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Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high

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Phuket Sports: Island cricketers on a high | The Thaiger

PHUKET: A battle for mid-table seniority held court at Phuket’s ACG when the Island Cricket Club faced the Thanyapura Tigers in the ninth Island Furniture League match.

Sitting in fourth place, Tigers were a solitary point ahead of ICC fifth spot on the table and both teams were very aware that a win was crucial if their league title hopes were to survive.Tigers posted a respectable score of 196 runs with a solid innings once again from Ryan Dunn, who scored 83. But ICC clinched victory in a tight game, hanging on with just two wickets to reach 198 runs in 31 overs. The losing side will look to their bowlers after a woefully wayward performance that conceded 52 runs from wides and no balls.

ICC won the toss and put TNT into bat with Martin Hill (1) and Ryan Dunn opening the batting. Hill fell in the fifth over with the score on 24 followed by Dan Smith (2) in the 10th over before the drinks break.

Dunn and Sid Prathu (59) built a solid foundation for the innings with a 106 partnership before Prathu was dimissed in the 28th over with the score on 167. ICC had opportunities to interrupt the partnership having dropped Prathu four times during his innings.

It wasYatin Halarnkar who showed the way when he took a stunning catch to remove Dunn whose century was within sight. Roshan Jayasuria (14) was the only other Tiger batsman to reach double figures. Tigers’ innings ended when they were bowled out for 196 in the 37th over. ICC bowling highlights were Faisal Mir (3 for 47), Halankar (2 for 30) and Imtiyaz Mushtaq (2 for 32).

The ICC innings began ominously when Vicky Kumar (4) lost the race to a Dan Smith run-out in the third over with the score on 14. Despite such an early set back, the ICC batsmen managed to string several good partnerships together throughout the middle order.

Mushtaq (34) top-scored for ICC while Ali Khan (33), Surender Kumar (19), Anand Chand (16) and Darshan Vaigankar (14) also chipped in. Tigers took three late wickets when ICC were around 180 runs, but ICC hung on, scrambling to victory in the 31st over when they reached 198 runs. Tigers’ bowling was headed by Dunn (2 for 24) and Hill (2 for 18).

Man of the match was Imtiyaz Mushtaq while Ryan Dunn took second and Ali Khan placed third.

ICC now move up to fourth place in the Phuket Island Furniture league table after their victory over TNT. Patong still remain on top, but the Village, Laguna and Lizards have a match in hand.

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— Neil Quail

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Democrats toppled in Phuket

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Democrats toppled in Phuket | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva resigned the leadership position last night amid dismal polls around the country

The Democrat Party in Phuket, once a reliable strong-hold of Democrat votes, has yielded its customary monopoly, ceding two House seats to the junta-aligned Phalang Pracharat Party.

The unofficial tally, as of late last night, gave Phalang Pracharat’s Sutha Prateep na Thalang the victory in Constituency 1 with 32,338 votes.

He beat Democrat Rewat Areerob, who got 25,198 votes.

The voter turnout was 70.80 per cent.

In Constituency 2, Natthee Thinsakhu of Phalang Pracharat beat Democrat Chaiyos Panyawai, 26,787 votes to 23,492.

Voter turnout was 72.57 per cent.

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Guyanese arrested over ‘magic’ bank note scam in Phuket

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Guyanese arrested over ‘magic’ bank note scam in Phuket | The Thaiger

PHOTOS: Surachete Hakparn

A Guyanese man has been arrested in Phuket after the owner of a local language school reported a money scammer with an unusual scam.

The Immigration Bureau Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn reports that they have arrested the Guyanese man named Abdul Kalam Azad Sattaur at a mansion in Phuket Town last Friday.

The arrest follows a Thai woman, the owner of a language school in Phuket, filing a report to the Thalang Police that a suspect used a fake Facebook and LINE account and claimed that he was an American man who had worked in Syria.

He told the woman that he will send a security box which contained blank papers and a special liquid that would turn the blank paper into bank notes when she added the special liquid.

He claimed that the total money was 650,000 US dollar, about 20 million baht.

He said that the woman had to pay him an amount before he would send the security box. The victim had transferred money to the man’s bank account 10 times, a total of about 9 million baht.

Beware of magic bank notes!

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Russian ‘mafia’ suspect arrested in Phuket

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Russian ‘mafia’ suspect arrested in Phuket | The Thaiger

PHOTO: Siam Rath/Thai Immigration

A male Russian ‘mafia’ identity has been arrested in Chalong, wanted over a number of alleged offenses in his home country.

Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn says, “Officers have arrested a Russian man named Igor Tretiakov (spelt as ‘Ior’ on the Immigration poster), at an apartment in Chalong last Friday.”

“We were notified from the Russian Embassy about the man wanted over a number of ‘mafia’ style offenses in Russian. He was living in Thailand using a tourist visa.”

“He has threatened and extorted many people in Russian and then fled to Thailand. His visa will be revoked and he will be deported back to Russia to face charges.”

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