About the Phuket Cricket Week

Welcome to the official blog of the Phuket Cricket Week

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 17, 2015

2006 - Karon Stadium Preparation

Once again our dedicated team put in the hard yards behind the scenes to get the Karon Stadium into the best possible condition for players and spectators alike.

Professional groundsman Dixie Joy, a member of the Perth Postels, arrived in
Phuket early to prepare the wicket for the tournament

Rain on Monday afternoon meant the rolling had to be postponed
until Tuesday to give the ground sufficient time to dry

Netting was improved and added to various parts of the stadium in an effort to
prevent too many balls disappearing out of bounds, and of course,
to prevent injuries to innocent by-standers unfamiliar with the hazards of this strange sport

The stadium staff mark the boundary

Torrential rain on Tuesday night failed to damage the prepared playing area
and early morning sunshine helped to dry it out.
The new matting surface was unrolled and pegged into position

Postels’ Mark Molinari and Mark Wiley assisted Dixie each day with laying the mat
early in the morning before play, and then rolling it up and covering it at the end of the day

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