PHUKET: The Alan Cooke Ground (ACG) officially came into being last weekend with a two day event opened by Phuket’s youth development rugby and cricket teams.

A fine display of strength and skills was exhibited by the Lomas (rugby) and Leopards (cricket) for spectators in their finery, who had gathered as part of a grand ceremony that announced the ACG’s arrival to the world of sport.

On Saturday, following the youth’s cricketing display, Phuket Cricket Group’s (PCG) more senior members combined to put on a memorable showing with bat and ball.