Phuket Sport: Jones Lang LaSalle Cricket league launched
PHUKET: The Jones Lang LaSalle Cricket League was launched last Sunday, complementing a fun family day at the Alan Cooke Ground (ACG).
Teams with players representing the Southern and Northern hemispheres, as well as the Subcontinent vied for the inaugural 10 over tri-series crown.
The first match of the round robin structured tourney set the pace for the day, with the Southerners posting a formidable target for the subcontinent to chase.
Despite their efforts, the subcontinent fell short and were looking to turn their fortunes around in the next game against the gents from the Northern hemisphere.
This time round, the Subcontinent team were the victors scoring in seemingly effortless style. To the backdrop of the ever talkative MC, the Northerner’s strode out to face the Southerners, needing a big win to advance to the final. The Southern hemisphere team causally breezed past the target for the loss of only one wicket.
A ‘bowl off’ and golf chipping contest during the breaks from the cricket, gave the non cricketers visiting the ACG an opportunity to win some big prizes.
All eyes were on the pitch come finals time. A confident Subcontinent team elected to bat first and quickly silenced the southern bowlers, to the cheers from the stands. The scene was set for an exciting run chase by the Southerners. The bowling was tight, the batting sublime and the fielding exquisite. This lead to a tied result, which all concerned would have been happy with.
After some quick consultations by the officials, it was decided to have a ‘Super Over’ to determine the winner, which provided a truly exceptional display of cricketing prowess by all involved. A diving catch of world class standard by Ian Henry paved the way for a victory in the end for the team representing the Southern hemisphere.
The PCG would like to thank all involved with the organizing of the event, our sponsors, all the friends and family who attended and of course the members who proved once again that cricket on the island is in a superb state.
It is with great sadness to learn of the passing of Chris Hart (from the Village Cricket Team), who passed away on the evening of Tuesday, November 6.
Chris was returning home after cricket practice when he was involved in a fatal road accident.
Chris recently participated in the PCG Open Day last weekend turning out for the Northern hemisphere side.
The PCG will host a memorial for Chris and would appreciate if all of the cricketing community would support this. Further details will follow later.Our sincere condolences go out to his family.
Rest in Peace Chris. Phuket Cricket Group
— Phuket Cricket Group
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