Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament 2014 MATCH REPORTS – Sunday 20 April 2014
MG7 Cricket Club, Kuwait, take out Cup Final
Mount Compass Bulls take out the Bowl Final
CBBs win Plate Final
Wild Men From Borneo 2 (WMFB2) win Shield Final
Finals Day Wrap
The final play-off match saw Wild Men From Borneo (WMFB) against the Southern Stars. The Wild Men went out and scored 33 runs with Scarface retiring hurt on 11. The Southern Stars won.
The first semi-final in the Platedivision saw the Southern Stars taking on the Phuket Juniors. The Southern Stars made a very god score of 69 which proved too much for the young Phuket players who made 39 in reply. Ron Elliott again batted well before retiring on 30 and Scott McNamara made a handy 27 not out. The Phuket Juniors’ Jasper made 14 not out.
In the second semi-final in the Platedivision the CBBs defeated Bat-69/St Xaviers from Kolkata in an exciting match. The Bat-69 made three for 52 with Karan Suri making 23 runs. The CBBs chased the score down in the fourth over making 56 for the loss of no wickets. Imran from Imran Sports retired on 32, with Eggy not out on 14.
The first Bowl division semi-final saw the Storm Chasers from England take on Mount Compass from South Australia. Mount Compass batted first and posted an imposing 77 runs. Nash batted really well to retire on 32 and Martin scored 20. Diwanbowled a brilliant over with only six runs coming off it for the Storm Chasers. The Chasers batted well however fell short of the target to make 60 runswith Diwanfollowing up with a handy 23. Mount Compass’ Payton Roocke bowled a very tight over for six runs only.
The Sharifally Huzifers played the Desa Bangles in an all Malaysian affair with the Bangles running out winners 54 to 55.The Huzifers ran out of steam a little after some great performances in early rounds and simply did not make enough runs. David batted very well for Desa and retired on 31, with Pal making 16.
Matches started to become interesting in the Cup semi-finals. In the firstsemi-final MG7 made an imposing 90 runs with Faisal making 22 and Bharat making 27 not out. Etihad chased well with a very good innings by Sreekanth retiring on 32 and Chirag scoring 16. However they fell short of the target making 72.
The second semi-final saw the second team from Kuwait the MG7 Warriors taking on the Wolfpack from Australia. In an extremely exciting match, the Wolfpack made two for 68. This impressive target proved not too challenging for the MG7 Warriors: the score was passed in the fourthover; with Casino making 31 before retiring and Roy making 26 not out.
The Shield Final was an all WMFB match, with their number 1 team taking on their number 2 team. WMFB 1 batted first posting a good score of 69, with Ginger retiring on 30 runs. WMFB 2 chased the score very sensibly making 72 in the final over to take home the Shield. Freebie and Noddy made valuable contributions with each making 26 runs.
Plate Final: The CBBs backed up last week’s win in the3rd Annual Kata Group International Cricket 7s Bowl Final with a tremendous performance to take out the Plate Final. Batting first, the CBBs made an imposing score of 85, with Wayne Morrison retiring with 32 and Eggy making 22 not out. The Southern Stars batted well to make 76, but were unable to threaten the CBBs score. Scott McNamara retired on 32 and Jake Wright made 24 not out. Stretch from the CBBs closed the match bowling the final over and only going for 11 runs
Bowl Final: The Mount Compass Bulls completely an excellent first tour to the Phuket International Sixes by scoring 0/79 against the DESA Bangles from Malaysia. Mark Nash made 30 Retired and Robert Martin made 29 not out. The Bangles did their best in the run chase with David Ross making 24 and Cheong 24 not out, but fell short making 2/64. Robert Martin followed his batting up by bowling an excellent over for Mount Compass and taking 2 for 2.
Cup Final: The Cup Final was an All Kuwaiti affair with MG7 taking on the MG7 Warriors. MG7 have played very well all week, however after being surprise losers yesterday, they played brilliantlytoday in both the semi and final. Batting first MG7 made an imposing score of 89 with Faisal retiring on 31 and Usman 34. MG7 Warriors chased well, but were never really in the hunt making 63. Casino (19 runs) and Asim (23 runs) batted well but could not make it at the end.
MATCH REPORTS – Saturday 19 April 2014
ROUND ROBINS COMPLETED AND RANKINGS DETERMINED ON DAY THREE
After a weather affected Day Two, Day Three dawned bright and clear for the final four matches of the round-robins played. At the completion of the round robin matches, teams were ranked into two divisions, which will the broken into the final four pools in the play offs for the trophies on the fourth and final day.
