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MATCH REPORTS – Friday 18 April 2014

 

DAY TWO PLAYED IN TESTING CONDITIONS

The start to the second day of the International Cricket Sixes was delayed following a torrential tropical downpour in the early hours of Friday morning.   After having minimal rain for the past four months, it all came down at once and tested the new drainage system at the Republic Phuket Football Ground.   Start of play was delayed by two and a half hours, and after some creative curating the wicket was prepared and declared fit for play.

With the ground still soggy and the pitch playing a little slow and low, ten matches were completed and the tournament remained on track.

MATCH ONE

MG7 threw down the gauntlet against the SharifallyHuzifers smashing a massive 117 runs in their innings.  Both openers retired on 33no (Usman and Bharat), with Rohen supporting with a solid 25no.  The SharifallyHuzifers could only manage 42 in reply with the loss of 4 wickets, 2 of those being taken by Faisal who completed his over with a very economical 2 for 4.   Top scorer for the Huzifers was once again Curtis ‘Doggie’ Lind, backing up his Day One form with a solid 12.

WON BY: MG7

MATCH TWO

Match 2 was contested between the Wolf Pack and Etihad 2.  The Wolf Pack opened their batting account with some huge sixes from opener Scott ‘Cess’ Maitland, who top scored with 32(ret).  The Pack finished their innings on 1/68.  In reply, Etihad 2 only managed 53 for the loss of 3 wickets – one very tidy caught and bowled from Matt ‘Jenko’ Jennings, Raffil bowled for 2 off Hancox and a run out on the last ball of the over.

WON BY: WOLF PACK

MATCH THREE

Etihad 1 took on the Wild Men from Borneo 2 in the third match of Day Two.  Sixes dominated the Etihad 1 innings, with the team compiling 96 runs for the loss of one wicket.  Top scorer Chiraz impressed with his 31 before being run out.  The challenging conditions of the deck did the Wild Men no favours, conceding 33 sundries.  Etihad 1 seemed to relish the conditions, taking 3 of the Wild Men’s wickets, Chiraz taking 2 (Butthead, 2, caught and; Snatch, 0, stumped).  Showing their true mettle, the Wild Men batted through their innings, finishing on 3 for 36.

WON BY: ETIHAD 1

MATCH FOUR

The deck started to play a significant role in performance come the fourth match of the day, when the MG7 Warriors contested the CBBs.  The Warriors struggled to get going at the start of their innings, losing 3 wickets for not much before Asim took the crease and belted a quick 31 before retiring.  The Warriors finished on 4 for 68, with Imran (2 for 3) taking the prized wickets of Casino (1) and Melwin (1) in the first over of the match.  The CBBs could only manage a reply score of 34 with the loss of 4 wickets, with Lenni taking Warriors bowling honours finishing on 2 for 10.

WON BY: MG7 WARRIORS

MATCH FIVE

A bit of maintenance to the wicket helped improve conditions in the contest between the Desa Bangles and Etihad 2.  The Desa Bangles posted 2 for 63 to chalk up their first win of the tournament.  Batting honours went to Kamran (30ret) on a deck that was tricky to read.  Etihad 2 only managed to notch up 32 runs in reply for the loss of four wickets with bowling honours also going to Kamran with a very impressive 3 wickets and a wide conceding the only runs off his over.

WON BY: DESA BANGLES

MATCH SIX

The Southern Stars started their innings in a blaze of glory with opener Scott McNamara quickly amassing 30 before compulsory retirement.  A controversial LBW decision to Day One impact player Ron Elliott saw the middle order take up the challenge and the Stars completed their innings on 2 for 73.  Set 74 for the win, the SharifallyHuzifers got on with business with openers Mark ‘The Champ’ Genovesi (23no) and Curtis ‘Doggie’ Lind (26no) getting the job done and achieving the total in the fifth over, their score helped along with 25 sundries.

WON BY: SHARIFALLY HUZIFERS

MATCH SEVEN

Scott ‘Cess’ Maitland (30ret) and Matt ‘Jenko’ Jennings (24no) put on a batting clinic in the Wolf Pack’s run chase against the Wild Men from Borneo 1 (Lewy 17no and Ice Pack 16no).  The openers bombed 6 after 6 and scored so quickly the scorers couldn’t keep up with the Pack facing 3 balls more than required, smashing past the required 47 for the win, eventually amassing 58 without the loss of a wicket.

