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!

Friday, April 14, 2017

2017. Sixes Daily Reports

Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2017

Daily Reports

Finals Day Wrap

Tripathi Group win the Cup at the 2017 Phuket International Cricket Sixes

Tripathi Group of India were crowned as Cup winners of the 14th ACST Phuket International Cricket Sixes on a majestic day at the Alan Cooke Ground to round off another highly successful event.

In gripping final Tripathi scored the winning runs from the final ball of the contest against the Dhaka Warriors of Bangladesh thanks in no small part to a fantastic innings of 33 not out from Vikas Rana.

Tripathi had earlier defeated Southern Stars of Victoria in the semi-final. Runners-up Warriors had defeated the excellent Etihad Challengers side after posting a commanding 69-3.

The second division Bowl competition was won by Yarraleen Lions in another thrilling final as their bowlers held their collective nerve against Etihad Flyers with Craig Grislingham’s over proving decisive.

The Plate was lifted by the Cricket Club of Dibrugarh from Assam in India to add to their Bowl victory in 2016. After finishing seventh seed they defeated eighth placed Patong CC who were playing on home turf in another fitting showpiece fillowing victory against the same opponents in a dress rehearsal earlier in the day. Kamakhya Saikia laid the platform with an unbeaten 33, while team mate Salim Ahmed also had a stand out day.

Finals Day had begun with some excellently spirited matches as the Postels Old Boys went down to Northern Territory BushRangers and then Patong CC before more serious stuff saw Southern Stars take down Yarraleen Lions and Tripathi Group overtake the Etihad Flyer’s total as teams vied for Cup places.

Following play at the ACG the teams returned to the tournament hotel, the Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort for the Presentation Dinner and to continue making friendships through cricket by the pool, and to see who won the coveted Player of the Tournament and Spirit of Cricket Awards.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher was an extremely happy man following Finals Day. “It has been an absolute pleasure to be amongst so many wonderful people and talented cricketers who have put on a magnificent display on the pitch as well as thanking our dedicated team of officials in trying conditions.

I would like to thank the Phuket Cricket Group and the committee of the Alan Cooke Ground for their invaluable assistance with the event along with our valued sponsors and dedicated volunteers and officials who have worked tirelessly to make the event such a success. Here’s to 2018!”

The ACST return to the ACG next week to stage the annual Thalang International Cricket 7’s, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April.

Day Three Saturday 17th April 2017

Dhaka Warriors Press Forward

It was another fine day for Dhaka Warriors as the stunning weather continued to shine on the Alan Cooke Ground in a shortened Day Three of the Phuket International Cricket Sixes run by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour.

The team from Bangladesh continued their charge towards honours in the Cup as they defeated teams from India in the shape of the Tripathi Group, despite a hat trick from Deepak stalling their charge and UAE opponents Etihad Flyers with Rimon and Shahid. leading the way.

Etihad Challengers were another side who played twice on Saturday afternoon, going down in surprising fashion to Australia’s Southern Stars and then Yarraleen Lions in the match of the day as play closed for Saturday.

The Sixes had got underway with two games featuring sides looking to lift the Plate. India’s Cricket Club of Dibrugarh defeated Postels Old Boys, while host club Patong CC suddenly found second gear to defeat the Northern Territory BushRangers.

The day had commenced with the T20 game between Etihad Airways and a World XI side which featured the best players from the other sides in the tournament, which saw Etihad Airways defeat a Rest of the World XI by 7 wickets wityh three overs to spare.

Finals Day will commence on Sunday at 9.45am, with spectators welcome at the ACG. Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Day Two Friday 14th April 2017

Tripathi Group End Round One on Top of the Pile

Indian side, Tripathi Group took the honours on Day Two of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour Phuket International Cricket Sixes as Round One continued following a rest day for Songkran festivities.

Thursday had seen a Beach Cricket event outside the Arinara Bangtao Resort which saw victory for the Postels over Dhaka Warriors.

Tripathi Group finished top of the seedings after Round One to find their place in the Cup and Bowl thanks to wins over Postels Old Boys and Yarraleen Lions with Deepak Khatri having a stand out day at a steaming hot Alan Cooke Ground.

Wins for Etihad Challengers against early favourites Dhaka Warriors and local side Patong CC saw them finish second in the standings.

Both sides are joined in the top grades by the Warriors, Yarraleen Lions, Southern Stars and Etihad Flyers following some magnificent cricket throughout the day.

Dhaka Warriors avenged their early morning defeat with victory over India’s Cricket Club of Dibrugarh, who also lost out to Southern Stars of Victoria, while the Lions of Melbourne defeated the Northern Territory BushRangers.

The Bushies also went down to Etihad Flyers who also saw out victory over the Postel Old Boys of Western Australia.

The teams headed to Emmy Restaurant & Bar, one of the tournament sponsors following the day’s play for a social function.

Play will commence at 10am on Saturday with a T20 game between the touring Etihad Airways team and a World XI selected from the best players in the tournament before the Sixes continues after lunch. 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.

Day One Wednesday 12th April 2017

Dhaka Warriors Stand Out on Day One

The cricketing weather Gods shone on the ACST and the Alan Cooke Ground on Day One of the 2017 Phuket International Cricket Sixes.

It was the Dhaka Warriors of Bangladesh playing in Group Two who stood out after their arrival from the Sixes in Hua Hin earlier this week as they smashed local side Patong CC and then saw off Australia’s Southern Stars despite their fine resistance.

The ten participating sides have been split into two groups of five for round one before the sides are ranked from one to ten to determine which competitions they are graded in for round two.

Yarraleen Lions also ended with a 100% record in Group One after two games with fine victories over Etihad Flyers in the day’s opening encounter before later defeating Postels Old Boys.

Newcomers Tripathi Group also won their first two games in Group One thanks to wins against Northern Territory BushRangers and Etihad Flyers.

Etihad Challengers were the final side to end day one with a perfect record following wins over the Cricket Club of Dibrugarh and Southern Stars, with Ahmed Nadeem starring.

In the day’s other encounters the Postels saw off the challenge of the BushRangers, while the Indian side of Dibrugarh saw off Patong CC.

At the close of play the ACST Tournament Referee Ian “Reds” Liddell was a content man. “We avoided the torrential rain that fell just a few kilometres away and we saw some fantastic cricket. The ACG has never looked better and the teams provided a fantastic opening spectacle”.

All participants headed to the sponsors Black Cat’s Bar in Kamala for a social occasion on Wednesday evening after the day’s play.

There is no play on Thursday 13th April owing to Songkran, but teams will partake in Beach Cricket outside the Arinara Bangtao Resort.

Play will continue on Friday at 10:00 at the Alan Cooke Ground. Admission is free for spectators, all are welcome and refreshments are available.

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