Phuket 09. Indoor cricket specialists from Malaysia team up with outdoor specialists from the Spirits of Singapore, to defend the Bounty’s Bowl title from 2008. With star batsman Dave Nightingale still missing, he still maintains he’s recovering from shoulder reconstruction but in reality, maybe he’s sunning himself on a beach in Zambia. Some Bounty regulars are back for more punishment sporting injuries.
This is the third year that the CBBs and Postels have combined to enjoy the social atmosphere that is the Phuket International Cricket Sixes. The Postels Club from Perth is approximately 115 years old and has a great tradition in cricket. The CBBs were formed in 2000 and offer various friends from the Chiang Mai Sixes decided that they would like to tour more often to Cricket Sixes Tournaments. We have also had full tours to North America (2006) and India (2008) which have been huge success stories for the club.
Baulkham Hills LOBAT is a team that plays in a competitive league in Sydney; in a suburb called Baulkham Hills. The team consists of mainly old boys that started their failed cricketing careers in the subcontinent. LOBAT’s strategy is to make the lower order do all the scoring and the wicket taking, while relying heavily on the opposition to capitulate for no good reason. This strategy has worked like a charm. LOBAT has made it to the Grand Final in the league.
Andy ‘Docco’ Burt (RHB, RA off spin)
The Galah Cricket Club was founded in 1975. The Galah CC was named ABC Grandstand Radio Australian Cricket Club of the Year in 2007. The Galah Cricket Club is essentially a touring cricket club and has travelled the world playing in some 27 countries. It was the first Australian Cricket Club to play against such national sides as Chile, Croatia, Slovakia and Paraguay. The Galah Cricket Club toured South East Asia in 2008 playing in Singapore, Malaysia and Phuket. Having enjoyed the hospitality so much in Phuket the Galahs have come back once again to be involved for the first time in the Phuket International Sixes. The Galahs are also travelling to England in July 2009.
Seemant Raju (Rajusaurus)
A long time ago, on an island far away… The Lamma Cricket Club was inaugurated at a beery meeting at the original Waterfront Restaurant and the first practise session was conducted on a disused helipad on Lamma. A Lamma cricket team played its first game in 1990. Today, even though Lamma CC does not have the attraction of its own ground, it has a large and keen membership and it is the only Club in Hong Kong without a ground to field both a League Team and a Social Team. We tour a lot!
Formerly known as Spartan Cricket Club we were established in 1918, as a one team club playing in the Churches Cricket Association, and celebrating our 90th anniversary in 2009.