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ACST Launch their own You Tube Channel!

The ACST have been busy during the break between tournaments collating their collection of videos and putting them all in one place.

They can be viewed at:


The channel will continue to be uploaded as we find more videos in our archive. 
If you happen to have any on file that you'd like sharing, please get in touch.

ACST Announce Dates for the 2017 Thailand International Cricket Sixes

The ACST are proud to announce the dates for the tenth anniversary Thailand International Cricket Sixes. 
The tournament will be played from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November 2017.

The event has traditionally been held in late October from its inaugural event in 2008, but the decision has been made to move to a later date as ACST Chairman Michael “Cat” Maher explains.

“Through the efforts of our dedicated team, we have produced our own portable artificial deck, so that we are no longer prisoners to one venue or the calendar. This is enabling the ACST to be flexible and to try and minimise the chances of getting hit by wet weather; although sadly nobody can offer a full guarantee on that score.”

“2017 is also an Ashes year. Our tournament takes place the weekend before the eagerly awaited First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. This opens up the opportunity for potential English teams to break up their journey and make friendships through cricket,” added Mr Maher.

The tournament venue will be announced in due course.

For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

www.phuketcricketweek.blogspot.co.uk 
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Twitter: @sixescricket

Thalang International Cricket 7’s 2017

Patong CC are the 2017 Cup Champions

Local team Patong CC were crowned as the 2017 Thalang International Cricket 7’s on another wonderful day’s cricket at the Alan Cooke Ground following victory over Lamma CC as Hico McDonald picked up the plaudits as Player of the Final. 

The sixth running of the 7’s, organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) forms part of the Phuket Cricket Week, which was formed in 2004 along with the Phuket International Cricket Sixes.

Patong, fielding many of the side that lifted the Cup in 2016 as Aussie Zen, defeated Phuket Blasters in the semi-final. Runners-up Lamma saw off the challenge of Surfers Paradise CC. Blasters had secured their last four place in the first game of the day by beating Rowdiez.

The second division Bowl competition was won by Singapore outfit HSBC Redbulls who defeated Rowdiez as Pankaj starred with bat and ball. The Redbulls had earned their place in the final with an earlier win over the Postels.

This meant that Postels dropped down to the third tier Bowl, where they overcame the local Village CC in the final as Tim Woodruff put in a man of the match performance. Village CC reached the final by courtesy of a play-off win over NT Stars.

Henno Jordaan picked up the plaudits as the Player of the Tournament with a string of accomplished performances as he weighed in with 148 runs in 6 innings and 3 wickets with a bowling economy rate of just 8 runs an over. SP Mohanty of the HSBC Redbulls received the coveted ACST Spirit of Cricket Award. 

The trophies were presented at the ACG at the close of play as participants continued to enjoy the ambience and making friendships through cricket.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher reflected on the previous three days while relaxing with the teams. "This has been a truly brilliant event to round off another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week. The ACST is proud of every event we put on but the camaraderie of the last few days will live long in the memory. I'd like to thank all the participants as well as the committees of the ACG and PCG for their valuable assistance."
his has been a truly brilliant event to round off another wonderful Phuket Cricket Week. The next ACST event will be the 2016 Thailand International Cricket Sixes, which will be held in Bangkok from the 17th to 19th November.


Thalang International Cricket 7's Photos
Now online on our dedicated Blogsite on the links below



Thalang International Cricket 7's

Full Results & Standings now available on our Blogsite on the link below.


Daily Reports on the link below


Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2017

Finals Day Wrap

Tripathi Group win the Cup at the 2017 Phuket International Cricket Sixes

Tripathi Group of India were crowned as Cup winners of the 14th ACST Phuket International Cricket Sixes on a majestic day at the Alan Cooke Ground to round off another highly successful event.

In gripping final Tripathi scored the winning runs from the final ball of the contest against the Dhaka Warriors of Bangladesh thanks in no small part to a fantastic innings of 33 not out from Vikas Rana.

Tripathi had earlier defeated Southern Stars of Victoria in the semi-final. Runners-up Warriors had defeated the excellent Etihad Challengers side after posting a commanding 69-3.

