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!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2013 - Phuket Sixes Finals Day Report

 Melbourne Super Kings Win 10th Asia Escape Phuket International Cricket Sixes

New tournament venue is a hit with the teams

The Melbourne Super Kings were crowned Cup champions at the 10th annual Asia Escape Phuket International Cricket Sixes following a brutal demolition of defending champions MG7 from Kuwait in the Cup final. In other tournament divisions there was silverware for MG Warriors in the Bowl, Phuket Cricket Group in the Plate and Lamma CC in the Spoon.

Eighteen teams from around the world have been competing in glorious sunshine over the last four days at the new Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket, Thailand in the ICC award winning, Asia Escape Phuket International Cricket Sixes. All teams played on Finals day of the six-a-side cricket competition, and some incredible cricket skills were firmly in evidence at the picturesque venue.

The Spoon final was an all Hong Kong duel between experienced sixes campaigners, Lamma CC, and the hot shot team of the Hong Kong Cricket Festival, the Hong Kong Blues. Batting first, despite a ferociously quick first over, Lamma put on a score of 68 without loss. They drew on all of their many years of accumulated cricket wisdom to defend their total and the Blues fell short of the target, Lamma taking the Spoon in Phuket for the first time. Mark "Monty" Burns was presented with the 'Player of the Final' award for his 25 not out and 1 wicket for 7 runs.

The Plate final proved a popular win for the local players of the Phuket Cricket Group who had played hard competitive cricket throughout the tournament and defeated Pinjarra from Australia in the Plate final. David Watson was made Player of the Final for his 33 not out and 1 wicket for 5 runs from his over.

Mahmood Abdullah again arranged for two teams from Kuwait to fly in to Phuket and compete at the Sixes, and both sides reach finals. Up first were the MG Warriors who played Southern Stars from Victoria, Australia in the Bowl final. Both teams had been going great guns throughout the tournament and featured match winning players. In the end the Kuwaitis deservedly triumphed after a controlled bowling display restricted the Aussies to a modest 57 runs which MG Warriors knocked off relatively comfortably led by some breezy shots from Johnny, for a popular victory. Mitch Younger of the Stars picked up the Player of the Final award for his performance of 23 not out and 11 runs from his over.

The other Kuwaiti side in the tournament, defending champions MG7, scored a fantastic victory over the CBB Wolfpack in the Cup semi final when they bludgeoned and defended 98 off the fancied Australian side featuring Aussie international indoor cricketer, Will 'Alter Boy' Badger, to send them into the Cup final. They were up against the Melbourne Super Kings making their debut at the Phuket Sixes. The Aussie outfit batted first and devastated the Kuwaiti bowling attack, racking up 98 runs which they then capably defended despite the best efforts of MG7. It was a classy match full of top drawer shots and power bowling, and Melbourne were good for their Cup victory. Player of the Final was awarded to Ramesh of the Super Kings.

Mark Stirling of the Wild Men From Borneo, who featured two sides in the tournament and the largest shot box ever seen, was awarded the prestigious Spirit of Cricket Award.

A fantastic awards dinner 'under the stars' was held for all teams and officials at the fabulous Kata Beach Resort.

Four days of cricket style 'fun in the sun' was played and enjoyed for the first time at the fabulous Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket. The ground features a great clubhouse with changing and shower facilities, a bar and a good quality outfield. Both the teams and the tournament organisers, the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour, were appreciative of the opportunity to play the Phuket Sixes, now in its 10th year, at the ACG.

            Roll of Honour - Asia Escape Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2013


Winners - Melbourne Super Kings
Runners Up - MG7
Player of the Final – Ramesh


Winners - MG Warriors
Runners Up - Southern Stars
Player of the Final - Mitch Younger


Winners - Phuket Cricket Group
Runners Up - Pinjarra
Player of the Final - David Watson


Winners - Lamma CC
Runners Up - Hong Kong Blues
Player of the Final - Mark Burns
Player of the Tournament - Cess Newey (CBB Wolfpack)
Spirit of Cricket Award - Mark Stirling

ACST Players of the Day:

Thursday - Nuwan (Melbourne Super Kings)
Friday - Faisal (MG7)
Saturday - Jacob Latter (Lamma CC)

Sunday - Naveed (Corner Tigers) and Jay (PCG Youth Team)

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