About the Phuket Cricket Week

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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 7s)

The Sixes were first held in 2004, while the 7s 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 Finals Day Report

LLDs win Cup at the Finals Day of the Kata Group International Cricket 7s 2015

24 April 2015

Australia’s the Lickie Lickie Downunders (LLDs) from Sydney defeated the Mungoorbada Bushrangers by four runs in the Cup final of the Kata Group International Cricket 7s at the Republic Ground yesterday (24 April 2015).

The Bowl division was won by CCBs in a tight game against the Galah Cricket Club.

In the first game of the day the Wild Men from Borneo (WMFB) scored 58 runs, with the loss of two wickets and Stirlo scoring 25. Some big hitting from the Mungoorbada Bushrangers’ Curtis Shadforth saw one six and three fours being scored off WMFB’s Stirlo’s bowling and retiring on 30. Another big six from Louis Bonomini sealed the game for the Bushrangers on a score of 64.

The second game was a low key affair and the Galah’s were able to restrict the Phuket Youth Team to only 44 with some tight bowling, especially from Shane Bulfin. David Newham again batted well and made 23 not out and easily passing the Phuket Youth’s score in the fourth over.

In one of the best games of the day, the CBBs were unable to chase down the LLD’s score of 70, falling short by five runs. Sydney First Grade player Jake Turner played a powerful innings to make an eight ball 33 not out with Dixie Joy bowling a tight over for CBBs taking one for seven off his over. Local Phuket player Stewie batted well for the CBBs making 24 not out, however the CBBs fell short of the target.

The first semi-final again saw the CBBs face the LLDs, with the CBBs batting first. Dixie Joy made 16 not out, bringing the CBBs’ score to 39 runs, with very tight bowling by the LLDs. The LLDs’ Jake Turner gain batted strongly making 26 runs not out that included two huge sixes, contributing to the score of 45 to win the game.

In the second semi-final, the Mungoorbada Bushrangers scored 65 runs with Wayne Morrison making 30 not out. Despite good batting from Peter Dickey 32 not out, the Galahs were defeated by one run and the Bushrangers progressed to the Cup final.

In the first preliminary final some fantastic bowling from the Phuket Youth’s Paan claimed the two early CBB wickets of Stuart and Socrates. The CBBs made 46 runs with local player Raju Seemant making 21 not out. The CBBs then bowled very tightly with Owen Pringle taking two wickets for eight runs in his over.

In the other preliminary final, the WWFB batted first against the Galahs to make 40 runs with Mark Stirling posting 20 runs. Tidy bowling from the Galahs’  Matt Jones in the last over taking one for six runs. The Galah’s chased down the score in the fourth over with Peter Dickey making 28 run not out.

The Cup final was contested by Australia’s Mungoorbada Bushrangers and LLDs. The Mungoorbada team scored 53 with Louis Bonomini making 20 not out. The LLDs won the Cup Final with Player of the Final Jake Turner retiring on 31 not out. The LLD’s were this year’s Cup Winners.

In the Bowl final, the CBBs who are an international touring club based in Chiang Mai
Thailand played the Galahs from New South Wales in Australia.

The Galahs batted first with the CBBs bowling tightly throughout the whole innings. The Galah’s made 39 runs only, which proved easy to chase down, passing the score in the fourth over making 42. The CBBs were again crowned Bowl Champions.

Maurice Delaney from O’tool’s Bar was presented with the very important “Spirit of Cricket” Award after contributing to the event over many years.

Curtis Shadforth of the Mungoorbada Bushrangers was very excited when presented with this years “Player of Tournament” Award receiving a standing ovation as a much deserved winner of this award.

The Kata Group International Cricket 7s 2015 is presented by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) and sponsored by the Kata Group Resorts Thailand.

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