- ROUND ROBIN FIXTURES
The Phuket All Stars got play under way against the Wild Men from Borneo 2 with a great knock from the openers. Promising youngster Jasper Joy (7no) and Ron Jones (14no) carried their bats through the innings and made the most of the loose bowling of the Wild Men, letting 50 sundries through and boosting the total to 71. The Wild Men replied with 62 for the loss of one wicket (Noddy 17, runout) and Freebie top scoring with 23no.
WON BY: PHUKET ALL STARS
The Storm Chasers got the crowd going with their committed running between wickets, which saw their innings total climb to 51. 4 wickets fell, shared around amongst the MG7 Warriors bowlers, with a run out on the last ball the final blow for the Chasers. The Warriors got their chase off to a solid start with opener Casino contributing 20 before falling to the bowling of Divan, the Warriors ultimately achieving the required 52 to win in the fourth over.
WON BY: MG7 WARRIORS
The third match of the day was contested between Bat 69 and CBBs, with the honours going to the CBBs with a fantastic run chase in the second innings. Bat 69 notched 61 runs with the loss of 2 wickets (Karan Sori, 6, caught off the bowling of Dixie) and Amish Raja (17, bowled Stretch). The CBBs run chase was pushed along by Wolf Pack import Eggy, who smashed his way to 31 before retiring. Imran contributed 17 to the total before being trapped LBW off Indra, the chase completed in the fourth over.
WON BY: CBBs
The final match of the round robin series was played between the Wild Men from Borneo 1 and the Desa Bangles. The Wild Men lost 2 wickets (Roxy, 4) and Ting Tong (9) on their way to a final score of 53. Desa Bangles lost 3 wickets in their chase, but achieved the required score with a big 6 hit by David off the last ball of the over, delivered by Wolf Pack ring in Coxy.
WON BY: DESA BANGLES
SECOND ROUND FIXTURES
The second round was kicked off with a great match between the Phuket Juniors and CBBs. Jasper Joy joined the local kids and boosted their confidence enormously with his experience and temperament. The Juniors posted 60 with the loss of no wickets, Joy finishing on 20no and Tae on 24no. In reply the CBBs only managed 40 runs with the loss of one wicket (Imran run out on 22). The Phuket Juniors once again did themselves proud, conceding only 2 sundries in their fielding innings and it is wonderful to see their skills developing so well.
WON BY: PHUKET JUNIORS
Bat 69 came out swinging to achieve a total of 104. Two wickets fell (Indrana, run out on 9 and Karan caught for a duck) with Vishal top scoring on 32 before retiring. The Wild Men from Borneo made a valiant effort against the talent of the Bat 69 bowlers, managing to notch 2 for 34 in reply. Indrana starred with the ball, taking the wickets of Ginger and Coxy, finishing with figures of 2 for 3.
WON BY: BAT 69
Match three went down to the final ball of the game, with the Desa Bangles upsetting heavy favourites MG7. MG7 batted first and posted 2 for 62, with Usman out for a duck (bowled Cheong) and Faisal caught and bowled Kamran. The Desa Bangles were there to play and got the chase off to a cracking start with David showing his dominance and smashing his way to the maximum score before retirement. MG7 fought hard, but Cheong made the most of the two balls his faced, posting 4 then 2 to seal the match.
WON BY: DESA BANGLES
The Wolf Pack openers continued their form from the first two days smashing 4s and 6s to get the Pack off to a great start in their batting innings. Amassing 86 with the loss of 3 wickets (Cess 25; Jenko 25; Spanna 4) the boys continued their campaign in fine form. Mt Compass, set 87 for the win, came to the crease with purpose. Impressive batting from Martin (31 retired) set the boys on the right track, but some very tight bowling from Coxy (0 for 2) and Jenko (1 for 7) slowed the run rate down and Mt Compass ended their innings on 1 for 52 in reply.
WON BY: WOLF PACK
This match was the highest scoring of them all, with 188 runs scored in a very entertaining game. This showed just how well the pitch was playing which was prepared by Dixie Joy. Etihad batted first and scored an imposing score of 98. Sohail batted very well for 34 retired. Sharifally then came out chasing admirably with both Whited and Doggie retiring on 30. They kept the good batting up, however to fall just short on a score of 90.
WON BY: ETIHAD
The final match of the day had the Storm Chaser from England facing the MG7 Warriors of Kuwait. The Storm Chasers batted well to make 72, with Harry Singh making an impressive 22 not out. MG7 Warriors came out strong, but fell short in an exciting finish, making 70, 2 loose by 2. Asim batted very well to score 25. Harry Singh completed a great match by bowling a fine last over.
WON BY: STORM CHASERS
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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