Friday, October 28, 2016
2016. Tournament Reports
2016 Tournament Reports
The 8th Thailand International Cricket Sixes Tournament 2016
Finals Day Wrap
Darjeeling Cricket Club crowned as 2016 Cup Winners
It was a glorious day for Darjeeling CC as they became the latest team to lift the Cup at the 9th Thailand International Cricket Sixes. The UAE’s oldest cricket club defeated Balls on Fire in a dramatic final by 5 runs as the Singapore side lost their last two wickets to catches on the boundary. Pete Kesby was named as Player of the Match. It rounded off the ACST event, which was played at Thana City Sports Club in Bangkok in very damp conditions.
Owing to heavy showers and wet underfoot conditions over the three days, the Bowl and Plate competitions were awarded to the teams on seedings and accumulated points from the completed matches.
The winner of the middle division Bowl ANZA CC of Singapore. The Plate went to the international touring side, the CBB’s.
The well deserved winner of the Spirit of Cricket Award was Tim ‘Socrates’ Caimakamis who once again did a sterling job on organising transport between the hotel and the ground and being there at all times to give participants valuable assistance and advice.
Paul Stewart of ANZA was named as Player of the Tournament following some scintillating performances over the three days of the tournament.
Finals Day had commenced following further tributes to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej with the playing of the Thai national anthem and a minute’s silence, before the completion of the truncated second round of the competition was concluded.
ACST Chairman Michael ‘Cat’ Maher was a proud man as proceedings came to an end. “Once again we have brought together cricketers from around the globe and seeing new and old new friendships blossom is what the ACST is all about”, said Mr Maher. “We have endured some awful playing conditions and weather. I am extremely proud of all the participants and their excellent positive attitudes and respect that they have shown throughout their visit in the face of many challenges. We all share our thoughts with the wonderful people of Thailand in what is a terribly sad time. I would also like to thank all at the Windsor Suites Hotel and Thana City Sports Club for their hard work and hospitality. Here’s to 2017”, he added.
Day 2 Wrap
It’s two out of two for ANZA CC on Day Two
Day two of the ACST Thailand International Cricket Sixes was truncated owing to a downpour at the Thana City Sports Club, but there was plenty of interesting action before the elements took control.
Round One was completed as the locally based Fareast overtook the score of Shanghai Hot Dogs. However, they later went down to another fine effort from Singapore’s Balls of Fire. Cup holders Baluwater CC from Kathmandu defeated Heckle & Jeckle of The Philippines while the final match saw another Singapore side ANZA CC coming out on top against the Hot Dogs.
Round Two began with ANZA continuing their good form as they defeated Darjeeling CC of the UAE. In the final game of the shortened day the Lanka Masters once again showed their quality by seeing off the impressive Balls of Fire.
Round Two will now consist of just one game per team owing to the weather interruptions before the honours are contested in the semi’s and finals.
The weather didn’t dampen the spirits of the participants as they congregated for a social event at the tournament hotel, the Windsor Suites Hotel on Sukhumvit 20 on Saturday evening.
Day One Wrap
Darjeeling Smiling by Tea Time
The 9th Thailand International Cricket Sixes got underway on Friday morning at the new venue of Thana City Sports Club in humid conditions helping to dry up the sodden ground.
Before play commenced the Thai national anthem was played and a minutes silence was impeccably observed in respect of the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Each morning of the three day tournament will start with the same tribute.
Debutants to the tournament; Darjeeling CC showed plenty of their Chiang Mai Sixes experience as they had a dream first day racking up two victories. Reigning Cup Winners, Bulawater CC of Nepal were dispatched with the aid of a fine knock from Jamie Watkins. In their second game the UAE outfit saw off fellow first timers Heckle & Jeckle.
It was also two out of two for record Cup winners Lanka Lions who have returned to the event after a year’s sabbatical. They defeated two of the more sociable sides in town in the shape of the CBB’s ADF Tigers as Hiran Fernando showed his class with the bat. The two defeated sides had got things underway with CBB’s coming out on top.
Hong Kong regulars Lamma CC started off their campaign with a defeat to the wily Lankan Masters but bounced back to give Patong CC from Phuket a lesson. Patong found their feet to beat the Masters with Anthony Van Blerk and Sudhir Tyagi contribute with the willow.
In the final game of the first day, two more new teams faced off in the ‘Singapore Derby’ with newly formed Balls of Fire taking the bragging rights over ANZA CC.
ACST Tournament Director Ian Liddell was a happy man following the days play. “We have a very good mix of teams for 2016 as well as a new venue and deck. Unfortunately, the recent heavy rainfall restricted us a little today, but we love a challenge at the ACST!”
Following play all competitors were welcomed by ACST Patron Steve Hatherall for their traditional barbeque and hog roast at Jungle Jims & Moonshine Bar.
Play will continue tomorrow at 9.30am. Admission is free and refreshments are available.
For further information please visit the websites www.cricketsixes.com and www.thailandsixes.blogspot.co.uk
Or email Mr Maher at email@example.com.
The Tournament Director Ian Liddell can be contacted on +66 (0) 852 398 254