WON BY: WOLF PACK

 

 

MATCH EIGHT

Bat 69 struggled to get the momentum going, notching up only 29 runs for the loss of two wickets (Kajara 9, bowled S Mapes; Sahay 11, bowled Singh).  It took the Storm Chasers only 11 balls to chase down the total, finishing on 1 for 31, the wicket of Singh (6) taken by Raja.  Rehman top scored for the Storm Chasers with 13no.

WON BY: STORM CHASERS

MATCH NINE

MG7 put on another dominant performance to win the match against the Phuket Juniors, but the kids can hold their heads high, having batted through their innings, achieving 3 for 21, and once again performing admirably with the ball claiming 2 wickets (Took 1 for 13; Tae 1 for 11).  Sundries hurt the Juniors, conceding 48 bonus runs to the MG7 total of 97. 

WON BY: MG7

MATCH TEN

Mount Compass Bulls batted first and made 38 runs against Etihad 1. Mark Nash batted well and made a good 21 before being bowled by Sohail. Etihad followed up to pass the Mount Compass Score in just over 3 overs.  A good win by Etihad.

WON BY: Etihad 1

 PLAYS OF THE DAY

Highest Team Score                        Match 1                MG7                                                      117 runs

Highest Individual Score                                Match 1                MG7 – Usman                                   33ret.

                                                                                                MG7 – Bharat                                    33ret.

Most Wickets – Team                    Match 4                MG7 Warriors                                    4 for 34

 

Best Bowling Figures                      Match 5                Desa Bangles – Kamran                 3 for 4

 

MATCH REPORTS – Thursday 17 April 2014

 ASIAN CRICKET SIXES TOUR UNDERWAY

The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour got underway at the newly refurbished Republic Phuket Football Ground today, with the competition off to a cracking start.

10 games were played on Day One and already teams are stating their intentions in the quest for 6s glory.

MATCH ONE

The first match of the day was contested between The Wild Men From Borneo 2 and Mt Compass, with honours going to Mt Compass.  The boys from near Adelaide managed to take one wicket and restricted The Wild Men From Borneo 2 to 46 at the end of their innings.  Top score for the Wild Men was by Mark ‘Captain Cricket’ Stirling with a handy 21no.  Mt Compass preserved all their wickets and took just 3 overs to chase down the total and finished with a total of 49.

WON BY:  MT COMPASS

MATCH TWO

Match Two was played between the Southern Stars from country Victoria and MG7 from Kuwait and saw some very tight bowling from both sides with minimal sundries conceded.  Southern Stars took to the crease first and got their innings underway with some conservative batting and well chosen shots to get the scoreboard moving.  Usman (MG7) claimed two wickets and conceded 8 runs for his over, and the Stars finished on 39, with Jake Wright top scoring on 15no.   MG7 got their innings off to a shaky start losing the wicket of Usman for a duck, followed quickly by a clean bowled Rohan off the very economical bowling of Ron Elliott who completed his over with a very commendable 2/8. It was left to Murad (18no) and Faisal (16no) to achieve the 40 runs required for the win.

WON BY: MG7

MACTH THREE

Match Three saw the Phuket Juniors take to the field and take on the Sharifally Huzifers, an eclectic group of mates hailing from Hong Kong, Port Moresby, Penang and Perth. The Phuket Juniors batted first and made an impressive 67, with Tae top scoring (and retiring) on 30.  His knock saw six 4s hit, and the youngster shows great promise with a solid batting technique being developed.  He was well supported by teammates Ball (4no) and Took (1no) who saw out the innings.  Sharifally showed their batting strength with some big hits from opener Curtis ‘Doggie’ Lind, who carried his bat to the end of the innings with a top score of 33, and was well supported by Number 2 batsman Mark ‘The Champ’ Genovesi (23no).  Sharifally won the match with a score of 74 scored off 4 overs.