The second division Bowl competition was won by Yarraleen Lions in another thrilling final as their bowlers held their collective nerve against Etihad Flyers with Craig Grislingham’s over proving decisive. 

The Plate was lifted by the Cricket Club of Dibrugarh from Assam in India to add to their Bowl victory in 2016. After finishing seventh seed they defeated eighth placed Patong CC who were playing on home turf in another fitting showpiece fillowing victory against the same opponents in a dress rehearsal earlier in the day. Kamakhya Saikia laid the platform with an unbeaten 33, while team mate Salim Ahmed also had a stand out day.

Finals Day had begun with some excellently spirited matches as the Postels Old Boys went down to Northern Territory BushRangers and then Patong CC before more serious stuff saw Southern Stars take down Yarraleen Lions and Tripathi Group overtake the Etihad Flyer’s total as teams vied for Cup places.

Following play at the ACG the teams returned to the tournament hotel, the Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort for the Presentation Dinner and to continue making friendships through cricket by the pool, and to see who won the coveted Player of the Tournament and Spirit of Cricket Awards.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher was an extremely happy man following Finals Day. “It has been an absolute pleasure to be amongst so many wonderful people and talented cricketers who have put on a magnificent display on the pitch as well as thanking our dedicated team of officials in trying conditions. 

I would like to thank the Phuket Cricket Group and the committee of the Alan Cooke Ground for their invaluable assistance with the event along with our valued sponsors and dedicated volunteers and officials who have worked tirelessly to make the event such a success. Here’s to 2018!”

The ACST return to the ACG next week to stage the annual Thalang International Cricket 7’s, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April.


 Phuket International Cricket Sixes Photos
Now online on our dedicated blogsite on the links below











ACST Friendships Through Cricket

An impeccably observed minutes silence on Finals Day at the ACG on 16th April 2017 in memory of Adnan Lotia. RIP

Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2017.

Full Results & Standings now available on our Blogsite on the link below.



Two Days to the Phuket Cricket Week

There are just two days to go before the Phuket Cricket Week gets underway. The event, which is run by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) will be played at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) on the north of the island.

The cricket gets underway on Wednesday 12th April, starting with the Phuket International Cricket Sixes, which were first held in 2004. Matches will be played until Sunday 15th April, which Thursday 13th staging Beach Cricket during Songkran celebrations.

The newly titled Thalang International Cricket 7’s will be played between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd April for the sixth occasion.

Teams are heading to the dream holiday destination of Phuket from around the globe, and ACST Chairman, Michael “Cat” Maher is a proud man.

“The ACST is delighted to be working with the Phuket Cricket Ground and the committee of the ACG to put on what will be a real carnival of cricket. We have a tremendous range of teams with debutants joining old friends. Some are staying right through to enjoy a brilliant holiday in between events. We welcome them all for lots of fun in the sun while making friendships through cricket.”

For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

www.cricketsixes.com www.phuketcricketweek.blogspot.co.uk
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ACST Announce Dates for the 2017 Thailand International Cricket Sixes

The ACST are proud to announce the dates for the tenth anniversary Thailand International Cricket Sixes. The tournament will be played from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November 2017.

The event has traditionally been held in late October from its inaugural event in 2008, but the decision has been made to move to a later date as ACST Chairman Michael “Cat” Maher explains. 

“Through the efforts of our dedicated team, we have produced our own portable artificial deck, so that we are no longer prisoners to one venue or the calendar. This is enabling the ACST to be flexible and to try and minimise the chances of getting hit by wet weather; although sadly nobody can offer a full guarantee on that score.”

“2017 is also an Ashes year. Our tournament takes place the weekend before the eagerly awaited First Test at the Gabba in Brisbane. This opens up the opportunity for potential English teams to break up their journey and make friendships through cricket,” added Mr Maher.

The tournament venue will be announced in due course.

