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.
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
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
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
The Yorkshire Puddings team
The Moonshine Warathais team
The Panthers from Chiang Mai