WON BY: SHARIFALLY HUZIFERS

MATCH FOUR

The MG Warriors took on Bat 69 in one of the highest scoring matches played on Day One.  The Warriors batted first and the openers set the scorecard on fire with a barrage of boundaries and 6s seeing both batsmen once they reached 30 (Roy 33no, Casino 32no).  The opening pair were well backed-up by the Number 3 and 4 batsmen who completed the innings to see the Warriors finish on 85.  Bat 69 took to the crease with a job to do, and weren’t afraid to swing the bat.  Opener Amish Raja amassed a tidy 23 runs before being bowled by Melwin, with the top score of the Bat 69 innings earned by Vishal Sahay (34 retired).  The Bat 69 boys completed their knock with 2/70, with match honours going to the MG Warriors.

WON BY: MG WARRIORS

MATCH FIVE

The Storm Chasers played against tournament stalwarts the CBBs in the fifth match of the day.  Impressive bowling from the CBBs saw the Chasers lose 5 wickets for a total of 57, with only 4 sundries conceded.  Top scorer for the Chasers was Reaman, who came in at Number 5 and smashed his way to a solid 29 which included 3 huge 6s off the bowling of Bob ‘Tiny’ Phillips.  The CBBs came in to bat full of purpose, but fell short, unable to get their run rate up .  Top scorer for the CBBs was Newi (18) who ended his knock being caught off the bowling of Siva (1/5).

 WON BY: STORM CHASERS

MATCH SIX

The Phuket AllStars played Etihad 1 in match 6.  The AllStars got their innings off to a solid start with careful shot selections racking up the singles early on.  A wicket falling in the second over slowed their momentum, then the loss of their opener and top scorer Ron Jones (11) saw them fight their way to a respectable total of 41.  Etihad 1 made short work in their batting reply, with the opening pair carrying their bats through the innings to achieve the required winning score of 42 in the third over, notable mention to Sreekanth who top scored for Etihad 1 with 22no. 

WON BY: ETIHAD 1

MATCH SEVEN

Match 7 saw the Wolf Pack and the Desa Bangles start their campaign, with the Wolf Pack opening their account with a massive win and the biggest score of the day of 95. Opening pair Scott ‘Cess’ Maitland (32 ret) and Matt ‘Jenko’ Jenkins (27 ret) made it rain sixes and 4s, with both retiring quite early in the innings.  Impressive as their batting was, it was overshadowed by an aggressive bowling display that saw Desa Bangles all out for 46.  Notable mention to Steve ‘Coxy’ Hancox with 2 wickets, both caught & bowled, in the opening over of the innings.

WON BY: WOLF PACK

MATCH EIGHT

Wild Men From Borneo 1 took on Etihad 2 in the eighth match of the day.  The Wild Men got off to a belter of a start with opener Ginger amassing 31 before compulsory retirement.  Tong Tong and Sir Les backed him up in their supporting roles at 3 and 4 to give the team a total of 69, for the loss of one wicket (Ice Pack, 1, run out).  Etihad 2 showed the same mettle as their brother team Etihad 1, achieving a winning total of 79, after opening batsman Indra retired on 32, and was well supported by Chinag (20no) and Rahil (7no).  Sundries played a big role in the outcome of the match, with both teams loose bowling affecting the opposition’s score to the tune of 20runs on each side of the ledger.

WON BY: ETIHAD 2

MATCH NINE

The penultimate game of Day One was played between the Phuket All Stars and Mt Compass, both playing their second match of the tournament.  The All Stars batting innings saw them lose 4 wickets for a total of 43, top scoring honours going to Mike Khan (11no).  The boys from Mt Compass backed up their form from earlier in the day and chased down the total inside 3 overs, with both openers carrying their bats through the innings to achieve the required total – Barrett 16no, Hicks 19no.

WON BY: MT COMPASS

MATCH TEN

The final match of Day One was fought out between the Phuket Juniors and the Southern Stars, with honours going to the Stars.  The Juniors again did themselves proud, achieving a total of 41 and losing only two wickets.  Tae once again top scored for the Juniors (17) but was run out in an attempt to add to the scoreboard.  The Southern Stars made short work of their batting innings, chasing down the total in the third over, with opener Ron Elliott top scoring (30ret).  Special commendation to the Juniors for only conceding 4 sundries with only the one wide delivered in their bowling innings. 