For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.
www.cricketsixes.com www.phuketcricketweek.blogspot.co.uk
Facebook: Friends of Asian Cricket Sixes Twitter: @sixescricket





Tripathi Group Link Up with the ACST

The ACST is proud to announce a new partnership with the Tripathi Group in India through our 
ACST Asian Representative Sudhir Tyagi.

The Tripathi Group, based in New Delhi, is a one stop platform for aspiring sports individuals, to master their skills and talent to transform every challenge into an opportunity and prove their mettle in real.
For further details visit their website at
www.tripathigroup.com

The Countdown to the Phuket Cricket Week Continues

There is now less than three weeks to go before the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) Phuket Cricket Week gets under way.

A minimum of twenty-two teams will be appearing, with participants gathering from across the globe for the Phuket International Cricket Week to join up with locally based Phuket sides. The Sixes, which were first competed for in 2004, will be played between Wednesday 12th and Sunday 16th April 2017. The sixth annual 7’s will follow between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Both events will be played at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) with the 7’s being retitled the Thalang International Cricket 7’s to relate to the venues location.

Yarraleen Lions of Victoria, Australia will be looking to go one better in the Sixes after finishing as runners-up in the Cup last year, with defending champions Kuwait Eagles absent in 2017. The Sixes has attracted a strong Asian contingent looking to collect honours. The 7’s looks a wide open tournament with strong local interest sure to figure in the shake up the following week.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher is looking forward to more “Fun in the Sun”. “Once again we have attracted a fine array of teams representing many nations. As ever it’s superb to welcome several new sides along with meeting up with many old friends. I’m sure that we’re in for another fantastic event,” said Mr. Maher.
 
For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.
 
www.cricketsixes.com www.phuketcricketweek.blogspot.co.uk

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ACST Video Memory Time

The 2005 Hong Kong Invitational Cricket Festival from YouTube. Many thanks to Mark Burns for finding this for us.

 Just 10 Mondays to go before the Phuket Cricket Week 2017!

Fancy playing in a fantastic location, making great friends and having the time of your lives?

We still have places for teams and individuals for our upcoming event. 

If you're interested, please contact Michael Maher​ by email at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or call him on +61 (0) 40 738 5481.

Dates Confirmed for 2017 Phuket Cricket Week

The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) are proud to announce confirmed dates for the Phuket International Cricket Week in April 2017.

Teams, officials and cricket aficionados from all around the world will be heading to take part in the ICC Award winning 14th Phuket International Sixes and the newly titled 6th Thalang International 7’s. The Sixes, which were first competed for in 2004, will be played between Wednesday 12th and Sunday 16th April 2017, with Thursday 13th a designated rest day for participants to enjoy Songkran and a Beach Cricket Tournament. The sixth annual 7’s will follow between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd April 2017.

Both events will be staged at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) in the north of the island.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher, is as ever, extremely positive about the event. “The resourcefulness of the ACST is one of our proudest claims. The Arinara Resort at Bangtao was extremely popular with everyone who stayed there during the 2016 Sixes, so we had no hesitation in coming to an arrangement with our old friend Seemant Raju, who manages the resort to stay there for both tournaments. I would like to pass on my sincere thanks on behalf of the ACST to all at the Kata Beach Resort and the Andaman Seaview Hotel, for all their fantastic assistance over the years wishing them every success as we continue to promote these properties moving forward.”

“The Thalang International 7’s was selected for the new title of our wonderful fun event to reflect the change of venue, as the Thalang is the former name of Phuket, and the ACG is located in the northern district of the same name.”

“I would also like to thank the committees of the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) & Phuket Cricket Group (PCG) for their continued assistance and friendships and look forward to continuing our fabulous relationship for many years to come.”

Team entries for both events are now open for what will be a superb festival of cricket and wonderful camaraderie. Don’t miss out on your chance on a dream cricketing holiday, making lifelong memories and friends.

For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.


Finals Day Report from the 2016 Thailand International Cricket Sixes now online:


Day Two Results from the Thailand International Cricket Sixes now online:


Day Two Report from the Thailand International Cricket Sixes now online:

 

Day One Report from the Thailand International Cricket Sixes now online:


Day One Results from the Thailand International Cricket Sixes now online:


Thailand International Cricket Sixes Blog Officially Launched

The ACST is proud to announce the official launch of a new Blog for the Thailand International Cricket Sixes. The Blog will replace the old website, allowing us more scope to release up to date information and features. The completion of the Blog means that for the first time, all ACST's media is being run in house.


