About the Phuket Cricket Week

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The Phuket Cricket Week is run by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) (www.cricketsixes.com)

The ACST continues to organise superb club cricket events at fantastic locations across Asia Pacific since it was founded in 2000.

The Phuket Cricket Week comprises of the ICC Award Winning Phuket International Cricket Sixes and the Thalang International 7's (formerly known as the Kata International 7's)

The Sixes were first held in 2004, while the 7's made its first appearance in 2012. Both events have helped raise substantial sums through the kindness of its worldwide participants to assist in the next generation of Thais falling in love with the game through the Phuket Cricket Group's Junior Development Fund. The ACST would like to thank the PCG for their continued and invaluable support as the Phuket Cricket week continues to flourish.

All enquiries for anyone wishing to come along and make friendships through the game, whether as a team or individuals should contact the ACST Chairman, Michael 'Cat' Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

We hope that you enjoy looking through the archives of this brilliant event. Look at the index page down the right-hand side and click on the year and feature you wish to see. Content will continually be updated. If you see an untitled image you can assist with, please get in touch!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

2004 - American Express Private Bank Phuket Invitational Cricket Sixes

American Express Private Bank Phuket Invitational Cricket Sixes 2004

The inaugural American Express Private Bank Phuket Invitational Cricket Sixes 2004 lived up to it's billing of ‘Fun in the Sun’ at the Karon Stadium in Phuket, both on and off the field.

A powerful Surrey Vagrants side featuring former Essex captain Paul Pritchard saw off the challenge of Trevor Chappell's Moonshine Warathais from New South Wales to take the first Phuket Sixes Cup title. Pritchard put in excellent performances over the three days and was awarded the Player of the Tournament (Open).

In a noisy Bowl final, Lamma CC of Hong Kong defeated a spirited Green Man Sweepers side, just managing to defend their 89 against some powerful Green Man hitting and barracking from the Green Man supporters! Local teachers from Dulwich College stormed off with the Spoon title defeating the surprise package Blythswood Beckhams from England in the final. The start of the final day’s play was delayed due to overnight rain. But with a fair amount of effort and no little ingenuity, the coconut matting wicket was made ready with a minimal effect on the schedule.

“We’ve had really positive feedback from the teams about this first Phuket Cricket Sixes,” said Tournament Director Doug Hedley. “Phuket has all the ingredients as a superb location for a Sixes tournament. We’ve had three days of enjoyable cricket, our sponsors are happy and hopefully now we’ve helped to put cricket on the map in Phuket. We really appreciate the support we received from the Thailand Cricket League, the Governor of Phuket and we’re also grateful to Dr Paes of the Asian Cricket Council who played in the competition. There now seems to be a groundswell of support for growing local cricket in Phuket and that’s fantastic to see. We’re looking forward now to building on the success of this first Phuket Sixes as we prepare for the 2005 tournament.”

The American Express Private Bank Phuket Invitational Cricket Sixes 2004 was sponsored by:
American Express Private Bank
Bangkok Phuket Hospital
The Andaman Seaview Resort
The Green Man Pub


Tournament Dates: Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd April 2004

Venue: Karon Stadium, Karon Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Competing Teams:
Blythswood (UK)
PALPA (Pakistan)
Callmate (India)
Perth Postels (Australia)
Surrey Vagrants (UK),
Lamma CC (Hong Kong)
Moonshine Warathais (Australia)
Bangkok Postels (Thailand)
Green Man Sweepers & Guzzlers (Thailand)
Dulwich School (Thailand)

Title Sponsors:
American Express Private Bank

Support Sponsors:
Bangkok Phuket Hospital
Haadthip (Coca Cola)
Phuket Ceramics

Mr Udomsak Usawarangkura, Governor of Phuket (Organising Committee Chairman) Asian Cricket Sixes Tour
The Green Man Pub


Rhonda Vincent
Kim Leung

Tournament Schedule:
Ian Liddell

Event Director:
Poonpun Jangrugsa (Nui)

Tournament Director:
Doug Hedley

Star Players:
Atul Wassan (India)
Trevor Chappell (Australia)
Paul Pritchard (ex-Essex skipper)
Franklin Hinds (West Indies)

The Awards:

Cup Champions: Surrey Vagrants
Cup Runners Up: Moonshine Warathais
Bowl Champions: Lamma CC
Bowl Runners Up: Green Man Sweepers
Spoon Champions: Dulwich College
Spoon Runners Up: Blythswood Beckhams

Best Batsman Open: Paul Pritchard (Vagrants)
Best Batsman Spoon: Tim Creber (Dulwich)
Best Bowlers Open: Paul Pritchard, Cameron Eve, Franklin Hinds (Vagrants)
Best Bowler Spoon: Binepal (Blythswood)
Most Sixes Open: Paul Pritchard (Vagrants)
Most Sixes Spoon: Daryl Orchard (Dulwich)

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