WON BY: SOUTHERN STARS

PLAYS OF THE DAY

Highest Team Score                        Match 7                Wolf Pack                                            95

Highest Individual Score                 Match 4                Vishal Sahay – Bat 69                      34 ret.

Most Wickets – Team                       Match 7                Wolf Pack                                            5

Best Bowling Figures                       Match 2                Usman – MG7                                   2/3

 

 

Thursday the 17th of April.Day One.

10.15am Match 1 Mt Compass Bulls v WMFB 2
Match 2 Southern Stars v MG7
11.30AM Match 3 Sharifally Huzifers v Phuket Juniors
Match 4 MG Warriors v Bat 69
12.45pm Match 5 Storm Chasers v CBB
Match 6 Phuket All Stars v Etihad 1
2.00pm Match 7 Wolfpack v Desa Bangles
Match 8 Etihad 2 v WMFB 1
3.15PM Match 9 Mt Compass Bulls v Phuket All Stars
Match 10 Southern Stars v Phuket Juniors
4.30pm Match 11 CBB V Bat 69
Match 12 WMFB 1 V Desa Bangles

Friday the 18th of April.Day Two.
10.15am Match 13 Sharifally Huzifers v MG7
Match 14 Wolfpack v Etihad 2
11.30am Match 15 Etihad 1 v WMFB 2
Match 16 MG7 Warriors v CBB
12.45pm Match 17 Desa Bangles v Etihad 2
Match 18 Southern Stars v Sharifally Huzifers
2.00pm Match 19 Wolfpack v WMFB 1
Match 20 Storm Chasers v Bat 69
3.15pm Match 21 MG 7 V Phuket Juniors
Match 22 Mt Compass Bulls v Etihad 1
4.30pm WMFB 2 V Phuket All Stars
Match 24 Storm Chasers v MG7 Warriors

The groups for the upcoming Sixes in Phuket are as follows:
Group A-Wolfpack,Desa Bangles,Etihad 2,WMFB 1
Group B-MG7,Southern Stars,Sharifally Huzifers,Phuket Juniors
Group C-MG7 Warriors,Storm Chasers,Bat 69,CBB
Group D-Etihad 1,Mt Compass Bulls,Phuket All Stars,WMFB 2.

Groups will play in a round robin situation over Thursday the 17th & Friday the 18th.There will be one further game on Saturday the 19th as part of the preliminary round.Those matches will be 9v16,10v15,11v14,12v13,1v8,2v7,3v6 & 4v5.
A separate T20 match will be played on Saturday afternoon at 3.15pm.
Finals day Sunday the 20th will see the semi finals for the four groups Shield,Plate,Bowl and Cup and the winners progress to their respective finals on that aftenoon.
Points from the additional matches played on Saturday morning will be cummulative with those points achieved on Thursday/Friday to achieve the finals day seedings.

Bonus Points will be achieved in the following circumstances:
Scores above 70...
Teams taking four (4) wickets..
Teams chasing down a total within four overs..
Losing bonus points will be achieved when teams chasing, reach within 80% of the score ie Chasing 70 and score 62 you'll get one bonus point. Lastly any team batting first and pushing the chasing team into the last over will gain one bonus point.
NB No more than two (2) bonus points can be added to the 4 points for a win and 1 point for a loss.

Day 3




Media Release
Wolfpack retain last year's title to win Kata Group International Cricket 7s
12 April 2014
Australia's Wolfpack retained their title by winning the 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 Kata Group International Cricket 7s at Republic Phuket Football Ground today.
Captained by Australian Indoor Cricket Team champion Will Badger, the Wolfpack fought back to defeat the Galah Cricket Team, who had been admirable opponents during the Kata 7s.
Wolfpack had defeated Phuket Cricket Week first timers Montagu Bay Sharks from Tasmania Australia to claim a coveted spot in the Cup division final.
In this game Wolfpack's Matt Jenkins started well by hitting a four to the offside and followed up with other nice shots before retiring on 31.
Scott Maitland who opened with Jenkins hit a magnificent six and formed a formidable partnership of 61 to win the match.
The Galah Cricket Club had defeated Sedwick Cricket International Cricket Club of Sixes (SICCOS) earlier, setting up a rematch from Day 1 where they had beat the Wolfpack.
The Galah's Matt James hit an unbelievable one-handed six with incredible ease off the bowling of Jordan "Moose" Ilsley.
The Wolfpack got off to a strong start in the Cup final against the Galahs with Matt Jenkins' first ball getting out Galah's Peter Dickie for a Golden Duck.

