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Tour of Siam 2005 hit the road

British Club Cricketers’ annual visit to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

Chiangmai SportRoundup

Tour of Siam 2005 hit the road

Nopniwat Krailerg

The Tour of Siam 2005 officially commenced on January 16 at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium, Chiang Mai. The Tour of Siam 2005 copies the “Tour de France”, the world’s most famous long distance cycle race. The 962 kilometre route started at Chiang Mai and ended at Nakhon Nayok in the Middle of Thailand on January 21.

Cyclists from various teams wait for the start.

22 teams from Europe, Asia, Arab countries and Australia took part in the event competing for the HRH Princess Sirindhorn trophy and over 1 million baht in prize money. Winners will be announced next week.

The 5.5 kilometre prologue on January 16 was around Chiang Mai in which 123 athletes took part. It started and ended at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium.

Setting off from the start line.

The gruelling 5 day competition was over mountains and through forests from Chiang Mai through Phrae, Phitsanulok, Petchaboon, Pak Chong through the Khao Yai National Park, ending in Nakorn Nayok. A party to celebrate the finish was held at the Wang Ree Resort in Nakorn Nayok.

Santiparp Techawanich, governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand (SAT) sets the cycles in motion.

Deputy Prime Minister Suwat Liptapallop, Dato Seri G. Darshan Singh, president of the Asian Cycling Confederation; Santiparp Techawanich, governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand (SAT); Chief Marshall Gen. Chanin Chantrubeksa, president of the Thai Cycling Association and Chiang Mai governor, Suwat Tantipat were present at the start of the tournament.

British Club Cricketers’ annual visit to Chiang Mai

Linda Buck

Last weekend saw the return of the cricketers from the British Club in Bangkok. These very welcome guests pay an annual visit to keep a tradition going, ‘The Richard Wood Trophy’ match. This game has been played for approximately 20 years, and after ‘Dick’ died, it was decided to continue the relationship with the British Club in Bangkok, making a very good excuse for the boys and their families to spend a weekend in Chiang Mai!

The Chiang Mai Cricket enthusiasts were delighted to receive the British Club Cricketers from Bangkok on their annual visit.

Although a very short visit, the British Club cricketers took time out on Saturday to play ‘British Club Geriatrics Vs Chiang Mai Gazelles’, Chiang Mai’s under 15 cricket side.

Peter Dawson handing out the winners’ trophy.

The ‘geriatrics’ were quite surprised at the standard of our ‘gazelles’. A very good game of cricket was played with the score: Geriatrics 137 for 8 and the Gazelles 80 for 6.

The stars of the Gazelles were Noon not out 29, and Kurt Penney not out 18, Tong took two good wickets and Nok two fine catches.

On the Sunday The British Club played Chiang Mai Seniors. A close game with Chiang Mai the winners, 216 all out in the last over, and the British Club on 191 for 9.

We look forward to welcoming the British Club back next year, when our ‘Gazelles’ might pull off a surprise win.

For further information on Chiang Mai cricket please contact Linda Buck on [email protected]

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!

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