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 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!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

2017. 7's Daily Reports

Thalang International Cricket 7's 2017

Daily Reports


Finals Day Wrap

Patong CC are the 2017 Cup Champions

Local team Patong CC were crowned as the 2017 Thalang International Cricket 7’s on another wonderful day’s cricket at the Alan Cooke Ground following victory over Lamma CC as Hico McDonald picked up the plaudits as Player of the Final.

The sixth running of the 7’s, organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) forms part of the Phuket Cricket Week, which was formed in 2004 along with the Phuket International Cricket Sixes.

Patong, fielding many of the side that lifted the Cup in 2016 as Aussie Zen, defeated Phuket Blasters in the semi-final. Runners-up Lamma saw off the challenge of Surfers Paradise CC. Blasters had secured their last four place in the first game of the day by beating Rowdiez.

The second division Bowl competition was won by Singapore outfit HSBC Redbulls who defeated Rowdiez as Pankaj starred with bat and ball. The Redbulls had earned their place in the final with an earlier win over the Postels.

This meant that Postels dropped down to the third tier Bowl, where they overcame the local Village CC in the final as Tim Woodruff put in a man of the match performance. Village CC reached the final by courtesy of a play-off win over NT Stars.

Henno Jordaan picked up the plaudits as the Player of the Tournament with a string of accomplished performances as he weighed in with 148 runs in 6 innings and 3 wickets with a bowling economy rate of just 8 runs an over. SP Mohanty of the HSBC Redbulls received the coveted ACST Spirit of Cricket Award.

The trophies were presented at the ACG at the close of play as participants continued to enjoy the ambience and making friendships through cricket.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher reflected on the previous three days while relaxing with the teams. "This has been a truly brilliant event to round off another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week. The ACST is proud of every event we put on but the camaraderie of the last few days will live long in the memory. I'd like to thank all the participants as well as the committees of the ACG and PCG for their valuable assistance."

his has been a truly brilliant event to round off another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week. The next ACST event will be the 2016 Thailand International Cricket Sixes, which will be held in Bangkok from the 17th to 19th November.

Day Two Wrap

Patong CC Lead the Charge in Defence of their Cup Title

Local side Patong CC made it four out of four in round one as their intent to keep hold of their Cup title from 2016 was clear for all to see. The side, which has been boosted with young blood, overcame both Postels and the NT Stars on Day Two at the Alan Cooke Ground on Saturday.

Queensland debutants Surfers Paradise CC finished second in the seedings after tripping up against Hong Kong’s Lamma CC before securing victory over local side Village CC in the day’s last encounter. Village had earlier derailed Lamma in the shock result of the day after starting the day with defeat against the Rowdiez.

Rowdiez also defeated Phuket Blasters but went down to Singapore’s HSBC Redbulls. The Blasters saw off the challenge of the Redbulls in a clash of two mid table sides. In the day’s final game the NT Stars extinguished any hopes of the Postels in a sporting and sociable afternoon clash.

At the completion of Day Two the sides were seeded from one to nine to compete for honours in the Cup, Bowl and Plate competitions on Finals Day on Sunday.

The participants headed to sponsors Black Cat’s Bar in nearby Kamala on Saturday evening to continue making friendships through cricket.

Tournament referee Ian Liddell summed up the tournament thus far after play. “The attitudes and spirit of cricket by all sides has been first class. Everyone should be very proud of the respect that they are showing to the event.”


Finals Day will start on Sunday at 10.00am at the ACG, where spectators are welcome, admission is free and refreshments are available.

Day One Wrap

Joy for the Coastal Teams on Day One

It was a day to remember for three teams located by the coast around the world on Day One as the Thalang International Cricket 7’s got underway at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on Friday under warm skies.

The event was previously known as the Kata Group International 7’s until its relocation for its eighth running in 2017 as the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) with assistance from the committees of the ACG and the Phuket Cricket Group (PCG).

Teams and participants have gathered from across the globe to join the three local teams entering the fray. Day one saw plenty of excellent action.

Newcomers Surfers Paradise CC of Australia, with former Queensland Bulls star Chris Swan in their ranks won both their matches, with victories over amalgamated Aussie entries NT Stars and then local side Phuket Blasters.

Hong Kong’s Lamma CC completed wins in both of their Friday matches by taking out debutants HSBC Redbulls of Singapore as well as the Postels. Another local side Patong CC were the third side to come away with a 100% record as they defeated Rowdiez and then veteran Phuket side Village CC.

Perhaps the game of the day was the clash between Postels and Redbulls, which saw the Western Australian side win by virtue of losing lesser wickets. In the day’s other game the Blasters completed a win over the NT Stars.

After rest at the Arinara Bangtao Resort all participants headed to the sponsors Emmy’s Restaurant and Bar for a social gathering.

Day Two at the ACG will start at 10.00am on Saturday. Spectators are welcome, admission is free and refreshments are available.


For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

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