 Sixes Cricketers looking to show their respects in Bangkok

The 9th annual Thailand International Cricket Sixes begins in Bangkok on Friday 28th October, with a minimum of twelve competing teams arriving once again from far and wide to continue making “Friendships Through Cricket”.

The event organised by the Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) will see participants from England, Australia, India, China, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, UAE and Sri Lanka will be joining local representation for the three-day event, which is being held at the Thana City Sports Club near Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The partaking teams will be seeded at the completion of the first round of games, to compete for honours in the Cup, Bowl and Shield on Sunday afternoon.

ACST Chairman, Michael Maher is pleased with the mix of teams, while understanding the current atmosphere throughout the country following the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

“A great many of the people heading to the tournament, have good friends in what is and will continue to be a wonderful place for us to visit. Everyone connected with the ACST is truly saddened by the loss of such a revered and wonderful person, and offer our sincere condolences to the Thai nation”.

“We will do everything to ensure that the event is held in total respect, with all visitors having been advised of the appropriate protocol. I would like to thank the Windsor Suites Hotel, Thana City Sports Club and our contacts in Bangkok for their support and advice at such a sad time” added Mr Maher.

Spectators are welcome at the event and admission is free. For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or on (+61) 407 385 481.


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Thailand International Cricket Sixes Goes Ahead

The ACST would like to pass on our greatest respect and sadness to the people of Thailand in the passing of their loving King. Please kindly be assured of calm towards the 9th Annual Thailand International Cricket Sixes Tournament 2016 and we advise that our Official Tournament Hotel have confirmed their support in still holding this fantastic friendship tournament and look forward to welcoming all participants. The Thana City Sports Club still wish for the event to take place. The Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT) have issued guidelines that they would like all visitors to Thailand to carry on with their travel plans.

Complete respect will be shown in honouring His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej throughout the whole tournament

RIP King Bhumibol Adulyadej


Everyone at the ACST send our sincerest condolences to the people of Thailand at this terribly sad time. This wonderful country has given us all so many memorable occasions, and made us many good friends.              Our thoughts are with you all.


Thailand International Cricket Sixes 2016: Venue Announcement


 
The ACST are proud and excited to announce the venue for the 2016 Thailand International Cricket Sixes.
 
The event will be held at the Thana City Golf & Sports Club in Bangkok and will take place between Friday 28th and Sunday 30th October 2016.
 
Thana City Golf & Sports Club is located by Suvarnabhumi Airport, around thirty minutes from the Windsor Suites Hotel, our tournament hotel and partner.
 
ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher is delighted with the development; “The ACST sees this as a great potential opportunity to build a relationship with an established Thai company”
 
Eleven teams from around the globe have already confirmed for this popular international event, which will be celebrating its ninth year.
 
A few places for teams and individuals still remain.
 
For further details, please contact Mr. Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481
 

 



Dates Confirmed for Thailand International Cricket Sixes 2016

The ACST are glad to announce that the 2016 tournament in Bangkok will take place from 
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th October 2016.

For further information please contact Michael Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com

Kata Group International Cricket 7's.  Full results & standings now online at:

 

Kata Group International Cricket 7's. Aussie Zen win the Cup. Galah CC lift the Bowl. 

Finals Day Wrap now online at:


Kata Group International Cricket 7's. Day One Wrap now online at:


Kata Group International Cricket 7's. 
Day 2 standings, results & Friday's fixtures now online at:

 

Kata Group International Cricket 7's. Day One Wrap now online at:


Kata Group International Cricket 7's. Day 1 standings, results & 
Thursday's fixtures now online at:


 

5th ACST Kata Group International Cricket 7's 2016

Fixtures now Online at:


Please note: There is a swimming pool available at the Republic Ground 
at a charge of 50b per person.

