ACC Archived News - December 2006

ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Oman Win At A Canter

Oman won the ACC U-15 Challenge Cup, defeating Bhutan by 8 wickets at the Royal Bangkok Sports Club Polo Grounds.

"The boys played very well and thoroughly deserved their victory. They are the future of cricket in Oman and with this victory will go on to even greater things," said Oman Manager Madhu Sampat.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Bhutan Vault Over Thailand

Bhutan won a tense, thrilling encounter with Thailand by 16 runs to qualify for the Final of the U-15 Challenge Cup.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Oman Stroll Past Iran Into Finals

Oman were a complete class apart as they won the second semi-final match against Iran by nine wickets at the AIT ground here today.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Thailand Secure Third Position

Hosts Thailand managed to crawl out of an early batting slump to post a total of 149 and were able to see off Iran to win the match by 78 runs at the AIT ground.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Oman Leave Chiang Mai On A High

Qatar, a team that prides itself on its batting prowess, lasted just over an hour as they fell to the spin mastery of Nikhil Xavier, to crash to their first loss of the tournament.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Saudis Play Like Kings

Saudi Arabia took advantage of every weakness in China to win by 150 runs in the last Bangkok group match. Saudi Arabia next play Maldives in a play-off for 5th and 6th place.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Thailand Rip Through Saudi Arabia

Thailand again showed they're a cut above all members of their group with a thumping 133–run win against Saudi Arabia. They now head the Bangkok group and will contest a semi-final play-off against Oman or Bhutan later in the week.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Qatar Win Yet Again

A skillful game of cricket ended today, at Prem Tinsulanonda ground, in Qatar's favour, as they ran out easy winners over Bhutan by 101 runs: a score that may not highlight the expertness of the Bhutanese bowling execution today.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Iran Make China Also-Ran

Iran won through a hard-fought battle with China by 122 runs to give themselves a great chance of qualifying for a semi-final play-off place.

It was "volatile versus volatile" said Calvin Leung, China's voluble manager, after the match. "We were quite inconsistent in the field and gave away too many runs," he continued.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Bhutan Send Brunei Packing

Bhutan easily closed the game against Brunei winning by 9 wickets in a match completely dominated by the sheer bowling genius of Lakshmi Prasad Kami.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Thailand Conquer

An enterprising Thailand beat a gutsy China by ten wickets in the latest Bangkok group match. Thailand are now just one win from securing a semi-final playoff berth.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Thailand Prevail

Enterprising batting and disciplined bowling helped Thailand beat Iran by 195 runs at the Polo Grounds in Bangkok.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Bhutan's Bubble Bursts

A dazzling performance by Oman's spinners took their team to victory over Bhutan by 50 runs at the Gymkhana ground in Chiang Mai.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
Iran v Saudi Arabia

Iran pulled off an upset by beating pre-tournament fancied Saudi Arabia by eight wickets.

In a contest marked by some exceptional fast-bowling at times, Iran's superior strength and heft saw them blast through the the Saudis.

Iran v Saudi Arabia at AIT, Bangkok
Iran won the toss and elected to field
Saudi Arabia: 97 after 23.1 overs (A. Ebrahimpour 3-27)
Iran: 99 for 2 off 19 overs (M. Raeisi 58*)
Man of the Match: Mansour Raesi (Iran)
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
China Win On Debut

The cricketers of China, playing their first official representative game, made an emphatic declaration of their ability with a 47-run win over Myanmar.
ACC U-15 Challenge Cup 2006:
In The Beginning...

It is always a great pleasure for those of us associated with the development of cricket to witness the emergence of a new generation of players. The ACC U-15 Challenge is an event specifically geared towards giving young cricketers an opportunity to test their skills in the most competitive environment possible.