Kuwait Eagles Fly High at the Alan Cooke Ground
Kuwait Eagles, who form part of Mahmoud Abdullah’s MG7 Cricket Club were the stand out team on Day One of the 13th staging of the Phuket International Cricket Sixes.
The Eagles, with Murad Khan leading the way with some scintillating strokeplay, are one of thirteen sides from across many nations taking part in the event. They handed out beatings to Yarraleen Lions and an experienced Gauhati Town outfit.
Debutants Warriors Qatar also came away with two wins against local side Aussie Zen and then Victorian team, Southern Stars with Sandeep Kottary and Muhammad Hadi putting in fine performances.
Long term favourites the CBB’s put in a couple of excellent team efforts to see off Fine Legs of Singapore and Kuwait Hawks; with the latter game seeing father and son; Mahmoud and Jawad Abdullah take to the field for the Hawks, to the pleasure of the watching crowds.
Cricket Club of Dibrugarh of Assam in India went away with a couple of defeats in their first day at Phu-ket, but won many friends with their attitude against Kuwait Hawks and Yarraleen Lions.
Southern Stars saw off the challenge of Aussie Zen in the day’s other encounter.
Tournament Referee, Ian Liddell was delighted with progress on Day One. “There was some superb all round cricket played on a first class deck at a fabulous venue. I’m already looking forward to Day Two.”
Play will continue on Friday at 9.45 at the Alan Cooke Ground. Admission is free for spectators, all are welcome and refreshments are available.