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!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

2018. 7's Reports

Thalang International Cricket 7's 2018


Tripathi reign supreme in Phuket

Finals Day Wrap - Sunday 22nd April

Tripathi Blue were crowned as the 2018 Thalang International Cricket 7’s Cup winners after accumulating an amazing 112-1 from their 5 overs to eventually overcome spirited hosts Patong White by 46 runs.

Deepak Khatri and Anuj Kumar thrilled the assembled crowds once again with the bat for the champions, with Matt Kohler retiring undefeated in the reply for Patong to collect the Man of the Match gong.

Deepak Khatri and Anuj Kumar thrilled the assembled crowds once again with the bat for the champions, with Matt Kohler retiring undefeated in the reply for Patong to collect the Man of the Match gong.

Special mention must go to Saju Abraham of Patong who bowled brilliantly throughout the tournament and restricted the big hitters to take 1 for 9 from his over, after coming on with the scoreboard reading a staggering 63-0 after just 2 overs!

The win rounded off a magnificent display from the club based in New Delhi, containing young lady players from India and South Africa in their sides who exhibited exhilarating cricket throughout the tournament, playing the game in tremendous spirit.

The seventh staging of the 7’s, was staged once again at the Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket and organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST), forming part of the Phuket Cricket Week, established in 2004, and including the Phuket International Cricket Sixes.

The Cup semi-finals saw Tripathi destroy any hopes of Hong Kong side Discovery Bay Sea Eagles, with Patong White defeating UAE Falcons in dramatic style; chasing down their target off the final ball of the match.

Earlier in the day each of the top six sides played an extra game each to formulate the final standings and deciding which competition they’d compete in for honours. Those matches saw the eventual champions defeat Patong Blue, UAE Falcons beat Discovery Bay Sea Eagles, while Patong White saw off the challenge of Tripathi Orange.

The second tier Bowl was a similar tale to the premier final, as the sister clubs of the Cup finalists fought it out. A predominantly female Tripathi Orange team outgunned Patong Blue as Vikas Rana and Sudhir Tyagi bludgeoned the hosts attack to all parts before Karen Woest took 2 wickets to add to her excellent catching throughout the event to win the Player of the Match plaudits.

However, local cheer came in the final of the Plate as Village Cricket Team overcame the CBB Postels by 8 runs in a fitting triumph that was dedicated to Village’s recently deceased clubmate George McCready and the desperately missed Tookta Supattra, who contributed so much to cricket in Phuket for many years.

Mark Whetton batted in fine style in the final to win the Man of the Match Award after Omer Cheema had taken 3 wickets in an over in an earlier Postels game. Gulshan Youth of Bangladesh had been eliminated following the group stage.

The plaudits of Player of the Tournament went to outstanding quick bowler Lokender of Tripathi, with local umpire John King being awarded the prestigious ACST Spirit of Cricket Award.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher reflected on the previous three days while relaxing with the teams. "What another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week we have enjoyed, with the Thalang 7’s rounding off proceedings in fine style”.

“The ACST is proud to have attracted such a great cross section of teams. I'd like to thank all the participants as well as the committees of the ACG and PCG for their valuable assistance. I would also like to thank our valued major sponsors, The Tourism Authority of Thailand, The Arinara Bangtao Resort, Tripathi Group and Asia Escape Holidays.”
his has been a truly brilliant event to round off another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week. 
The next ACST event will be the very special ACST 50th Anniversary Tournament. The details of the event, will be announced shortly.

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

Tripathi have rivals singing the Blues on Day Two

 Day Two Wrap - Saturday 21st April

Tripathi Blue of New Delhi were once again the stand out performers on the middle day of the Thalang International Cricket 7’s as they accumulated stunning victories against the UAE Falcons and their fellow tourists Tripathi Orange with Deepak Khatri and Vanwyk, a young South African lady, playing her full part in the success.

The nine competing sides played a further two matches as the teams looked to qualify for the Cup, Bowl and Plate divisions on Sunday’s Finals Day at the Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket.

Falcons were soaring once again by the end of the day to defeat the predominantly Tripathi Orange female line up and finish second in the standings with help from an Abhishek Paul knock.

Local side Patong CC were fielding two teams, and Blues had an excellent day defeating their Whites side and then Gulshan Youth as Stuart Hamilton found form. Whites also beat the Bangladesh outfit to finish ahead of their stable mates, with Matt Kohler in dynamic form with the bat.

Another local side, Village Cricket team inflicted defeat on CBB Postels but then went down to the Hong Kong representation of Discovery Bay Sea Eagles; who had themselves also seen off the CBB’s with Brad Tarr and Dixie Joy proving to be prudent acquisitions.

Tournament referee Ian Liddell was one of many to enjoy proceedings. “The 7s format tests out the tactics for those who are used to 11 a side or Sixes cricket. It’s always fascinating to see how teams adapt. It certainly offers a little more scope for captains to play with.”

Following play at the ACG the teams returned to the tournament hotel, the Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort for the Tournament Gala Dinner sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and to continue making friendships through cricket

Finals Day at the ACG will start at 9:45am on Sunday as the teams look to win honours. Spectators are welcome, admission is free, and refreshments are available.

Tripathi Blue come out on top 
on Day One at the ACG

 Day One Wrap - Friday 20th April 

Tripathi Blue of New Delhi in India showed no signs of ceasing dominance at the 2018 Phuket Cricket Week. Several of the same side lifted the Phuket International Cricket Sixes crown a few days ago.

Tripathi Blue saw off challenges from local sides Patong White and Village Cricket Team, with fine performances with the bat from Harshit Kaushik and Carmen, while Deepak Khatri weighed in with a retirement and three wickets in the final game of the day.

The event, in its seventh year has attracted participants from around the globe to the majestic Alan Cooke Ground in Phuket to enjoy a fine festival of cricket to complete the Phuket Cricket Week organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST).

Each of the nine sides will play four matches to determine which honours they will compete for on Sunday’s Finals Day.

Tripathi Group, one of the tournament sponsors fielded two sides in the event; both mixing men and women. Seven women cricketers from India and South Africa, who have developed through the company were split; with two playing for Tripathi Blue and five in the predominantly female Tripathi Orange.

Hot on the heels of the leaders are the UAE Falcons who enjoyed victories over Gulshan Youth of Bangladesh, in a match that was lit up by the batting of Faisal Mohammad, and then the effervescent CBB Postels in a low scoring game.

Tripathi Orange also had enjoyed a good day, collecting two wins as girl power showed the way in wins against a bewildered Patong Blue and then Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay Sea Eagles, as skipper Vikas Rana steered his crew home.

CBB Postels bounced back to defeat Gulshan Youth, while Patong White collected bragging rights in their local derby against Village Cricket Team. In the day’s other game Discovery Bay defeated Patong Blue as Ankur Soni wielded the willow.

Participants headed for a barbeque at the Aussie Pub in Kamala on Friday evening as they continued to make friendships through cricket.

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

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