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11th April - Media Release for Phuket Cricket Sixes 2014

 

 



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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

Welcome Message

   

Welcome message from the Kata Group Resorts Thailand

On behalf of the Kata Group Resorts Thailand, I extend a very warm welcome to all the teams, supporters and officials taking part in the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014.

The Kata Group Resorts Thailand is delighted to continue to build on the special partnership with the ACST's "Fun In The Fun" cricket events. This will be our fifth year of partnering with the ACST for the events.

We are certain that the teams will appreciate the new pitch and field and everyone will enjoy the fantastic new facilities at the Republic Phuket Football Ground. We are pleased that you are amongst the first to experience these.

The Kata Group Resorts Thailand is also pleased to help make your time in Phuket memorable through our luxurious resorts. I extend a special welcome to those who are staying at Kata Beach Resort & Spa Hotel.

Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience.

We are also proud to be a leader in supporting sport in Phuket through The Kings Cup Sailing, Beach Volleyball, Rugby, Indoor Soccer and the Phuket Football Club.

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

Enjoy your time in Phuket and of course the ACST's "Fun In The Fun" cricket events.

Pramookpisitt Achariyachai

President of the Kata Group Resorts Thailand and Phuket Football Club



Dixie preparing the wicket for Phuket Cricket Week!
 

Notes from the 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Sixes

 

We would like to thank the John and Maurice of OTools in Karon for their special support and assistance with the production of the officials shirts for the Thailand Phuket International Cricket Week 2014. The guys walways help and are always willing to help further, thanks guys

We would like to thank Mr Bob “Tiny” Phillips for his kind assistance in helping to bring our excellent Sports Therapist / Trainer and Sports Paramedic Nicola Cook. Of course we love having Nicola with us, so thanks Tiny.

We would like to thank Mr Mahmoud “MGA” Abdullah for his special support and assistance with covering some costs associated for the entry of the local Thai Phuket development players in this year’s Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament 2014.

We would like to thank the Galah Cricket Club for their special support and assistance with covering some costs associated for the entry of the local Thai Phuket development players in this year’s Kata Group International Cricket 7s Tournament 2014.

We would like to thank the Wolfpack for their special support and assistance with the production of special playing shirts for the Thai Phuket development players in this year’s Kata Group International Cricket 7s Tournament 2014 and Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2014.

Media Release

13th March 2014



The newly refurbished Republic Phuket Football Ground & Kata Group Resorts Thailand will this year play host to the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Week 2014 in April this year.

ACST Chairman Michael Maher said he was very impressed with the new “state of the art” Clubhouse, the new re-laid surface of the pitch and the excellent new facilities available at the ground.

“I am looking forward to seeing the teams in action at this brilliant ground and thank the Kata Group Resorts Thailand for investing in the future of sport and tourism for Phuket,” Mr Maher said.

“The ground staff are working with us to ensure that this year’s tournaments are memorable in making 2014 an excellent event.

“ASCT is delighted to be returning to the Republic Phuket Football ground, which is about 20 minutes’ drive from Kata and Karon Beaches where the teams stay. We are excited to be amongst the first to enjoy these fantastic enhanced facilities.

“This will be the 11th ACST event in Phuket and it is fitting that we start a new decade at this brand new, wonderful ground which reflects our “Friendship Through Cricket” Phuket Cricket Week.”

Pramookpisitt Achariyachai, President of the Kata Group Resorts Thailand and Phuket Football Club said the Group was thrilled to continue to build the special partnership with the ACST’s “Fun In The Fun” cricket events.

“Kata Group Resorts Thailand has a 32-year reputation for offering high-quality, affordable resort destinations and the world-famous Thai holiday experience,” Khun Pramookpisitt said.

“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.

“Republic Phuket Football ground provides courses and a place for Phuket children aged between 6-12 who want to become professional footballers in Phuket FC academy,” Khun Pariyawit said.

“The ground will also provide a strong base for the ongoing development of international cricket on Phuket, as well as other international sports.”

Mr Maher said millions of Baht had been raised at the ACST events over the past 10 years for Tsunami relief and to support orphans and Junior Cricket Development in Phuket.

He said teams from Australia, the Middle East, the Sub-continent, England and the Asian region would come for the tournament joining Phuket teams which included young local players funded by the ACST and supporters.
 
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.

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 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
 





 

Upcoming Tournaments

* Kata Group International Cricket 7s Tournament - 10 to 12 April 2014.

* Karon International Beach Cricket Tournament 2014 / Tuesday afternoon 15 April 2014.

* Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament – 17 to 20 April 2014.



 

  • Kata Group International Cricket 7's Tournament/ 10th to 12th April 2014
  • International Beach Cricket Tournament/ Tuesday 15th April 2014
  • 11th Annual Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament/ 17th to 20th April 2014

       * Contact for more details: Michael "Cat" Maher - mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com


 

Get well soon, Trott

The ACST is saddened to hear of the recent illness of Jonathan Trott. A team mate, friend and brother to many of us, we offer JT and his family our greatest support and hope that he makes the fullest recovery.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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