THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Phuket Misfits win inaugural Bootleggers title

Phuket Misfits win inaugural Bootleggers title

CRICKET: The Phuket Misfits (The Misfits) ran away with the final of the Bootlegger Super Sixes last Sunday (Sept 8) at the ACG Cricket and Sports Facility, in Thalang, proving on the day to be too good for the rest of the cricket teams on the island over this shortened version of the game.


By The Phuket News

Friday 13 September 2019, 10:13AM


Player of the Tournament Craig Morgan smashing a monster six. Photo: Michael Way

Player of the Tournament Craig Morgan smashing a monster six. Photo: Michael Way

By Jason Robertson

 

Each of the four teams, The Misfits, The Goan Panthers (The Panthers), Patong Penguins and The MF All Stars, played each other once during the round-robin phase of the tournament. The Misfits went unbeaten all day, proving to be too consistent in all aspects of the game.

 

The Penguins who had a bowler heavy side after some of the all-rounders pulled out of the event at late notice and the MF All Stars who battled to support their one actual star, Craig Morgan, both never got going and ended up contesting the third and fourth place final later in the day. Which the Penguins won in a last-ball thriller when T Darkness, in search of a game-winning home run, holed out on the boundary, to give D Abrahams the wicket, The Penguins bragging rights and the MF All Stars the wooden spoon.

 

In the main final, The Panthers batted first and put up a respectable 63 runs in their allotted 5 overs, due to some excellent batting by Balesh Dessai and Ravi Naik.

 

However, the total was never going to challenge The Misfits as their two opening batsmen I Malik and A Khan lambasted the bowling, smashing the ball over the boundaries, walls, cows and storage sheds, seemingly with ease. The Misfits reached the winning total with a full over to spare, which, in a 5 over game takes some doing.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

 

The Phuket Misfits were deserved winners and won the Super Sixes Trophy. Ali Khan was adjudged Player of the Final after his devastating display of power batting, with 4 sixes in a row basically ending the match as a contest.

 

Part-time leg model and the islands best left-handed batsman, Craig Morgan, AKA. The Postman (because he always delivers) was adjudged as player of the tournament for his 130 runs off 46 balls to go along with 2 wickets, accumulated during the day.

 

The event itself was a rousing success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the players and spectators alike. Bootlegger Burgers and Craft Beers who will open their doors shortly in the eagerly anticipated Blue Tree development, have committed to making this a quarterly event and are hoping the teams will grow to 6 or 8 teams for the next instalment.

 

Phuket Cricket is always looking for more players and sponsors and if you would like to know more, contact them through their Facebook page at Phuket Cricket or by email at Jbriggs11689@gmail.com. Or come on down to senior net practice every Friday from 4 pm (which generally ends with a few refreshments in the Clubhouse Bar) or for the games on any given Sunday at the ACG Cricket and Sports Facility, in Thalang.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Patong Police hunting for foreigner wanted for $30k theft from exchange booth

Hahaha, the boys in the money booth thought they made the 'change of the month'. It must fee...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

Correct Oesi, Kaaskop with a single p means cheese-head in the Netherlands. Now do your homework and...(Read More)


Patong Police hunting for foreigner wanted for $30k theft from exchange booth

I thought one had to produce a passport for currency exchanges- clearly not!...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

I set here free after she killed all my rats! Say Kaaskop means Chees head in Holland ?...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

"This was the first time I read an article complete" So you are saying all former comment...(Read More)


Fatal epileptic asthma attack suspected as pickup crashes off road

Dek, thank you for labeling my comment highly respectful'. And, can you comment on the believe ...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

Red, yellow, green rating should be already published in english at least, as this discriminating pr...(Read More)


Phuket readies for Chulalongkorn Day

Look forward for a national holiday that partly can officially be celebrated on Chalong Pier. That p...(Read More)


Phuket readies for Chulalongkorn Day

I miss link between honouring a good King and tidy up tangles of cables from utility poles by volunt...(Read More)


Phuket jet-ski operators warned after Chinese tourists dangerously ‘buzzed’

Yeah, sure..."jet-ski owners in Phuket must obey the rules, drive jet-skis safely and not opera...(Read More)