2015 - Officials & Players Pen Portraits
We would like to thank all of the volunteer Officials who have offered to assist us for this years “Fun in the Sun” Phuket Cricket Week. Without these wonderful, dedicated and special people, an event like this simply cannot go ahead. Thanks very much everyone.
BAT-69 is a cricket team comprising of weirdo businessmen who have only one thing in common-‘Cricket’. Business is a means of livelihood but cricket is religion. It’s easier to miss a business appointment than to miss a game of cricket. 9 to 5 we work and in the evening under lights from 6 to 9 we bat (after a few pegs of Vat-69) …hence we are called ‘Bat-69’.
The Galah CC originated in Country NSW by legendary President Allan Boyd. The Galahs are a group of Cricket Enthusiasts who travel the world each year playing against other Cricket Tragic’s. Last year’s Ashes itinerary saw them in Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. This year’s Ashes tour in July/August sees them travel to Amsterdam, Iceland, Channel Islands (Guernsey, Jersey, Sark) and up to the Trent Bridge Test match.
David Newham; (Kid Rock)
Reflecting on previous editions, it is noted with shame the harsh words used to describe David. Red complexion attributable to the sheer embarrassment of not having the ability to back up the diatribe that effuses from his lips, an ego the size of an Ethiopian appetite, the shot power of a remote aboriginal prison settlement, when sledged he has the durability of Black & Gold toilet paper, a vocabulary range akin to Marcel Marceau, the wit of a Funeral Director, the fortitude of a wet sand castle, the resilience under fire of play-doh, about as enjoyable to have a conversation with as with a doctor who is in the middle of providing you a proctologic examination, the Shane Watson of Westerners cricket, at the Eels they call Chris Sandow the David Newham of Parramatta, the list goes on.... Still the current Galah Bachelor of the Year. A pre tournament warning has been given to Phuket locals to lock up their woman. Has scored a plethora of runs on the field for the Galahs including a candidate for batsmen of the tournament last year assisting the Galah’s in making the final.
Ben Watkinson (Coma)
A Lamma tour virgin and an ACST virgin. Please feel free to include him in all of your fine sessions.
The team Lickie Lickie Downunders originated from a couple of mates looking to involve cricket as a get together. It's our first year testing the 7's cricket out and are hoping to make it an annual trip. With a few blokes with cricket ability and a few that don't even play cricket, it should be full of entertainment! Having this side sober for the first ball of the game will be our biggest battle. There a bunch of chronic gambling, beer guzzling, alcoholics!
LOBAT is a team that plays in a competitive league in the north west of Sydney - a suburb called Baulkham Hills. The team consists of mainly old boys that started their failed cricketing careers in the subcontinent. Team 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.
Snatch (Alan Jackson)