This was followed by David Newham hitting the best shot of the tournament – a big six down the ground off Steve Hancox's bowling. Newham continued to show outstanding skill with the bat to make 20 runs before being bowled.
Steve Hancox later took a sensational catch on the boundary, diving to safely dismiss Jake Wright. Will Badger limited the Galah's to only six runs off his over.
Earlier CBBs had won the Bowl division final by defeating the Rowdies by 23 runs. CBB President Bob "Tiny" Phillips bowled tightly in the last over to seal victory for the CBBs. This feat earned Tiny the player of the finals in the Bowl division.
The Wolfpack's Matt Jenkins took player of the tournament; with Will Badger being presented with the Spirit of Cricket award. Steve Hancox completed the "three-fer" for the Wolfpack when he was announced as the player of the finals in the Cup division.
For information about the tournaments: www.cricketsixes.com and www.phuketsixes.com or e-mail mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

About Kata Group Resorts Thailand
Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience. Kata Group Resorts Thailand currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi. For more information please visit www.katagroup.com

Media contact: Michael Maher mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

Day 2

   
   
Media Release
Wickets fall fast in day two of Kata Group International Cricket 7s
11 April 2014
Three wickets fell in the first three overs at day two of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 Kata Group International Cricket 7s.
The Rowdies were bowling tightly and managed to restrict the ACST Sponsors Team to 46 runs. Then the Rowdies from Qatar/Dubai easily made the runs with a solid batting display shown by Charn with 25 not out.
Young Phuket Juniors wicket-keeper Kung took the catch of the day in the second match, claiming Sedgwick International Cricket Club (SICCOS) Craig Lock for a Duck. Nathan Austin hit an impressive six before he was caught on the boundary by Phuket junior Lip. SICCOS won this match comfortably.
Wolfpack's winning form returned following yesterday's loss to the Galahs, with Matt Jenkins retiring after 11 balls on 32 runs. Next to the crease was Captain Will Badger who scored two impressive sixes from the first two balls he faced from ACST Sponsors bowler Gary Mathison and a third off Ijhar, to end at 25 not out.
The SICCOS good form continued later in the day with wicket-keeper Nathan Bowie taking a fantastic catch off leg-side dismissing Montagu Bay Sharks Brian Clifford for a Golden Duck. The SICCOS won the match by 14 runs.
The Galah Cricket Club topped off a fantastic day's play by making a generous donation to the ACST's Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund, to be used for local activities and programs which benefit the development of junior cricket in Phuket.
Galah's President Allan Boyd President said the Club was very proud to support the local children.
"Cricket can take you anywhere and our Club has been fortunate to play cricket in 32 countries," Mr Boyd said.
"The Galah's hope that these junior cricketers will get the same opportunity as us to travel and play the game.
"You don't have to be rich, you just have to save," Mr Boyd said.
In line with the Friendship through Cricket spirit, the SICCOS donated Australian Cricket Team shirts to the junior cricketers and Jordan "Moose" Ilsley donated his bat to Kung in recognition of his run score of 27 not out.
For information about the tournaments: www.cricketsixes.com and www.phuketsixes.com or e-mail mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

About Kata Group Resorts Thailand
Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience.
Kata Group Resorts Thailand currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi. For more information please visit www.katagroup.com.
Media contact: Michael Maher mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

