Monday 14 April 2014 

Wolfpack Retain Kata 7s Title

Australian side Wolfpack retained their Kata 7s title by beating the Galah Cricket Team in this year's event, held at Republic Phuket Football Ground as part of Phuket International Cricket Week.

They were captained to victory by Australian indoor cricket team champion Will Badger and reached the final by beating tournament debutants Montagu Bay Sharks from Tasmania.

Galah made their way to the final by winning their semi-final against Sedwick Cricket International Cricket Club of Sixes (SICCOS).

Cup division winners Wolfpack and Kata Group Resorts Thailand Khun Eam

Cup division winners Wolfpack and Kata Group Resorts Thailand Khun Eam

The final was itself a rematch of an earlier group game, which Galah Bay had won.

Openers Scott Maitland and Matt Jenkins put on partnership of 61 to put Wolfpack in a strong position.

Wolfpack got off to a flying start with the ball, bowling Galah's Peter Dickie for a golden duck.

Excellent bowling and fielding restricted Galah, who were unable to overhaul their target.

In the Bowl Division, CBB beat the Rowdies by 23 runs. CBB President Bob 'Tiny' Phillips bowled a superb last over to seal the win, earning himself the player of the finals award in the process.

Wolfpack's Jenkins was named as the player of the tournament and Badger was given the Spirit of Cricket award.

And when Steve Hancox was given the player of the finals in the Cup Division, Wolfpack had sealed a hat-trick to cap a successful event.

Wolfpack's Matt Jenkin player of the tournament (left) and Will Badger Spirit of Cricket award winner

Wolfpack's Matt Jenkin player of the tournament (left) and Will Badger Spirit of Cricket award winner

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