Captains & Officials meeting at the ground before play on Wednesday


Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2016

Presentation Night Round-Up and Photos, now Online at:


Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2016. Finals Day Results now Online at


Finals Day Wrap of the 2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes with photos now Online at



Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2016

Day 3 results, current standings & Finals Day Fixtures now online at our Blog by clicking on the link below.

 

Day Three Wrap of the 2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes with photos now Online at


Day Two Wrap of the 2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes with photos now Online at


2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes

Day Two Results, Round One Standings & Day hree Fixtures now Online at


 
2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes

Day One Results & Day Two Amended Fixtures now Online at


 Day One Wrap of the 2016 Phuket International Cricket Sixes with photos now Online at


Fixtures Announcement

Phuket Cricket Week 

13th Phuket International Cricket Sixes 2016

Round 1 Groups & Fixtures

Group A
Aussie Zen
Warriors Qatar
Discovery Bay
Southern Stars

Group B
Dabanng Boyz
Yarraleen Lions
CC of Dibrugarh
Katherine Bushrangers

Group C
Kuwait Eagles
Fine Legs
Kuwait Hawks

Group D
Madras Curry House
Gauhati Town
CBB’s

Groups A & B play an internal round robin, with Group C teams playing Group D teams and vice versa, meaning all sides play 3 (three) games in Round 1.

All teams will be seeded 1 to 14 after Round 1, with teams finishing 
1 to 8 playing an extra game in Round 2. Teams finishing 9 to 14 will be split into two groups of 3, playing a minimum of two extra games.

From Round 3 the competition will be split into four competitions, 
the Cup, Bowl, Plate & Shield.

Round 1 Fixtures

Thursday 14th April

9.45: Aussie Zen v Warriors Qatar
10.30: Yarraleen Lions v CC of Dibrugarh
Fine Legs v CBB’s
11.45: Dabanng Boyz v CC of Dibrugarh
 Southern Stars v Aussie Zen
1.00:  Kuwait Hawks v CBB’s
 Dabanng Boyz v Yarraleen Lions
2.15:  Warriors Qatar v Southern Stars
 Gauhati Town v Kuwait Eagles

Friday 15th April

9.45: Madras Curry House v Fine Legs
 Katherine Bushrangers v Dabanng Boyz
11.00: Discovery Bay v Aussie Zen
 Katherine Bushrangers v Yarraleen Lions
12.15: Kuwait Eagles v CBB’s
 Discovery Bay v Southern Stars
1.30: Kuwait Hawks v Gauhati Town
 Katherine Bushrangers v CC of Dibrugarh
2.45: Warriors Qatar v Discovery Bay
 Madras Curry House v Kuwait Hawks
4.00: Fine Legs v Gauhati Town
 Madras Curry House v Kuwait Eagles



Let the 'Fun in the Sun' begin at the Phuket Cricket Week!

All Players, Supporters and Officials for this years Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament 2016 are requested to join this Party for the Opening of this years Tournament today Wednesday 13th April. Don't forget to wear your wrist bands!

From 1pm, get yourselves there and let's start the fun in style!

Buses leave the lobby at the Arinara at 2pm, 2.30pm & 3pm.



Phuket Cricket Week Pen Portraits Now Online

There are now less than three weeks to go until the Phuket Cricket Week gets underway. We are now uploading the team pen portraits as we get them.

Please click here to see the latest updates.




New Hats for ACST Umpires

The umpires at the Phuket Cricket Week will be taking on a smart new look while protecting themselves from the hot sun, thanks to sponsorship from Highlife Trading Company Ltd. 

The ACST would like to thank them for their continued support, following on from the sponsorship of the new light weight umpire’s shirts worn at the Thailand International Cricket Sixes back in October for the first time.

For further details about Highlife Trading Company Ltd, please visit their website at www.highlifetcl.com







Need a change from Sixes? Want to have fun? Come and try the 7’s!

The Kata Group International Cricket 7s will once again be forming part of the Phuket Cricket Week along with the Phuket International Cricket Sixes in April.

