Cricket in Phuket

While riding with my scooter, pretty much aimlessly, in Thalang Phuket I saw a cricket game going on. As I had never seen a life cricket game before, it was good time to see what was going on. 

There were couple of teams competing 20 innings game, which normally last for 3-4 hours. As there was some action on the field, there was quite loud audience supporting their teams. 

I had a chance to talk with couple of the players and the supporters. Everybody seemed to have a fun time. I think, at least for the audience, vast amount of beer, might have something to do with it :)

The Alan Cooke Ground cricket field http://www.acgphuket.com/ is located in Thalang. It's a large grass field which is surrounded with an rope. 

Phuket has it's own cricket group http://www.phuketcricketgroup.com/  which seems to be active. They have practice session on Tuesdays and games on Sundays. 

Cricket field at Thalang

Cricket field at Thalang

 

Bowling cricket

Bowling cricket

 

 

Batsman hitting the ball

Cricket in Phuket

 

Some of the the cricket players