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What a wonderful Christmas present

Mae Chaem Karen students hold anti-drug sports to honor King’s birthday

CMIS wins CMAC Soccer Tournament

CDSC is small, but football team is good

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

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What a wonderful Christmas present

Linda Buck

A year to the day that one Chiang Mai boy represented Thailand in the Tuanka Ja’afar U13 Tournament between Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, this time there were seven Chiang Mai boys, four Khon Khaen boys and 5 Bangkok boys representing Thailand in the tournament.

Thailand’s side receive their winning ‘plate’ in the tournament.

Last year the Thailand side was bowled out for 23, 53 and 102 in their games and the opposition were thinking the same might happen this year. What a difference a year makes!

With all the hard work that has been achieved in the provinces, a team was molded to take on the might and power of the visiting opponents. These teams had their managers, coaches, dieticians, and physiotherapists, and they had been touring other countries prior to the tournament. It is a credit to the boys of Thailand that, with very little resources and facilities, they managed to perform with such passion.

The first game Thailand played against Singapore was the first time Thailand had put together a side consisting of all Thai nationals. Although they lost, Thailand were not bowled out and reached 99 for 7 in 30 overs. Singapore reached their target in the overs to win the first game.

This was followed by a fantastic game against one of the favourites, Hong Kong, who scored 143 for 7, the Thailand side made a brave effort in scoring 128 for 7 in reply.

Against the favourites Malaysia, Thailand scored 118 for 8 losing to Malaysia’s 121 for 5.

The Plate final was for 3rd and 4th position between Singapore and Thailand.

Singapore batted first and scored, what was thought, an unbeatable target in 25 overs. Throughout this tournament, the Thai side had shown some fight, and it was never more apparent than in this game. The opening batsmen, Nattinan and Arnab went about attacking the Singapore bowlers, to which it has to be said, Arnab hit and Natinan consolidated.

After 8 overs Thailand were 75 for no wickets and the crowd were beside themselves with joy and encouragement. Arnab played the innings of his life, hitting two of the biggest 6’s on the ground! Both the openers set up the most improbable victory seen in Thailand.

When Arnab went out, followed quickly by two quick wickets, it was left to Anshu Tewarni, who had previously scored 50 against Hong Kong, and the Thailand Captain, Yotsakorn Chaiprom.

With 27 needed in 4 overs, the winning hit was made by the captain, a four over cover to win in 23.5 overs. Anshu was 29, which just showed the immense value he was to the side.

To understand the emotion at the end of the game, you would have had to be there. The tears of grown men and women when Thailand achieved the very first international win ever recorded in junior cricket was something to cherish.

Chiang Mai should be proud of their young players, and Chiang Mai Schools Cricket Alliance would like to thank all their supporters and sponsors for helping the boys not only financially, but with moral support.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and look forward to the challenges of 2005.

For further information on junior cricket please contact Linda Buck on thaibucks2003 @loxinfo.co.th


Mae Chaem Karen students hold anti-drug sports to honor King’s birthday

Saksit Meesubkwang

An anti-drug sports event was held on December 10 at the Sahamitra Phupasawan School by the Wat Chan Royal Project and local administration organization in Ban Wat Chan, Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai to honor HM the King’s Birthday.

Hill tribe women pull hard in the tug-of-war.

The sports categories were football, volleyball, track and field sports, Sepak Takraw, and traditional sports like tug-of-war and sack races.

Over 1,000 students from Ban Wat Chan, Ban Chaem Laung, Ban Huay Yar and Sahamitra Wittaya Schools participated.

Udom Chuenchuprai, chairman of the Sahamitra Phupasawan School Group, said that the main theme of the event was anti-drugs, as the schools want to keep their students away from all kinds of drugs and gambling.

This sports competition is held every two years. The football match saw Ban Chaem Luang School winning the championship after beating Ban Wat Chan 5-4. The second runner up was Baan Huay Yar School.

Surapol Kiatchaikorn, the Member of Parliament for Chiang Mai’s zone 7 constituency, presided over the event to encourage the hill tribe students.


CMIS wins CMAC Soccer Tournament

Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) boys and girls varsity soccer teams swept the Chiang Mai Athletic Conference (CMAC) Soccer Tournament at Prem International School on Saturday, December 11. Both CMIS teams won their competitions, beating five other international schools in the competition. (Kevin Morse


CDSC is small, but football team is good

The Christian German School of Chiang Mai (CDSC) is one of the smallest schools in Chiang Mai but nevertheless very strong when it comes to football. During the last football competition, the CDSC team reached third place. Congratulations went out to all the young eager footballers and their coaches.


Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

CH3, the oldest hash club (males) in Chiang Mai runs on Mondays every 2 weeks. If you need a lift from the Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 4 pm please Call 09 99 358 27 before 3 pm.

CUM H3 is a male run. Pick-up every Tuesday at 4 pm from Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road (opposite Irish Pub). A fun run for males. No committee.

CSH3 is a mixed hash. Runs every Saturday. Pick up from Hash House Pub on Moon Muang Road (corner of Soi 2) at 3.30 pm.

Chiang Mai’s Happy H3 is a new club with a mixture of traditional values and progressive thinking. Very democratic, good runs and “on on’s” guaranteed. On on on at Clubroom. Pick-up from Fish ‘n Chip Shop, Ratchawitti Road, 4 p.m. every Saturday.

BH3 female hash (Harriettes) runs once a month on the last Sunday of the month. Pickup from Hash House Pub on the corner of Soi 2 at Moon Muang Rd. is at 3.30 p.m. during the winter and 4 p.m. during the summer.

For more information visit: http://www.geocities.com/chiangmaih3/.

It’s great fun and you surely get value for your money plus you get to meet all the long-time expats here!