|Full name||Rarua Dikana Boge|
19 October 1978 |
Papua New Guinea
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
Source: CricketArchive, 22 May 2011
Rarua Dikana (born 19 October 1978 in Papua New Guinea) is a Papua New Guinean cricketer, also known as Rarva Dikana. A right-handed batsman, right-arm medium pace bowler and occasional wicket-keeper, he has played for the Papua New Guinea national cricket team since 1998. He Retired from international duties in 2012.
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. He made his debut for the senior side later that year, playing against Malaysia and Singapore in the ACC Trophy.
He next played for Papua New Guinea in the 2001 Pacifica Cup in Auckland, New Zealand before playing for them in the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada. He played in the 2002 Pacifica Cup in Apia, Samoa, including the final in which Papua New Guinea beat Tonga. In 2004, he first represented a combined East Asia Pacific team in the Australian National Country Cricket Championships, and has represented the side each year since.
In 2005, he played in the repêchage tournament for the 2005 ICC Trophy. Papua New Guinea beat Fiji in the final, to qualify for the 2005 ICC Trophy in Ireland, where Dikana made his List A debut against the Netherlands.
Dikana later played for Papua New Guinea in the 2009 World Cricket League Division Three, where he played 6 matches. He later 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. In his 6 matches in the competition, he too 10 wickets at a bowling average of 17.40, with best figures of 3/31.
- Cricket Archive profile
- Cricinfo profile
- Teams played for by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
- Youth ODI matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
- Other matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
- ICC Trophy matches played by Rarua Dikana] at Cricket Archive
- Scorecard of Papua New Guinea v Tonga, 5 June 2002 at Cricket Archive
- Scorecard of Fiji v Papua New Guinea, 27 February 2005
- List A matches played by Rarua Dikana at Cricket Archive
- Squads for 2007 ICC World Cricket League Division Three at CricketEurope
- "Bowling for Papua New Guinea in 2011 ICC World Cricket League Division Two". CricketArchive. Retrieved 22 May 2011.