Established in 1906, one of old oldest sports club in India, is now more of social institution in Assam for its immense contribution in various field of the society. Most of the leading stalwarts of the State got involved with this century old club’s activities, which can now boast in maintaining a National Second Division Football Team as well as a good cricket team comprising several first class cricketers in its rank. Recent additional in its repertoire is starting of a football academy with 30 young talents under a Brazilian coach.
The ever popular, hard partying Sea Sanders return to the Phuket 6s for the 6th time.
Having won the spoon at our first attempt in 2006, we got to the bowl final the following year & the plate semis in 2009. With the talent at our disposal this year, expect us to take the Spoon by storm once again.
We would like to thank our sponsors, the Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa for their continued support.
The team boasts stars from around the globe, this year we have cherry picked talent from 4 continents:
Anthony Van Blerk -
Charuka Abhayawickrama is the team God father. All decisions are passed through him. He has been masterminding the team selection and strategy for the past 8 years. He also contributes with the bat and behind the stumps on the field. He is a Sri Lankan turned Aussie lad who gets batting tips from his two little girls and bowling tips from his little son. His favourite shot is the pull shot - first ball. His favourite way of getting out is forward defence and then being caught on the boundary.
Our Team lead by our Captain Tim Griffin is:
Tim "Grif" Griffin (Captain)
Having played for the CBB's last year, Grif has come back with a Team from his local club to experience the atmosphere of the 2010 Asian Cricket Sixes. Known to hit one handed 6's his choice of weapon is a hand carved block of yellow box gum. A man who loves his cricket and socialising is eager to return to Phuket to carry on from last year's journey. In the evenings look for him in Rock City Patong playing some serious air-guitar.
Mike "Griffo" Griffin
Our Club's Vice President will be happy to put bat to ball or throw a few over the stumps when required. Off the field he will be found hovering around the pool bar or lapping up a Thai massage at the resort. A trip to the local Thai brewery is a must.
Cameron "Fluffy Bunny" Griffin
Cam is an up and coming player who is handy with the bat and ball. Having won their recent Colts U19 title, he's looking forward to experiencing the international scene at the 2010 Phuket 6's. His nickname comes from his favourite pair of slippers, which are sure to be lurking in the bottom of his kit bag.
Dirk "the Destroyer" Drieberg
Team statesman, Dirk has played cricket for more than 50 years and has an uncanny knack of dismantling a team with his wicked spin bowling. A very calm and cool customer who's always ready to take on any team, whether on the field or sipping a cocktail in the pool bar !!
Ryan "the Lion" Hobbs
Eager to pounce on any loose ball the Lion will tame any situation he encounters. Often known to cut his mane to create a look like no other, he's truly fearsome.
Jake "e" Hobbs
Jake is an up and coming young player who is handy with the bat. Jake is the youngest member of our Team however not the shortest standing at 6'1". Go Jakie!!
Catherine "Cleo" Griffin
Mike's better half and keen supporter of cricket, whether packing the lunch boxes or serving up the beers. As well as watching the cricket, she will be looking forward to relaxing by the pool, spending many hours at the resort spa and spending up big at the local markets and stores.
Dani "Poodlepops" Frickman
Tim's better half and also a keen supporter. However look out for her shopping for fake handbags in the flea markets. Made a name for herself at last years tournament at the gala presentation night, outbidding her partner at the charity auction and re-fashioning a chair as an ankle bracelet!
Dirk's better half and keen supporter of cricket. Janet is looking forward to relaxing before during and after the Phuket Sixes. Janet loves her cricket and will be a permanent fixture at all the matches shouting "Go Normal"
from the grandstand.
This 10 year old club has a an eclectic mix of members with a common agenda of enjoying cricket. The winner of the Phuket Beach Cricket in 2009 and several local tournaments including the NPL ( Nandos Peri Peri League) and the Bollywood Celebrity Sixes.
Dharmesh “The HULK” Keswani
Vikrant “The WALL” Chougule
Rushang "Caveman" Patel
Sanjay "Baba, the ladies man" Mirani
Amit “The Guju DESTROYER” Kamdar
Abhiraj "Gajni" Barfiwala
Shiamikh 'Bhai' Patel
Brought along for their ability to distract and annoy, the two cheer squad members will wreak havoc when least expected. Remember that Brooke and Ashton could be lurking anywhere, although Ashton will probably be somewhere close behind Karen. We highly recommended that you don’t feed them as they have been known to bite. Brooke, a cute little blond 8 year old, is on her way to being the next head of the United Nations and could talk an Eskimo into buying ice – no refunds, you’ve been warned!!
A student of the Midvale School for the Gifted, Keelin at 16 has finally decided to put the books away and come to Phuket with us to see what all the fuss is about. Actually having the event in Uni holidays was probably the real reason. Was very disappointed to hear that this involved watching cricket! Will be on the lookout for a shopping companion but suitors be warned, both Dad AND Mum wield a mean cricket bat.
Tuk Tuk (Ross Broun)
Back Door (Jason Van Cuylenburg)