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It's not just cricket

It's not just cricket

PHUKET: After some unscheduled and lengthy ‘drinks’ breaks due to rain, the finals of the 9th Phuket International Cricket Sixes tournament were played under glorious sunshine at the Kata Group Sports Ground in Chalong on Sunday (April 22).

Friday 27 April 2012, 03:54PM

The traditional beach game during ACST Phuket Cricket Week. Photo: Tony Pope

The traditional beach game during ACST Phuket Cricket Week. Photo: Tony Pope

After three days of rain-affected competition, the 24 competing teams were ranked and placed in Cup, Bowl, Plate and Spoon divisions for the finals.

In the prized Cup final, MG7 from Kuwait joined compatriots Skylarks in what proved a one-sided affair.

MG7 posted a challenging 85 runs, and in reply, Skylarks quickly lost their star batsman Razzak for just two runs and then collapsed all out for just 28, giving MG7 their first Cup victory in Phuket.

The Southern Stars of Australia lifted the Plate trophy following a very narrow win over fellow Aussies St Francis, chasing down the required 59 with a single off the last ball.

The Bowl final was an entertaining affair between Asia Pacific side CBB SCs and the Singapore Slingers. Batting first, the Slingers put on 4-68, which was comfortably chased down by CBBers with an over to spare.

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The Spoon trophy was won by Baulkham Hills CC of Australia with three balls to spare against compatriots Pinjarra CC.

But proving that the tournament is about more than just winning, a massive B190,000 was also raised for the Phuket Junior Cricket Development Fund to be used for local activities and programmes that benefit the development of junior cricket in Phuket.

The Phuket International Cricket Sixes was the final event of a series of cricket tournaments, functions and parties organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST).

Thirty six teams plus supporters and officials participated.

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