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!

Friday, December 25, 2015

2015 - Kata 7s Day 1 Report

Day One of Kata Group International Cricket 7s 2015

22 April 2015

Two days after the Kuwait Eagles were crowned Cup Champions for the Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2015, the sound of ball on willow resounded again today (22 April 2015) at the Republic Ground for Day One of the Kata Group International Cricket 7s.

In match one, local team the Phuket Youth took to the field first against the Cricket Sixes “Spirit of Cricket Award” winners the Mungoorbada Bushrangers from the Northern Territory, Australia.

The Phuket Youth’s participation in the Kata Group Cricket 7s was supported by Mr Mahmoud Abdullah, Captain of Kuwait’s MG Cricket Club.

Thawekron Sutiphpa (Pao), a junior veteran for 14 years and the Phuket Youth Team coach bowled fifth and only went for four runs.

The Mungoorbada Bushrangers won the match with Louis Bono taking one for one off his over for the Bushrangers. Kung batted well for Phuket Youth with 14 runs, however this was not enough.

New Australian team the Lickie Lickie Downunders (LLDs) took on fellow Australian team the Galah Cricket Club in the next match. This was the tightest game of the day with tight steady bowling from the Galahs restricting the LLDs to only 60 runs.

The LLDs then bowled very tightly to restrict the Galahs to only 54 runs. Danny Eljed batted well to make 26, however fell short after tight overs from Scott Bird and Ben Lonergan of the LLDs.

In the third match of the day, the CBBs batted first with Michael “Cat” Maher 22 not out and Dixie Joy run out for 19, resulting in a score of 64.

Dixie Joy opened the bowling for the CBBs taking two wickets in a tidy display for only six runs claiming the wickets of the Wild Men from Borneo (WMFB) Captain Mark Stirling Captain and Ross Broun.

Two ducks from the WMFB resulted in the CBBs restricting the score to 47 and winning comfortably.

The fourth match proved to be the most dramatic of the day after the LLDs were restricted to only 47 runs, with John, Steve and Morro all bowling tight overs.

There were match-changing scenes as the Mungoorbada Bushrangers fell cheaply with four players making ducks, each making generous donations to the ACST’s Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund, which are to be used for local activities and programs that benefit the development of junior cricket in Phuket.

The LLDs’ Jake Turner bowled a fantastic three wicket maiden over and Nick Price bowled his over, taking three for two runs resulting in a great win.
In match five the Galah’s Peter Dickey had only six runs taken from his over, David Newham had nine and Ben Watkinson two, which restricted the CBBs to only 41 runs. The

CBB’s Tim Caimakadis batted well for 27 not out. However, David Newham made an impressive 29 not out to bring the Galahs home for an easy win.

Play tomorrow Thursday 23 April 2015 starts at 11am at the Republic Ground Phuket.

The Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2015 is presented by the Asian Cricket Sixes and sponsored by Kata Group Resorts Thailand.

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