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Phuket at sixes and sevens

Phuket at sixes and sevens

PHUKET: Last week saw the first ever Kata Group International Cricket 7s, getting underway on the island.

By Dane Halpin

Tuesday 24 April 2012, 03:03PM

Despite heavy rain, play continued on Monday morning.

Despite heavy rain, play continued on Monday morning.

Twelve teams made the journey to Phuket for the three-day cricket tournament – from Australia, Bangladesh, the Middle East, India and England, as well as two local teams.

But after a successful first two days of cricket, participants arrived at the Kata Group Sports Ground in Chalong for the finals on Monday morning (April 16) to find a soggy pitch and soaking outfield following heavy overnight rain.

After a brief delay, the Cup final got underway in challenging conditions, as NCL hit a total of 3-39, leaving the Chennai Super Sevens 40 to win the match. Chennai responded with a comfortable 1-40 to become the inaugural tournament winners.


The Shield Final proved to be one of the closest games of the competition, with the Australian Galahs falling agonisingly short against CBB, while the Mighty Spires of England took out the Bowl final against Lesmurdie/Mazenod.

The Cricket 7s tournament was the beginning of a week of cricket for Phuket. A beach cricket tournament was also played in front of Karon Sea Sands Resort on Tuesday, and yesterday (April 19) saw the start of the Phuket International Cricket Sixes competition, which will run until Sunday (April 22). Spectators welcome.

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