Awali Taverners

Awali Taverners

Awali shocked themselves last year finally winning a cricketing trophy after 18 years of trying. The perennial vodka champions of the world are back again this year with a slightly weaker cricketing squad having invested mainly in recruiting for their legendary slammer team.

We look forward to inflicting our own brand of hostile hospitality on all and sundry whilst trying to participate in the tournament


Round One (Gentlemen)

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
31/3 10.10 Awali Taverners 72/2 5.0 Kimberley Crusaders 38/2 5.0 Won by 34 runs
1/4 13.40 Awali Taverners 72/1 5.0 Blythswood 75/1 5.0 Lost by 5 wickets
3/4 09.00 Stuffed Beavers 57/0 5.0 Awali Taverners 59/1 3.2 Won by 5 wickets

Round Two (Bowl Group A)

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
4/4 14.50 Gymkhana Cavaliers 82/2 5.0 Awali Taverners 69/1 5.0 Lost by 13 runs
5/4 11.20 Darwin Dilettantes 50/3 5.0 Awali Taverners 52/0 2.5 Won by 6 wickets

Bowl Semi-Finals

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
6/4 09.40 Lord’s Taverners 67/1 5.0 Awali Taverners 68/0 4.3 Won by 6 wickets

Bowl Final

Date Time Team 1 Score Overs Team 2 Score Overs Result
6/4 14.30 Gymkhana Cavaliers 70/2 5.0 Awali Taverners 68/1 5.0 Lost by 2 runs

Awali Taverners Players

  • Bob 'Tiny' Phillips

    Captain/Judge Bob is the only member of the Awali crew to make on all of our trips and hopes to be here again. The legendary fielding chair and 8am Gin Breakfast is not a regime undertaken by many

  • Ishti

    The Awali Camels Bahrain based playing captain and serial trophy hunter will be seen leading the playing formalities again this time. One of Awali's misfits (Tea Totallers) he will be leading the 'Soda Slammer' efforts

  • Kumar 'The Money' Nair

    Kumar is the other half of the successful President / Treasurer raid on the club's coffers this tour. He is a regular attendee at the club although to be frank its not often as a player a role he will be undertaking this time purely for our amusement

  • Raman 'Dirty Sanchez' Rao

    Raman is the club President who assisted the preparations for this years tour by closing the club to cricket for six weeks and putting a marquee and tarmac car park on it.

    Dirty Sanchez will not have to perform well on tour this year as he managed to shake the entry fees loose from the club coffers

  • Soji

    Soji, is a bit of a mystery to us ad he hasn't been seen in Bahrain for two seasons now but keeps on turning up in Chiangmai. A Talented Keeper/Batsman he assures us that he is at least attending cricket again regularly so should be of some use

  • Steve 'Fluffy' Turner

    The aging moron is back again to see if he can survive another tour. Steve, once a useful cricketer, now restricts himself to extended appearances in the slammer sessions as he simply can stop offending the judges

  • Waqas

    He of the silent 'N' will be backing up Ishti and Soji on the batting front and to be fair has had a reasonable season so far (if you believe his self promotion). Having failed in both domestic finals this year he is keen to repeat the feat on an international front

  • Yasir

    An Awali Camels debutant who to be frank hasn't achieved much this season other than to volunteer to tour. Bats if he has to and doesn't bowl so should fit right in

Awali Taverners Supporters

  • Addie 'M-Diver'

    An international man of mystery with an ambition to become an Awali-Legend he is another of the Bulli fan club that has never been to Awali

  • Barrie 'Grumpy' Radburn

    Barrie is a former everything, Former Resident of Bahrain, Former Player, Former tournament guru......... Best known as one of the faces of Awali Barrie will be dispensing sage advice to the team as only he can

  • Bob Hope

    Back up Judge and on tour as part of his 50th Birthday Month. Look for Bob mercilessly abusing Fluffy whilst holding on to the vodka bottle almost as tightly as Tiny

  • Ged 'Bulli' Hall

    Ged is our aspiring MP, token cricket attendee (no-one would call him a player), Tour Treasurer and bulimia specialist when it comes to slammers. The Chunda-zone will no doubt be well used again

  • Gerrit 'Cloggie' Van Ouden

    Another of Bullies 'Come to Chiangmai and Drown your sorrows' club this year sees the clogged return to try to piece together what happened last year

  • Honourable Mentions

    Nemo, John Rees Jr, Paul Race & Steve Usher all failed at the last minute in spite of their selection in our off-field vodka sampling unit

    Sahil Rathod, whilst still trying, is a player we will miss if only for the fact that he was our youth policy

    With next year being Awali's 20th all have vowed to be better prepared next season

  • Ian 'OP' Hope

    Brother of Bob is bad enough but this Rugby playing educationalist will try to add more layers of complexity to both the judging and drinking efforts

  • Ian 'The Judge' Kellow

    His last foray out with Awali led to his achieving legendary vodka monster status and we are glad to once again have his great legal mind on tour

  • Justin ' The American' Kline

    Justin is back on tour now 'life has settled down a little'. His last foray saw hopeless cricket, attempts to pass out and tears as well as an attempt to steal the Chiangmai tractor. We are looking for more of the same

  • Luke Quirk

    Fitness Guru Luke has taken up running as a direct result of being unable to squeeze in to the tour shirts offered last year and being forced in to one of Tiny's. Look for Tiny trying to fix this problem

  • Marcus Brookes

    Another friend of our future MP, Mucus we are told can handle himself and is keen to try his hand on an Awali Tour - Poor demented fool!!!

  • Satpal 'Satnav' Hunjan

    Satnav has once again managed to convince the family that he is India's uk based Kholi and will no doubt be looking to pose with as many real cricketers as possible to keep the myth alive