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PCG's ‘Spirit of Cricket’ message disregarded immediately

By Michael Flowers

PCG calls for ‘Spirit of Cricket’ adherence were disregarded within hours of the start of Tri-Series by players on both sides during game one.

Week One of the T20 Tri-Series began on Sunday morning with a matchup between rivals the Phuket Misfits and Patong Cricket Club.

Regrettably, it was a match marred by controversy with breaches to the ‘spirit of cricket’ from both sides. As stated prior to the competition such breaches would no longer be tolerated and the PCG Committee has since handled these situations as applying to those instigating the issues.

We look forward to the Members of the PCG holding themselves to a higher standard for the betterment of Phuket Cricket and the enjoyment of all who visit the ACG.

A contract regarding the Spirit of Cricket particularly relating to respecting the authority of PCG umpires and their decisions will be written for all Captains to sign before playing any further matches in the Tri-Series.

There will be an Annual General Meeting held in a matter of weeks so it is a good time to get certain matters straight in the endeavour to continue local Phuket Cricket.

There will be no match reports this week coving the first round of fixtures of the T20 series due to the excessive time spent on the aforementioned issues.

Special mention however must go to Craig Morgan who scored over 100 runs unbeaten during the two games and took a hat-trick in the first game with the ball.

Game 1 @ 10am

Phuket Misfits 105 (12.2 Overs)

Ali Kahn 32(13)
Manish Sadarangani 29(31)
Subash 21(16)

Jason Robertson 3/16
Craig Morgan 3/20

Patong CC 109/5 (15.3 Overs)

Craig Morgan 54*(32)
Delano Buchner 18*(18)
Michael Flowers 15

Sohail Ahmed 3/31
Mudasir Rehman 1/11

Patong CC won by 3 Wickets

Man of the Match - Craig Morgan
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Game 2 @ 2pm

Goan Panthers 153/6

Balesh Dessai 64*(46)
Lucky Singh 19(9)
Ravi Naik 17(22)

Jason Robertson 2/22
Seemant Raju 2/24

Patong CC 157/3 (16.4 Overs)

Craig Morgan 61*(29)
Jason Robertson 34(32)
Seemant Raju 31*(19)

Lucky Singh 1/25
Arun Virdikar 1/28

Patong CC Won by 5 Wickets

Man of the Match - Craig Morgan
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“One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it”

Written by Michael Flowers
Quote by Knute Rockne

Updated 09:41 - 18 Jun 2019 by Michael Flowers

Where next?

Patong’s Ike Bekker Stars in Washout Bekker had a game to remember at the ACG in wet overcast conditions but ultimately the weather was the winner.
Patong Cricket Club pummel Division One KPMG Singapore side in T20 matchup After Day One was washed out, Patong put a superlative batting performance together to defeat the skilful KPMG side from Singapore.

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