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The sound of leather on willow – it must be time for the ‘Sixes’

Thailand suffer huge World Cup set-back

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

The sound of leather on willow – it must be time for the ‘Sixes’

Traditional cocktail party ushers in Chiang Mai’s cricketing jamboree

Scores of cricketers, friends, family and supporters landed at the Porn Ping Tower Hotel’s main ballroom last Saturday evening to officially begin the San Miguel 21st Annual Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes tournament.

The undefeated Chiang Mai Chassis.
Teams from as far away as England and Australia showed up in force to meet and greet their competitors who will battle it out all week long at the Gymkhana Club.
Over a succulent buffet and free flow bars, courtesy of sponsors San Miguel, the excitement of greeting old friends and team players lasted long into the night as lifelong friendships brought the stars and guests back together and memories were shared and remembered of years gone by.
As usual the tournament will take on an international flavour this year with teams coming from amongst other places Australia, South Africa, England, New Zealand, Bahrain, Thailand and Dubai.
The cocktail party on Saturday once again saw many of the cricketers decked out in all manner of regalia, and, just like last year, the most colorful team proved to be the Awali Taverners, dressed in their retina damaging bright striped jackets - a definite crowd pleaser.
The players and fans will all be out in force this week at the Chiengmai Gymkhana Club from 8:30 am until 5:30 pm through Saturday, the day of the finals. Everyone is invited to come along and enjoy this marvelous sporting festival that is unique, not only in the Kingdom of Thailand but also the SE Asian region.

The Darjeeling Cricket Club from Dubai

The Yarrambat team from Melbourne

The Armadillos from the UK

The Gloucestershire Gypsies from the UK

The Divine Felons from New Zealand

The Almar Cricket Club from Cape Town

The Taranaki team from New Zealand

The Lords Taverners from Australia

The Stuffed Beavers from Thailand

The Blythswood team from the UK

The Thai Tevada team from Thailand

The Awali Taverners from Bahrain

The Surrey Avos & Surrey Vagrants teams from the UK

The Yorkshire Puddings team

The Moonshine Warathais team

The Panthers from Chiang Mai

Thailand suffer huge World Cup set-back

Staff reporters
Thailand’s 2010 World Cup qualification hopes were dealt a potentially crushing blow last Wednesday when they went down 0-1 to group 2 rivals Oman in Bangkok.
A first minute strike by Ismail Al Ajmi’s proved to be enough to give all three points to the visitors and silence the large crowd at the Rajamangala national stadium, many of whom were still in the process of taking their seats for the game when the goal was scored.
Despite dominating possession during the remainder of the match, Thailand were unable to break down the staunch Oman defence and a combination of some acrobatic goalkeeping by Ali Al Habsi and the crossbar kept the home team scoreless.
The result now leaves Thailand anchored to the foot of Group 2 with zero points from two games with only the top two teams from four going through to the final qualifying round.
Thailand coach Charnwit Polcheewin was refusing to throw in the towel afterwards.
“We still have a chance. We never give up,” insisted Polcheewin.
Oman’s Uruguayan coach Julio Cesar Ribas was naturally delighted with his own team’s performance.
“We wanted to wait for Thailand to come, and then we counter-attacked,” said Ribas. “To win three points away from home is hugely important. We can now continue fighting for qualification.”

Chiang Mai HHH Corner - “On On!”

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