The 7s offer an alternative from the norm. While it still played as a five overs a side contest, it offers the opportunity for the captain to allow a less than eager bowler to escape to fielding duties!

The 7s has been kindly sponsored by the Kata Group since its inauguration in 2012. It will once again be held at the well appointed Republic Ground in the south of the island. 

The event has built a reputation for good fun and friendships in a less frenetic atmosphere than is often experienced at the Sixes. As ever social functions will be provided, including a closing party at the Kata Beach Resort following Finals Day.

The dates for this years three day event are Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd April 2016, which allows interested teams an ideal break before having time to return to work the following Monday.

Places for teams and individuals are still available to enjoy a dream cricketing holiday, making lifelong memories and friends with lots of ‘Fun in the Sun’.

For further details, please contact Michael ‘Cat’ Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.


www.phuketcricketweek.blogspot.co.uk


ACST Welcome our Sponsors for the Phuket Cricket Week

Allstar Bar and Come Back to Cat's Bar reunite for Kata leg of the Phuket Cricket Week

The ACST are proud to announce that once again Gary Matheson and the Allstar Bar will be one of the tournament bars when the Phuket Cricket Week heads south for the Kata International Cricket 7’s. We encourage all participants to use both the Allstar Bar, and Come Back to Cat’s Bar, which is located just around the corner.

Allstar Aussie Sports Bar & Restaurant located in Kata Beach was established in 2012. The bar has five large flat screen televisions which show sport from around the world. Premier League, European Football, Australian Rules Football, Australian Rugby League, Super Rugby, Rugby Union, Formula 1, Moto GP, Superbikes, V8 Supercars, Ice Hockey, Skiing, Volleyball, Snooker, Tennis, Golf, Cricket, Major World Events etc. The bar also has a restaurant serving Thai & Western food at affordable prices. The bar serves cold beer, wine, cider, RTD's, spirits, shots, cocktails, liqueur coffees etc. in a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of music available to download free along with free eight ball. Children are very welcome with a free Playstation available. The bar is very clean with friendly staff and free off street parking available.

Come Back to Cat’s Bar is a stylish modern bar offering a comfortable relaxing environment with good service and friendly staff. Free pool, television and music is provided and the owner Cat makes sure you are looked after by the friendly staff. Cold beer, wine, spirits and cocktails are available.

We look forward to seeing you soon Gary and Cat!


Emmy’s Bar & Restaurant joins up with the Phuket Cricket Week.

The ACST are proud to that Emmy’s of Bangtao Beach is one of the sponsors of the forthcoming Phuket International Cricket Sixes, which forms part of the Phuket Cricket Week.

The restaurant and bar will be hosting our function for all participants on Friday 15th April. 

Many thanks Emmy, and welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing you soon!
The ACST thank Mahmoud Abdullah

The ACST are very grateful to Mahmoud Abdullah once again for his kind sponsorship in supporting the Phuket Cricket Week.
Mahmoud has been a great supporter and ambassador for both the ACST since he first bought his teams to the Thailand International Cricket Sixes in 2009 and carrying out tremendous work in promoting cricket while acting as an ambassador and player in Kuwait over several years.

Mahmoud’s generosity has seen many Thai youngsters, both in Phuket and through the Southerners in Bangkok, benefit from kit donations over the years. His help has encouraged many others to show their support to assist in the future of cricket in Thailand.

Mahmoud’s many teams including Skylark and MG7 have provided us with great entertainment and quality cricket on the pitch, while their large touring parties have encapsulated our core message of ‘Friendships through Cricket’ as players, families and supporters add to every ACST event that they attend.

2016 sees Mahmoud bring over two teams to Phuket; Kuwait Hawks and Kuwait Eagles. The Eagles lifted the Cup at the 2015 Phuket International Cricket Sixes, with Amir Javed picking up the Player of the Tournament Award after MG7 took the premier trophy in 2014.

Good luck for 2016 to all our visitors from Kuwait from everyone at the tournaments, and thank you once again Mahmoud.
ACST welcome Kamala Beergarden 

The ACST is delighted to announce a link up with Kamala Beergarden, with the bar becoming one of the official tournament sponsors. We would like to thank Gregg Layton and look forward to our participants using the bar throughout the event.