Day 1

   
Media Release

10 April 2014
Galah Cricket Club takes early lead in Day One of Kata Group International Cricket 7s
Day one of the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 got off to a cracking start at the newly-refurbished Republic Phuket Football Ground today.
The upset of the day was the Galah Cricket Club defeating last year's Kata Group International Cricket 7s winners Wolfpack, captained by Australian Indoor Cricket Team champion Will Badger, by 15 runs.
Steve Hancox made up for the loss in the Wolfpack's next game against the Galahs by claiming three wickets with only three runs scored from his over.
In this game he claimed the wicket of the ACST's and CBB team member Michael Maher for a golden duck.
The Galah Cricket Club continued their winning streak throughout the day's play, with David Newham showing great form with the bat.
Later the Rowdies, who are made up of Qatar and Emirates airlines employees, dominated in their match against the CBBs. Dhiraj produced a fantastic innings where he scored 32 runs before retiring.
Will Badger, who has also played A-Grade outdoor cricket for 20 years, said the new field was fantastic to play on.
"I love it," Mr Badger said.
"The surface is very level and the outfield is playing better than many of the grounds I have played on."

The ACST's curator Mr Dixie Joy said the cricket ground had been laid with world class grass and was a beautiful surface for players.
"All the best sports grounds in the world use this grass," he said.
For information about the tournaments: www.cricketsixes.com and www.phuketsixes.com or e-mail mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

About Kata Group Resorts Thailand
Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience.
Kata Group Resorts Thailand currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi. For more information please visit www.katagroup.com

Media contact: Michael Maher mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

 
Media Release
10 April 2014
Twenty four teams from Australia, the Middle East, the Sub-continent, England, the Asian region and Phuket are set to deliver some thrilling cricket this week at the newly refurbished Republic Phuket Football Ground.
The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 is again partnering with Kata Group Resorts Thailand and the Republic Phuket Football Ground to present the "Fun In The Fun" cricket events.
ACST Chairman Michael Maher said last year's winning teams in the Kata Group International Cricket 7s and Phuket International Cricket Sixes - Wolfpack and wmfb - had returned this year to defend their titles.
"The new re-laid surface of the pitch and upgraded Republic Phuket Football Ground will mean that teams and spectators will see some quality cricket," Mr Maher said.
"Team members, including Australian Indoor Cricket Team member Will Badger, have said they are looking forward to a high standard of play this year."
Khun Pramookpisitt Achariyachai, President of the Kata Group Resorts Thailand and Phuket Football Club said the Group was pleased the ACST's "Fun In The Fun" cricket events would be amongst the first to enjoy the upgraded ground and new facilities.
"The Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a proud five-year partnership with the ACST and the Annual Phuket International Cricket Week," Khun Pramookpisitt said.
"We are particularly pleased to see some young local players who are funded by the ACST and supporters join Phuket Cricket Club teams.
"The Kata Group Resorts Thailand and the Republic Phuket Football Ground share the philosophy of support and development of local children and young people through sport – in our case through football.
"We are also proud to be a leader in supporting sport in Phuket through The Kings Cup Sailing, Beach Volleyball, Rugby, Indoor Soccer and of course the Phuket Football Club."
The Republic Phuket Football Ground, which is owned by the entertainment media creator Republic Phuket, is managed by Mr Pariyawit Achariyachai, a son of Khun Pramookpisitt.
"My team has been working with the ACST to ensure the pitch and the ground are in the best condition to provide teams and spectators with some great cricket," Khun Pariyawit said.
"Our people have also been working hard to provide a quality off-field facilities for all."
Mr Maher also thanked long-term supporter of the event, Australian-based Asia Escape Holidays (AEH) and the Phuket Cricket Group for their ongoing contribution to the development of cricket in Phuket.
He said people interested in watching or learning about cricket were invited to the tournaments. Entry is free and refreshments were sold at the ground.
For information about the tournaments: www.cricketsixes.com and www.phuketsixes.com or e-mail mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

About Kata Group Resorts Thailand
Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience. Kata Group Resorts Thailand currently owns and operates six resorts in Thailand: Kata Beach Resort & Spa, Phuket; Beyond Resort Karon, Phuket; Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, Phuket; Kandaburi Resort & Spa, Koh Samui; Beyond Resort Khaolak, Phang Nga and Beyond Resort Krabi in Krabi. For more information please visit www.katagroup.com

Media contact: Michael Maher mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

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