Wednesday, June 1, 2016
2014. Tournament Reports
2014 Tournament Reports
Finals Day Wrap
Magical Masters Lift the Cup at Harrow
Lankan Masters were crowned as Cup Winners at the Chaophya Park 7th Thailand International Cricket Sixes on their debut appearance to end the five year dominance of Lanka Lions at the event. They put on a master class to defeat last year’s Bowl winners, Mariners CC of Singapore in the premier final to take the trophy back to Colombo. It was a fitting climax to the ACST event organised in conjunction with Southerners of Bangkok. Pushpakumara picked up the man of the match award in the final.
Earlier Lamma CC of Hong Kong and the host club; Southerners fell short of reaching the final in a tight group, full of top class cricket, staged over three days at the Harrow International School.
In the second division, the Bowl was won by Hong Kong Challengers who saw off the challenge of Lanka Lions. The teams had reached the final by defeating a strong international CBB’s side. Devesh of the victorious side, was adjudged to be the star player in the final encounter.
The Plate went to Yorkshire’s Beer Battered Seadogs who were victorious against Shanghai Hot Dogs to claim the honours. Earlier the teams put pay to the hopes of the Chaophya Park All Stars, before Neil Eggar collected the player of the match medal, as well as the prestigious Spirit of Cricket Award, which forms an important quality of all ACST events
Soma of Hong Kong Challengers was named as Player of the Tournament for some outstanding performances.
ACST Chairman Michael ‘Cat’ Maher was a happy man following the presentations. He said, “It’s always a pleasure to welcome so many talented cricketers to the tournament and seeing so many good people playing the game in the correct spirit.” “It only seems like yesterday that the inaugural event took place. We’ve had seven years of genuinely quality time. It was especially pleasing to see how well the rugby tens tournament running concurrently on Saturday worked, as well as welcoming our first ever Indigenous players to our cricket events” he added.
Day 2 Wrap
Southern Stars Shine Brightly at Harrow
Rugby Tens made its debut at the Chaophya Park Thailand International Cricket Sixes on Saturday as the visiting Old Bills from Hong Kong joined five Thai based sides to compete in the seven minute each way format as the atmosphere at the Harrow International School grounds took the feel of a festival.
The main honours went to Southerners Gold who defeated their club mates Southerners Black 28-5 in front of an appreciative audience. The second grade was lifted by Thai Army department side who saw off Samut Sakhon University, while Asian Institute of Technology saw off the visitors from Hong Kong.
Darrell Lintott of the Southerners Club who arranged the mini tournament was most happy with the days’ proceedings. He said, “It’s great to join in at the cricket sixes tournament, especially as 2014 sees the Southerners twentieth anniversary.” “It’s also very good to get local progressive social sides involved in the fun.”
Meanwhile, on the cricket field the hosting Southerners cricket team were also the headline act on a busy day for the side as they were unavailable for fixtures on Friday. Convincing victories against many expert’s favourites, Hong Kong Challengers and then the Chaophya Park All Stars saw them finish the preliminary round as the top ranked side. They started their Cup campaign in fine style with another win over Lamma CC in a close encounter. The Mariners of Singapore and the Sri Lankan Masters will also compete for top honours tomorrow.
Other games saw victories for Lanka Lions in the Bowl over Hong Kong Challengers, with Shanghai Hot Dogs rounding off the day’s play with an easy win against the All Stars.
Following play the teams assembled at the Gala Dinner at the sponsors’ hotel to continue making friendships through cricket.
Day 1 Wrap
Mariners Sink Rivals on Day One
The Chaophya Park 7th Thailand International Cricket Sixes got underway on Friday morning with Mariners Cricket Club of Singapore stealing the show with a victory over the UK side Beer Battered Seadogs and five time defending champions Lanka Lions.
Once again the stunning surrounds of the Harrow International School proved the perfect backdrop to many returning competitors who played out some scintillating cricket at the event organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour in conjunction with the Southerners Cricket Club of Bangkok.
Sri Lanka Masters also enjoyed a two match winning day as Shanghai Hot Dogs and CBB’s were seen off. Hong Kong’s Lamma CC had a win and a loss, with CBB’s and Lanka Lions sharing a similar record. The Seadogs and Hot Dogs will both be hoping for their boat to come in after a couple of defeats apiece.
Three more sides; Hong Kong Challengers United, Chaophya Park All Stars and co-organisers Southerners enter the fray on Saturday morning.
Saturday will also see the inaugural rugby tens at the ground, which will offer a real festival feel to the event. Five local sides will be joined by Hong Kong Police to battle for honours.
Tournament Director Ian Liddell of ACsT summed up the day’s play perfectly when stating “Cricket is the winner”.
The teams continued the tournament theme of “Quality Time” and making friendships through the game of cricket at a function at Moonshine Joint and Jungle Jims provided by Steve Hatherall; a great supporter of the ACST for many years.