Kamala Beergarden is one of Kamala’s most popular bars and favorite spots for the local expat community and tourists alike.

Serving Thai food and many Western dishes including our famous burgers, pizzas, sub sandwiches as well as many European favorites.

The bar has 10 large TV’s for live sports, two pool tables, great music and lovely staff.

The Beergarden is located on the Main Road in Kamala at the first traffic light coming from Patong.

www.kamalabeergarden.com


Lady Pie

Lady Pie sign up again for Phuket!

Lady Pie has been satisfying the hunger of the participants of the Phuket Cricket Week since 2005, and we are delighted that they will be available once again at both the Alan Cooke Ground and the Republic Ground during the Sixes and 7’s tournaments.

Lady Pie was started by Susan Usher in early 2004 in Phuket from humble beginnings after sailing from Australia to Phuket. Susan started making Aussie pies to satisfy her own, husband Harry's and the lads from Ao Chalong Yacht Club's desires for real pies

This led to the formation of a home based cottage industry which was washed into the sea by the December 2004 tsunami. Being the Aussie battler she is, Susan was soon back into production with 2 staff again and supplying quite a few boats passing through Phuket. In December 2005 she had moved into new premises in Cherng Talay as a fully Thai registered company.

Continued growth in 2006 and early 2007 resulted in extension of the premises into a factory certified by the Thai FDA, with an adjoining cafe/pie shop, by November 2007.

Lady Pie has a wide range of wholesale customers, which includes many supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and bars throughout Thailand. 

www.ladypie.com
Australian Visa’s and SW Consulting (Asia) Co Ltd 

The ACST are proud to announce that two new sponsors have got on board with the Phuket Cricket Week this coming April. 

We would like to offer a warm welcome to both Australian Visa’s and SW Consulting (Asia) Co Ltd and thank them and Simon Wetherell for their kind assistance.

http://immigrate-to-Australia.com       http://swconsulting.asia

SW Consulting (Asia) is a Client Focused services firm that aims to provide the best quality service and great value at an affordable price.

With skilled and qualified staff, the company understands the importance and need to be as knowledgeable and supportive as they can while getting the job done quickly and efficiently.

In business we all want the best job done at the best rate and with the smallest amount of time wasting. SW Consulting (Asia) understand that, and get the job done right the first time to the high standards you want and expect!

Phuket Online Marketing is a social media focused educational marketing company who show business owners and individuals how to maximise online income.

Any company or business interested in being involved with the ICC Award winning tournament should contact ACST Chairman; Michael 'Cat' Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.




Welcome to our Updated Website

We have had a bit of a tidy up and update both on this website and for the Phuket Cricket Week. Rob 'Chops' Bernard has had a bit of spare time on his hands and has overseen the changes. All your latest news will still be published here, as well as via our Facebook and Twitter pages, which can be access by clicking on the icons on the top right hand corner of this page.

Our new Phuket Cricket Week blog replaces the old website, and has more information, archives, pictures and videos in one place than we have ever been able to previously display. 

To have a look at the Phuket Cricket Week blog, please click here.

We hope you enjoy our updates. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Happy New Year from all at the ACST.

We hope we'll be sharing happy times with you at one of our tournaments in 2016.

Alan Cooke Ground to host the 2016 ACST Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament

The Asian Cricket Sixes Tour (ACST) are proud to announce that the ICC Award Winning Phuket International Cricket Sixes Tournament will be played at the Alan Cooke Ground, the premier cricketing venue on the island following talks with the Phuket Cricket Group (PCG). The Sixes forms part of the Phuket International Cricket Week along with the Kata International Cricket 7’s Tournament. The 7’s will once again take place at the Kata Group Republic Ground in the south of the island.

Up to thirty teams will congregate in April from all over the world for the Phuket International Cricket Week to join up with locally based Phuket sides. The Sixes, which were first competed for in 2004, will be played between Thursday 14 April and Sunday 17 April 2016. The fifth annual 7’s will follow between Wednesday 20 April and Saturday 23 April 2016.

