Tony Ura

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Tony Ura
Personal information
Full nameTony Pala Ura
Born (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 30)
Papua New Guinea
BattingRight-handed
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 9)8 November 2014 v Hong Kong
Last ODI23 September 2019 v Namibia
T20I debut (cap 8)15 July 2015 v Ireland
Last T20I2 November 2019 v Netherlands
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 26 23 6 48
Runs scored 718 671 303 1,067
Batting average 27.61 37.27 25.25 22.22
100s/50s 1/2 1/4 0/2 1/4
Top score 151 107* 75 151
Balls bowled 6 18
Wickets 0 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 11/– 7/– 6/– 15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 July 2020

Tony Ura (born 15 October 1989) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer. Ura is a right-handed opening batsman.

International career[edit]

Having played age group cricket for Papua New Guinea Under-19s in the 2008 Under-19 World Cup and 2010 Under-19 World Cup,[1] he proceeded to be selected as a part of the Papua New Guinea squad for the 2011 World Cricket League Division Three, where he played 6 matches, helping them earn promotion to 2011 World Cricket League Division Two. It was in this competition that he made his List A debut against Bermuda. He played a further 5 List A matches in the competition, the last coming against Hong Kong.[2] In his 6 matches in the competition, he scored 92 runs at a batting average of 15.33, with a half century high score of 52.[3] This score came against Bermuda.[4]

Ura made his One Day International debut for Papua New Guinea on 8 November 2014 against Hong Kong in Australia.[5] He made his Twenty20 International debut for Papua New Guinea against Ireland in the 2015 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament on 15 July 2015.[6]

In the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, Ura scored a national record 151 runs from 142 balls against Ireland. He was named player of the match despite his team losing.[7] In the next match against West Indies, the inaugural ODI between the two teams, he scored 37 runs from 45 balls, hitting two sixes off the bowling of Ashley Nurse.[8] Following the conclusion of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Ura as the rising star of Papua New Guinea's squad.[9]

In August 2018, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for Group A of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[10] In Papua New Guinea's opening match of the qualifier, against Samoa, Ura scored 120 runs from 55 balls.[11][12] In March 2019, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the Regional Finals of the 2018–19 ICC T20 World Cup East Asia-Pacific Qualifier tournament.[13] On 23 March 2019, during Papua New Guinea's match against the Philippines, Ura became the first batsman for Papua New Guinea to score a century in a T20I match, scoring 107 not out.[14][15] He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament, with 243 runs in four matches.[16] The following month, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia.[17]

In June 2019, he was selected to represent the Papua New Guinea cricket team in the men's tournament at the 2019 Pacific Games.[18] In September 2019, he was named in Papua New Guinea's squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier tournament in the United Arab Emirates.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youth One-Day International Matches played by Tony Ura". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  2. ^ "List A Matches played by Tony Ura". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  3. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Tony Ura". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  4. ^ "List A Matches played by Tony Ura". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Hong Kong tour of Australia, 1st ODI: Papua New Guinea v Hong Kong at Townsville, Nov 8, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  6. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 23rd Match, Group A: Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Belfast, Jul 15, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  7. ^ "5th Match, Group A, ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare, Mar 6 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
  8. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8038/scorecard/1133007/papua-new-guinea-vs-west-indies-10th-match,-group-a-world-cup-qualifier-2017-18/ Scorecard
  9. ^ "CWCQ 2018 Report Card: Papua New Guinea". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Squads and fixtures announced for 2020 ICC World T20 - EAP Group 'A' 2018". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ "ICC World T20 EAP Qualifier Day One Round up and Reactions". Cricket World. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  12. ^ "PNG make the early running in ICC World T20 EAP A Qualifier". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Squads and Fixtures Announced for 2020 ICC Men's T20 World Cup EAP Final 2019". Cricket Philippines. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Vanuatu record first victory at ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific regional finals". Inside the Games. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Victory to Vanuatu and a rain affected match sees the final come down to the last day". Cricket World. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  16. ^ "ICC World Twenty20 East Asia-Pacific Region Final, 2018/19: Most runs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Barras on a mission". The National (Papua New Guinea). Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Athlete List for Samoa 2019 Pacific Games". Pacific Games Council. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Barras named for qualifiers". The National. Retrieved 4 October 2019.

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