Phuket select XI to play the MCC

PHUKET: The famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) based at the historic Lords ground in England play their first Thailand tour game tomorrow in a momentous event for the ACG and Phuket cricket.

Starting at 2pm, a selection of Phuket’s cricket fraternity will don their whites and play a match to be remembered for the rest of their lives.

Non-cricketers may not be enamored by the event, but to put it in context it could be compared to the English Football Association (FA) or the International Rugby Board (IRB) sending a development squad to Phuket to help raise awareness of their particular sport.

However one wishes to compare the MCC’s involvement with the sport of cricket, the organization works tirelessly to ensure its profile is raised and its spirit harnessed. It is an honor to have the club visit Phuket.

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The team that will represent Phuket is comprises the following: Raju Seemant (captain), Bill Stahmer (vice captain), Anthony van Blerk, Sameer Kahn, Neil Quail, Manish Sadarangani, Richard Desmond, Val Guiraud, Neill Culpan, Dean Noble (wicketkeeper) and Sammy Lu.

Officials for the game are: Richard Folds, Mark Whetton and John King.

The game starts at 2pm and will follow a T20 format which should see bails and drinks at around 4:30pm.

Entry is free. All support is welcome and refreshments will be available at the ACG clubhouse.

The Phuket Gazette is the Official Phuket Media Partner of the ACG (click here for more details).

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