The Phuket International Cricket Week will offer participants a unique two holidays in one for the first time, as the Sixes team up with the Arinara Bangtao Beach Resort, before moving to the Kata Beach Resort and the Andaman Seaview Hotel for the 7’s.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher is delighted with the development. “The ACST are constantly looking at ways to invigorate and make our events more exciting and better for all involved. The PCG have been an enormous help in us being able to offer the exciting new developments for 2016, and we can’t thank them enough.” “We are also thrilled that our 7’s event continues to develop with huge thanks to the Kata Group,” he added.

PCG Chairman, Anthony Van Blerk is equally enthusiastic at the news. “The PCG are delighted that our long lasting relationship with the ACST continues to prosper since the first Sixes tournament back in 2004. We look forward to welcoming teams to our superb facility in April.”

Team entries for both events are now open for what will be a superb festival of cricket and camaraderie. Don’t miss out on your chance on a dream cricketing holiday, making lifelong memories and friends.

For further details, please contact Mr Maher at mmaher.padmir@bigpond.com or by telephone on +61 407 385 481.

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Arial shots of the Alan Cooke Ground, Phuket


Baluwater CC crowned as 2015 Cup Winners at the Thailand International Cricket Sixes


Sunday 25th October 2015

Baluwater CC of Nepal were crowned as Cup Winners at the 8th Thailand International Cricket Sixes as they overcame Mariners CC of Singapore in the premier final. It was a fitting climax to the ACST event organised in conjunction with Southerners of Bangkok. Sonu Tamang was awarded the man of the match award in the final.

The semi-finals had seen Baluwater defeat another debutant side, Marudhar CC of India while Mariners unseated the 2014 Cup champions Lanka Masters. 

The second tier Bowl was lifted by Asia United who defeated host club Southerners in a Bangkok derby. The teams had reached the final by defeating Jaisimha Lions and Beer Battered Seadogs respectively. Zia of Asia United, took the player in the final accolade with a fine innings.

The honours in the Plate went to Hong Kong’s Lamma CC who were victorious against the challenge put up by the CBBs to take the third grade, with Dave Ziehlke being adjudged to be the player of the final before rushing over the freeway to catch a flight home. The finalists had earlier put pay to the hopes of Falcon of the UAE and Shanghai Hot Dogs. 

The prestigious Spirit of Cricket Award, which forms an important quality of all ACST events went to the Malaysian performer, Joe Nusantara of the CBBs.

Sri Lankan star Oshadha Warnapura of Mariners was named as Player of the Tournament following some excellent performances over the three days of the tournament.

An emotional and proud ACST Chairman Michael ‘Cat’ Maher was delighted at how the event had panned out. “It has been a superb three days once again here at the magnificent Harrow International School, who we thank as ever, along with Southerners Cricket Club”, said Mr Maher. “Everyone has been made most welcome by our new partner hotel, The Windsor Suites, and the cricket has been excellent and played in the right spirit. It’s also been a real pleasure to have such a diversity of wonderful people at an ACST event”, he added.





Award Winners at the Thailand International Cricket Sixes 2015


Thailand International Cricket Sixes Unveil New Tournament Hotel Partnership

With the 2015 Thailand International Cricket Sixes just a few weeks away, the ACST is proud to announce a deal with the Windsor Suites and Hotel.

All teams and officials will be staying at the four star residence on Soi 20 in Bangkok’s Asoke district. This follows a seven year connection with the Chaophya Park Hotel.

ACST Chairman, Michael ‘Cat’ Maher is delighted with the link up. “The Chaophya Park Hotel served us very well for seven years, but following a change in management we have decided to look to broaden our horizons and offer everyone what we consider to be a top class hotel in a location which emphasises the tournament ethos of Quality Time.” 

The event at the Harrow International School, run in conjunction with the Southerners club of Bangkok, takes place between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th of October. Participants will be converging from across the continent as well as Australia and the UK to see who will lift the honours. The reigning Cup winners Lanka Masters will be there to try and defend their title.


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