Papua New Guinea in the 2009 World Cricket League Division Three, where he played 6 matches. He appeared for Papua New Guinea in the 2011 World Cricket League Division Two. He played a further 6 List A matches in the competition, the last coming against Hong Kong.[9] In his 6 matches in the competition, he too 10 wickets at a bowling average of 17.40, with best figures of 3/31.[11]

Coaching career

After retiring from playing, Dikana was appointed interim head coach of Papua New Guinea for the 2011 Pacific Games in Samoa.[12] He also filled the role on an interim basis in 2014 following the resignation of Peter Anderson.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b Cricket Archive profile
  2. ^ Cricinfo profile
  3. ^ Teams played for by Rarua Dikana at CricketArchive
  4. ^ Youth ODI matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
  5. ^ a b c d e f Other matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
  6. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Rarua Dikana] at Cricket Archive
  7. ^ Scorecard of Papua New Guinea v Tonga, 5 June 2002 at Cricket Archive
  8. ^ Scorecard of Fiji v Papua New Guinea, 27 February 2005
  9. ^ a b List A matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
  10. ^ Squads for 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope
  11. ^ "Bowling for Papua New Guinea in 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Bichel ready to leave Cricket PNG". The National. Port Moresby. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
  13. ^ "Dikana takes reins as PNG reset for 2014". The National. Port Moresby. 4 February 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2023.
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